Thursday, July 9, 2015

Cutting, sewing, mailing...

I mailed off yesterday's quilt finish and began the customer commissioned quilt. She wants it to reflect northern Wisconsin, and incorporate the night sky somehow. Shopping both my stash and the quilt shops was a blast, and I think I have the perfect combination of fabrics. I am making the blooming 9 patch pattern to use a lot of different outdoorsy prints. Stay tuned for assembly progress.
Hard to believe this will be a queen sized quilt!!

Strips all cut, stacked in order and ready to sew!

We took in a couple more quilts, and then I decided to get some of the machine applique done on my own quilt. These blocks are all ready to sew together! I don't think I will be working on it for a while, since I have so many customer projects waiting.

Tim spent the day working in the yard and fell into bed early. Molly got me up three times last night with bouts of puking,  so I think it will be an early night for me, too! Of course she was fine all day...fingers crossed for a quiet night.
Until tomorrow, Wazoo over and out!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The sun came out! We're back to work.

Why is it that my sister was here for seven days and it managed to rain during all of them? And then, as soon as they leave the driveway...out comes the sun!!

Things have had a chance to dry out a bit, and Tim is glad to be back in his element; dirt. Yesterday, he dug a trench all along the side of the perennial garden so the water will not flood the plants every time it rains.

Today, he laid a drain pipe in the trench and buried it, planted grass seed, and put straw on top.

The front plantings are all in and mulched. Tim added a drain box to the pipe underneath, and all unwanted water will drain away next to the driveway.
                                                                        I quilted.





After work, I worked on my applique blocks before making supper and settling in for the evening. It's been a good day.


The UPS truck pulled in after supper and delivered another quilt-to-be!

I'll be working tomorrow in my studio...and Tim will be working out here...

The back rock garden has plastic on it to keep it from having all the dirt wash away during the recent rain storms. It all has to come off, the dirt be replaced and the plants put in. We expect a week of fair weather, so Tim will be busy!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Hello again!!

We have has a bit of an hiatus here at Wazoo while my sister and brother-in-law have been visiting the Georgia mountains. has rained almost non-stop since they arrived. Poor Dan's golf clubs have languished in the trunk the entire time. My sister is also a quilter, so we were quite happy to spend time sewing and going to the quilt shops.
I have been working on my applique project, too, and having fun raiding my stash for just the right bits of fabric for each block.
Mice on a leaf

Butterflies and dragonflies
Tiny buttonhole stitch. I like how it looks

It's coming along!
On Thursday, we went to the sewing group where I made another charity quilt while my sister hand sewed bindings for the group. She has sewn eight bindings since she has been here!! I've been spoiled by her helping with that task.
We spent time touring by car when the rain slowed down, but only had one stop in Blue Ridge to see the quilt exhibit there. The husbands weren't too excited with that, but we girls liked it! We have watched movies, made cookies (well, Dan made cookies...we ate them), sewn a lot and eaten way more good food than was necessary to our well being. I don't get to see my sister often, so it was a fun time for me, even if it was a soggy one.
They leave tomorrow for Paducah, just when the sun is supposed to come out here. It figures!!
 I will be back in the studio tomorrow, with new quilts to work on! UPS made a delivery today with the batting I have been waiting for. Mr Wazoo will be outside trying to get the back rock garden back to square one after all the rain we have had. It really did a number on the dirt between the rocks. Much of it is now in the yard below the wall.
Mr Wazoo spent loads of quality time doing quilts while it rained
Perfect for the Fourth of July!

This one, too!!

The first of the fleece backed quilts

Mr Wazoo picked great pantos to enhance the quilts

 Too bad we can't send rain to the west coast!