I can't believe it's been 2 weeks since my last post, but I haven't really been quilting that much, and I guess that's when I really think I have something to blog about.
Yesterday I hunkered down, and finally put all the rows together for Jeanne's wedding quilt.
I just need to trim the sides and add the borders, and the top will be done! I plan on making a pieced back, using large pieces of the same fabrics from the front, something much more calming than the front! Of course, my hubby immediately said that we needed to keep this one, and make her something else! Yeah, right! But I do really like this color mix, so something using this scheme might be in our future.....we'll see!
I actually really enjoyed making all the flying geese.....there are 480 of them......and I had never really made more than just a couple at a time before.....so it was a little surprising how fun they were to make. And I have a huge bag of bonus hst's now......maybe that will be a wall hanging, or maybe I can channel Bonnie Hunter and come up with a whole nuther quilt using a bag full of something that should be put to use! I've always loved how she does that......has a drawer full of 4-patches or something, and designs a quilt around them! I love that! I just wish that kind of thinking came naturally to me.....I'm going to have to sit down with some graph paper and play for a while before I come up with 'it'.
On the non-quilty news front......I have a new refrigerator! Woohoo! Okay, you may be saying, "Big Whoop".....but it really is! This is the first NEW refrigerator I've ever picked out and owned! Everywhere we ever lived, there was a fridge already there, so we lived with it. And most times, they were fairly new (maybe 5-10 years old), and so they were fine. I've never been a gadget girl, or bells and whistles girl, so the basic model is fine with me. But the fridge in this house, that we've lived in now for 13 years, was probably from the early 70's! No kidding! I tried googling the codes from the back, and it predates the listings! So this baby is pushing 40, and I've been saying for about 5 years now, "When the dang thing finally dies, I'm getting MY fridge.....the kind with the freezer on the bottom!" And every time we have been to the mall in the last 5 years, we've parked at the Sears end, so we can walk through the appliance section, I can find MY fridge, open it up, look inside, do a little dream of how great my stuff will look in there, close the door, and head for the real purpose of the mall trip.
Well, the old fridge did not die, but we were thinking that because it's so danged old, it's probably the cause for at least a third of our electric bill......sucking up all that energy just to run it's tired old motor! And Sears (bless them!) had MY fridge on fabulous-amazing-can't-miss-it sale.......so it was TIME!
And tomorrow I can start putting stuff into it! Yay! I can't wait!
Call me a happy girl.....no more bending over to find stuff in there anymore! And the doors have HUGE adjustable shelves, so a giant bottle of everything will fit in the door! OMG! And see-through produce bins! I'm just so damned happy! (Yeah......I know......I'm easily pleased!)
Hope you have a great weekend!