Did you know that size matters in the bird world? It does - these blue jays, who are not regular visitors to our wooded back yard, caused quite a ruckus yesterday morning at the bird bath. The robins were quite put out at being relegated to second place in line!
What a week - DH attended an out of town conference most of the week and DS started kindergarten - of changes!
Plus, our lovely below-average temperatures continued. One afternoon I had to turn the a/c on due to the humidity, not the heat. However, that was short-lived when another cold front moved through. We're still very dry, two hours of moving the sprinkler around the yard, but at least we can enjoy being outdoors.
I got in some sewing - woohoo!! These T-blocks, or the pieces for the blocks, have been sitting on my sewing table since about February. I knew there were a few pieces that still needed to be cut but I had forgotten which fabrics. Sew, I decided to sit and work through them to determine what was left to be done.
Chain piecing two blocks at a time on the featherweight went so quickly! And, it wasn't terribly boring doing the same block over and over again.
Another exciting part of my week - my iron arrived! Linda at Stray Stitches recommended the Continental Dry Iron and I added it to my Amazon.com wish list. Well, at $29.99, I thought I'd wait and shop around a bit. Quilty friend Cheri "has a guy" that ferrets out vintage dry irons and she's got him on the job for me.
Sunday afternoon I happened to check my wish list and the price was 49% off! That made the iron about $14.99 with free shipping b/c, of course, I easily added the $10 necessary to get to the qualifying $25 purchase total.
I am so glad I did. I've only used it on about 8 blocks and I like the point. It's nice and a bit heavy so it won't tumble over at the slightest nudge. The poor ol' Black & Decker still works but it just won't stay on. In pressing a single block it might shut off as many as 3 times!
Hoping for some finishes this week - I think I've said that before.
To the Numbers: