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Sunday, July 26, 2015

It's Summer vacation time !!

LOL ! I Googled quilter's summer vacation hoping to find a cute pic to post and look what I found! A pic of me from summer of 2009 in front of The Hobby Horse quilt store! Too funny!! So it's summer vacation 2015, and I spent the first day on the couch SICK ! NOT FAIR! I woke up @ 4 am Thursday with a spinning head - oh no! I've been dizzy ever since, and yesterday was the worst. I think I'm suffering from BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo). YUCK!  Today it seems to be getting better - I hope so as I don't want to waste any of my precious vacation time.
 I have a HUGE To Do list, and these 2 McKenna Ryan wall hangings are first on my list. They are 2  of a triptych, I did Clifford back in 2010 and always planned on completing the "set". well this may be the year (no promised ...)
I was going to run out to the local FL fabric store yesterday to partake in their 50% off sale for matching backing, and maybe get a nice curtain rod to hang these babies up - but couldn't get my head off the pillow :( . Next time!! Since it's summer I'm deep into reading
Am finding this one rather interesting - will let you know .... 
Should be a good TV vacation ... Last Tango in Halifax, Hell on WheelsPoldark and Crimson Fields
Hope you enjoy your summer vacation ...

Sunday, July 12, 2015

I'm a Plumber ! Woohoo!

 I knew the powder room loo wasn't flushing properly, but didn't clue in until Friday night after work. Glad I looked as the brass lever disintegrated in my hand as I was examining the inner workings ... So Saturday morning off I went to local hardware store and guessed I was making the correct purchase. Once I figured out the "left hand" nut, I'm in business - Woohoo I'm a plumber!
Next stop was the quilt store to pick up just the right thread so I can start hand quilting my "Wild Flowers". Couldn't persuade my quilting friend to quilt it for me, :(, I understand her reluctance - she's newish to machine quilting, but she is doing such great work !! So it's hand quilting for me! I know, said I was "done" with this one, but after looking at it on the design wall I decided I needed to move one of the stems and add a few more leaves. Glad I did (can you see the difference?)
Last weekend my favourite local quilt store, Cornerstone Quilts and More, had a sale. On top of the 35% off she also gave back a gift certificate of 10% of the value of your purchase. Consequently I got my thread, and FINALLY some wonder clips, which everyone has been ranting about, using last week's gift from her. Thanks Judy!

A colleague at work lent me this book months ago. I'm a slow reader as I tend to only read in the summer on the patio, and this summer so far has been dull, rainy and chilly. None-the-less, just finished Life After Life, and I highly recommend it! Of course now I'm in that awful what to read next stage :(

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Summer's here - YEAH!

Last week was a "reverse week" for me. I had 5 days off work, 2 days of work, hence  a reserve week. LUVed IT! I could definitely handle lots more like that :) Did the lunch thing with mother and a friend,  and did some antique shopping. I got this lovely pin tray. Serendipitously it matches the syrup pitcher I picked up years ago at a lawn sale :) Don't ya just love it when this happens ?
Got an email from my niece who wants me to add some spaghetti straps to a new sun dress. Of course this necessitated a wee trip to the fabric store (FL) where luck would have it they still have their infamous 50% off sale - woohoo!
I'm in love with polka dots and B&W so the bottom fabric was a no brainer, the top fabric I'm thinking maybe the the corner elongated hexies for my Lucy Boston POTC.  If  that doesn't work out - who cares! - they were $5/meter = another WooHoo!
Can you take another Woohoo? I finished - yes I said FINISHED my Judy Niemeyer Wild Flowers !!! Are you ready ?
Now I just have to decide how it should be quilted - machine or by hand. That decision will determine who will quilt it! Maybe, just maybe I can start my Lucy Boston at the end of the month! Wish me luck !