(1) November's high clouds
(2) the CVS on the corner
(3) shopping on the internet
For some reason every time I go out and say to myself "I need to pick up some sun block while I'm out" - I have a mental blockage! Three times I've meant to pick up some ... three times I've forgotten. Thank goodness for the CVS close to me, I'll definitely get some when I go out today. Hopefully...
Yesterday I did take two large garbage bags of clothing to the thrift store (it was good stuff, not garbage!) and that's out of the house, whew! Why do we hold onto stuff we're never going to use?? With the exception of our stash, of course! We'll definitely use that, sooner or later.
But clothing that I haven't worn in 3-4 years?? Stuff two or more sizes too large for me? Come on now!! Out it went, and probably more when I get a chance to look at the bags in the basement. If it's usable and still good and I don't want it, I'll donate it... if it's no good, I'll trash it. Simple as that.
My only exception is non-stretchy blue jeans, I'll keep those to use in a quilt.
I was asked for closeups of my little candle project...
On this one you can see the cross-hatch quilting really well. I didn't EVEN bother with fancy quilting or shadow quilting around the candle. It'll fly with this simple design!
I wanted to show you the berries up close too...
I started out using a narrow zig zag around the edges, then I realized a very short, straight stitch would work just as well, and probably better! In the top picture you can really see the difference in the fabrics, I used whites and off-whites to make the scrap yardage.
Do you notice the green background I left around the leaves in the photo above? I left it to avoid having to stitch around all those tiny areas, yeooow!!
I joined four 6" blocks from scrap yardage to make the center of the piece; the borders were made by cutting 3" strips. The batting was a fusible bamboo (Fusi-Boo), I'd never tried it before and it's super-thin! I liked using it, no gluey lumps to deal with, as with some of the fusibles.
Well, today I have a medical appointment and I WILL pick up some sun screen.
Sew forth and sew on