Wednesday, July 8, 2009


It's July 8, 2009, 07/08/09.

Seems like a good time to post a status report. I'm posting these here as a chronicle of my days, but I'll limit them to headlines (or at least short blurbs, because my fingers do like to type) to keep anyone from being bored to tears.

  • My old dryer stopped working. I have a new one, which has a big door which stays open, moisture sensors, and a light inside. Drawback, the lint trap is hidden and more awkward than the old one. There was a weird special that made it cheaper to buy the nicer dryer than the standard basic one.

  • Michael Jackson recently died. The news media seems to be taking credit for why so many people are mourning, thinking people just want to be a part of a "big event." I'm glad people are mourning - they are honoring his talents and accepting his human frailties.

  • My allergies have been kicked up again. I haven't been around cats, but I've been around people who have been around cats. My daughter has been spending lots of time with my sister's cats. Ugh.

  • I've been doing peripheral quilting activity. I chose a backing and batting for a UFO. I had originally been planning on adding a border, but then the backing and batting would be too small. I even pressed everything. I've also cut out more scraps for the rail fence leaders and enders quilt.

  • I've been working on cleaning up my bedroom / quilting supplies storage room. Yep, one and the same. It's made me very fickle - "I should work on this, no I should work on this." I think maybe I should just keep cleaning. Even if it stirs up dust and aggravates the allergies.

  • The sky has been really pretty, and we had a run of cooler weather, which was nice. I'd take summer over winter any day. I have a job that lets me come and go as I please, so I don't have to deal with allergies at work, which is very nice.

I hope you too are having a nice summer!


Mrs. Goodneedle said...

...the sky has been really pretty... I love that! I also like the phrase peripheral quilting I run around the edges a lot myself, seems like I'm doing peripheral tasks. And sew it goes... Happy 7-8-9!

Michele Bilyeu said...

Good post with lots to think about. AND not only is it 7/08/09...its
123456789. I posted about it today as it only happens once in a century!

Elaine Adair said...

"peripheral quilting activity" wow, LOVE that phrase! Makes me smile - might be the name of your next quilt!