Saturday, November 22, 2014

Moving reality and poor Molly

Everything went well with the inspection and the appraisal, so the move is on! We will be packing the truck December 16th and will leave Florida for our new home on the 17th. I'm happy, sad, excited, scared and worried all at once. It has all fallen into place so quickly and so smoothly that is it scary. We have had fast sales before with homes, but this one was the fastest! We never listed the house. The people who bought our house were looking for something in our neighborhood and had exhausted the possibilities on the market. Their realtor called other realtors asking if anyone had any houses coming up for sale. Our realtor gave her our address and called us about showing the house. The rest is history. Sold! In one day.
As for the Molly of poor Molly fame, she had two cysts between her toes and kept licking and biting them. Tim took her to the vet and he drained the cyst and put on a little cast. Almost three weeks later , she has a new festive green cast. I thought the vet was going to remove the cast, but when he took it off and looked the foot over, he decided she wasn't healed yet and put on a new one. This wouldn't be too bad, but Molly has missed her grooming appointment and is getting a bit ripe, if you know what I mean. I'm ready to swathe her foot in plastic and give her a bath just to make her smell better!
She will have it on at least until Tuesday when she visits the vet again. Cha-ching...cha-ching...
Anything for the little miss who we love like a furry kid.
Three quilts to go, so I had better get to work!

Poor baby

The foot hasn't slowed her down. She loves to play with her toys.
Molly gets them out and either lines them up or puts them into a pile. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

111 x 111 done!!

Wow! This was one big quilt! The best thing is, it was perfectly flat and square. I am impressed! I think it makes life better when the quilt is not only pretty, but well made, too. This one was both. The quilting took three days, 8 or 9 hours each. Well worth the effort and time. I think there is a ribbon in this customer's future.
Mr Wazoo had an eventful day, as well. He went off to see if he could get his beater of a truck fixed up, but opted for a 'new' one instead. A really nice, clean gray pick-up. The owner kept it up and obviously didn't use to to haul stuff because it has a pristine finish on the outside and in the bed. It even has a bed liner! Ooooo. I'm happy for him. That old truck was 'rode hard and put away wet', as they say.
We plan a speed trip to Georgia to drop off the truck at the house so we don't have to tow it behind the U-Haul when we move. The studio workers should be doing something, and we want to pick out flooring.Then home again lickity split to avoid being caught in the Thanksgiving traffic. I'll be glad when the running back and forth is done for sure!
Enjoy the quilts!
The big customer quilt. Very nice!

The rest of the quilt, draped over my machine table

some of the quilting


block quilting

A look at the back

Mr Wazoo did this one before getting his new truck

Monday, November 17, 2014

Another big quilt and a beautiful appliqué custom job.

After the two giant quilts, I thought I was done helping Tim and could get to my stuff dice! He had another huge quilt that he couldn't fit on his table. I quilted that one and told him, "No more!!" Must've gotten through because I was able to work on a pretty Piece o'Cake quilt for a couple of days. I love the orange color theme, it is really refreshing and fun.
The man did some mowing and then came back to the frame to quilt a couple of nice customer projects. We're getting closer to the end of the queue, but I am worried my last five will take awhile since they are mostly king sized. The one I have on right now is 111 x 111 !! HUGE!! But very pretty. I have been working on it for two days so far, and think I can get it done tomorrow if I work 9 or 10 hours. Another marathon day, but well worth it in the end.
The last of my big quilts done for Mr Wazoo. Notice it is dark out...took all day.

Wonderful applique quilt. Love the orange fabrics!

circles and echoes

Some of the blocks

So cute how they overlap the sashings

Even the border circles overlap!

Perky orange backing, too

Mr Wazoo struggled a bit with this one block wonder, but it is really interesting.

Nice shadow quilt. The color went funny in the photo...the red fabric looks pink!