Saturday, August 11, 2012

Whine Alert!!!!

It’s kind of like don’t look at the TV while we show you the Olympic results, but this involves me whinnnnnning!!!!  IT’S TOO DARN HOT….108 for a few days and no cooling down.  Kind of like a blast furnace going….ok, I’m better, thanks!!!

The Dots were here a couple days for a sleepover, always fun.  There’s was lots of playing and swimming in th008e pool.  Then there was some cleaning I had to do.  Ok, don’t judge me,  but I enlisted Little Dot.  He is really good at dusting the stairs and he even really, really like011s doing it.  So it made a yucky job really fun.  Instead of a Dust Buster I have a Dust Buddy :-)!!!!!

Is it only me, but when it com007es to getting backs and batting cut and ready for my quilts to be quilted I am a huge procrastinator!!!  Plus, both these quilts have so much white, I clipped and clipped threads from the back but it just seemed I didn’t make any progress.   They are packed up and off to be quilted.

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Here we are almost mid month and it’s my turn for the giveaway.  005 This

 

 

months giftie is this cute summer pillow, not made by me, but a crafter at one of our local handcrafted stores.  All you need to do is make a Christmas gift and link up to Darlene’s blog on August 31st and your name will be in the draw009ing.  I decided today to make a few simple Ten Minute Table Runners.  I won the gingerbread fabric at quilt camp and the red fabric was 40% off at JoAnns, so three very reasonable  Christmas gifts.  You can fi012nd the tutorial here.  Here’s a close up of the gingerbread guys.  They even have a little glitter on them.  Such a fast, easy gift!!!

Wishing you all a great weekend, and thanks again for listening to me whine :-)!!!

14 comments:

Christine M said...

I wish I had a Dust Buddy!

sunny said...

That is just too darn hot!! I'm all for munchkin labor. When my dgd was about 4, we babysat on leaf-raking day. She was a huge help in bagging up the leaves - because she didn't have to bend!

Carol said...

That's a cute little bee hive pillow. How cute is that, little dot dusting. I know exactly about the procrastination of getting a quilt ready to be sent for quilting, gotta get the backing pressed and trimmed up sometimes pieced, cut the batting, it's a job in itself. Guess I better get something made soon for Christmas Through the Year for August. Believe me I know about hot, it's dang hot here in Phx., 109 today but the other day it was 115.

shez said...

lol,just what i need a dust buddy.xx

Kris said...

Hi Cheryl,
Thanks for the nice comment on my blog. It has been a rough week. But I am praying for the situation to work itself out in the best possible way.
Fun with The Dots, always great!!
XO Kris

Lorraine said...

Whine away...you will have to listen to me once summer arrives here! :) Hope you get some relief soon....Ooooo I love that you had some help with your dusting....what a cute helper!

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Is your Dust Buddy for rent? :) He sure is a cutie. Give him a big fan - maybe he'll wave it in front of you to cool things off! Joining you in the whining: It's miserable here too. Just feels like you hit a wall when you go out.
I'm a procrastinator when it comes to backs too. It's my least favorite thing to do. Part of my problem is I have to quit making such big quilts.
What a cute pillow - hope it doesn't come with bees. A dear friend made me one of those table runners last year and I love it...it's in my front room.

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San Patrick said...

Aww Nice thanks for sharing your interest about christmas and tree lights .... you remind the christmas of 1984 when I was young man... Now I am going to buy christmas gifts for teens

Sherri said...

I am right there with you whining about the heat...although we did just get 10 minutes of rain tonight...what a blessing!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Stay cool, Ms. Cheryl! Nothing wrong with having the Dots help with the dusting. Amelia loves to dust, "swish" the toilets and help me with the laundry. :)

Carol said...

I am so with you...it's too darn hot! Oh my...your Little Dot Dust Buddy is so darn cute...he would certainly make cleaning a whole lot more fun!

Donna said...

I'm grateful for the pattern for the easy table runner...just never ran across one in the stores. Thanks!

Wendy said...

I feel for you in that awful heat. The pillow is adorable, I better get something done, so I have a chance of winning it.