Steven and I visited the whole way. He was such a nice young man. We were almost home when he grinned at me and told me he had forgotten to take the mileage. He said he was going to call it 20 miles. I know it was a little more than that. Steven's dad owns the company, so I figured he could do what he wants. We got home and got it unhooked. K asked him how much he owed him. Steven said $85. My dh told him that wasn't enough, but Steven wouldn't take any more than that. What a nice and considerate young man he was!
So that was our day. It was rough, but also some good things in it. If I had listened to my inner voice, I would not have gone to town this morning. But this could have happened to me or dh while we were driving much faster on I-29. So I feel like the Lord was protecting me, even though I wasn't listening to His warning. Another good thing, we met a very nice young man who did a good deed. I know he gave us a big discount. Kevin finally got the battery charged on the pickup. Isaiah called. He was so sorry. He had gone outside to work on his pickup at 9 this morning and didn't take his cell. He was afraid it would get broken. I reassured him that I was fine. He and his dad had a long conversation on the phone. (Something that hasn't happened in quite a while.) I never did make it to JoAnn's. See, I really wasn't supposed to go there today. (grin)
Enough of my sob story. (Carolyn, Cathryn, and Hazel, if you are reading this, no laughing at your mama!LOL) Yesterday I decided to just work on a fun quilt. I drug my Thimbleberries books out and picked one called Tulip Patches. (Any Thimbleberries pattern is always fun for me. I love Lynette Jensen's designs!) This was so much fun, but any time I work on pattern pieces that are reversed, I always have trouble. This is how each block is supposed to look.
I made one block, then chain pieced the other eight. This is how the leaf section turned out on every one of those 8. See my trusty little ripper. It got a good workout. LOLI had to rip 2 seams from each of the 8 leaf parts, but I got them turned right.Didn't this turn out cute. I didn't follow the pattern exactly and went my own way with colors, but I just love this one.
Here are a few more pictures of it. I didn't have my camera with me today, so no interesting pictures of policemen or tow drivers. LOL So you just get the tulip quilt.
Of course, Aeris had to give it her seal of approval. LOL Callie was laying on another one of my quilts or she would have been right there. She was curled up beside my sewing machine throughout much of the work on this. I used about a 1/3 of a yard of fabric for the background and 5 fat quarters for this little quilt. All of it came out of my stash. It is about 28"X26". I think it looks like spring. I needed that since it is snowing outside right now. LOL It would have sewed up quickly if I hadn't sewed the leaves wrong, making for lots of ripping.
I guess this is it for tonight. I think dh feels sorry for the day I had. He told me that if we aren't snowed in, in the morning, he will take me out to eat at Ryan's (my all time favorite place to eat) for Valentine's day. He said we may even make it down to JoAnn's. I am not pushing for that! Everyone have a happy Valentine's Day tomorrow. If you stayed with me for this long, thank you so much. Please come back. This is not a normal day for me. LOL