Saturday, February 18, 2017

last pile....

of sew-along blocks now a (mostly) flimsy...still needing setting triangles, fabric yet to be chosen.  it has taken me all week along to get the last 2 rows done and put this together in between the tasks required for recuperation that are very slowly producing result.


only 2 blocks left over that'll go in the orphan pile.  when these were being made, didn't realize how many reds and blues got used but still a good mix of some of everything else--purple, gold, green, cheddar, poison yellow.   leaning toward cheddar for setting triangles as have enough on hand.   ***  making a herculean effort to dress and take in some spring-like temps this weekend and most of next week.  looks like february is a no-snow month and if we squeak thru march, it will have been a snowless winter start to finish....my family in maine are too busy digging out to even THINK of spring!  ***   linking up with "oh scrap" blog.....

Thursday, February 16, 2017

spring already???


at the PO the other day, spied this....a large forsythia shrub just starting to bloom...and this wasn't the first forsythia i'd seen in bloom either....that's what our winter has been like...do i miss snow?  not a whit!  haven't cleaned the car off once either....still out of commission with a particularly horrid bronchitis that is improving a bit at a time and nowhere near fast enough for me.   my machine gals miss me and i miss them, although i've been doing a bit of hand quilting.....back to baseline soon i hope....

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

$10 ott lite....

well just a "shade" over $10  (ouch...terrible pun)....but with shorter days, found more light was needed in the sewing corner.  with a budget on life support opted for Plan B....local thrift and a $2.99 lamp and 99 cent shade, then to joann's for an ott-lite bulb (on sale 50% off) which made it $7.50 and voila!  ott-lite brightness for a pittance.  


this isn't the first time went this route.  my mom had a floor lamp ott-lite that finally died.  without funds to get a pricey new lamp, just bought the bulb and used it in a lamp she already had on her chair-side table....worked perfect!  ****  another trip to the local walk-in for (finally) antibiotics. bronchitis tad better but still energy draining and symptomatic.  one of these weeks hope to be able to function again.  ***   and what's that yellow peeking thru on the corner?   a bit of sunshiny scrappy sewing that's taking way longer than it should due to illness, but hope to reveal soon.  otherwise, girls (old viking, trudy, phoebe) are on continued hiatus--not too much longer i hope.