I totally forgot that I did another little project this weekend. I'm participating in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and got my blocks for February done. The color is pink which isn't my favorite but I had pink charms so there will be pink in both of my projects.
Here are my pink batik blocks. I didn't have a lot of pink batik fabric and you can see that I was very liberal with my definition of "pink".
Here are my 30's repro flying geese blocks. I used all of my pink charms and added in a couple of leftover blue geese from last month to complete the blocks. The edge sashing is random and from a collection of plaid and stripe fat eighths. Here are my blue blocks from January. I'm happy that pink is over with. I'll be fine with the rest of the colors. You can see some of the other pink blocks here.
In the pink is a phrase that means "healthy" and today we found out that our chimney is also "in the pink" and now I can have heat in the basement and we have backup heat when the power goes out (which it rarely does).
This wood stove was in the basement when we bought the house and we've never used it because of my allergies. Thanks to my friend, Kim, I now know that we can use it and get some heat in the basement. The basement holds between 58 and 60 all winter. I run space heaters when I work down there and that adds about $100 to our heating bill.
When I helped Kim arrange her sewing room they had a wood fire going all day and it didn't bother me! Chris was excited to hear that so we decided to have the chimney checked out and got the word today that it's in great condition (except that it needs a new cap) and we are good to go. Chris is going to fire it up tomorrow to see if he can get me some heat while I am dyeing. We have plenty of good fuel. Chris has piles of wood that he's cut in the wooded areas of the property and we have the giant oak that he can chop at for years. I do have to move the pile of cardboard boxes that are usually stacked next to the stove. That won't work anymore.