I have been busy lately, honest! I just don't seem to have much to show for it! I think it's because I'm working on a bunch of "secret" projects.
I did some work I really loved a couple weeks ago on one of the round robins we are working on in the "ArtC Girlz" group. But, I can't show you that!
I'm working on a couple of lap sized quilts as gifts. But, I can't show you that!
We had some wonderfully summer like weather last week. It was almost too hot, in fact. I hardly had time to enjoy the mini irises and crocus before they were gone. I didn't take pictures in the gardens because mostly all I did was cut down dead stuff left from last fall. So, I can't show you that!
I can show you the new work table, all resettled and in use! So far it's working wonderfully!
I can show you the new bag I made myself for my trip to Lancaster. It matches the jacket I made last year since I used some of the leftover bits of patchwork from that project . Hmm. I just went and looked for a picture of it and couldn't find it. You may remember how much trouble it gave me when I was working on it in the spring of 2011? I'll have to let Edith model it for you. Yay! Something else I can show you.
Cheri said my jacket needed some bling. I didn't think so, but did add some to the bag in my hotel room that night! Like any little kid, I just wanted to play with my new toy!
And I can show you the "dinner plate Dahlia brooch" I made with a pattern by La todera. ( I will be looking for more of their patterns!)
They call it a brooch, but I doubt I will be wearing it. Maybe on a purse? (ooh- that means I need a new purse!)
Yup, I had quilted my supreme slider to the back of my quilt!
I quit for the day after that.
Some things you just know.
My green tip for today is my usual outrage at something I observed. I was in Bed Bath and Beyond last week. Some ladies were shopping for friends who had registered. The store associates happily print out the whole list- several pages for each shopper ( I don't know if they were together, I had to wait behind three who needed this sort of help). The one who had made her purchase was asked if she needed the list. When a negative response came, the list was taken and tossed in the trash.
How hard would it be for the store to have a recycle bin for them?
Or for the shopper to take it home and drop it in her own recycle bin?
Small choices in each of our lives could make such a BIG difference!
I am grateful for:
Time in the garden.
Sleeping with the windows open.
Finding a place for everything in the sewing room. (but also finding a few things I didn't need places for anymore!)
One of my favorite wines comes in a box- saving 4 glass bottles!
Home made cinnamon bread for toast.