It makes for some pretty views but we're sick and tired of cold snowy weather.
The view out the backdoor.
The further the sun came up the shinier everything got. It really is pretty but it will be April tomorrow. Enough.
In the mean time the sewing goes on.
I keep trying to get a decent photo of this little cutie.
Last summer Temecula Quilt Company had a 'little' summer project. We were to make one 2" Cake Stand block each day in July.
I tried to get some close ups but my 'helper' felt that I was focusing on the wrong thing.
On a totally different front....on the subject of irons and ironing. All quilters know the song and dance. You buy an expensive iron and it lets you down. You buy a cheap iron and it lets you down. You replace your iron and it lets you down. On the positive side of the equation I had a GE cordless iron that lasted and lasted. When the finish wore off the bottom and the water reservoir began leaking I bought this Panasonic cordless. Knock on wood...it's holding its own.
I also bought this Rowenta travel iron for classes and retreats. I love it. It holds a nice amount of water and is just large enough to do a good job. Then the folding handle gave way at my last retreat. Apparently that's what happens to these. I was contemplating throwing it away when another quilter gave me an idea. She said to wedge a penny into the base of the handle.
Sure enough, it does the trick. I can't fold it up without working the penny out but so far I don't care about that.
Now, if I could just get my everyday iron up to par. I had a Black and Decker I really liked but it quit in less than a year! I went and bought what I thought was the same iron but it has a rougher bottom and doesn't glide like it should. As if ironing isn't enough of a chore...I don't need the iron working against me.
And, finally, as a new twist to the whole iron problem. I BROKE MY IRONING BOARD! That's a new one.
Since you hung on through all that other stuff....here is a photo as Buttercup headed off to her senior prom.
This girls is a true prom queen. We counted. She's been to 6 high school proms! Phew. Despite the ugly weather they all had a great time.
Aren't they just like peas in a pod? You know they belong together.
Happy Monday. I'm off to my sewing room between loads of laundry.