Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Dust

     I have a favorite cereal I pretty much eat every morning, "Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds". I buy it at Costco, where it comes in a big box with two bags inside. It is inconvenient to pour from the bags, so I have a nifty Tupperware-type plastic container I dump the bags into and pour into my bowl from there. The problem is, when it's nearly gone, it's just "the dust" at the bottom, which I do not like, I like my flakes nice and big.  So - I just dump in another bag when it gets like that. The problem is, that now that I've done this multiple times  I swear, half the container is now "the dust".  I just want to throw it away, but Mr. Handsome (who, incidentally doesn't eat carbs and hasn't for MONTHS) has forbidden me, saying he will eat it, just save it! Yes, he is sort of a penny pincher in odd ways.  So - I keep wondering, would he even notice? Is it worth an argument? Should I do it on trash day, like I used to toss the kids papers, hoping they wouldn't notice that I did not keep every precious word they'd written?  We'll see...
     My "old car" is officially sold and gone. So we are a one car family for 3 weeks or so, until the "Mini-Quilter" arrives.  That is the same time frame that I should be done working!!!!! And it's also my birthday!!!!  Yay! 
     On the quilting front, I have added a couple more fabulous IKEA pieces to the studio and they are working out great! (I love IKEA). I will post pictures soon, but for now, down to enjoy them! Happy Quilting to you too!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

On the design Wall

So I've been working on this quilt for a year, it was a block of the month at my local quilt shop. I like how it turned out, but it had terrible directions (or I am just a failure as a quilter - a distinct possibility). Each month you chose another fabric to add, so the first block had two fabrics, the second block had three, etc.
I am going to give it to the kind couple who have the condo next to ours in Hurricane and always take our trash cans down, since we are never there on trash day.  So I just need to piece 3 backs now and I can get back into quilting them. Did I mention I hate to piece backs?
On another note - the other day I read in the paper about a study of how the heat makes people more likely to  commit acts of violence and start wars, etc. Ha - I could have told you that, I feel pretty violent when it's super hot - especially day after day after day! Hope you have somewhere nice and cool to quilt and escape!