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Monday, December 12, 2016

Design Wall Monday - 12/12/16

I survived the party at my house yesterday! Barely, since I have another cold/sinus/asthma thing going on, but it was lots of fun, with lotsa good food and now I can relax for 2 weeks before the big day.

Did Zorrro survive? Yipp! Who knew he could be a social butterfly?! He did got outside when the 2nd friend arrived but he came back inside soon after and stayed close by for attention from everyone. I have a feeling it's cuz he's on the injured list *again* but lets not look a gift horse in the mouth...

What about Bleu? Not so much but he'll tell you about it on Friday...

Can you spot Babar?
The girls stayed longer than usual so I didn't get as much sewing done as expected but that's ok...cuz I still managed to finish my magenta/neutral tri-recs from clue #2. As you will recall, I'm making a smaller quilt so I stopped when I got to 48.

I was a little surprised to hear that this is the only step with the magenta. Why I thought I needed to buy a "little" extra magenta when I'm making a smaller quilt eludes me but I've got plenty for binding/backing/???

The other "excitement" at my house this weekend was Dad coming over to replace/switch out a couple outlets in the quilt lab and living room from when Zorro tried to burn the house down. Woohoo! Now I can plug my sewing machine and iron in without running extension cords to the next room!

Was this USB/outlet combo a little pricey? Yes

Is it convenient to have the USB port next to my stitching chair to charge my iPhone? Yes

Does my brother, the electrician who has everything, have one? Hell No!!!!

Worth it? Oh Yeah!

Linking to Design Wall Monday and Mystery Monday Link up #3


Vroomans' Quilts said...

OY - old houses and the few and far outlets. I like this new one and I would spring for a few of those myself.

Jo said...

I think those switches are great. We have just bought a 4 board extension with 4 USB's and we thought we were lucky. Glad you survived and can now rest until Xmas. Clue 2 is looking good. You will get clue 3 done in no time...

Janet O. said...

Fun to have Babar in your quilt! : )
Our parents' homes have the wiring problems. I was trying to get them some of those auto on/off nightlights that become an emergency flashlight if the power goes off, and it was tricky finding a way to plug them in anywhere.
I'm glad you got some problems worked out in your wiring--and that USB thing is a great idea!

Vireya said...

I love that magenta fabric. But I'm wondering too why I bought extra if that is all we will need!

I've never seen a powerpoint with a USB outlet before. Interesting!

margaret said...

sounds like your party was lots of fun good that Zorro was sociable
En provence coming along well I plan to maybe make the quilt once all the instructions have been released or maybe not!
Power point looks good not come accross these before and as you say so much better than extension leads, my house is full of them as plugs are never where I need them!

Denise :) said...

Hey, I've been meaning to tell you, I *luff* your new outlet! :)