That means I do any number of other things instead, like become engrossed in a new-to-me TV series now available on Netflix—Ripper Street. Matthew Macfadyen, anyone? Yes, please!
Last night, I pin-crastinated on Pinterest, beefing up my Hot in Here board rather nicely, I think.
I should reread Romeo and Juliet before the movie, though, because when it comes to Shakespeare, I always wish there were subtitles. I like to spend a little time with the language, you know? Although it's not like I don't remember how the story ends.
Speaking of which, I turn on the subtitles to watch Ripper Street because I don't want to miss any of the dialog. The writing for that show is topnotch.
So I finally started quilting the black and white quilt today, doing some ditch quilting around the black frames. Straight-line ditch quilting in black thread on black fabric means there is really nothing to show at this point. I have an idea to quilt the centers of the frames in spirals, which is different than the original plan, but I think it will be cool, if I can get the hang of it. I did one on a practice pad, but when I went to quilt the first one on the quilt, it was a spectacular disappointment. That has been unpicked and I've stepped away from the quilt to allow my frustration to dissipate. I'll be back for another go at it tomorrow.
Finally, the gardens are producing and I've been blessed this week with tomatoes, kohlrabi, cucumbers, green peppers, and zucchini. I did the healthy, responsible eating thing with most of the big yellow zucchini I was given, but what I really craved was my old favorite, chocolate chip zucchini cake. Went Googling for a gluten-free version and found this recipe, which I made immediately, adding one egg and decreasing the sugar by half (it was still plenty sweet).
Digging this new song by Amos Lee.