Monday, July 6, 2015

Design Wall Monday, and Angels

 The July color is red over at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and last month's blocks for the Itty Bitty Row Along were these little hearts, so that is what is on my design ironing board. Later on in this post you can see the real work horse ironing board I invented to iron the flimsy and it's backing before sending off to the quilter.

Lately I've been seeing Angels in the clouds... Here is the one I saw 2 days ago

And here is the ironing facility I invented... a cotton blanket covered by a cotton sheet on top of my dining room table.  You can move the whole thing in order to get to the unironed spots. (I ironed from the bottom of the flimsy so I'd get the seam allowances to go where I wanted them.) 

Today I've gotta find a box and then ship it.
Now I see how Bargello works - I might make another MUCH SMALLER quilt like it.
Hope you all are enjoying some beautiful weather. It's been unbearably hot here, but the heat only lasts for a few looooooooong hours in the afternoon. We can manage this. Our next home is in cool country and we are looking forward to that.


Piggy Worth

Today is the day of truth... my Piggy Bank is empty right now. Took all the 'millions' out so we can move... in 9 days. OMG!  Now Val of Val's Quilting Studio wants us to 'fess up', reveal our Piggy's Worth. Sad little bank that I made for this event a year ago.

A year ago? Wow, that time went fast. Last year I was still trying to sell my house in CA. Here's my "piggy" bank, a fabric covered peanut can (from Costco). is filled again with fabric to take now to another new home. Hopefully, living there will allow me to fill it to the brim.

Well, I've put off the reveal long enough... my Piggy's Worth is:

I know, it's not much, but you have to remember that it was packed a good part of that year.
I really don't know what I'll use it for. It won't pay off my mortgage or anything like that. I am going to the Sister's OR outdoor quilt show this coming Saturday. It's only about 120 miles from here. I'll let you know what I buy there.
Thanks Val, for a worth while challenge. I promise I'll do better next year.
Sew - I hope this finds you all rolling in cash on this 6th of July.