The air quality index in Portland is at hazardous levels from all the smoke from the nearby forest fires. This made it necessary to stay hunkered down in the house for the entire weekend.
The dogs thought this was a terrible idea and they’ve been driving me crazy pretty much all weekend… they just need some activity!
This was pretty much my weekend… keeping them supplied with chews so I could get some stuff done.
I did take them for a short, slow walk yesterday and we went out twice today. It helped a little, but they were pretty wound up today.
I was so nervous and stressed out about the fires around Portland and the terrible smoke yesterday that I couldn’t sit down or my mind would race . So I did a lot of house work… I changed my sheets and washed all the bedding (blankets and bedspread included). I went through closets and drawers and filled several large boxes to be taken to Good Will. I folded a huge pile of clean laundry in my utility room. I did four loads of laundry. And I cleaned up my kitchen and dining room.
I did manage to do a little sewing today. I purchased a pattern for a scarf I’ve been wanting to make. It’s the Natasha Sews Smarf pattern. You can find her pattern here.
She has made it so that it has elastic loops to hold it up over your face like a mask. I didn’t want the functionality, so just made the pattern into a scarf.
I made this one out of Red Mille Fiore this morning.
And then made this one out of Tangerine Paisley Jungle this afternoon.
Can you tell how much I love that paisley fabric? It’s one of my favorite Kaffe designs.
These were each made with a half yard of fabric, with absolutely no waste. I think I’ll be making more of these for holiday gifts.
I made a jar of pickled red onions this afternoon. These flavorful little lovelies have been a bright spot in my pandemic diet. They are super easy to make from ingredients that I always have on hand. I eat them in salads, in sandwiches, in tacos. They are so good!
I got an order of about 8 yards of Kaffe Fassett Collective fabric from Island Quilters earlier this week.
Some are to go in the black quilt I’m planning, and other pieces are just things I wanted.
Brandon’s octopus fabric is so amazing! I went back online tonight and ordered every color way of the octopus… even another piece of the black! I also bought some fabrics to fill out the stuff from my stash that I’ll use for another Ruffled Feathers flying geese quilt. I’ll share the fabrics for this quilt when I have it all in hand.
There is good news on the fire front. The air is supposed to start clearing out some starting tomorrow. We’re expecting some rain in the coming week. And some people who had to evacuate are being allowed back in their homes. A friend of mine is very happy to be going home tomorrow.