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



5 comments:

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.
Cheers!
Evelyn