Thursday, July 20, 2017

Temperature Quilt


Per my temperature chart, my greens or the cooler days and you can see we have gone into a bit of warmer.  Actually, the humidity has been the pits.  That comes from so much RAIN.  Shouldn't complain because other areas are dry and on fire - not something I would want to have to deal with.  I am using the NOON temperature read for our area as we are still experiencing such a difference from evening to mid-afternoon.  
Temps: 82,79,68,75,83,84,78



My rosettes ressemble my flowers.  I don't have a lot this year as I lost a lot of perrenials - I went with herbs this year.  BUT I have a lot of Sunflowers here and there around the house thanks to the chippers stashing seeds in any hole they can find.  Usually they only stalk or just are small floweres, but I have a couple that really took off.  They remind me of my Dad who planted all kinds of sunflowers for the birds and wildlife to enjoy.


I always scatter marigolds thru beds to help as natural pesticide and the munchy critters don't like them either.

You can visit SARAH and see her temp quilt in progress as well as others.  Everyone has a bit of a different color chart they are using, so each will be unique.


Even with the heat (Aussies are into their Winter season), don't forget to visit the other SARAH and today's hosts:


Thursday, July 20th


Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Scrappy Wednesday



Today Temecula will have you make four more geese, but I made 20 or 40 each week to get them done.  Now I am putting them into 2 x 4 setting with dark geese flying north and light geese flying south which will make them into 8.5"  unfinished blocks.   And I am thinking I will randomly put these into a flimsy rather than sticking to the 'row' thing - we shall see when I lay them all out.

I have a meeting in the afternoon - at an Ice Cream place.  Where better to hold a meeting especially on a nice day?  Our guild's new program committee putting together the next 2 years' meeting activities.



Since I had no post yesterday, please visit both 7/18 & 7/19 hosts: 

Tuesday, July 18th


Wednesday, July 19th


Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

Monday, July 17, 2017

Monday Making 7-17-17


It seems it's been a long time since I had a good Monday (and look - three 7's today) and there is a real need to power up that machine.  I will be joining BETH today to catch up on some serious block making.


The Patchwork Sampler QAL(button on side bar) just came out with the next block, so those will be tackled first.  These go together pretty quickly so I have another couple projects lines up.


Temecula Quilt Co just released the next Monday Marvelous Mini block.  Again, they don't take long to make.

I have a few more 'hatchet' block units to finish up for Kevin's Mystery - again, quick.  I have some in-town errands to do this afternoon, so I may finish the day off later with some slow stitching to finish up the Yankee Dairy heart and hands block.


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Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Piggy Bank Challenge


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I love participating in  VAL'S Piggy Bank Challenge each year.  You can sign up:
  1. All's you have to do is create a post this week sharing your "piggy bank".
  2. Include your goal of what you'd like to purchase with your savings come this time next year.
  3. Include the linky button above to help spread the word to all your followers. 
  4. Return and link your post here anytime this week until August 1st.
  5. Start "penny pinching". (Coins and bills are allowed)
  6. Next year we'll  all empty our piggy banks on July 6th and create a post exclaiming our totals, share what quilty purchase we're going to make and link up here once again to celebrate!

I've been able to save quite well with this method.  It gets dipped into thru the year for some emergency monies (car repair), but has been handy to purchase those quilty items without being sure you 'budgeted' them.

I used this method when my kid's were young - they loved dropping coins in and watching grow.  The money then was for summer vacations and summer camps.

This would help with saving for Christmas presents , too - which leads me to:

 

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