On this Millie Monday I am spending the day with the Boston Marathon running in the background. When I lived near Cleveland Circle many years ago, I’d make some chili and have some friends in. We’d fuel up and go down and cheer the runners on. I never had the desire to run a marathon, but I support those who do.
Today, I worked on a couple of different projects. The first odd little project is for my upcoming trip to Sweden. I opted for a little hotel on Sodermalm in Stockholm. It only has 21 rooms. The bathrooms are down the hall. After walking all day, day after day, I find a little vaseline on my feet overnight keeps them happy. I grease them up and sleep in socks, so the ‘down the hall’ bathroom is slightly problematic. So the solution:
Flip flop socks! LOL. Not sure I’m supposed to discuss such things online, but that’s me, I will. To make these, I cut the toes off of a pair of athletic socks and secured them with the vari-overlock stitch, #3 on my Bernina 440 QE. And for those of you who wouldn’t want the bathroom down the hall, I understand, but I think this hotel is closer to the quintessential older Sweden/Europe travel and the rooms are adorable, not like a stripped of personality hotel. However, I won’t really know until I am there.
And did I mention that I couldn’t resist another suitcase? I am an addict, I admit. My other 20″ carryon was just too heavy. So here is my new bag, already individualized so it won’t get mixed in with the masses.
A pre-pack has the full packed weight at just under 19 pounds. I’m still thinking of removing some weight. And, of course, I’ll have my cross body purse. This should make me mobile with always a hand free. I’ll be taking several trains so the lighter the better.
But this is Millie’s day:
As you can see, Millie is naked again, but she’s watching over a future project. I was designing another Don’t Bore Your Baby Quilt. I think this one will have some stars.
So for today, happy quilting, running and Boston Strong!
I wish they’d had better weather, but they ran successfully. 🙂 Looking forward to hearing about your trip to Sweden.
I think you are heading off before I am!