Friday, October 18, 2019

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Day 290 of 2019

I changed the dishes to some pretty fall colors to coordinate with another rug. 
Then I got a little carried away 
and organized the remaining dishes in the cabinet by color. 
I am hoping this will be helpful for future seasonal dish changes. 
Besides, I think it's pretty this way.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Day 289 of 2019

I had to go out to do some errands today. 
This guy was parked next to me. 
I'm kind of glad it wasn't dark out or I might have been just a little freaked out.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Day 288 of 2019

Our power went out just about an hour ago. 
The power company estimates power will be back on after one o'clock in the morning.  
Luckily we still have a few light sources from charged devices 
and our internet service is evidently working on backup battery.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Day 287 of 2019

This one is for all you quilters out there. 
You know there is the big debate about washing 
or not washing fabric before putting it into a quilt.  
As you can tell by this photo, I am a washer.  
The next question then is how do you prepare your fabric before you wash it? 
Years ago I heard that if you cut the corners off before you wash, 
the result would be no raveling or at least less raveling 
and a way to tell the washed from the unwashed fabric. 
As you can see from the photo, it still ravels. 
I have done this for years. 
Today I decided to try a method that I had heard of but never tried.  
This method calls for serging the cut ends of the fabric to be washed. 
To my great surprise, the result was fabulous.  
Not only did I not get the raveling, 
but I also don't have all the tiny triangle fabric bits 
from the snipping of the corners. 
I'll definitely be trying this again 
to see if it is a better way for all situations.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Day 286 of 2019

At the quilt show yesterday I won the silent auction on two quilt tops. 
Here is a peek at the fun fabrics contained in one of them.