I took a couple of days off about 2 weeks ago when I was attacked by yellow jacket wasps twice in a 3 day time span. They are hiding in the ground these days, so you don't know they are there until you tick them off. The first time I found a nest by my front door when I was watering the pots on the front step. The second time they attacked medown by my mailbox while I was mowing. That time they got me something like 6-8 times! It took me a week to figure out where the nest was, since they were on me before I knew what had happened! And all in bad places to scratch in public. Luckily I'm not allergic to them, I did take 3 Benedryl each time though, just in case!
I finished Mason's Wild Kingdom. The zebra and the backing are Minky, so they are totally, fabulously soft and fuzzy! I can't find the SD card the pics are on though, so that will have to be another post. I feel like I spend a lot of time these days just looking for where I put things.
I've also been working on a t-shirt quilt for a girl who wants to be a Marine Biologist. I was told her favorite color is cerulean, so I had a brain flash that I would make the quilt all the colors of the ocean, in an ombre pattern.
It started with this pile of fabrics:
Which I turned into this:
On the house front, I've gotten quite a bit accomplished, but haven't taken many photos yet since I've been spending all my working on the house stuff, planting the hillside, and quilting like a fiend!
I do have pics of my new desk area. I got a killer deal at Pottery Barn on the floor sample. Lorrie and I spent two days this week quilting, shopping, eating and chatting. When Lorrie saw my cupcake stuff, she said "We have to put the desk area together!" so we did.
|Desk area before.|
|Desk area after |
(this space is in the corner, to the right of the
ridiculously red pillar in the photo above).
I hope to see you all there!
Tell all your friends, it will be worth the trip!