It's been cold and snowy here this week - winter isn't giving us a break! I looked out the window Monday morning and saw this lone little bunny just hanging out at the corner of our yard down by the sidewalk. I think he was trying to eat some grass from under the snow.
Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year
Wednesday, January 4, 2023
I Like Thursday #317
Inspired by Judy at Busy Hands are Happy Hands, I had Mike take a picture of me with my first book for 2023 and shared it at Bookjourney.net for her "First Book of the Year" post. It's pretty fun to see all the book photos, and amazingly this blogger adds a link to info about every book at the end of the post! Click the link above to see the post. ⬆️
I am reading this book as my first book of the year and it's good!
Mike is really good at figuring out solutions to every day problems, and I like this one. Does this happen to you? The shampoo (hand lotion, body wash, etc, etc.) gets low in the bottle and the pump won't bring any up. We now put that bottle away in the cupboard and start a new one. After the second bottle goes down a bit, we cut the top off of the first bottle and pour whatever's left into the second bottle, and don't end up wasting it!
Two things we've learned from trial and error:
Lotion is pretty thick and doesn't flow very well, so you can microwave it to warm it up.
Then it flows much better.
But don't microwave bodywash - it just foams up! 😉
Do you like to take classes to learn new creative skills? I haven't taken very many actual classes, but I definitely take advantage of the internet to learn new things. I think you can google just about anything to find out how to do it, and find a YouTube video to help.
This week I decided to buy a large hoop for hand quilting, but wanted some pointers on it. I found this video from the Fat Quarter Shop about big stitch hand quilting using a hoop and it was quite helpful!
Here I am, all set up to take my first stitches in the hoop. I'll let you know how it goes!
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