Today was supposed to be a quiet day - I planned to do a fast day which means that I need to keep myself busy. So I had a list of sewing tasks to complete with the ultimate aim of catching up with The Splendid Sampler blocks - it's stressing me out too much being behind! So, before settling down, I sat down at the computer and just did an online check of my bank account (ever since I was hacked last year I check every few days). Hang on a minute - there's more money in there! It would appear that the small pension I talked about weeks ago has now been paid in. Wow! Well the target was to pay off the mortgage so, after a quick call to the bank for a settlement figure, I paid with my debit card and am now mortgage free! I have to say that I am in shock! What does one do in this situation - crack open the bubbly? Well I'm on a fast so that will be spring water then.
Should I go out and have lunch out? No - I'm on a fast! As the morning crept on I really felt like I wanted to mark this moment in some way but couldn't think how - until it came to me - or rather it will arrive tomorrow. Not saying what yet but at least one person I know will be pleased.
Anyway - back to more mundane matters. I started with this block - paper piecing!! - which I have been toying with for days. Let's just say that the seam ripper was used a lot today.
Then I made this block - a lot LOT easier!!
And prepared this block ready for some hand sewing tonight. By my reckoning I am now only two blocks behind (let's forget that they will publish a new one tomorrow!)
The dogs don't like this wet, dry, wet weather and have rather mooched around all day - eventually both taking themselves off to bed! We did try to dodge the rain when we went out for a walk - but no such luck!
Anyway we are nearing the end of this momentous day - mortgage free eh? who would have thought? - and I am pleased to say that the fast is holding. There was a huge temptation to celebrate with food but I am chuffed that I didn't. Since I am trying to weigh in after the second fast day I will weigh in tomorrow morning and report back. Please don't expect a repeat of last week though!!