Definitely a stay-at-home evening tonight. We're finally getting some rain, which is forecast to be heavy this evening. I just hope it holds off until after I get home. The road I have to take to get home tends to flood out easily, as does at least one of the alternate routes (which also backs up a lot on a good day). I'm not looking forward to next month when one of the main roads into town is going to be closed for 4-6 months. Or so they claim. There's a bridge that needs to be fixed and expanded. Since they're going to be doing the work during winter, I don't have high hopes they'll get it done within the scheduled time frame.
At least I have the wool afgan to work on tonight.
10-16-2019, 03:49 PM
I sympathize with you on your commute and road construction issues. They have been doing bridge repair here for a decade, and widening one of our major highways for almost as long. Two highway access points near me are still closed, nearly two years now. Bridges that link areas of town get closed for months at a time. Random streets are closed or narrowed for work with no warning. Getting home with no detours is getting to be a challenge. A couple weeks ago they closed the Interstate for two days, for goodness sakes. What a mess that was.
Meanwhile, it's a beautiful day for sewing. :)
10-16-2019, 04:19 PM
Thanks, CH. Normally my commute is short - only 15-20 minutes. But they closed the road I mentioned for emergency repairs and it took nearly that long just to go one mile to get out of town. And that was just for a week. This is going to be for months. And there one weekend each year where thousands of people descend on the town for Commencement (for the University in town). A couple years ago, they ended up closing down one lane and alternated traffic that weekend and it was a mess. I don't even want to think about what it's going to be like when the road's closed in both directions. Sigh.
So far, it's just been rain and not heavy rain which would cause back-up drainage flooding (especially with all the fall leaves on the ground) so getting home shouldn't be too bad (hopefully!!). But it's definitely a stay-inside sort of day.
10-16-2019, 06:15 PM
This morning at the dentist --- a wreath on the door made up of ribbon loops. On closer inspection, the ribbons mostly had dental motif - teeth w/ happy faces rather like these...https://www.etsy.com/market/dentist_ribbon
10-16-2019, 10:27 PM
Yeah, my dentist has a surprising amount of stuff around his office featuring teeth. Haven't seen a wreath yet.
I got 14 blocks sewn today. Most were made with strips already cut and partially sewn. I cut 4 new fabrics and started mixing them in as I went. Here are the new ones with some of the existing blocks. I cut the four on the right, haven't cut the red print with the selvedge yet.
You might be wondering about the orange print. I love the colors in it and decided it will be my Sparkle color.
Now I need to sit down and figure out how many blocks I am supposed to be making. I thought I had done this once already, but it isn't in my project notebook.
10-17-2019, 07:46 AM
14 blocks sounds like a lot. What's a Sparkle fabric?
Taking the serger in today, so that's a wasted day. We'll do some shopping, of course. I'm debating about going to Hibbing, which would add 60 miles. JA has a good ad but I don't need anything, so probably will skip it. Will see if Husby wants to go over there for anything.
We caught a mouse. I hope it's the only one. We'll leave the trap out a couple more days and then disinfect everything, instead of just spot-cleaning. No point pulling everything out of the pantry and washing it all down multiple times, etc. Dang, I hate mice in the house. Disgusting. Fortunately we seldom have one, and then usually it's one the cats drag in. They take the concept of catch and release way too far.
10-17-2019, 09:21 AM
Got some work done on the wool afgan last night but not as much as I would've liked. Been kinda antsy lately. But I think I'll probably be able to finish off skein #9 and start skein #10 tonight. It's pretty close already, I think.
10-17-2019, 10:55 AM
DCompton - There is nothing wrong with being boring. Or with other people thinking you are boring. Like what you like.
In high school people called me boring because my favorite thing to do was stay home and read. Some people think reading is boring. I think they must be reading the wrong books. Of course now I have expanded what i do for fun. But most of my leisure activities are homebody things except for going to museums. So still pretty boring in most people's opinion. I guess because I don't like to go out to noisy, crowded places and get drunk.
I went to the dentist yesterday. I have very bad teeth, but have been putting it off for a long time. Yesterday I just got the teeth cleaning and exam and appointments for future appoints along. The cost for all the future work is high even with my dental insurance that pays for half. And the lady said my dental insurance was better than most. I am glad we are in a financial position where we can handle it. We just paid off our last credit card. I was going to talk to my husband about putting more money in investments, but that will need to wait a few months. The appointments - there is a lot of them - should be over sometime in January.
Then I just need to do something about the bags under my eyes and my weight and I will be perfect. :vs_laugh:
Well it's not like a have the face of model. I will not have perfect looks, but it will be better. But I feel like this is giving me some motivation to make other improvements. I have read that doing a facial massage will help with puffy eyes. I also just read that witch hazel helps. And I already have a moisturizer with witch hazel. So I will give those two things a try and see if they work.
Weight is tricky. My weight has nudged up again. I am blaming changing hormones this time since I have not really changed my diet or exercise. I will try to nudge up my exercise since my eating is already pretty healthy.
10-17-2019, 11:40 AM
[QUOTE=Spirit Deer;4112559089]14 blocks sounds like a lot. What's a Sparkle fabric?[/q]
Remember, they're only 8" blocks, so kind of on the small side. I'm estimating I'll need 40-50 each of the squares and the pinwheels.
Sparkle fabric is a concept used in Amish quilts. They were traditionally made in muted solid colors, lots of black, navy, dark red, dark gold or rust, etc. The patterns were simple, bold, often just squares or triangles sewn together randomly, very utilitarian and often not planned or coordinated. But then what you see in these sometimes very drab quilts is a single bright or light color as a center block, or a border, or somehow used as an accent. This is a sparkle color.
[q] JA has a good ad but I don't need anything, so probably will skip it. Will see if Husby wants to go over there for anything.
They're having another fleece sale. But I see a lot of cotton is 40-50% off, so Monday or Tues might be a good day to scavenge the remnant bin.
Another mild sunny day here. Have to get gas for the car, no other reason to go out. Going to do some more blocks, and then maybe something in the yard. Or laundry.
10-17-2019, 01:32 PM
My new lamp and stand should be here in a couple of hours. Good delivery day!
I have a couple of friends coming out tomorrow. Theyíre from the old days when I was office manager at the opera company and they were board members. One was president of the board one year and the best I worked with. Theyíre great guys. So I need to spend some time today getting the house company ready. Fortunately itís not too disarrayed at present. The wife of one of them is an artist and is taking the watercolor supplies so I need to get that all bundled up.
I got a later start on the cross stitch last night than I intended so didnít get a lot done. I did get past most of the snow. And did two tiny black fox legs. I spent more time working with the threads. Iím putting more on the working bobbins since it will take a lot more thread. Given that, Iím switching from the flimsy cardboard bobbins to plastic. For those when I mark them with symbols I use tiny bits of removable label which is tedious. In short, quite a time consuming project. I got through about 50, maybe a third of the colors used on the first page so I have a long way to go just for that. Iíll probably carry on more with that today rather than the stitching. Iíd rather be stitching, of course, but on such a long term project getting it set up the most efficient way at the beginning will pay off later.
10-17-2019, 07:03 PM
I hope you enjoy your new lamp. I know I always like having good light when I work, especially on crafts.
Quilt show tomorrow, should be the last of the season for me. It is my quilt guild. They are having a big 'yard sale' since new state laws don't allow the venue (a church) to have vendors. That's irritating for small groups like this, and small vendors because these kinds of events can't happen at the expensive venues where retail shopping is permitted. Anyway, I hope to come across some good finds again this year.
I was going to go with a friend. She asked if it was ok for her husband to come along and I said yes. If he enjoys that sort of thing then I don't mind, even though it limits the kind of personal discussion a couple of women would usually have. Then today she tells me she and her husband are going to get up and go early, and they'll probably miss meeting with me, since I was planning to be there later. So I'm feeling a little miffed. If I'd known I could have asked someone else who wanted to spend time with me. She did this to me earlier this year, too. I am going to stop inviting her to go to the shows with me.
I got a handful of blocks sewn today, did not count them. Going a little slower now trying to match up what I have cut without repeating too many prints in each block. I believe I have plenty cut, it's just a bit of a puzzle to match up 16 squares and make them all different. I really need a huge table to lay everything out on so I can see it all.
Having some friends and kids over for an impromptu 'learn to paint' and hobby night tomorrow. Had to get a few things out of the basement that I just packed away a couple weeks ago. Going to be a busy day tomorrow.
The lamp has both daylight and warm light settings and dims. I’ve never had such versatile light.
The stand is perfect. I have tried several and never found one that was comfortable to work with in the recliner. This one could not be better. I recently joined an awesome Facebook cross stitch group and someone mentioned this one. I trotted off to Amazon. It is $$$ but worth every penny. Now I can work two handed which is great since I’m doing such big things now.
CH, sorry to hear about the issue with your friend. I tend to go to events by myself since I like the flexibility of not having to match anyone else's schedule. But it is annoying to have someone bail at the last minute, especially if they have a history of doing it.
Finished skein #9 and started skein #10 of the wool afgan. This will be the last skein on this WIP. My friend's MIL isn't that tall so doesn't need an overly long afgan. My grey/green w-b afgan is next in the queue. I will likely put this down on a regular basis for other WIP's since I'm using fingering weight yarn on it. At least it's long enough (or almost long enough) to cover my legs so they'll still be warm now that the weather's getting cold.
10-18-2019, 09:58 AM
CH - get us some more great photos at the quilt show!
I still love my goodies from yesterday. I worked on the shelf for about an hour last night, but not on the stand. I’m in a super confetti section and with that much color changing, it needs to be in hand for all the starting and stopping. There were a few colors with six or eight scattered stitches but most were one, two, or three. It’s an itty bitty fox. When I get past that I have some areas of more connected stitches, or at least more of the same color. One of the great things about this stand is that with the side clamp it’s easy to go back and forth between using the stand and just holding the work. 100% happy camper!
I didn’t get all the craft clutter put away but at least the house is acceptably clean. I have no idea when my friends are coming, but I can keep pegging away at that until they do. After they leave it’s nap time. With their unpredictable ETA, I got up early, after about 5 hours of sleep. I’ll definitely crash later today.
10-18-2019, 02:30 PM
So many great quilts here today.
But first, shopping.
Maybe. The Wi-Fi here seems slow. I may have to wait until later to upload anything.
10-18-2019, 03:45 PM
Glad you like your new light and stand setup. That makes it all worth it.
Down 3.3 lbs since Monday. It's a small start. Trying not to think about the 20 I regained. Stupid of me.
Husby took off for town to do a bunch of errands. I woke up this morning and decided to get rid of a long, low cabinet we had in the cabin. I've tried it for various purposes in various places over the yrs and it just doesn't work for anything for us. Plus it's 7' ft long, so takes a lot of floor space. It's not very tall so isn't worth the footprint it takes up. We paid $5 for it yrs ago to store a few hundred video cassettes and it was great for that, but those are long gone. Husby will drop it off at the thrift store. Hope someone else can use it. It's a nice cabinet. Glad to have it out of here though.
Otherwise, just doing some little stuff. Got the magnetic catch on the sink cabinet door so the door doesn't stand open an inch to let mice and Shadow in. Now we don't have to put a chair in front of it when we're not around. Shadow would be able to open it, but I don't think she will.
It looks like the weather might be good tomorrow to move the camper to its winter location. It's hard to get it hitched or unhitched in that spot, but it's the best place for the plow crew to avoid it and give the extra space to push snow. Still need to haul some trash, too. Still lots to do. Winter could arrive anytime around here.
10-18-2019, 07:35 PM
I got my deck furniture cleaned and put away Wednesday. There is 1 teak bench still outside I usually clean & oil, then leave out another day until the smell dissipates, then bring inside. Need a nice day for that. Mad because I warned hubby of a woodpecker making a hole in the siding days ago. Today I hear the woodpecker UNDER the siding, now inside the wall pecking away. Hubby's usual job of procrastinating. Now the problem is much larger. Grrrr.... wish I had married a handyman.
10-18-2019, 10:53 PM
A good light is everything. ch maybe she as one of those husbands who won't stay behind. though I would stop inviting her. still decluttering. got dd too but not much came out of it. so... got the boxes sorted for the free shipping days to the diff groups. just have to weigh them because can't be over 5lbs. did find the elastic hairbands I got from dollar tree for making scrunchies out of yarn ends. had a couple dollar shopping trips to buy stuff to add to the boxes. realized can use the empty under the bed storage container for the yarn in the box in the closet so did that. my pretties...lol all my mandala woolease.
raining on and off all week here. kinda blah week and sil being her..why I am surprised who knows by now. just cus we aren't hateful people so don't think that way. 99% out of my life now. started new job yesterday so far so good and nice people. got muffler replaced $$$ w tailpipe since that fell off who knows when. volvos aren't cheap. running all the reg errands too. so many books from library to read too. plus got some fun groceries at the store I worked at today. will be hard to not shop at these stores lol a frozen italian dessert that I got one last year at xmas came out for then. meringue and cream was so good.
didn't go to scout camp. we aren't used to having weekends free and time for us. so will take time to get into the groove. halloween stuff needs to come down too! fall decor is up but we have so much halloween stuff lol did get a skeleton light up octopus today at that store for my sea themed bathroom. we love halloween been watching horror movies too. realized one of my wips was a pumpkin doily I started last year lol need to finish some of these projects!
10-19-2019, 12:43 AM
I walked down to the camper and fetched the round cable bag with the dogs' tie-outs in it. On our last trip, I thought of a way to improve the setup of the detangler. That mod required some ripping on the 2 straps I made for that, so I ripped and then made 2 complete detanglers with hardware we bought in MO and yesterday. Last trip, it would have been nice to have 2 detanglers instead of having to keep moving the single one we had multiple times per day. I had an extra, longer strap so I used the new hardware to make another complete setup. I also packed up the new short tie-outs with the rest of their stuff in the cable bag, so that's all done. While we were gone, I also made a sloppy prototype from a piece of milk carton to add to the leash keeper I made for the handrail. Attachment 49607
It's not working as well as I'd like because it wants to slide down. My little crappy prototype works well to keep it in place, so have to make a nicer one now that I'm home and have proper tools. That won't take long. Then I think the entire tie-out system will be done for good. It works extremely well, just needed a couple tiny tweaks. I got to cross the first item off the long list of camping things I need to do, so that's something.
It's been a slow day.
10-19-2019, 12:37 PM
Friend came - one had gone to Arkansas for the day - and the watercolor supplies are gone. I’m glad they have a better home where they will be used.
I finally got all the thread for the current pattern page squared away so I think I am finally ready to concentrate on the stitching. There are still about 90 colors that aren’t used on this page and I will gradually get those done. The one thing I don’t like about working directly from the bobbins when there are so many I have to keep them in boxes just to find anything is the box lid. They’re hinged so the open lid is always in the way. It occurred to me last night that I could fix that and I cut the lid off. Why did it take me so long to figure that out? When I not working on the project I can still set the lid on to keep dust out of the floss. I’ll have to do another for this much thread. I’ll get all the floss in them and then I’m ready to go! I would love to think I could finish the first page today and tomorrow but I know that’s unrealistic.
10-19-2019, 03:31 PM
I run across those forehead-slappers, too, D. Hate when it happens, but love when there's a simple solution that makes things easier.
We hauled out trash today. Didn't find much to salvage but did get another dryer drum to plant potatoes in and a coated wire fridge shelf I hope will work to cover the camper AC so stuff won't fall in it anymore. Not sure it's long enough, but it might work anyway.
We got the shoe shelf cut to go under the camper steps. Attachment 49621
Once it's painted black and attached next spring, the steps will fold up and slide under the camper as usual. The shelf will just stay in place and be ready for use anytime. It'll be so great to have a place to dry our shower shoes other than on the gas tanks, or having to have wet shoes inside the camper if it's rainy.
I ripped off the frayed binding from the arm of the bag chair. I checked the other arm, and it falls apart at a touch, too. Oddly, the binding on the seat and back seems fine. Dunno what happened with the arms. The whole arm binding is just rotted shreds. Luckily the chair is put together with screws instead of rivets, so it's easy to remove the arms and do most of them on the machine. That will save a lot of work, bleeding, and swearing.
Another day of little odds and ends.
10-19-2019, 06:09 PM
Got the arms fixed on the bag chair.
Moving on to adding D rings to the straps on the pockets for the recliners, and replacing the elastic on their headrests. Neither should take long. I want all these little tweaks and repairs done by winter and have a whole list of them.
10-20-2019, 12:16 AM
Oh no. Second guessing myself again. I just saw a post from someone doing the shelf pattern. The lucky dog is only two pages from the end. She is doing it with one thread on 25, the way I started it and it looks so good! The fineness of the stitch helps with all the detail. Maybe I got discouraged too easily. After all I was doing the white, the hardest to work on white. I may have to go back to that and just see it through. In fairness, when I had first started it at the top with actual color it wasn’t that bad. Maybe I could just do a little of the white each day and then move on to color. But I need to decide before I go any farther.
10-20-2019, 07:41 AM
Are there any air erasable or water erasable dyes you could use on the white thread? Could you do the white last instead of first, to help define the squares? Have you tried it with the new light? Have you tried using those magnifiers for precision work, that you wear on your head? How about a magnifier right over the fabric, preferably lighted? You don't have to answer. I'm just thinking of tactics that have worked for me or Husby. I can't work on black fabric except in natural sunlight, so I understand your frustration.
Today we move the trailer to it's winter spot, I hope. The bugs were terrible yesterday, but the upcoming forecast looks bad for the week so need to get it done. We have lots of little stuff to put away so that could take a while. I need to add some weather stripping to the cargo hatches, too. Always lots to do.
10-20-2019, 11:27 AM
Those are all good ideas SD. I got it out and thought about it before I went to bed and had a good night’s sleep on it. I’m sticking with the 18. I’m entertaining myself, not making an heirloom. There is another deal breaker. The white is not getting good coverage on the gray grid lines. They faintly show through. I have never washed a cross stitch but would have to wash this one to remove the grid lines. It has some dark reds and purples in it and after years of work if they bled I might have to resort to random and undirected violence. Cussin’ just wouldn’t be adequate - lol. I know cross stitch is washed all the time but I’m really chicken about it for something like this.
We had a funny at the birthday party last week. It was the birthday of one of the guys, maybe late 20s? I never heard how old he is. Little girl always picks out birthday presents at the dollar store and hasn’t quite mastered the idea that you should consider the recipient’s tastes. She gave him a pink ceramic Eifel tower. Just what every young man needs. She thought it was pretty.
10-20-2019, 12:39 PM
DC, that's funny. And reminds me I had a thought to make pillow cases for my tween nieces for christmas. Their parents strongly hinted that the girls wanted quilts, but sorry, not up to that this year. One of the girls is mad about Paris, and the other picked London. So I need to find some appropriate fabrics. Ideally a fabric panel would be what I want. And I can check dollar stores for pink Eiffel towers. I know where I can get British themed tea tins.
I finally have a day to relax. Friday was crazy with the quilt show, and grocery shopping, and entertaining into the night. And we started early Saturday getting ready for that gathering, then dashed right to the event for my performance. And then I got sick when we got home because it had all been too much. Did something to my elbow, too, maybe connected with a doorframe, I don't recall. It feels achy and bruised.
But today is a day to kick back and go slowly. Weather is beautiful, windows are open. We have leftovers for lunch. I have sacks of goodies from the show to go through and a TON of photos. Amazing quilts, maybe the best show of the year. And tomorrow is quilt bee, so I want to get something ready to take with me. It's about time to start my Christmas hand stitching project. I think I have a kit or two around.
SD, the shoe rack is a great idea!
M, hope you can get your project finished.
Dlr, we need to do some deck cleaning, too. Got a couple old chairs to toss, and last year's cat box is completely ruined from rain.
10-20-2019, 02:26 PM
You're right. D, it's entertainment. You'll have fun using the bigger fabric.
Cute, about the Eiffel tower. I hope LG's dad is getting settled in. I was thinking of him yesterday.
Take it easy, CH. Sounds like lots of fun, but maybe too much of a good thing. I eagerly await pics, when you feel like posting.
I stole the shoe shelf idea from someone at the rally, who stole it from someone else. I still can't believe nobody else on any of the numerous RV forums I've used in the past 18 years ever thought of doing that. I'm going to keep an eye out for expanded steel where we salvage though. That would make a sturdier, nicer shelf.
We got the trailers moved to their winter spots and a bunch of little things put away in the camper. I got the pockets modified in the potty cabinet, so the cabinet lid closes like it should.
I had a vague idea how I wanted to make the AC grate from the freezer shelf I salvaged yesterday. I was envisioning something relatively complicated, but as soon as I set the grate on the counter, I could see the simple solution. We got that cut and installed in a few minutes. Attachment 49623
Finally! I've been trying to find a solution to this problem for 7.5 years. It's easy to remove if need be, and flips up when we need to get at the controls. It should cut down on stuff falling on the AC now. I love solutions that are simple and free. Attachment 49625
10-20-2019, 02:45 PM
Woodpecker update: hubby cut ANOTHER hole lower in the siding to get the woodpecker out, so now there are 2 holes instead of 1. Man logic. It is raining today so who knows when this will be patched. He also informed me he ordered sonic woodpecker repeller off Amazon. I FEAR it is the one I see selling for $200. :vs_shocked:
10-20-2019, 06:51 PM
Dircpa - thatís hilarious. Not the woodpecker. Thatís a costly and unhappy encounter with nature. Youíd better hide his saw before he decides that hole didnít work, but if he put one over there ... or there ...
Actually, did it work? did he get the woodpecker out?
10-20-2019, 07:33 PM
LOL! It sounds like now you have a woodpecker duplex. I know, not funny. I remember when we had raccoons, and all the damage they did.
not feeling great, pouring rain so skipping halloween garden. had to do flea meds on cats and flea comb the youngest. he has lots white so you see them more and for some reason gets more too. so flea combed today and discovered a wound on his chest about quarter size near his armpit..he hasn't been fussing w it so didn't know. appt tues earliest that works since other is when I am working and new job. housework reg stuff. worked on one crocheted project for a while.
10-21-2019, 07:28 AM
We never had any luck with sonic repellers. I concluded they were a scam when the dogs did not react to them. Our dogs used to nap within inches of one. Doesn't seem logical if the devices are so annoying as to drive animals away. Hope you can evict the woodpecker without further damage.
I replaced the elastic on the recliner headrests and improved the straps attaching one of the pockets. I used some plastic hardware laying on one of my machines, but can't find the dozens of pieces just like them to do the other one. So frustrating, and makes no sense. They should be in the drawer with the other 2 sizes of that type I have. I just can't figure out where they could be. I want to get the pocket done so the chair can be put away, so today I will either find the missing hardware or use something else. I just don't get it though because since the sewing room is organized now, there are limited places those parts could be, and I've looked in those places. If they somehow escaped from the sewing room, then I have no idea where they might be.
We have to be in town today, and the forecast is for 2" of rain. Fun, fun.
10-21-2019, 07:47 AM
I believe the woodpecker is gone since I no longer hear tapping inside the wall. There is shiny silver tape over the holes to keep the rain out. Hubby needs to patch permanently.
10-21-2019, 10:40 AM
dlr, sorry to hear about the woodpecker adventures. In the last few years when my parents owned their house near me, they were also dealing with an issue with a woodpecker. Sigh. At least that's now the new owner's problem.
Got some work done on the wool afgan. This last skein will definitely do it. I'll use the remaining skeins in a lapgan and ask my friend (whose MIL is getting the afgan) if she knows anyone who would like (and is craft-worthy) a lapgan. I did most of the work on the afgan yesterday since it was a damp, chilly day and I was too tired to focus on my writing. I spent all day Saturday LARPing with my friends so I didn't get any crocheting done then.
10-21-2019, 10:56 AM
Dircpa - good deal that the rascal left. I hate hearing noise in the walls. That’s never ever good news.
We had a wild storm about 5:30 this morning. I can usually sleep through anything but this woke me up. There wasn’t much cloud to ground lightning soblittle thunder but the clouds were a nonstop light show. We lost power but only for a few hours that I slept through. The front has passed through so now it’s just off and on light rain for a couple of hours. We’re all in for a lot of exciting weather for a long time to come.
I’m a little more than half done with the first pattern page. It’s not a full size page because it’s the bottom row with the leftover from the page division. If I do half a shelf a year I could finish it in 8 years. I doubt I can do that much though. The maximum color chart version that I got is very slow going. I some some patches coming up today that will move along faster.
10-21-2019, 10:56 AM
Sewing white on white is tricky. I have a similar problem sewing on black fabric with black thread. It is is harder for me than white on white. In one of my current project I am using blue thread on a pattern fabric in shades of blue. The blue thread just blends in. I think standard embroidery is a little better than regular sewing because I always use thread that stands out from the fabric.
I also have gained back some of the weight I lost. I don't have a scale, so I am not sure what the exact numbers are. I can tell by the clothing fit though. I will try to play around with my at work exercises. I have a standing desk, so I can do lots of stuff without it being too obvious.
10-21-2019, 11:52 AM
Off to quilt bee today, probably will suck up all the daylight hours. Have to stop at the grocery store on my way home. Hope to get some quilt show photos up tonight. I haven't even had time to look over them.
Going to take some zip pouches that need hand sewing, and one of my scrappy donation projects. I can also work on star blocks while I m there. I just don't have anything else easy to transport that's already cut.
10-21-2019, 03:38 PM
Got a few more little things done for the camper. The case for the stove stand is still too small, so that's a do-over. This time I have the stand in the house, so will be able to check the fit before sewing. That won't take long. Still can't get over how well that stand works for the oven, better than with a stove although I will use it for that, too. It folds to only about 2"x2"x maybe 24" long.
Air fried some more chicken. Still love the air fryer.
I think we're finally buttoned up outside for winter now. Good thing because the wind is coming up. It's going to blow in something. It looks like rain but hasn't started yet.
Down 4.2 lbs for my first week back on plan, so the easy part's over. From now on, a 2 lb loss will be a good week, but that's okay. Gotta start TMing again tomorrow. Will have to find a good book to read while I walk.
10-21-2019, 04:23 PM
Trying to figure out if I can get someone to pay me for polishing silver. Honestly I would have to call it one of my hobbies. Just love how things look so nice when I am done. :wiggly:
10-22-2019, 11:05 AM
Trying to figure out how to make space in the truck for one of the folding chairs from our patio set. Bag chairs are very uncomfortable for me, but we need something along besides the recliners. The patio chair folds as small as a chair like that can and is light but sturdy. If it ever quits raining we can drag the recliners to the truck again and see if there's any chance of squeezing the new chair in. Kinda doubtful, but hey, I managed to squeeze yet another pan into the tiny convection oven, a feat that seemed impossible.
I dragged out my favorite travel book because we're thinking about next year. It looks like we could spend weeks in Utah alone. So many destination choices it's hard to decide. I have a feeling we may have to skip a lot of stops to have enough time just for the highlights.