This is Joyce’s 180th Wednesday Hodgepodge … as a charter Hodgepodger, I had every intention of taking part in every single Hodgepodge … but alas, sometimes life and travels interfere. But I’m joining in this week … and hope you will too (just click on the button above).
1. Speaking of 180...when was the last time you 'did a 180' on something?
When DH started talking about getting a new car … at first I was definitely against it … there was nothing was wrong with ours. But when an expensive part needed to be replaced, I wondered if we might not be reaching the point where we were finally going to have to start putting some money into it … after all it was almost 6 years old and had well over 100,000 miles on it. So I acquiesced and agreed that it was time to replace it.
2. It's Independence Week in the US of A! What's your favorite thing about America right this very minute? Favorites only! Let's hear what you love about America. If you're playing along today, and you're not an American but have been to America, what do/did you like best about this country? If you've never been to America, do you have any desire to visit? What's the number one thing you'd like to see?
The freedom we have to worship however and whenever we please.
3. Stars or stripes? Red, white, or blue? Watermelon, homemade vanilla ice cream, or blueberry pie?
Stars (especially in quilts!!). Blue (my favorite color). Homemade vanilla ice cream … without a doubt. In fact, I refuse to make homemade ice cream because I would have absolutely no self control when it comes to homemade ice cream!
4. When did you last see stars, figuratively speaking?
I don’t remember … I’m sure I have, but I just cannot recall.
5. 'Clear as a bell', 'with bells on', 'lots of bells and whistles', 'saved by the bell'...which phrase 'rings' truest for you lately? Have you ever seen The Liberty Bell?
I’ll answer the easier question first: I’ve never seen the Liberty Bell, and I don’t imagine I ever will. Visiting Philadelphia isn’t on my bucket list. I’m not sure which of those phrases ring true for me these days … guess I’ll pass.
6. Are you caught up in World Cup fever? Have you watched a lot or a little or none at all?
None at all. I just can’t get into soccer, even though St. Louis is still considered a hotbed of US soccer.
7. Bid farewell to June in 10 words or less.
June … where in the world did you go?
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I finished piecing together all the rows of the chevron quilt Sunday afternoon and was so excited. But as I was pressing the top, I noticed a row with several lopped triangle tips … I had tried to convince myself that while they weren’t perfect, they were close enough … I came to my senses and realized that there was no way that I would be happy with those lopped tips. So Monday morning I stitched up a new row and replaced it … much better. I spent the rest of the day finishing kitting up fabrics for the retreat and cutting borders for the chevron quilt.
While out in the garden Tuesday morning, I picked our first tomato … and I discovered that our green beans are blooming … hopefully it won’t be too much longer before we’ll be picking green beans and more tomatoes!
My plan for the rest of Tuesday was to spend it in the sewing room, but instead I got to spend the day with DD and my Ts.
Hope you all are having a terrific start to your July!