new chimney mortar back in August. After that, the mason came back and built a step by the side door.
Now people won't feel like they're falling out of my house. I just hope the plow guy doesn't destroy it this winter. I'm thinking of getting some kind of pot or statue or something to put in front of it as a marker, but I have no idea what. Thoughts?
Then I got a new, non-leaking roof on the house, along with new gutters.
The last house thing was some painting.
|Wrought iron railings on the front porch.|
|Garage doors and trim.|
At the beginning of September, I got ready for quilt camp. This crappy old pillowcase was the carrier for my sewing machine extension table for a loooong time. It also carried any long rulers I wanted to take to camp.
|Sort of functional but not very interesting.|
The outside is a home dec remnant, and the lining (not shown) was a piece of fabric from my neighbor's garage sale - fill a grocery bag for a buck. I had to buy the blue strapping. In hindsight, I should either have had a longer piece of strapping, and/or put the straps closer together. It's a little awkward to carry the way it is. But I wasn't about to take it back apart, since I use it maybe 3 times a year. The brown strip covers the seam in the strapping.
|I made it big enough to hold my 18" x 24" cutting mat and 20-1/2" square ruler|
When I got back from camp, I took this stuff:
|Comfy plush fabric, flannel and assorted ribbons and trims|
|Cute, isn't it?|
|Two of them have solid orange backs, but I had to piece one of them.|
There has been knitting. Some of it is stealth knitting, but I don't have good pictures of any of it, yet, so more on that later.
The cats have been busy bird watching.
|Some of them anyway. Max was napping.|