Whew. We just got back from taking our doggie friends for a walk. A brisk walk. I don't know how those little, short legs can go so fast. : o
The only organizational job that got done today was from my husband. He has a small workshop area down in the basement, but we realized the importance of having a few things on hand upstairs - hammer, nails, hooks, measuring tape, etc., so once again, we have a plastic box under the bed for those items. Well, naturally, that plastic box became a catch-all for all kinds of little doodads. So much so that the lid couldn't snap into place. So, this morning, at my request, he went through everything and cleaned things out and took some back downstairs. No before picture, but this is the after:
much, much, better. A least the lid fits again. : )
I pretty much spent the day finishing piecing the quilt square. I wanted so much to at least get the sewing done so that I can begin embellishing (that's the fun part for me). Like I've said in past posts, I am NOT a quilter (though I would love to become one). I just cut the fabric out and piece it together to form something. My crafting table is next to my computer, so I had watched episodes of "Sewing With Nancy." If you've never heard of her, you have to watch. She has been on public television for YEARS! She knows everything about sewing and quilting and other projects as well. And she also has guests on her program who are experts in the field of sewing all kinds of things. A lot of the programs are only 5 minutes long but most are about 25 minutes. While sewing, I watched several episodes on quilting. If quilting isn't regarded as an art form, it definitely should be! The quilts the women made are extremely gorgeous. The talent they have for taking fabric and making it into something amazing has always fascinated me.
I did finish my piece:
now it's going to take a bit of thought in how I would like to decorate it. It's in Fall colors, so that narrows it down a little. I also want it to be framed so that narrows it down even more. : )
Well, tomorrow is July. Here are the to-do's for July (we didn't even get around to all the June to-do's - but that's okay):
*Wax the cars - clean the inside thoroughly.
*Sealcoat the driveway.
*Dispose of old paint cans/other flammables (find the nearest appropriate drop-off site).
*Replace washing machine hoses.
*Rotate vehicle tires.
*Spot check for mildew in the house - I just noticed some this morning on the shower curtain - in the wash it went with bleach.
*Do any indoor painting.
*And, I know this sounds bizarre, but begin thinking about Christmas gift giving. You don't have to have it all figured out, but maybe start by writing ideas down. If you're a seamstress or crafter, you might want to think about what kind of gifts you can begin to work on now so that it doesn't become so stressful.
There. I think that's all I had to say for today. : ) Thank you for dropping by - have a wonderful upcoming weekend. God bless.