As I drove to my shop (what's left of it) day before yesterday, there was a gorgeous rainbow in the sky. Behind the arch are dark clouds with rain. This particular rainbow went all the way across the sky - a full arch. I haven't seen a rainbow for a number of years - and I cannot even remember having seen a complete one before. :) I managed to pull over to the shoulder and take a couple of quick photos, but I could not get the whole thing in my camera. Beautiful daily miracle. :)
I am still struggling with establishing any kind of routine in my daily life. Some days I cannot sleep and wake up at the crack of dawn, others I can't wake up until afternoon. Sigh! We've had a very gray winter, over all, here in Maryland and I think it is effecting me more than usual. :P Also, according to the home sleep test I took last week, I need a new CPAP machine for my sleep apnea. No telling, yet, what that will cost. :(
We managed to find a really nice couple who are planning to open a new shop that would like to have the beautiful fabric shelves - YEAH! The new shop will be garment as well as quilt making; they are planning to sell Janome machines, Horn cabinets and as much fabric as they can afford. I sure wish them well - the shop will be called Glory Bee's Sewing Center and they already have a space rented just north of Baltimore (I will share more info when I find out:).
I am working on sewing up a tote bag for the exchange at the Modern Quilt Retreat in Lancaster, PA next month....and still knitting at home.
Tonight I managed to insert a lifeline into my triangle shawl project so I could rip out the last twelve rows I had done - I forgot to make the two increases in each wrong side row that the pattern called for. :P I thought about un-knitting it (um, reverse knitting, which I do when it is only a few stitches wrong), but doing that for twelve rows was just too mind boggling. :) So, I sewed a bright pink yarn through the stitches twelve rows back and then unraveled everything to that point. I went wrong in some places (hard to tell which row was which with the lacy design) but it wasn't too hard to fix my mistakes. Truthfully, I was astonished that it worked - well, I _think_ it worked. I'll find out in ten or twelve more rows when I can look at the pattern. :)
As much as I love the way a lacy pattern looks, I don't think I'll be knitting much in the way of lace. I am going to try to limit myself to edgings and borders for a while - following charts is hard for me to do right now as my attention span is shorter than a toddlers. :P I am soooo distractable, it's hard for me to keep track of what I am knitting. sigh.
My clamshell pieces have been staring at me from the gray design board for days and I can't get myself to start sewing them together. I am going to take that as a sign that my backbrain doesn't like something about the way I've laid it out and pack up the project for a while. I've been asked to develop a class with the Hex 'n More ruler, so I think I will concentrate of making a sample and lesson plan instead.
Really what I _should_ be doing is hauling stuff home and getting rid of more things at the shop. I need to start by cleaning out one of our bedrooms to be a combined office and sewing room ... yeah, soon as I can get my body to move when my brain says 'Go!' More Sighes!
PS Today is my beloved daughter's 33rd birthday...and I forgot to even call her. My karma is mostly black right now. :(