Well the laundry is finally starting to recede . . . and order has been restored. Todd spend the day Thursday getting rid of the old . . .
It actually went in very quickly and easily, and Todd and I held our collective breaths as we watched the first load go through.
Seriously. We sat down on the floor of the closet and watched the machine go from wash to spin to rinse to dry. It's a lot smoother and quieter than the old one, that's for sure!
After the first load, I ran another. Then another. And another. (I didn't sit there and watch all of them progress, though, just so you know.) So far, so good. Whew!
Today I'm off to Nashville, driving a 15-passenger van full of teenage girls. We're going to Opry Mills Mall for a day of eating, shopping, and scavenger hunt fun! I know you envy me. LOL! I may (may mind you) make a quick stop at one of my favorite LQS that is *totally* on our route and is having a HUGE inventory reduction sale. My stash [enhancement] reports have been so BORING lately!
And finally, lest you begin to wonder about whether or not I'm creating anything (much less quilting) these days . . . I shared about a week ago that I've been busily making lots and lots of these pretty, felt poinsettia brooches:
They are *so* very easy to make! And there's lots of room for creativity -- felt colors, floss colors, the stitching you use and the center button -- oh what fun you can have there! The pattern is a freebie, created and generously shared by Lisa Jordan of lil' fish studios, and the instructions and template can by found right HERE. (By the way, you should definitely poke around Lisa's blog while you're there -- she creates some very fun things!) Trust me -- these poinsettia brooches make a sweet little teacher gift! Or, if you're looking for a relatively simple project to work with a group of girls -- what a lovely way to teach some simple stitching and have a lovely end product for them to sport!
I did get to thinking, though . . . felt is so plain. What if I used some fabric backed with some fusible fleece?! Hmmmm . . .
Don't forget that the big Quilting Gallery 5th birthday party blog hop starts up tomorrow evening!! Lots of fun giveaways ... who knows what you'll find here!!