|Hollyhocks survived the heat and bloomed, too.|
First off - we had lovely weather this week. Mother Nature turned the tables in our neck of the woods. We even turned the AC off for a few days and enjoyed nightly lows in the 60s - in August!
So, to celebrate the cool temps, the high today predicted to be about 83 degrees, we will be staining our deck. We didn't get it done this spring since it was so wet. DH isn't very happy about it, but, it has to be done. DS, who is 4, can't wait to help. I just hope he doesn't get more stain on himself than on the wood - yeah, right!
Jane of Want It, Need It, Quilt It as a "welcome" package to the Inchy Hexagon Swap.
I've been working on flowers for my partner in the swap - one down, one to go. I'll show them to you after they arrive at their destination. Head over to Pigtales and Quilts for more flower gardens.
The fates are conspiring against me! A new Joann's opened near me and the Grand Opening was this week. Then, there are lots of sales and I've been able to resist the online sales, but my LQS had it's annual FQ coupon - 20 FQs for $25 (can't pass that up, right?!). So...I added a lot of fabric this week.
One advantage of a metro area, I live within 15 miles of three quilt shops, two Joanns, and two Hancocks. With the Joanns Grand Opening I stood in line 3 days and twice was among the first 100 in line and got two $10 gift cards.
One of those days I met a local artist who does photography and painting, especially nature but also portraits. We had a great conversation passing the time and exchanged blog addresses - please take a moment to check out Barabara's blog and her web site and say "hi."
I felt and judged and bought some cuts of fabric at Joanns. The 2 yards of brown will be border and binding fabric for the Scrappy Friendship Quilt (most of which is Joanns fabric).
Of course, the gray and navy polka dots 1/2 yards are for hexies. They are also to get me 16 more charm squares for a project I will do "one of these days" with the dotty charms I received in a recent swap.
Sew, here's the damage!!!!
This week's numbers:
Used this Week: 0
Used year to Date: 47
Added this Week: 7.75
Added Year to Date: 83.175
Net Used for 2011: -36.175
Head over to Judy's blog for more stash busting reports. Have a great week!!