I was busy making class samples this weekend. In August, I have a hand piecing and quilting class and we’ll be making these four blocks and adding a border…sashing is optional. Then, we’ll sandwich it and start some hand quilting.
I also made another mariner’s compass block from my drafted pattern. In this class, we’ll be drafting the pattern on freezer paper and then piecing it using Judy Mathieson’s method.
I’d like to make one more compass block…notice the words “like to”. Don’t know if I’ll get to it. But, after the class, I’ll have a third sample to add to these.
A big part of the weekend was spent on school clothes. Last week, we had a coupon, buy $75, get $30 off. Good coupon. So, we did.
And, this weekend, we bought shoes. We had a Famous footwear $25 coupon and they’re having buy one get one half off, so Sydney ended up with a free pair of shoes and a pair of athletic shoes. Okay, you can start your count there. That’s two pair of new shoes for Sydney. Then, we went shopping for boots.
The last couple of pair of boots I’ve bought for me, I’ve cheaped out. And, because I felt like I’d wasted by boot money, I didn’t give myself good boots for a while. One of those pair got sent to goodwill…they were just that bad. And the second pair went to Sydney on Saturday. We’ll add one to the count here. That’s three new pair of shoes for Sydney.
Rob got new boots at Christmas. And, on Saturday, I bought a new pair of brown boots and so did Sydney. That’s four for her! I don’t think I ever got four pair of shoes in a day in my life!
We all wore our boots out on Saturday for dinner. It was tooooooo hot. But, we did it anyway. And, it was cute. So, we took a picture.
We also took Sydney’s aquarium down and moved her fish to my tank. She’s been good about having an aquarium and taking care of it for several years, but she just lost teenage interest. So, we took it down because I was doing all the maintenance anyway. Now, I have a tank full o’ fish that I’m watching and hoping everyone survives the move.
So, everyone is hiding and would not come out to get their picture made, but I promise, they’re all in there.
One last thing…and this one is controversial. I’m going to ask you not to eat at Chick-Filet this week. I’m not asking you to give up anything you love and not out to try to put them out of business. As far as I know, they sell food to gay people just as happily as they sell it to straight people, because gay money is just as green as straight money. But, other people have taken a stand on gay marriage and freakily enough, that stand involves eating at Chick-Filet on 08/01. So, I’m asking all my readers not to eat there, that one day. It’s crazy stupid. A civil rights question and now, one of the Texas candidates is planning a rally at Chick-Filet to show his disapproval of gay marriage. It’s getting out of control and I guess what I’m asking is that you support gay marriage by not getting involved, even accidentally, in this particularly nasty and loud fight. We don’t need to take a stand on everything to be involved. Silent support and votes are just as good as holding a sign in protest. If you really want to support gay marriage, tell a story to someone about my family and end it with “It’s a shame they can’t get married. They’re such a nice couple”
Have a great Monday!