Our old bug reached the end of its life Friday. The cost of repairs were more than car payments on a new car.
And so we bought a new Bug. We had no urge to pay car payments again but we didn’t have much of a choice. The unexpected part was the sense of loss over giving up our old car. That car took us to-and-from many happy places and a few sad and terrible ones over the course of 13 years. It will be missed. On a fun note: I noticed (after driving away in it) that the new car matches my Converse almost perfectly!
We went by Quilt Ventura and I bought a spool of Aurifil 50wt thread (white).
These were the plans for today: 1. Go to Ikea 2. Go to Marukai (a Japanese supermarket) 3. Go to Sew Modern. We got about halfway to Ikea when a nasty-looking warning light started blinking in the car dash. We turned right around and went home. So, adiós to the plans of buying furniture for my sewing room. After a short stop at home we went out and made a big purchase, which I’ll speak about tomorrow. We then stopped by Target to buy an ironing board for my room.
The last stop of the day was a trip to Toys R Us to buy some Lego series 10 Minifigs. There was one, just one, minifig I didn’t want: the Motorcycle Mechanic. You can guess the next part.
Tax season is officially-officially over as of this afternoon. We get tomorrow off and I’ll post about our adventures later in the day (none of our plans are set in stone and I don’t want to jinx it). After work today we went by Art & Jenny’s and I bought a Ditch Quilting Foot For AcuFeed. I’m going to use it when I resume quilting my negative space quilt.
One of my non-quilting interests is computers. This is my I survived tax-season gift to myself: a Raspberry Pi. I’m not sure what its final use will be; I’ll throw a few projects at it and see what sticks.
It’s the second-to-last day of tax season and we are burned out. Today is a good day for easy projects. Project #1 was to clean my dyed Converse. Last year Maureen, Kelly, and I took a woad dyeing class held by French General. The class was brilliant and we had a blast. Most of what we dyed was white fabric but I dyed my white Converse. Unfortunately, I forgot to tape off the toe cap, outsole, etc. The teacher said that woad was permanent. Fortunately, magic erasers don’t know the definition of permanent.