Saturday, June 27, 2015

Still Stripping

Like that title? I do! lol  I was thinking of a good title for today's busy day. I remember how I had to work on titles when I was at Centralia College. English Comp was not my favorite class, but the older I got the better I was at writing. I've been slipping lately when it comes to writing, but OH, well.

I've been busy cutting strips again today. I did about 4 more sets.

I added them to this bucket. My solids are coming down in volume but there are still a lot more to go. Not all will match with light and dark. So, I'm going to hold off on those solids and may get black or white and make them that way. Which means a completely different quilt....wonder how many quilts will come out of all this!

I sewed about 4 of the sets together. This is only 2 of the 4. I will sew them into 9 patches. I'm sure I will have left overs. I'm also sure that will be odd ones out. When that happens I'll deal with them then.

About the time I got this much done, Patrick decided we would head out to the casino and stay cool there. We spent a good three hours out there. It was cool and comfortable in the casino compared to the house. I came downstairs last night and slept in the spare bedroom. It's a lot cooler down there then it is upstairs. Patrick has the fan on, but that doesn't do me any good. So, I got up around 11:30 pm and went downstairs. It took me a while to get to sleep, but I finally did. It's a lot darker downstairs too, so I was able to sleep till about 8:30 am for the first time in a very long time. The bed down there is hard, but at this point, I don't care, as long as I can sleep!

We got home and I headed back downstairs. I sewed the other 2 sets then. I cut the sets and decided I would see how well I did with the strips.

This set was only enough for 4 - 9 patches. I have 2 of each. I will say, for someone who doesn't like to sew, I did pretty dang good! I will probably do more of the strips tomorrow. It all depends on what Patrick has up his sleeve!

I'm hiding in the downstairs. It's so much cooler down here than it is up stairs. Chances are I'm going to be living down here for a while if the weather keeps getting this hot. We are in a heat wave, and have been told to make sure we drink water. It's getting dangerously hot. Patrick went to a meeting for work, and they said we are in a drought. We have lakes and waterways low on water already. Problem is, it's only June!

So, I as sit down here watching TV, I'm going to play a few games and try to get back to my applique - which is upstairs. I did get a lot of applique done last night. My eagles are starting to show up.

I keep trying to stay on top of my projects, but as one can see, I'm all over the place. It was funny today, I would tell Patrick, "maybe we should move," and he would look at me, say, "What? You in a hurry? Can't wait?" It's true, I can't! If the game isn't winning I want to get up and move! He tells me to patient, and my comment to him today was, "You've been married to me how long?.. and you should know by know I'm not very patient." He just laughed at me, and the lady next to him gave me one of those weird looks, like "How long have you been married?" Couldn't help it, I laughed, and she looked away!

In the meantime! Happy Quilting!

BE Meeting And Cross Stitching

This morning was our BFF (BE meeting) day. I was all ready to go. Called Cherry to see if she was going. She was waiting on the guys that do...