Thursday ramblings

I finished my 1st block for Buzz Cuts, a virtual quilting bee (we are only required to make 1 block from the fabric sent to us). February was our 1st month and I am happy to say that I am done ahead of time! The 1st block may already be a pattern but, to me, it was an improv piece. I doodled on a scratch pad and then went to the cutting table. It took out 1 seam 3x because I could not get the blocks to line up. It still isn't exact (which I am learning to be 'ok' with) but close. I had enough to do a 2nd improv block. I may have enough fabric to make a 3rd block.

Do you shampoo & condition your hair everyday? I have been told, for years, that it's better for the color (yes, I have highlights) and health of hair to not wash it w/ shampoo and conditioner every day. Easier said then done. It took me a few weeks of getting used to it, but now I can say that out of 7 days I only wash my hair 5 days. This will be harder come nice weather when I usually run and exercise more. Right now I've got it figured that I can run in the morning, wash my hair and then run the evening of the next day, wash my hair and then not wash it the 3rd day (which works when I am on a 2 on / 1 off running schedule). Make sense? Maybe it's doing a small part to also conserve water? I don't know but I'm going with it. Oh, I should add, that I still get my haircut back in MI (we live in central NY). I just cannot bring myself to find someone else. I've been going to the same person for 22 years. She knows what my hair will do and, more importantly, what I will do with my hair (plus: she gives me a great deal). Tomorrow I am going to a local stylist to see how we get along and if I like the way she cuts my hair (I have a short cut that needs some maintenance). Wish me luck! I will continue to get major cuts/color in MI (helps that we go back to visit family somewhat frequently). My husband thinks I am nuts. He just does not get that you cannot just walk in to any old salon, sit down and get a great cut/color/style!


  1. I really like the colors of those blocks. So bright and sunny, like spring - not snow!

    It took me forever to find someone I like to cut my hair. I wouldn't get it cut for years because I couldn't find anyone I like. So I completely understand your dilema and my DH wonders the same thing, why not just go anywhere?

  2. I also know exactly what you mean about finding someone you trust to cut your hair. Men just don't get it!

    Beautiful quilt - BTW!

  3. I was almost LOL over your hair washing and cut paragraph, but I can empathize with you completely. I also don't wash my hair 1 or 2 times a week and I also have shorter hair and get a cut every 5 weeks to keep it maintained the way I like it. When I come home my hubby will say "I thought you were getting a haircut?"....he thinks a haircut means several inches or you wasted your time!