Tuesday, January 20, 2009
This and That
Well I did it, I bit the bullet and cut my square in square blocks and sewed them back together, and they sure are scrappy! But I like it! Now I have to figure out what to do for sashing so they don't fight with each other. I need a solid or a tone on tone and I don't really have anything in my stash, which is a bummer since I didn't want to have to go buy something new. I'll have to think about that for a bit. And that is exactly why I have so many UFO's. That "set aside to think about" problem..
Here in Northeast Wisconsin the pack ice is coming in. There are huge chunks and ice bergs of it all along the shoreline. I love watching it.
Which brings me to my next thought that flitted through my head.
Do any of you who are not in the snowbelt realize how much money snow costs? Other places the precipitation comes down and runs off into rivers or lakes or the sewer system. Here in the northern areas it comes down and we have to move it around. Isn't that the funniest thing if you think about it? And it costs to move it out of the way! Just our church has already spent nearly $20,000 to clear the parking lots and sidewalks! And the snow season is far from over! I heard that Milwaukee has already spent upwards of 4 million! Good thing the snow also brings in tourist dollars huh? So, that is our expenses here, what do you southern people have to spend your tax money on?
I have also been trying to do a few bags every week to keep up with my stash of bag fabrics.
This is the first in a series of wine tote bags. For the next ones I plan to make wine bottle bags to go inside so we could go to our favorite winery and buy a few bottles and not have them clink into each other.
And here is a Valentine tote..........