Beautiful 43 degrees and sunny today. I was able to dry 3 loads of laundry outside on the dry racks today. First time this winter! Nothing better than sheets that smell of the outdoors when you lay your head down at night. I don’t at all envy those in the north east keeping warm by shoveling snow!
I made a run to the thrift store to drop off another box of “stuff” and popped inside to check for tablecloths. I like to find the large heavy woven kind and cut them down & repurpose for napkins. I can easily get a dozen out of a good sized cloth. ( For $3.95 it’s a pretty good deal as the same fabric new is $6.00-$8.00 a yard in the fabric store.)
But,what I did find was the dollar bin!
The bin was full of men’s shirts
Perfect for a Split Rail quilt! A few had been washed but most are 3X (HUGE) and have that stiff new fabric feel & smell. I almost felt guilty purchasing perfectly good shirts to cut up but…from the dollar bin they get shipped out of the country in those big rag bundles so…my guilt flew out the window.
I did buy the light green stripe on the far left as I needed one more lighter shade…for $2.95 LOL! So, when I’m done I’ll have right at $13.00 in a quilt top.
The other quilt I’m stuck on. I have all the borders on, the squares *squared up* laid it out, and I’m not happy with it. Each block was to float on the red polka dot with about 3 inches between each block. The polka dot really makes the reds pop but it looks blech. something’s missing yet I don’t know what else to add…
Blocks squared and waiting to be placed
Your in-put is requested!
And, is any one else ticked off at these gas prices? Ours has been bouncing up and down in price .10-.15 any given day. Yesterday it was $3.43 & I thought Pfft! I’m waiting a day or so, it’ll go down again….(because every darn time I fill up it drops .10 a gallon the next day) Well, today I’m at 1/4 tank & it’s up to $3.65! *Palm to face*….& of course I’m down to one bucket of flour & 1/2 bucket of sugar so a run to town is in order tomorrow.
And a rant…..I’m watching the news this morning and the entire 1/2 hour segment is on the Grammy awards…well let me correct myself. Not the actual awards but the dress code! What? A list of about 15 “rules” such as ..No bare buttocks, no bare breasts, no open lace cut outs…What happened to the days of pride? Not the pride where you show off all God blessed you with!! The super bowl half time was another disappointment to me. I’m not a prude but Beyonce could have done more than just whip & flip her hair around. A friend of mine made comment with all her crotch thrusting, sighs & grunting all she needed was a pole to dance around. Gah! Prime time! Family viewing time people! How about an appropriate performance?!?!?! I was so disgusted.
I guess I’m a prude. I have no problem with women showing a bit of cleavage or bare back in the appropriate environment but, prancing on stage in what equals lingerie with a bare butt is a bit much for me. *Sigh* And this is the type of person young girls think they need to emulate!
Off to make coffee and calm down