I believe today is the beginning of the Chinese New Year. I purchased a couple of sheets of this US postage stamp today. The new year will be a year of the dragon. I hope it's not just me, but I cannot see a dragon in this design. I see a chicken. Am I nuts?
Nuts about the design or not, I'm being frugal to a point, at least. Postage goes up on January 27, meaning next week. All the recently issued stamps, including this one are "forever" stamps so they will be good once the price goes up. I now have a small supply and may buy another sheet or two before the price hike. It's a very, very small hedge against inflation but I mail quite a lot of letters. Pennies don't mean much these day -- even nickles and dimes don't mean much -- but I'm a child of depression era parents and frugality was fed me along with the cornbread and beans way back when.
This strip quilt was made using drier sheet as the foundation. This quick and easy method is always fun because I can choose exactly which piece comes next but will always be surprised when I put several together and see the patterns formed.
The mid-70s are a surprise! Part of me remains in the 50s -- age, I mean, not decade of 20th century. It's a joy ride, new experiences land in my lap and I've become a better quilter, poet, writer than I expected. It's a rich life for a person never rich financially. Hey, this is what the mid-70s are like!