Those darn pictures arrived in my inbox about an hour late. That rarely happens! Oh well, you know me and technology - some days I'm smoking, and other days, I'm cold.
Let's start with the missing photos from yesterday!
Here are the running shoes and the ones on the left - the old ones look in excellent shape - slightly dirty, but in good condition.
|The old and the new|
|The old soles compared to the new ones|
|Hexagons for One Block Wonder|
|The first pass at my One Block Wonder|
|Customer quilt - DONE|
|The cutting table needs to be cleaned|
I sorted a bit more of the stuff on the kitchen table. One more box is filled, and the boxes have been loaded in the car. I think there'll be another 3 boxes, and I must do that today as I want to get this stuff out of the house.
My SIL came over, and we hadn't had a chat in a long time, so we chatted all afternoon! She had a couple of errands to do, so I drove her around and then back to her mom's. I got back home and went for my walk. I went for a LONG walk as I was on the phone having a chat.
Do you remember me telling you about this fantastic gold Tesla that I'd seen in the neighborhood? Well, I found out where it resides and couldn't resist taking a picture. The color is gorgeous.
|Beautifully colored Tesla|
Do you remember that little blue shoe that I spotted in the forest? Well, I spotted it again. I hadn't seen it in a long time, so I thought it got picked up. Well, it did sort of! It's now hanging in a tree.
|The shoe in the tree|
|MOM - can I eat my sister's food?|
|Bags of quilt tops for community projects|
- When the backing gets cut, it isn't square, and most customers do NOT take the time to square up the ends, which means it can be a mess to load on the long arm.
- The quality is not always the best, although the quality is proving.
- It's not necessarily the most economical. If you do not have a large quilt, a lot of the backing gets "wasted." What do you do with the leftovers?
|Sale fabric at the Hobby Horse|
The thing to think about with quilt backings -- it doesn't have to be a perfect match for the front. I go for theme and color match as best as possible, but I'm not as fanatical about it as I used to be. So if you are looking for inexpensive quilt backs -- think sale fabric. It's often excellent quality fabric that didn't sell on the main floor and is now being offered at a steal!
We have embroidery club today, and I've been getting pictures from everyone. I'm thrilled because I see that the group is experimenting and trying out new things and making mistakes, which just thrills me to the bone!!! I can't wait to see here all the stories!!!
It's raining today, but that doesn't mean we won't go out. Can you imagine if I told Lexi and Murphy that it's raining and we're not going out? Neither can I!!!!
And I'm going to try and get some of that cutting table cleared up, but I have some quilt labels that need to be stitched in place TODAY, and one quilt needs to be delivered, and hopefully, one more will get picked up. And hopefully, I can get those two quilts quilted.
Have a super day!!!