Lundi Gras is the day before Mardi Gras, which is of course, Fat Tuesday. The people celebrating Mardi Gras have been celebrating since Saturday. Eating New Orleans food, drinking Jax, Dixie or Abita Springs beer. Or drinking things like Hurricanes or Sazaracs.
It is also called Shrove Tuesday. But in the middle ages Catholics were not allowed to eat meats, eggs, dairy during Lenten Periods. However, if you contributed to the Crusades you could eat eggs or dairy in exchange. Ah, the selling of indulgences continues even today despite Martin Luther.
I had Sawyer today so I didn't get much done in other venues. I will have him again at the end of the week. Andrew's mother will have him the next two days, for which I am ecstatic.
I finally finished the binding on 100 Meter Swim just in time for the Olympics. Granted, it is the Winter Olympics, but Olympics nonetheless.
And a finish is a finish. So let's call it a finish.
The Pool, as it is nicknamed in my world, is one of my favorite quilts. I am thinking of entering it into the Kaleidoscope of Quilts this fall. If they have it, their venue may be under construction and the quilts stand a chance of not being hung.
I quilted it on the longarm freehand using thread from Connecting Threads. the pattern is similar to Bernadette Mahr. I have one of her books and this one is from one written in German. She is amazing if you want go check her out.
Tomorrow will be Mardi Gras, and then 40 days of Lenten sacrifice. So what will you give up as a penance?