Saturday, June 10, 2017
A Breathe of Fresh Air
Thank you all for comments on my piggies and barns and concern over the latest chaos. When you get around 300 e-mails a day and you are gone for a week - well, I just couldn't catch you all while straightening out the 'tronics' mess.
I am 90% back to norm. A few of my files got damaged and that will be resolved over next week. And it seems I am shopping for a new printer. Mine is a very old Lexmark which no longer is supported by software or drivers - plus, I was having a hard time finding ink for it. I have narrowed down to three models I am going to look at on Monday.
What is a girl to do after this mind boggle? Play with scraps of course!
The Postage Stamp is probably about the only pattern that I repeat - even change it up a little from time to time. It is mindless, chain stitching that I can just relax with. My 1.5" squares are stuffed in that barrel - probably enough for two quilts, but I am using them in two other projects.
I have a lot of 1.5" and 1" skinnies and saw the Temecula Quilt Co is going to host a Marvelous Mini Monday over the summer. Oh, be still my heart! The Geese are almost done, so a new bitty block project will fit the bill over the summer.
And Kevin the Quilter will be hosting a scrap mystery starting later this month - 'Sapphire Stars'. The word BLUE was said - I'm in!
In the middle of the chaos, someone dropped off SIX large bags of shirts. They heard I was using shirts in quilts and cleaned out. I could see these were old rayon or cotton/rayon(mostly rayon) - and very old, dirty, mouse infested shirts. Bella and Moe went totally bonkers trying to rip into these bags after said mousies. Needless to say - this all went out the door and all loose mousies were caught.
This is why you don't stash so much you are passing on things that will go right to the dump.
Our Monsoon season seems to be over and we are into sunshine and warmth! Sunday I need to pick up some quilts from my long armer, will do lunch out, and maybe stop at the farmer's market. No Slow Sunday Stitching - going to enjoy a day out and breath some fresh air!