Monday, August 26, 2019

The weekend

This weekend was a bit rough. I did managed to get the rest of the paired up 2 1/2" strips sewn together and pressed. Next I need to sew the pairs of strips together.

Saturday I didn't feel good so but I did manage to finish up sewing the binding on the double wedding ring quilt. Yes I am doing this backwards according to tradition. I have all the melons on the outside edge of the quilt quilted so why not go ahead and do the binding? This is not the first time I had put together a quilt this way so I have no fear.

I spent some time rolling change that has accumulated. I found a small box to put the rolls in when I haul them to the credit union.

I still have more pennies to wrap.

I went to mow yesterday, but the mower would not start. I went out a few hours later and tried again but nothing. I have had it with this mower. It works fine if it starts, but I can't take yanking that cord 20 or 30 times anymore. I guess I have gotten my money's worth out of it. I bought it in 1985 which makes it 33 years old. I am sure someone could work on it and get it running, but I am done with messing around with it and not knowing if it is going to start when I need it to run.


Vicki W said...

For a rough weekend you sure got a lot done! I hope you can find a new mower that will last as long as that one!

Glen QuiltSwissy said...

Electric start is the way to go! I never could pull that cord.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Yes you have definitely gotten your money's worth out of that mower and the older you get, the less times you want to yank the cord. I love my battery powered mower, no gasoline and no yanking a cord.

Janice Holton said...

I'm beginning to realize there are no rules in quilting. They ALL get broken eventually! Yup, you definitely got your money's worth out of that mower! Time to say goodbye.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Well, I guess it will be a new electric start mower for you!! Our Walmart store has put in so so many scan yourself registers. There are usually only 1 or two people manned lanes. My retaliation for having to use self serve lanes is to take coins with me to pay the change part of my order with pennies. Then I charge the rest (I use my card for everything except tips and pay it at the end of the month). I'd stop shopping there if we had any other grocery store with the same low prices.
xx, Carol