I have no excuse, none at all.
The only ‘reason’ I’ve not been blogging…..is sheer laziness.
It must be these ‘Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer’.
But I’ve not been enjoying sodas, or pretzels or beer – although I do wish that summer could always be here.
As much as I’m enjoying the heat that we’re finally experiencing, after such a long, long winter, cold spring, and late summer – I do find the heat draining.
And so I am lazy!
But life hasn’t been all non-productive. In my few short spurts of energy, I have continued with trying to use up all the scraps that have been saved. And so here’s the last of them used up:
From Christmas scraps – some coasters, mug rugs
and hot mats:
And then the selvedge scraps – a bag to carry along a small cutting mat:
And another small bag to carry the smalls (scissors, cutter, thread, needles):
that attaches to the large bag, inside or out, with a magnet:
So that empties the bins of all the scraps. Amazingly, even using up scraps left scraps. So what did I do with those? Well, I made a couple of small dog pillows for my friends with small dogs – just simply sewed a square of dog fabric and stuffed all those bits and pieces into it and closed it up. Completely washable, and great for when they want to ‘scrunch’ their beds up. But there was just so much more even yet, so I found a couple of larger pieces of dog fabric in my stash, and made a big pillow, for our DD and DSIL’s large dog. She apparently loves it. Sorry to say I neglected to take pictures before I delivered these goodies.
Now that the scrap bins are emptied, the rest of the work has to be done. I have 4 flimsies to quilt – and 92 12” blocks to sew together into some size of quilt top (or two).
I won this through Myra’s PhD Challenge that I joined January to June. I was so surprised – didn’t even realize there was a give-away that went along with it. Now that the scrap bins are all emptied, I can start to work on some of the other projects I’ve lined up – like this lovely wall hanging. Thanks so much Myra – love it!
On the home front, we’ve been doing some sprucing up and cleaning out – and had a garage sale last weekend, that was quite successful. Just a couple of items left we’d like to sell:
This hanging chair would be perfect on somebody’s patio, under a tree, with a soda (or beer) and some pretzels:
And this antique office chair – we just no longer have the space, and it’s been sitting in the basement for a while now:
Know anybody in the area that might want them?
This lovely has pride of place on our counter now – and has produced some delicious muffins already (that’s the most I want to bake in this heat). Looking forward to homemade bread without the grunt work this winter (more laziness, I guess).
Happy lazy summer days! Blessings, Peg