After reading yesterday's entry, my sister-in-law E suggested that I might be feeling the dread Holiday Let-Down, and I have to say she is more than likely correct. But today was a good day and accomplishments are not many but are visible.
Two friends worked with me on our guild's Block of the Month offering for January (translation: They let me feel important). First we debated what had been our intended block and decided to shelve it - for this year, at least (translation: We have to have this ready by Thursday, and there's no way we'd we be able to get it ready in time). We feel it may be a strong contender for January 2016 if we manage to prepare it properly (translation: I have to locate my wandering math "gene" in time to design the "go with" block). We went through our combined pattern ideas and settled on one (translation: The selected block met the criteria of both attractiveness and ease of preparation. Heck, It answered the "how fast can we get this sucker cut?" with the answer "Three-four hours. Max.").
Next ME said, "It's half done already!" as she pulled out a paper bag full of 2.5" strips (translation: it'll really take only three hours to cut because she had the foresight to do a lot of work beforehand.) I went upstairs to make some copies and came down to find M selecting fabrics for each block and ME already cutting (translation: Guess who's the gofer in this group?).
I pulled out my sewing machine and sewed the first two "sample" blocks (translation: "Find a toy for her to play with so we can get on with the real work!).
By the time they left, we were more than half way finished (translation: They did all the work while I ran up and downstairs for necessary stuff.) Since they had done all the important work before they left, the rest of it was a piece cake for me to finish, and it's ready!
Thanks to my good and kind and patient friends, I had a wonderful and fulfilling day!