Sunday, April 4, 2010

What a week!

Well it's been a busy week here!! We switched from cable to directTV so that installer was here the same time the guys were installing the new furnace.... on Thursday... a semi intoxicated older teen with a suspended drivers license and no insurance blew the intersection and ended up in my yard........ took out part of my corner grass and yucca garden and stopped about 12inches short of the big fat old tree! His small truck ended up sunk into the soft dirt there........ the gardening folks will be out next week to give an estimate... but we have a $1000 deductible on our policy and if the driver has no insurance...well.... you understand........

I did get a lot of sewing done this week..... I made some placemats and hot pot mats using up a jelly roll I had in my stash... it's the Happy Camper line....... I plan to make some potholders and a table mat yet ....... I also completed all of my swap blocks for April and they are going out in tomorrows mail.... the april BOMs for the 30's quilt... the sentimental journey quilt and the golden thimble barn quilt are done as well as the block of the week this week for the Wisconsin Barn quilt..... whew!!!

I have a few projects I want to work on this month so I needed to get these out of the way.....

A female hairy woodpecker was on the feeder on friday... she flew off just a nanosecond before I took her picture and returned right after... guess she's just camera shy!

A few more rows were added to both the dishcloth and the white scarf and a fancy scarf was started this week....... I also went thru another huge pile of scraps and pressed and sorted them into the color boxes.....which are now full! gotta get another set of boxes!

The tally for March for stash and scrap usage is
3.5 yards of scraps
9.5 yards of fat quarters and yardage
3 1/2 yards of batting
1 Jelly Roll
6 skeins of embroidery floss
3/4 yard fusible interfacing
assorted purse hardware
6 zippers
1.5 yards of twill tape
11 yards of ribbon...

all in all another good month of scrap and stash busting.

I've made a list of things I want to do for April from the scraps and stash.... I hope I can keep this up for awhile.... I thought I saw a little dent in the stash but I was mistaken lol

Have a great week!!! Pictures are below and the rest is on the flickr site