Today is just a day of odds and ends. Let's start with Scrabble.
I must confess that I haven't been playing on-line Scrabble like I should be! It only works on one of my two tablets (I know - you aren't allowed to make a comment about that!). It won't play on my Surface - the version of Scrabble available is different from the Acer - well one is Android - the other is Windows. The Android tablet which is the one I travel with - well I must remember to turn the Wi-Fi off when I'm not using it as the battery drains pretty quickly as it attempts to keep the link open.
Then for Christmas, I got a Scrabble page-a-day calendar. Now in the past, I've been terrible with these calendars. I get to Day TWO and then stop!!!! Trust me - I have one at home from a few years back and it's pretty much intact after Day Two. Here's the problem - I feel compelled to KNOW all the answers or memorize all the new words. Why???? Cause I'm an obsessive idiot and can't let go. Well - with my new calendar - that is NOT the case. I am ripping the pages off daily. I might not remember 10% of what information is contained, but that is OK. If I learn 10% more than I knew - I'm good.
Every Tuesday, there is a 7 letter Scramble. You should be able to make a word (a bingo) from the 7 letters. I'm not always good at this. And since I'm used to the shuffle button on the computer version - I like to move the letters around. That's a bit hard to do with a piece of paper. SO thanks to my little Scrabble magnets - I chose the appopriate letters and then during the day - I messed around with them. Did I get the 7-letter word???? Nope - but I've moved on!!!!!!
|Using Scrabble magnets to try and figure out the bingo.|
I have a couple of things to make for QuiltCon 2016 which happens next month. Look at all the bright yummy strips that got trimmed off my projects. I JUST LOVE this line and thankfully, I've had loads to play with!!!!! It's from the ColorWorks concepts from Northcott.
|Bright trimmings for the pet mats|
Now here is a flash back to Misty Pines.
|Misty Pines by Patti Carey|
I think I had mentioned that I was short of one fabric and there is NONE to be found in our warehouse. One of the people who attended my class happened to have purchased a kit from Keepsake. I could beg, borrow or steal her leftovers from this particular fabric. Mary agreed to sell it to me (well - we are still negotiating!) and then lo and behold, she was at Lens Mills and guess what????? YES - she found more of it. Bless her heart!!!!!!!!!!!! I should be able to finish up that missing kit this weekend. If anyone is interested - there are still TWO kits left.
|Fabric number one from Misty Pines kit!!!!!|
And someone in the class mentioned doing the quilt in different colors. Have a look at this picture that I found on the internet.
|Misty Pines - recoloured - love it!!!!!|
One of the goals for the week was to make the backing for my Oh Canada quilt.
|OH Canada designed by Elaine Theriault|
No problem - I made the backing, but when I went to put it in the "to be quilted" pile, where or where was the binding????? I knew I made the binding. But it wasn't to be found. I was tempted to make it again, but I knew that I had made it.
Then I was digging through a laundry basket right by the ironing board and guess what I found???? Yep - that would be the binding. I had put stuff in the laundry basket that needed attention. The backing was in the basket, but when I pulled the bolt out, the binding had slipped down.
|Laundry basket with stuff that needs attention|
|OH Canada - ready to be quilted|
Last night at guild, Marilyn showed me this bag that was made and QUILTED by her Mom. Now Mom has been a die hard hand quilter all her life. She took my machine quilting class last year and she is doing a fabulous job on the machine quilting. Awesome job Lois!!!!!!!
|Quilted tote bag|
You can call me a dumb blonde for this next story. But I was out in the country last week and my car was FILTHY with mud. Peter kept bugging me (in a friendly way) that I needed to wash my car. I told him I would the next time I filled up with gas. And that happened to be last night.
I stopped at a Canadian Tire which I never do. Bought gas and a car wash. When I drove up to the car wash - OH CRAP - it is one of those ones with the little track - I hate these ones.
I couldn't find the darn coupon number on my receipt and that was an omen for the rest of the experience. I pulled up to the door - didn't see the flashing green light because of the edge of my windshield - you know the support bar. Anyway - I tried driving into the car wash - I KNOW - I said it was a blonde moment. Needless to say - my car did NOT get washed.
|Inside the car wash|
On that note - I'm out of here - got a super busy day and I have loads of sewing to do. I'm tired of cutting fabric for others - it's time to cut for me!!!!!
Have a great day!!!!!!!!!!!!!