First up is the (very small) progress I've made on the quilt blocks for the Captain America quilt. There has not been a whole lot of progress due to the fact that I've been spending a lot of time winding bobbins for my new cross stitch project. But here is what I did accomplish. I was able to add a white strip to the bottom of the pieces that I had worked on last week.
|Small Addition to the Quilt Block Units|
Cross Stitching Update(s)
In addition to winding a bajillion bobbins of embroidery floss this week, I did manage to get some stitching done on the new project. As you can see from the picture, it has mostly been browns, dark browns, medium browns, and a few dark red threads mixed in for variety. This is so different from my the colors of my greens, lavenders and light blues of Tink. But I can't always stitching those colors...can I?
|Update 05/13/2017 on Mickey and Friends Pirates|
I have received a couple of requests to know what the final project will look like. I have posted below a snapshot of approximately what the top quarter of the finished stitched piece is going to look like. Here is your sneak peek.
|Sneak Peek of Top Quarter of Finished Piece|
Travel Day Routine for the Goofin' Off Family
I don't know about you, but the Goofin' Off family has settled into a sort of routine on the day we head out to travel. Because we live in the Seattle area, and we are usually flying long distances (like the other side of the US), we usually take an early-morning flight. Whenever possible, we like to get nonstop flights. This usually means that the flight leaves way too early in the morning. I usually get up at some indecent time of the morning...around 3 a.m. I take the time to get ready, finish packing, and double check that I packed everything.
I am not one to do a lot of selfies, but on travel mornings I always manage to get a selfie before we head out the door. As you can see, it's not uncommon for Mr. Goofin' Off's eyes to be half closed. He grabs and opens a can of Diet Coke before we get in the car.
|Travel Morning Selfie for May 2017 Trip|
As you can see from the clock in our car from the last trip, we got in the car at 5:06 a.m. That was only about six minutes late from when we had wanted to get on the road...not too bad for us.
|The Console of the Car Says It Is 5:06 a.m. and 43 Degrees Outside|
We head to the airport and park our car in a lot right off the airport property. It takes about 15 minutes to get from the parking lot to the airport. That's when the real fun starts...you know, getting in line to tag your bags, getting in line to check your bags, and getting in line at airport security.
Luckily, we recently got our act together and got approved for TSA Pre-Check. Yep, that was a lifesaver this past trip. We made it through security in record time without having to take our liquids out or take our shoes off. That left us time to pick up something to eat at the airport other than a quick stop for a Danish or croissant. This past trip we got breakfast at Pallino Pastaria. My breakfast came with eggs, bacon, and a fruit cup. This was significant enough that I didn't really get hungry until the very end of the 5-1/2 hour flight.
|Breakfast at Pallino Pastaria at SeaTac Airport|
Once we get to the gate, it's time to settle in and wait for the flight to board. We try to board last instead of waiting in the long lines and crowds when they start boarding. Because that gives us a little extra time, we usually get out magazines or books...or in the case of Mr. Goofin' Off looking to see if there are any good Pokemon to catch at the airport on Pokemon GO.
|Mr. Goofin' Off Playing Pokemon Go|
OK, all of this talk about travel day is getting me really, really excited for upcoming vacation. It isn't too far in the future. I can't wait to share a few photos with you when we get back.
Do you have any travel day routines or rituals that your family shares? I'd love to hear about them. Just leave a comment below.