My oven is working again. I ordered a new igniter switch, and it came right away express mail. But it arrived broken, and they sent the replacement by first class mail. All the videos said it was easy to replace, but it took two other brains and a few days to figure out how to put it in. We had turned off the gas during the first fix, and I left it off in an abundance of caution, which meant I was without a stove too for more than a week. I got by without resorting to eating out, but once it was fixed, I made up for lost time by baking a pizza and cranberry cookies.
I've been rotating the rugs in my house the past couple of weeks. I want to make sure that Zeus always has traction wherever he walks, so my hardwood and tile floors have to be covered. This means the smaller rugs get moved to the kitchen, and other rugs have to replace the space those rugs took up. I don't like the idea of having rugs in the kitchen, but we have to do what we have to do. This process involved sweeping, vacuuming and mopping the floors, vacuuming both sides of the rug and taping them down in their new position.
2020: Weeks 51 and 52 of 15 Minutes to Stitch
I forgot to update last week so there are two weeks in this recap. The first week, I made the small Blue Ornaments Quilt which I showed you twice already. You'll see it again in the end of the year recap, so I won't show it to you yet again now.
And this week, I was supposed to hand stitch the fusible pieces on the back of the quote quilt top. Since I am fusing the second layer to the backing and not the top, I wanted to make sure the little strips I added to the sides are secure.
Instead I worked on another small quilt. Back when I was cleaning the sewing room, I had picked up this kit and said, "surely, you can give this one up," but I knew that if I made up the kit, I wouldn't have to give it up. Remember my cleaning by quilting philosophy?
I postponed the cleaning of the sewing room but that particular kit stayed on my mind, and especially at Christmas time, it insisted on getting some attention. It is an Advent calendar with 24 pockets. I will show it to you when it is done. I may have another finish before the year is up.