Taking a Break from Packing

I’m taking this week off work to do the final packing and cleaning of the house so that the boxes can go straight into the U-Haul next Saturday. Today I took apart the bed and did some cleaning.

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My other job this week is to get us moved out to the cabin at Fox Lake, where we’ll commute for the next 4 months.

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However, you I can only pack so much without taking (multiple) breaks, and so I took a break to finish this disappearing 9-patch quilt top.

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Only it isn’t finished after all…it’s too small! So I will have to take some more breaks during the week to add an extra rows to the bottom and sides to bring it up to a good usable lap-size. The fabric is from 2 Kate Spain Cuzco charm packs that I paid full price for ($12.50 each) at my LQS. jeez, I hate paying that much for a charm pack! But since I’ve never EVER seen Kate Spain in there, I just had to buy it. I also bought 6 bright solids to use with them.

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and then I did a little garden walk to see how everything is growing.

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First roses of the summer!

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Perennials are coming along.

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Rhubarb  is ready to pick.

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This is Michael’s dog Zeus.  They are staying with us until Michael finds a place. Just so you know, it is 28º in the shade today. So why is this  black dog lying in the hot sun? Beats me!

I better go and get back at ‘er! I want to get a good start on packing the bathroom before going to band practice tonight.

Stay cool, eh?

8 thoughts on “Taking a Break from Packing

  1. Your quilt top is lovely! It’s so vibrant and the solids match perfectly. I also really like it against the grey. I think a disappearing nine-patch might be somewhere in my future now!

  2. LOVE your quilt top! In Australia $12.50 is very good value for a charm pack (which is why online quilt stores receive so much business from us Aussies!). I enjoyed your garden – it’s beautiful!

  3. Sounds like a great place to move to. Have you ever thought of ordering charm packs online? greenfairyquilts.com and fatquartershop.com are cheaper than $12.50. Love the photos.

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