Other news of the day: my house is officially listed for sale as of last night. I'm going to hate leaving this place -- my quiet spot in the country with plenty of trees and wildlife; but it is definitely apparent that I can not take care of this place alone -- my flower beds need weeding, the asparagus bed got away from me the first week I think, the grass needs mowing and I broke the riding mower and it's being fixed at the moment, lots of trimming needs to be done and I do have someone to do that for me but it's hotter than blazes this week -- at least til Thursday, so I don't want him working in the heat. I've spent months getting the house ready for showing -- cleaning out and putting away "stuff". I think we all probably have too much stuff and I know I do for sure! I've sold a lot of furniture at auction, but I still have enough to fill a house. I finally have a sewing room I love here in the basement -- but that's okay because I will definitely buy a house with a basement that's big enough to hold it all!
Speaking of which, my latest purchase was a "find" in my favorite quilt shop: A primitive table that came from a printing company in the area. It's huge and it's heavy (it took 4 guys to haul it into the basement). It sits between my sewing area and the longarm, so I have all the pieces of leftover batting pieces shoved onto the shelf on the longarm side. On the side near the sewing machines there are two drawers. I have lots of my newest fat quarters and my baskets of sewing notions along with some extra cutting boards spread out on top. This is not my cutting table, though -- that is in the area of the basement on the other side of the staircase.
I do love these happy squirrel and bird blocks -- I think this will be a fun quilt when it's finished.
Until next time, remember, Be Kinder Than Necessary!