Hi, everyone!  I’m a few days late with my post, but I have a good excuse.  We spent a good amount of time this weekend in the woods, and also I haven’t been feeling too well.  In fact, today is almost like a sick day for me.  It’s been a long while since I’ve had a cold, I can’t even remember the last time it was, and it seems I’ve been fighting something since last Tuesday and this morning was the morning I woke up feeling the worst.  I’m not entirely miserable, but some extra sleep and hot tea has helped.  I’ve had a headache for three days and now have this annoying chesty cough.  My boy just used up the last of the osha root a month or so ago, so I only have my newly made quart of elderberry syrup to medicate myself through this.  I know it could be worse, there’s been a yucky virus making its way around my group of friends, and as I can tell many of them have been much sicker than I feel.  I’m guessing another day or two and I will be all better.

There were a few things that happened last week on the exciting side.  Well, really only one, and that is that I opened an Etsy shop.  Yes, I’ve had high hopes of selling my own dresses for a couple of years now, and last weekend was the weekend I said, why not.  I only have one listing up right now, and it’s mostly to get acquainted with the whole posting and selling process.  I made a fabric order yesterday and my goal is by mid-November to have at least five postings and by the end of the year to have ten.  It’s a start and I know it won’t be an overnight success, but I am very excited about the possibilities.  My only concern is that I will end up wanting to keep for myself a lot of what I make for the shop – dress making hoarder over here.  Ha Ha!!

In other sewing related news, I finished the top of my hexagon quilt this weekend.  I worked on it some last Sunday, and with only seven rows to go, I didn’t stop until I finished yesterday.  It only took a couple of hours each day, and now I have the fun task of finding some backing material so that I can start hand quilting it.  It really is fun looking for material, I think.  And the hand quilting part is pretty fun too.  I’m happy to say I am moving along with those goals I have set for the end of the year.

Speaking of which, I did get back to working out with a Body Space program last week, and it left me sore for about five days.  Unfortunately, I only did this last Monday because then I felt my immune system go down and I didn’t want to over do it and end up even worse off.  Probably by mid-week I will be up for day two.

The only other thing I did last week was teach school and work on end of the nine week’s paper work.  I’m almost caught up with grading and since I don’t have the energy for much else today, I think I will sit and finish what I can so that can be out of the way.  It’s our fall break and I am happy it seems it really will be a break.  I only wished I felt better today cause I could be doing something more exciting.  Maybe tomorrow…

One Reply to “The 42nd Friday of 2017”

  1. Sorry you’re not feeling well Erika. Lord willing it won’t be for long. Yay 👏👏👏for getting your quilt top finished. Wondering what you’ll find for your backing and borders on it. Beautiful cotton fields and photos.


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