As you all know, I’m a quilter … and I hand quilt … I use a 16” wooden lap hoop. I love this hoop! With it being square, there’s more quiltable area inside the hoop, which means that I don’t have to move the hoop quite as often … and it’s a perfect size - it’s not too big so I can reach the center comfortably, even with my short arms.
Unfortunately the bolt and nut have gone bad. While I keep my quilt fairly slack inside the hoop, I like to have the frame itself good and tight so there’s no movement or shifting of the quilt. My first thought was “am I overtightening the bolt and nut?”, but both DH and I are inclined to think that’s not the case … I have almost NO arm strength, so it’s hard to imagine that I could tighten it too much. DH is going to shop for a new bolt and nut for me … hopefully he’ll find one that will fit.
We got our first bid on our deck project … the bid came in less than I expected but more than DH expected. We’ve still got more bids coming.
As I expected, most of our garden was under water again after the thunderstorms that moved through yesterday morning. <sigh> Hopefully the water has dried up … I have to wonder how many times those plants can be in standing water and still survive.
Since Google Reader’s days are numbered, I thought I’d go ahead and switch to Bloglovin. That was a mistake. It turns out that there are still blogs that don’t come through my Bloglovin feed. I contacted Bloglovin support twice. The second time their response was that all my blogs were feeding properly … I responded, identifying the blogs that still were not feeding but heard nothing back.
Have a terrific Thursday!