Tuesday, August 14, 2007

I've Been a Bad Blogger!

And terribly remiss for not posting Darlene's gorgeous pincushion earlier! What a beauty! I feel so lucky to have won one of them! Thank you, Darlene! I love it!!

This week has been so hot. How hot is it, you ask? I left work today and it was 103. I work down in a valley. Usually climbing out of that valley on the freeway it cools down. Today the thermometer in my car kept going up and up and up. It got up to 112! Yikes! That's the hottest it's ever been here - well, since I've been here. Then when I went down into the valley where I live, it cooled down slightly - back down to 102! A regular cold snap! I'm sure my electric bill will be astronomical this month, but I don't care. I need to leave it on pretty low to keep the upstairs cool so I can sleep at night. I don't think I'd mind the heat quite so much if it wasn't so dusty, too. I keep forgetting that my part of SoCal is just an irrigated desert.

The third block of All Things Christmas came from Kimberly at http://www.fatquartershop.com/ last night. I'm going to start prepping it tonight. Yep, I'm going to keep up with this one all the way through to the end. I started stitching the third pumpkin block, too, last night. I'm having a ton of fun appliqueing again, but I really need to turn on the Bernina. I'll never use up this stash doing applique! LOL! I'm going to make Judy's string block this weekend out of those luscious batiks, and whatever else I can find to sew on. I know, I know, I need to get the borders on the giterdun, but I really did need a break from that monster.

Jane and I were talking this weekend about going antiqueing again. There are a couple of little towns around here that have neat antique shops in their downtown areas. It's just so hot right now. We may need to pack an ice chest full of Diet Cokes and Dr. Peppers. LOL

I baked a big ham Sunday afternoon, so I've been eating on that ever since. Tonight a salad with ham in it. LOL. It's kind of like the turkey leftovers at the holidays. This one was way too big for just me, but I was so excited to see a ham at the market that wasn't spiral sliced. But at least I've been eating at night, and that's making me sleep better. I go to bed most nights without eating because I never can remember to stop at the market on the way home. And when I do stop, I end up buying everything but food.


~ Boxes on my doorstep. Such fun!

~ Reading Judy's new book from cover to cover again last night - the third time through it!

~ Just feeling really good lately.


Kim said...

Dang! I wish I had the same food issues you do, but mine are just the opposite! LOL! Glad to hear you're feeling good--I am too on this diet, so that's a bit motivating. I can't believe it's so hot down there! We've had reasonably decent weather here this summer. Weird weather! Oh, and you've reminded me that I need to get back to my applique. I'm looking forward to seeing some photos of yours!

Darlene said...

You're welcome, Vicky. Enjoy!

Once again you have inspired me to start my hand applique. I'm going to start working on Vintage Charm this week and try to keep up with my blocks - just following your lead. :-)

Kairle said...

I've been catching up on your post...you're a busy girl! I had fun reading about some of your first quilting/rotary cutter experiences. There certainly is a learning curve at the beginning!!!

Cute pin cushion!

atet said...

I've been catching up on my blog reading after being away for a bit -- can't wait to see your next Christmas block and all of your wonderful applique that you've been working on. Congrats on the club at your LQS and someday I really am going to have to show a photo of my own first quilt attempt -- trust me, you will laugh!

Patti said...

Hey there Vicki - it's my time to catch up with you now. I can hardly wait to see what you've been up to. You say you've beed a bad blogger - well, I've been a bad blog reader. I've really missed reading your posts - I always enjoy what you have to say the the projects you have to show us.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Awwww you got a pretty pincushion. It's great huh?
Mmmm good, ham!!! I love ham. But I wish I could not eat dinner. Jeez, how can I do that? I need to know NOW!!! Pants are getting a tad tight lately.
Can't wait to see your newest block.