Yay! Design wall is mostly up. I ran out of wall tacks, so there's a little Warm and Natural batting that's not hung yet... but it's mostly there!
Last night I had the idea to have "His'n'Hers" quilts. I've mentioned before that I'm working on a quilt for my husband and I figured I might as well turn my Scrappy Spools into a quilt for me. :) Both have 12" finished blocks and I'm planning to make 35 blocks for a 5x7 block setting. It should measure 60"x84" when pieced. Think I can get it finished this year? ;)
We turned in the keys to the old apartment today - I happily say goodbye! I spent over 4 hours grand cleaning the place... bleh! My husband said that we're not leaving our current apartment until we either move out of town or buy a house. Works for me! My arms groan every time I pick up something heavy. :P
We also went to a Hearing Center in town yesterday. My left hearing aid started making some weird sound - like a stuck horn on Monday. I'm afraid I broke down with my hearing aid. I just couldn't stop crying - looking back I realize that I unconsciously think of myself as a "disadvantaged hearing person". I've learned to work with my disability, so I generally don't feel out of place in the hearing world. Well, being without either hearing aids working properly... yikes. Meltdown moment there.
I just have never been placed in that situation, where BOTH hearing aids weren't working. I felt very afraid actually being DEAF. I was having no means of being able to hear and making it very frustrating trying to communicate (lip readers only actually pick up about 30% of what's being mouth and do lots of fill-in-the-blanks). I kinda felt like I was waking up blind. When I don't wear my hearing aids, it's my choice, but I always know that I CAN put them on and hear when I need to. Well, that was taken away from me on Monday.
The big culprit is heat and sweat. Moving produces a lot of sweat - but I was extremely careful not to wear them when doing loading/unloading. I did get a piece changed on my hearing aids, so hopefully that'll help some. But from now on, any time I'm doing to do something that might produce a little sheen... off they go! I'm dreading the monsoon season too - total humidity. :(
Sarah asked how I did the picture conversion in EQ5.
-Open EQ5, pull up or design the quilt you want
-On the left side there's a camera. Click on it, highlight the part of the quilt you want to convert as a jpg
-A screen will pop up (asking you what you want to do), click on the bitmap option and save
-Open up your regular photo editing program and just "Save As" as a jpg.
If there's another method... would love to hear it too. But this one works pretty good for me and I like how you could just select half of the quilt or even one block if that's all you need.
Still haven't gone to Home Depot for some PVC pipe yet - so nothing to report there. I did sew a little today, trying out some new blocks... but that's for another post! :)