Saturday, November 23, 2013


Yesterday was a dreary, wet day here in usual sunny, bright Arizona.  We need the moisture and I’m so very thankful for it.  Knowing what kind of day it was going to be, I made plans to bind 3 quilts, do some embroidery while I was working on the binding, and hope to have time to start some Christmas gift sewing.  We were also having friends over in the early evening for some clam chowder and a game of dominos.  All was right in my world.  So, I started to set up in the sewing room.  Hubby comes in, “hey, there’s someone here who wants to ask you a question”.  Okay, sewing room on hold.  It’s a friend of ours who hasn’t been able to get into the barber, would I give him a haircut.  Okay, that won’t take long – 3 hours later…… We like to chat, too.  Well, I should be able to get at least one quilt bound and start an embroidery design.  Hubby comes in, “I feel like Mexican for lunch.  Want to go to La Casita? (our favorite local Mexican eatery)”.  Sure, gotta have lunch anyway.  While having lunch my former employer stops and asks if I want anything out of the old office (business closed years ago or I’d still be working for him!)   So, I make arrangements to meet with him in a couple of hours to see what, or if, there is anything I want.  While I have a little time, and that isn’t enough to work on a binding or set up the embroidery machine, I decide to work on some flyers that I’m creating for a function I’ve been asked to help with.  Managed to get 4 flyers assembled and off I go to meet with my former boss.  Picked out a few things that I’ll pick up later but of course there’s conversation to be had…. Have to deliver the flyers I made up as the lady wants to post them at another function that will happen on Sunday.  I was smart enough to drop and run there!  So okay, what did I actually accomplish.  I made a nice pot of clam chowder.  Spent a wonderful evening with my dear friends. ( Both who are cancer survivors over the past 2 years.)  I believe my day was PERFECT!!  Nope, I didn’t get accomplished what I thought I would, but as Scarlet would say, “ tomorrow is another day”.  And today is wetter than yesterday and if there are no detours, I may get a couple quilts completed and some embroidery done!  Yep, it’s the little things that matter most.

Katie who’s thankful for the little detours life throws her way


Sewing Junkie said...

So many times plans get changed when you least expect it. Sounds like it was an enjoyable day in the end. As I tell my Mother there is always tomorrow to get the chores done. They will still be there. Hopefully you have a good day today. Chris

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Yep - Detours RULE!! - ;))