So far, the day is going great, except that I put SKIM milk on my oatmeal instead of almond milk. I just grabbed the first carton in the fridge and didn't pay attention. No big deal, you say? OH YES -- it is a big deal. The almond milk tastes so much better. I know M is probably running around saying, "I told you so!". She was the one who suggested I drink almond milk, and I balked big time. Now - well, I will use other milk, but almond milk makes such a difference.
To support our local dairy farmers, I do drink a small glass of chocolate milk every day! That's a refreshing reward from walking in the heat!
Speaking of walking, every morning, I check my progress on my virtual challenges. And I use the little yellow Google guy to check out the view around me. Well, let's just say that nothing is private any longer. Look at this obscure little road that is mapped by Google.
|An image from Google Maps|
That looks like a dirt path to me! I'm shocked at how much of the earth is mapped. It appears that nothing is NOT mapped. WAIT - I checked back the rural area where I grew up. Even the small ghost village near our farm is on the map. HOWEVER, none of the grid roads are mapped. So can you tell me why this obscure road in New Hampshire is mapped, but the grid road system is not? It's weird.
I'm reading (listening) to a book about cyberspace, and well, the bad guy who is running a porn website has access to a LOT of information. I'm not sure if someone could have access to all that information, but I suppose it's possible. Can you really get a phone contact list just from talking to someone on the phone? Anyway - it's a pretty scary world, and if you want to protect your children, you'll have a very informative conversation with them.
I want to know how a perfect stranger can put the fear of God into children - "don't tell anyone," yet a parent can't have the same impact?
OK -- I confess that I had another look at that paper pieced quilt block. Why were those angles so weird? After studying it one more time, I realized that it didn't really matter and has to do with the angles on the outer sections of the block. So I forged ahead and worked on the paper piecing.
You have to love paper piecing as you start the assemble process; those pieces are a mess.
|Working on the paper pieced block|
|My paper pieced block|
|My barn blocks to date|
I'm not making any of the applique blocks. The one applique block I did make is going to be the label.
I got another customer quilt done. It's a T-shirt quilt, and it required a wee bit more babysitting than usual.
|Customer quilt - DONE|
One of the shirts had some crystals on which I was certain the machine would skip over if the crystals ended up being in the path. Everything in that section worked fine, but I monitored it just in case.
|Crystals on a quilt|
|A neckline on a T-shirt quilt|
|The back of the quilt|
|A fabric postcard|
|One large block for the double wedding ring|
I'm not sure how many of these blocks I need to make. I've got to start working it out, which I'll do next week. Those blocks are on point, which complicates the process. But I really need to be sewing four blocks every day to make one big block like you see above. It has to be done! I need to get this quilt off my plate. Another magazine quilt is now on the schedule; actually, two and both need to be done by the end of August, which is not that far away.
And as quick as that - I've run out of time this morning. Good grief - where does the time go???
Have a super day!!!