What UFO to work on this week? The roll of the dice tells me it is number one on my list, the second neutral strings quilt I’m making from my supply of previously stitched neutral strings blocks. There are still enough blocks left in the bag to complete a third cot quilt – so you can see I had a good supply of them tucked away. Its all layered and pinned up, ready to go, so I’ll see how I get on with the quilting this week.
Ready for quilting
I’m really pleased that I’ve achieved the three items on my “Getting out of Lockdown” list. I managed to get an appointment with my hairdresser last week. Like most of the country, I was overdue for a visit and things were getting a little shaggy. Second on the list was a hankering for a nice cup of coffee. We met a few friends for lunch at a café on Friday, but sadly, the anticipation after all these weeks for the coffee was not met by the actual product. It was nice enough, but not really what I had rembered and hoped for. And seeing all those other people at the café was a bit scary after sticking to our own little bubble of two for so long. There were six of us at our table, all well separated from other diners, according to the rules, but it was strange to look around the room seeing all those strangers.
Last on my list was a trip to the library, which happened today. I was very impressed with the entry system to get into the library. No sign in sheets, but a staff member was stationed there and took my details straight on to the tablet, keeping it private from others following after me. Then someone else signed me out when I left, carrying several exciting books home. I had run out of reading matter and was plodding through a not so interesting paper back, so I’m happy to have books now more to my liking. I found a few from some authors I particularly like, so I’m a happy camper!
I’ll enjoy reading these
With one earthquake felt on Monday morning, followed by a second one today, we have to hope that the "Big One" is not coming. In between there are lots of little earthquakes, usually too small to be felt. These small ones are good, we are told, as they release pressure. New Zealand is not called "The Shaky Isles" for nothing!