Wednesday, July 16, 2014

2nd Annual Piggy Bank Challenge - A Late Entry

I've been a bit lax on joining challenges this year.  But there's one sponsored by Val's Quilting Studio that seems to be an easy commitment.  

All I have to do is collect my spare change for the year.  That's relatively easy.  I put my change collector in the laundry room.  That way it's handy to use for any change that gets left in the wash, plus I'm the only one that goes in there, so hopefully that will limit any plundering by the rest of the family.  Here's what I'm using:

I found this in the cabinet over the refrigerator.  It looks to be a good size.  Hopefully it will hold enough to buy a new iron.   My last two irons have been emergency purchases at Walmart.  My last "nice" iron burned up in the middle of a project and I just ran out to get something that would work.  The one I have now still heats up, but it can't deliver steam or a spray of water anymore.  I don't use those features for pressing blocks, but they sure are nice when I'm pressing washed fabric.   

If you want to play along check out this post over at Val's Quilting Studio.  


Marti said...

Sounds easy, but I probably couldn't do it every single day. I do have my change jar in the laundry room over the washer and dryer but somehow, I find that it is never as full as I remember from the day before. Good luck with your project though. A new iron is a worthy goal.

AnnieO said...

DT should probably have a summer class in laundry arts :)
Nice container for that challenge!

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Kate it's perfect....and a new iron is such a good idea! I haven't decided what I'm going to save for glad you joined the challenge!

Angela FlowersMoore said...

Happy you joined in the challenge. That sounds like a great goal to work toward, it's always nice to have a good one and a really really good one for your projects.

Shay said...

I think you should hide that change jar!

A new iron is an admirable goal...I got a new you beaut iron last week just for quilting!

Janet said...

An iron is a great goal! I think I may have to think bigger about goals!!