The marathon that is "summer" is resting right now! Time to sit and relax for ever-so-shortly!! Ahhh!
July in Oregon - the weather is often overcast. Heavy fog can be the norm in the morning. It often doesn't clear until 1-3 in the afternoon.
Every morning is water aerobics in our own city outdoor pool! Generally, it's awesome, but this morning it was cold water, fog and a cool breeze! Not my favorite. But there were 29 of us iron-women in the pool! And you do feel so much better after you're done!
And believe it or not, my hairdresser told me today that I have one of the best tans she's seen this year!! - all from water aerobics at 8 in the morning! Often in the fog!! Seriously, even my thighs are tan and believe-you-me those only come out in the pool! LOL! I do tan fairly easily - but generally lose it just as fast.
Gosh - remember the days we laid out at the pool, the lake, just in the backyard, slathered with baby oil trying to get the tan of our dreams??? Let's hear it for Vitamin D!!
My sewing room is cleaned up for the first time in a long time. A large computer armoire moved out of that room in June. In theory it was supposed to give me more space. In practice, that little beauty held a LOT of stuff that I now needed to find room for. That was what made us think of having a garage sale! There was no room for anything - every flat surface was stacked!
My DH asked "where in the world" does all the stuff that's on the bed in there come from?? Well, from the chair and the ironing board, generally. Then it all gets moved to the bed when I'm working; and back to clear the bed for my dearest insomniac's 2nd choice for nightly sleeping!! There's a lot of rearranging in my day!
AND I decided that our little garage sale would be a great time to un-muffin-top all the stash drawers!! Honestly, if you need a shoe horn to get yet another piece of fabric into the drawer - you may have too much fabric!! Don't be one fat quarter away from being on the Hoarder's show!!
I piled the extra scraps :-) and the rejects from the drawers into gallon zip-lock bags. I finally used my food scale!!! Did you know that they think a pound of fabric is 4 yards!!! I sold them for $2.50! I know that sounds cheap - but we were pricing so things would G*O! I had over a dozen for sale! Last five went to my fellow garage-seller for $1.00 a bag. But I knew they were going to a good home!
Most of the garage stuff went and stayed gone! That was a giant pile in the way in the sewing room! We had a successful garage sale - people in and out all day long. Only a pick-up full to go to the charity store! We didn't make as much as we'd dreamed - when do we ever?? AND we all decided - that is the L*A*S*T one; surely we'll remember how much work they are!! Yea, we'll see.
Then the last of the work on the quilts to be hung at the Newport Quilt Show the first weekend in August - finished! They get delivered tomorrow; sleeved and labeled! AND that tall kitchen bag of trimmings that will be used for pet beds goes with them!
The American Girl doll clothes were finished and some sold to online friends. Others given to friends with AGD loving family members. Several are going to Miss P this month for her AGD - apparently a lot of stuffed animals are also sporting Nana's doll clothes! As long as they get played with ... it's worth it.
I straightened the sewing room, surprised DH! Nothing on the bed or the chair!! And not many piles on the floor!!! And believe it or not, I'm not sewing today!! Amazing - I hardly ever take a day off! But today's the day - guess I'll laze out on the deck with a book!!
Hope your summer is going well too!!
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