Well, when you are living in the desert it is easier to get more accomplished these days. Below are 2 pictues showing how lovely it here in South Texas in the afternoon. No complaints, I am just betting that one day it will show 120! A real record. Today it was 100 at 10:30. We are now into BRUTAL! I am yielding to Mother Nature this summer and doing my exercise on the Indoor Bike! At least I made it to mid-July before I moved inside due to the love temps early in the AM 80+ with high humidity.
Yesterday was a busy day! I went to HEB at 11:30 I wanted to see how much fun it would be to grocery shop at the busiest time of the day. I must say I need to find other ways to have fun!!! By the time I finished my monthly shopping it was 102 outside and about 98 in the store! The least they could do when we are paying so much for food is to keep us cool! (Boy I sound like a grump don’t I) The biggest shock was the fact that one of my main staples (Yukon Potatoes) are now selling at $5.68 for 5 pounds!!! That is just about $1.13 a pound! UNBELIEVABLE.
So I visited Prime Days on Amazon to spend money on fun things instead of food and found that their Kindles are on for sale at 1/2 price for you book lovers. I had ordered one a couple of weeks ago and paid $200.00. Then yesterday they were on sale for $99.00! Yup I returned the original one and ordered 2 for the price of one – one for the Den and one for the Studio. I purchased the Kindle Fire 10” (2021 version). Love it and hoping to incorporate some reading into my life again! Not a lot of sewing done on Tuesday and tried to do my post, but no success on that one either.
Now on the quilting scene, I have finished by 20 Churn Dash blocks for the month! They are so much fun to make and very fast and easy! I have 40 more to make, but it is nice to spread it out over the next 2 months.
No progress to report on my Bats and Boo’s, maybe next week. I may work on it tonight.
I am making good progress on the Wedding Ring Quilt. I have enough rings sewn to make 16 blocks. If I make a twin it will take 48 blocks, or if I make a queen it takes 72 blocks. What is the difference in making the additional 24 blocks, other than boredom? LOL That decision will come later. Here is a sample of how the blocks will look. The blank spots indicate where I will put the connecting pieces. I have not decided which color I will go with! I am beginning to realize that there is a lot more to do with this project.
I found a couple of Squirrels that I just might jump into. The first one is one from Snuggles Quilts Block of the Week. I believe there will be 9 each 6 1/2” blocks. It is for a wall hanging, but one can make as many as they like. I have some blue and white fabric that I would like to start using up. Maybe this will be a good project to do that!
For those who would like to be enticed to work on a project that you are preparing for Christmas, hop over to Kathy’s Christmas in July Challenge. She has set up a Linky Party starting on Week 2. Great way to finish those Christmas projects early!
OK – that is all I have for this past week. I will be working on all my projects – when the mood hits me. Have a wonderful week!
Linking To: My Quilt Infatuation; Confessions of a Fabric Addict; Finished or Not Friday ; Em’s Scrap Bag; BOM’s Away; Sew Fresh Quilts; Crazy Mom Quilts; Oh Scrap; Scrap Happy Saturday; Slow Sunday Stitching Quilt Fabrication Mid Week Makers; Peacock Party; Design Wall Monday, Scrap Happy Days, Quilting Patch Linky Party, To Do Tuesdays