Is it my imagination or are Mondays getting closer together? I swear I’m not getting a full week any more.
- Hot Pads. Our Wednesday group has been challenged to each put a pair of hot pads in our county fair. While I don’t love these, they’re almost done; plus they will be buried in an avalanche of really cute ones so it won’t matter.
- Box Quilt. I did Candice’s crazy-quilt block for our Wednesday group’s first box exchange block of the year (we run 6 months, June thru November). Click on the “Box Quilts” tab at the top of this site to see what everyone did for June. I started next month’s block, which I can’t show yet, and hopefully I won’t be doing it the night before like I did last month!!! (It’s just like high school all over again.)
FWS. Last week I joined the Yahoo! group The Farmer’s Wife Sampler, making blocks from the book by the same name by Laurie Aaron Hird. It’s a Block of the Week schedule, and I plan to make the BOW plus make one block I missed by starting late. Eventually I’ll get caught up! I’m blogging about my progress on “Farmer’s Wife Fridays”, and my cumulative finished blocks will be shown under the “FWS” (Farmer’s Wife Sampler) tab at the top of the site.
- Cut Scraps Down to Size. I spent a couple of afternoons pressing and cutting scraps down to usable sizes. I need to do this more often! I hardly made a dent in my scraps.
And a foot food note. I’ve been on a healthy eating plan (don’t you hate the word “diet”???) since June 1st. I’ve been enjoying a lot of strawberries since that time since they’re in season, I love them, and they have practically no calories. Can you guess where this is going?
After having a nice bowlful of strawberries with my oatmeal Saturday morning, I broke out in hives! I’ve read that strawberries are a common problem for people who have springtime allergies, specifically a birch tree allergy, and I’m guessing that would be me because something in the spring air really bothers me. Plus I’ve been spending waaaay more time than usual out in the summer sun (read heat) which helps hives to “blossom”.
I originally went outside to photograph the beautiful wild flowers behind us. I ended up photographing bugs. Who knew they could be so endlessly interesting and even beautiful. A sampling:
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