Well, we are officially in summer- schools out for most kids and it's hot all the time (at least for me). Once it gets to 90's everyday, it's just too hot for me. But, I've lived all my life here, so I just stay in till Christmas (just kidding- I stay in after noon each day till October).
Here's a list of my likes for this week :
1. My cooking spices moved to a different cabinet. I put them in one place when we moved in 3 years ago and have fought every time to see where a spice is while cooking. I finally stopped the other day and moved them to a lower shelf in a different cabinet over my huge crock pot on the kitchen shelf. I've moved a few other things around on the counter of this mini kitchen too. Moving the spices had made such a difference in my cooking prep and time! As I always say, it's the little things.
2. My finished "30's print" quilt. I love how the addition of pink added to the overall color and design of this quilt:
This will be added to my donation pile . It's about 50 inches square. I used the MSQC pattern "4 x 4" made with 2 1/2 inch strips I cut from some 30's prints I've had in the stash for years. I also used scraps for the second border and binding. Kinda cheery, don't you think? And, I made a slight dent in the stash.
3. My May Pink/Rose RSC blocks.
Aren't they pretty? I used what few pink/rose scraps I had on hand and then green (ish) mini charms
for the centers. I had no idea how dramatic that choice was till I saw the photos. I also didn't realize how little of pink I've made in quilts. Hmmm.-maybe I need to join a fat quarter club to enhance my stash. Have any of you joined a fat quarter club that delivers a bundle monthly? I don't need to spend a fortune but my stash is pretty boring.
4. My new tablecloth clamps. I have a round table on my patio with a red checkered vinyl tablecloth on it. The cloth constantly lifts with the slightest wind ( which we have almost everyday, for some reason). I had several ceramic plant pots on the table holding the cloth down. So, I went to True Value store and found these clamps:
These work perfectly! I was so surprised how strong they are. BTW, I had a delightful time at the True Value in Sun City as they pack so many different wares similar to the old fashioned hardware stores in the mid west of the U.S.. I spent an hour there!
Well, I have to run and get ready to go my grandson's house as I'm starting taking care of him for the summer, today! I hope I can prepare these "like" posts in advance each week.
Please join us at Lee Anna's post for more "likes":Not Afraid of Color.
Have a great week!
I look forward to your comments!