Thursday, November 02, 2006

My hard work

I thought my hard work needed to be recorded for all the world to see!

Actually it wasn't that hard, but it was Halloween day and the driveway was a mess of fir needles and it needed to be done before the kids started to come around. Jim was going to do it after work - but it was a beautiful sunny day and I thought I could sweep it all up myself - having never used his leaf blower. Well the sweeping was short lived and I quickly figured out how to use the leaf blower - pretty simple really.

This is the before picture.

This is my pile - 3 bags full!!

This is my after picture. A nice clean driveway.

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Then I spent the rest of the day admiring the nice clean driveway. Jim was late home and happy to see the nice clean driveway as well. And then the trick-or-treaters came -- we got all of about 25 kids. Usually we only get about 10 but this year a big group of parents and pre-schoolers came by together. They are so cute.

No quilting yesterday. I found a list of tips for quilter and I am going to add a quilting tip to each post - if I can remember.

Todays Tip

12. Pin fabric swatches on a key ring to take along with you when you shop. Use a separate pin for each project.

Now doesn't that sound like a good idea. If you had the fabric swatches in you purse at all times and you just happened in a quilt store and you had been looking for a border fabric or binding fabric or another fat quarter for another applique block you would always have the fabric handy. I have some really good tips here. More to come.


  1. A VERY nice and neat driveway, indeed ! Great job, Pam !

    Thanks gor the tip, too. (a real good one !)

    Have a good day,

    Hugs and smiles,

  2. Excellent job on the driveway--just in time for the rains too! *VBS*

  3. The driveway looks good - makes a difference.