The word this week in the 52 week photo challenge is “torch”. I looked this word up in the dictionary. It doesn’t have a lot of definitions and they all have to do with fire, except for when it is used as a reference to a flashlight. But that is a British term that isn’t used here in Canada, so it didn’t feel right to appropriate it.
But I had an aha moment and got my torch photo. The electric start button on our barbeque ceased to function a couple of years ago. I think it happened the time when the barbeque caught fire… So every time I light the barbeque, (which isn’t that often because that is the one cooking chore that hubby does without question), I have to lift off the grate, light the match, turn on the gas, set it aflame, blow out the match, then put the grate back on with out burning myself on the flame. That is until the other day when hubby showed me how he does it…
The photo doesn’t fully show this thing. Apparently it came with the barbeque and is for this purpose. It is a wire with a double loop at the end (which you can just make out in the photo). You put the match between the two loops of wire and they hold it in place. Then when you light the match you can put it down through the holes in the grate to where the gas is coming out underneath and easily light it.
This is called torching the barbeque. With a torch. Of sorts…. A really small torch.
I have accomplished a very small amount of sewing in the last week. These blocks are for July in the Canadians Quilt Bee.
And I put second rounds on two hexie flowers. These red second round hexies were my own choice. I love the fun and colour in this flower!
This batch of second round hexies came from Coralie, my June swap partner in the Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap. And I had the perfect flower to add them to!
And last but not least… Julien is now six weeks old and he weighs six pounds!! He is off the oxygen. He has to learn to breast/bottle feed and he has to be a week without episodes of low oxygen sats and then he will be able to go home. His grandma (my s-i-l) got to hold him for the first time the other day. So sweet!
That is all. I hope your sewing is going well!