Thursday, October 15, 2015

Work and fun

The last couple of days have been filled with mundane duty as well as quilting fun. At my usual doctor visit for a check up, I mentioned the pain in my knee. Snip-snap! I have an appointment with an orthopedic doctor in Gainesville at the end of the month. At last, I will get something done about this blasted knee!
Meanwhile, we have been working in the studio and getting quilts done and out the door. Tim did this lovely disappearing four patch for my friend Maria. He is working on her first tee shirt quilt right now, and should have it done tomorrow.
Maria's quilt

Panto: Alfresco
I finished the binding on my class sample and cut out another one. Don't you love the chickens? I think it will be a fun quilt.
Binding on, all finished!
Newly started class sample

These are the cutest chickens, aren't they?
Today, I quilted this custom job. I think the colors and fabrics are very effective and beautiful.

Tomorrow's work holds a sewing project. I need to get going on a customer tee shirt quilt.
Stay tuned!!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Class sample and more wildlife

I worked up a new class sample for the class I will be teaching in two places in the coming months. It actually took longer to decide on what fabrics to use than it did to cut the whole thing out! I may have to make another one to use the fabrics I decided against in the end. I like them all...

The deer family was out for dinner in the apple orchard  when
I came home from a concert on Saturday

The pie bald babies and their mamas were enjoying the nice weather

One doe was really curious and came really close to the car to check me out

Then, they all crossed the road in front of me and went into the woods.
No bucks around.

Tonight, I was sitting in the house doing some paperwork when I heard some suspicious noises outside. Whump!...scrape...scrape...whumpity...scrape
I ran into the bedroom and got Tim up so he could check it out. A bear had overturned the trash can and dragged it about fifteen feet out into the driveway toward the woods.The lid stayed on, thanks to Tim's new locking system! The stupid motion light never came on. And I just put the trail cam in the front yard...facing the wrong direction to get a picture of the bear. We got the camera from the back today and there were no pictures. The batteries were dead. We figured it was a good time to see if we could catch something in the front yard. ha ha, we just can't get it right with this camera. We'll see what tomorrow brings.