Monday, September 1, 2014

Busy Doing Nothing

Where are the weeks going?  I can't believe it's been so long since I've blogged.  It's hot and blah right now, so there's not a lot to blog about.  This morning I thought, "I'll take my camera out to the walnuts!"  Then I hopped in the car and drove off...without the camera, of course.  My brain just doesn't function when it's overheated.

I have spent a lot of time admiring my house.  The color has really grown on me.  My favorite sight is this back door, to the pool bathroom.
I had it painted one shade darker than the house.  You can only see the difference when it is in shadow, but it's enough.  It makes me smile, every time.  :)

Last week was my husband's birthday.  Usually I'm at a loss to buy him anything, but this time?  He said he wanted "a new pair of TopSiders."  wow.  His "old" pair was a 30 year old pair of hand-me-downs from my younger brother!  Well, they're more than 30, since my brother wore them for who-knows-how-long before he gave them to husband 30 years ago!

Shock of shocks, he's wearing the new shoes.  yay!!!
The fact that I took a picture of them might indicate how rare an occurrence it is for me to pick a "winner" of a gift for him.

I'm trying to prep for a personal quilt retreat, but can't seem to get my thoughts organized.  As I consider taking along this project or that, I'm sewing my way through snippets on my table.  Over the weekend, I pieced some tops for Komforters for Kids, our guild's community outreach program.  (Finished quilts are placed in police cars and fire trucks and with CPS, to be given to children in distress.)  The fabric was donated and pre-cut.  I just sewed it together.

I made some snippets leftover from Penny's Christmas quilt into postcards:
and finished up a potential birthday card that I started a while back
I also made some postcards from some Halloween selvedges, gifted to me by a friend.
And I think that's about it.  Not much to crow about, really, but I missed you guys, and thought I ought to check in.


Quiltedtime said...

We missed you, too. Love your charity quilts. Great idea.

sewmuchfun said...

Thanks for checking in...always enjoy your blogs :)

Barbara Sindlinger said...

30 years? A pair of shoes lasted for 30 years. I'm lucky to have mine last for a year.

I think when I see some fun selvages I'm going to save them for you. You always make some cute stuff.

Paula said...

Did you mean to have one of the bright green blocks turned instead of diagonal? I laughed because I have done it myself several times. Big smiles.

Elaine said...

I really dislike our summer heat and am annoyed by it a little more every year. Would really like to see the front of the house-have you already posted that and I missed it? The selvedge postcards are my favorite!