Sunday, November 25, 2018

Slowly on Sunday

 I almost always go to my friend Meisje's house for long runs.   She lives in a neighborhood of large lot houses with broad winding streets and she always has cold Gatorade in the mailbox for us to enjoy when the run is done.  Whenever I park on the street, there is a cardinal who comes to visit my car.  I've come to look forward to his visits and he never fails to come and perch on my rearview while we run.  Here he was waiting for us at the end of our 10-mile run this morning.  Our last long run before the official half marathon next weekend!  I came home from that had some breakfast, a long shower, and a nice nap.  Now all is right in the world and I am ready to start the rest of my day.
My sister and her crew were here yesterday for the holiday.  They were off again first thing this morning so it was a short visit.  Hopefully, we will be able to swing through and see her at some point over Christmas or in the new year.
I was able to finish up the quilting on my postage stamp star quilt before they came. As it turned out, I had plenty of time to put on the binding as well, but I had already cleaned everything up by then.  It is all out again now and it should not take long at all to get the binding machine sewn down.  I think blue scrappy will finish this quilt of nicely.  It is always so lovely to have the hand sewing to work on in the evenings.  It gets dark so early right now that having something to keep me awake until bedtime can be beneficial.  Be sure to visit Kathy for other slow stitching Sunday projects.  


Deb A said...

Sew exciting to be hand stitching binding to start off the week! Good luck on the run next weekend.

Quilter Kathy said...

What a sweet connection you have with the cardinal... love that story!
Enjoy your binding!

Libby in TN said...

Cardinals mate for life and stay in the same area, if not the same bush. We once had a Pileated woodpecker perch on the car window trim, trying to attack the bird in the mirror!

julieQ said...

I love your cardinal! It is fun to look at your blues and see several that I have, too.

Kate said...

I love the watch the cardinals, they are a very nice cheery site during our brown and bleak winters.