Not a tremendous amount done this week. I've been busy trying to find an appliance repair person and then finally decided to buy a new one. I have it picked out online so I just need to go to the store and buy it. It was on sale so that made me feel a little better! LOL! The more money you spend the more time it takes.
I canceled the repair guy coming....I just didn't feel comfortable as they kept calling from some foreign country wanting me to sign up for their monthly appliance insurance....$78 a month. Are they nuts? This is Sears but it must be the Korean Sears because I could not understand them. Anyway, the local store and salesman was very nice and not high pressure at all....seemed like a gentle soul. I have a feeling my washer was unrepairable so why waste the money to have them tell me that. It is old and they don't last as long as they used to in the old days. I can remember back in the day you could get a washer and a dryer for $400 this washer will cost me $1,000. Oh well, I am blessed to have the money to buy it.
Anyway, sorry to ramble like that but that is why I did not get much done on any fronts this week. Here is what I did do...........I finished the Maple Leaf block. I'm pretty sure a Maple Leaf quilt block would have taken much less time but I learned some new skills so that's good thing.
She said in the directions to steam it to make it lay flat but not to touch it with the iron as acrylic will melt. I don't have a steam iron. It was at one time but it is an old iron of my mothers...probably over 60 years old or more but I love it. So, I dampened a rag, placed it on top and pressed. It worked but it is flat as a pancake now....lol!
I also received a yarn shipment this past week and although most of it was DK weight in various colors for the monthly crochet blocks, there were also several skeins of chunky red yarn.....yes, I am finally going to crochet a garment....or try. If it all works out okay I will end up with something that looks like this...........except I'll be wearing pants with mine! It is the OTH Crochet Nook Pattern: Best Dressed Vest. I got it off the internet but it might be on Ravelry....I have an email with a link to it if you want it. I liked the brown too but couldn't find a shade similar to hers. It's supposed to be easy which is my preferred method for anything.........
So far I am working on the ribbing which is at the bottom but I am thinking mine is going to have to be bigger....but she said you can make it as big as you want. I am also planning on making mine longer if need be.
I did work on The Snowy Owl, I am now doing the head, I worked on Prism blanket and Halloween XS but they didn't show lots more progress so I didn't take photos of them.
I did make some progress on purchasing Christmas presents so that's good! I have to have all the Advent gifts for my daughter ready at Thanksgiving when they come so we can avoid shipping costs...yay!
A message for Summer...............