I was inspired by Nichole's pinwheel sampler blocks and decided to try one. I loved making it, so yesterday I made a few more after deciding to cut into my Hope Valley. I guess I'm joining the Pinwheel Sampler Quilt-Along at P.S. i quilt?
I hate irons. I've bought really cheap ones and really expensive ones and they all have the same flaw; they leak! What I haven't bought is an iron with a separate water tank. I think that's what I need! In school, we had these fabulous industrial irons with a hose that siphoned water from a big five gallon water bottle on the floor next to the ironing board. Those irons were awesome! But, that horrible iron above started leaking water yesterday and got everything wet, the ironing board, the floor, and my foot (which luckily, is waterproof).
So, I bought two cheap irons yesterday. It was Shea's suggestion to buy two so that I have one on hand when this one dies it's leaky death. I spent an entire $6.24 on this iron and it's really not bad. It doesn't have a steam burst button, but it was SIX DOLLARS. While buying my $6 irons, I passed the TV trays and decided to grab one to try Elizabeth's idea and make a TV Tray Pressing Table. I love it.
And since it is rAnDoM fRidaY, here are the birds that were in my yard (and across the street) yesterday.
A female Northern Cardinal,
an adorable little Killdeer,
a not-particularly-attractive unidentified female Brown Headed Cowbird
who was eating "things" out of the grass,
and his/her not-particularly-attractive sidekick who appeared
to be the lookout. I haven't tried too hard to figure out what
these little guys are, but I'll look through my books later.
[A fellow birder on flickr helped me identify these little ladies.]