The excessive heat advisory left us Friday. We went to the park for the first time in weeks with real temps below 95 degrees and the heat index below 110 degrees. It was still hot but not AS hot. Then it rained! WooHoo! I haven't watered the garden in 2 days now and the rain barrel has been refilled.
steamy one. Where do I live - the rain forest? There is condensation on the outside of all the windows. The dew point is 77 degrees. Can you say "steam bath?"
Glad we did most of our tax free shopping yesterday. Missouri has a 3 day state sales tax holiday to "celebrate" back to school. Not everything is tax free and not every municipality in the state chooses to waive its local sales tax and the state lists all these communities who opt out of the tax free holiday on a web site, so we know where to save money. It includes shoes, clothing, computers. So, I am now composing on a MacBook Air that my husband bought on sale and sales tax free, saving about $200 buying it this weekend as opposed to buying it last weekend at the Apple store in the mall.
We've had two PC laptops in the past 6 years, which I use for my consulting, and which have both lasted about 3 years before giving out - batteries quit working (even new ones), wireless connections going haywire. DH assures me that this one will last more than 3 years. It's so cute - I have FQs pulled for a laptop sleeve.
Well, you're not here for a weather report or for a new computer update, are you? On to the quilting stuff!!
this post). I've been cutting and basting and digging in my scraps/stash and getting a these little cuties together.
Head over to Pigtales and Quilts for more pretty flowers (and they aren't just hexies).
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Yesterday afternoon my de-cluttered sewing space was calling my name. I made an origami bag to hold my embroidery threads for the Clover & Violet QAL. After all that folding of 18" squares my bag turned out to be mighty small, about 6".
There are tutorials for these little bags everywhere, but here's the one that I used because it had nice step by step pix.
As soon as I feel like cluttering up my newly tidied sewing space, and wrestling with 4 yd and 6.5 yd cuts of fabric, I will start getting the setting kit ready for my Victory Quilt. I finished the last 2 blocks this week, finally (this post).
Nothing was added to my stash this week - WooHoo!
This week's numbers:
Used this Week: 0.5
Used year to Date: 47
Added this Week: 0
Added Year to Date: 75.425
Net Used for 2011: -29.425
Head over to Judy's blog for more stash busting reports. Have a great week!!