Monday, October 20, 2014

Bathroom started and ready for class!

The construction guys came at 7:30 as promised and went straight to work tearing up the bathroom. Little Molly clung to me like a static charged sweater as soon as the loud banging and chiseling started. Poor baby.
The first hint something is going on...
Closets covered with plastic and all the tile ripped out

Work on the shower has begun

This thing sucks the dust outside. It is quite loud.

All the stuff from the bathroom is in the bedroom for now.
  Nothing stops Wazoo, though, so we were at the machines and working early.
I had to get my pieces and blocks ready for my class on Wednesday, so I began by cutting up the fabric I just bought last Friday. Wouldn't you know, I didn't buy enough and the quilt shop is closed on Mondays. Drat! I soldiered on, cutting what I had, and started to sew the units for the blocks. Fortunately, I didn't sew all of them before piecing a block...they didn't turn out the right size!! You see, the instructions for this quilt are in Georgia. Oh joy. I thought I had them on the computer, too, but they are in a format that I can't open with my newest operating system. This has to be the only really stupid thing Apple has ever done. Back to the drawing board, so to speak, and measuring the quilt block in the class sample quilt I made 6 years ago. Once I figured out my size error, everything went together lickety split. Unfortunately, I had sent out the cutting instructions with the supply list to save the students time. If they haven't cut yet, they're okay. If they have the pieces all cut, they will have to cut 1/2 inch off all 240 pieces. Oops. I sent off an email to the education director and hopefully she can alert the students before they cut their fabric.
I re-wrote the instructions with the changes and now, all is right with the quilting universe. I will trot to the store for the rest of the fabric tomorrow.
My tight little sewing area with chain piecing in progress

This is what the unit is supposed to look like

Three short demo rows so students can see the pattern emerge

Mr. Wazoo worked on a customer quilt most of the day. He ran a few errands this morning and then settled into his quilting rhythm. When he finished up, it was outside to play. There is rarely a day when he isn't puttering somewhere in the yard; but then, it is quite a yard to putter in. I'll leave you with a few shots outside so you know we actually do go there.
This big hawk sat across the creek watching for something good to snag for his lunch

One corner of the back yard. Mr.Wazoo put in the walkway as well as all the plantings.

Looking toward the lanai and the pool

Trellis, walkway and plantings. So serene.

All the plants are native to Florida, too.

The 'island' has a bubbling fountain for sound and bird bathing.

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