Saturday, August 16, 2008

Productive Day

Another hot day in Portland. I don't know what the official temp was because I have not watched the news at all today. If they have said it on the radio I haven't heard. It was hot and I stayed in doors other than to go out and hang clothes. I just love to hang my clothes out in the summer. I worked on the smaller stars for SITP. I have 7 more of the teal to make and then 20 of the off white. I think that will be enough.

I decided to work on two projects at once and do the carpenters stars as a leader/ender project while working on the stars. I completed another block doing that.
I quilted my fungly. I like this. This quilt was fun and ugly. I might try to do this more often. I certainly have plenty of material for the project.

I decided to make the back fungly also. I found odds and ends of backings from other quilts and pieced them to fit.

A new helmet!!! Monday, August 11th was the one year anniversary date of my accident. I have put off riding but have decided it is time to get back to it again. I needed a new helmet, my old one is still in tact but I just feel like the integrity has been compromised so I wanted a new one. This is it, a pewter color. I will add some retro reflective tape and be ready to roll. I ordered a new jacket also. I hope it fits. The size they had in the store was to big so I ordered one size smaller. Keeping my fingers crossed. I looked at riding pants but not quite ready for that yet. I am getting excited about this, I am ready. This helmet is the same style as my old one but a newer version. It has a built in sun visor, I don't know how I am going to like this but I'll see.
Well best be getting some more done. Almost time for bed. Good evening to all. Dot


dwgraphx said...

You go Girl! Good to hear that you're going to ride again and soon I hope. I like the blocks you made. I stayed indoors all day as well and sewed on a scrappy quilt top. Blessings, Lady Di

The Quilting Pirate said...

ahhh that is where all the heat went!? We have had a nice week with the weather--drier anyway.

I like the fugly back, it's perfect!

Bren said...

I can't believe it has been a year since your accident. I remember it very well, AND the quilt you made with 2 broken wings!!!
Glad you are getting back out there. BE careful...I am praying for your safety!

Libby said...

Hope your heat wave ends soon . . . I know what it's like to live in a place where heat is not the norm. Stay cool *s*

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Let's hope your shiny new helmet is a good luck charm! May it never kiss asphalt.