Sunday, December 7, 2014

Quilting is is over...packing continues

It has been a bittersweet week here at Wazoo. I finished my last customer quilt before we move, and we dismantled the machine and table today. The studio looks really bare without the colorful fabric and quilts on the walls. Boo hoo.
The last custom quilt

Lots of background texture and a touch of botanical color

one of the geometric blocks

the center medallion

more textures

The back is pretty cool, too!

Like a color shadow of the front.

Last week, two of my friends organized a farewell party for me and I was absolutely astonished at how many people came. Friends are my life-blood, and I will be hard pressed to find ones as warm and loving as the ones I have here in Florida. They come from all over the US and Canada, and all have the same commonality; the love of quilting. We had food and cake and loads of laughs. Thank you to Carole and Terri for their gift of this gathering of friends.
The honking' big cake. Delicious!

The smaller chocolate marbled cake. YUM!

Table of fun

the gals who were flared out by the sunny window in the first photo

Second table of fun

Two sets of sisters and one friend, too

fourth table of plate is front and center!

fifth table of fun

sixth and final table of fun girls I will miss.

The house is really starting to look un-occupied! Most of the things that make it home have been moved to Georgia already, and just the essential stuff is left to move. Even the garden is looking generic without it's gee-gaws and pots. Tim wants to leave the Tiki totem given to us from a friend, but I am fighting to keep it. I think it would look swell in my screen porch. Just a touch of whimsey. We'll see. He is constantly worried all of our stuff won't fit in the truck. I am the type B person in this couple...I just don't worry about such things until they happen. Takes too much energy.
My tiki men would miss me...

I would miss them...

Even the guy with half an upper lip!

Mr Wazoo taking down my table

My machine is out of place today

His machine is gone...all that remains are his table parts

Bare living room

Guest room is stark without quilts

The only sign of the big holiday looming is the Christmas cactus bursting with buds. I hope it makes the trip okay and keep some of the blooms for the new house. Like the song says, "we need a little Christmas right now!"
The Christmas cactus is ready to pop with a hundred blooms! It will go inside in Georgia.