Manic Monday? Not really, just the usual chores. Still when I started loading photos I realized this thing was just going to be all over the place. Where to start? With great news, of course.
The thimble (my favorite) that I thought was lost forever in our move reappeared today. And the crazy part is that it was right in the basket where it should have been. I have removed everything from that basket several times. So why did the thimble show up today? I dunno. I don't care. I'm just glad that we are reunited.
The reason I was going through the basket was to find a glue stick - which was not there. Maybe if I wait 6 months, it will show up? I want to glue some wool applique in place for stitching. The Quilt Pals started working on Cheri Payne's project from the current issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects.
I have opted to put the cart before the horse, as it were. I after completing the piecing, I chose to quilt, bind and coffee dye the top before the applique. I often do this with smaller applique pieces because I like having the entire piece quilted without those stitches going through the applique.
Over the weekend there were more projects around the house. Hubby moved the garbage disposal from the left to right side of the sink for me. It seems that nearly every home we've lived in it has been that way. After three months of scraping dishes on the wrong side, it seemed easier to just make the switch.
We did a little roaming around at some of my favorite junk stores. Spotted this fella at a stop light.
That is what I would call Dog Tired!
The shopping brought us two ladders.
And 42 linear feet of wood salvaged from a circa 1890's building tear down.
First everything was treated for termites, then cleaned. All the boards have been given a liberal coating of lemon oil. The ladders are due to receive a coat or two of paint. Stay tuned to see what becomes of it all.
UFO of the month
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