Thursday, March 3, 2016

A change in the weather

We got up today and it was really nippy outside. Mr Wazoo did some office work while Molly and I were in the studio working.

Molly, hard at work.
I quilted this bright lap quilt most of the day.

Don't you love that backing?! I sure do.

Around lunchtime, I stopped and looked out the window. Yikes! This is what I saw...
A few minutes later...

We got enough to coat the trees, grass and shrubs. 

I'm not too worried, though. It is supposed to be really warm tomorrow. Aaah, Spring!
Mr Wazoo joined us in the studio to load a quilt for tomorrow. 

Finished my day out on the porch watching the clouds settle into the mountainside and listening to the wind chimes play. Another wonderful day in Georgia.

A little detour

I know I was supposed to do the other 30s sampler yesterday, but I got an email from my customer in Florida, whose quilt was next in line. She was wondering how it was going, so I decided to do hers first and get it traveling back to the sunshine state. I have made this same quilt, but it hasn't been quilted yet. Now, I want to get mine done, too.

Mr Wazoo quilted, too. He finished this batik log cabin.

Hard to see, but the panto is Autumn Oaks

I'll close today with some pictures of home that make us want to go outside and enjoy the day.

My walk to work...down the drive to the studio.

Things are starting to pop through the ground in the back rock garden

The entrance to Wazoo studio, complete with the wind chimes my son got me for my birthday!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

A slower, happier day

Mr Wazoo worked outside all day today, mulching and pruning...generally getting dirty and staying happy.  I worked in the studio and finished up the quilt from yesterday. The customer made two of them, so I'll get going on her other one tomorrow.

This is the quilt I'll start tomorrow.
We took a little break to go to the fire station and vote today; our first time here in Georgia. The 'I Voted' stickers are little peaches here!

I took a selfie to show off my sticker

I had an unfortunate accident in the studio...the iron fell over and made a big brown scorch mark on the board cover and was so burned, I couldn't get the brown off the soleplate with iron cleaner! A quick trip to Walmart and I have a new iron, board cover, and outdoor rug for the front porch.!
After that, I really didn't want to start up a new project, so Molly and I sat on the porch in a rocker and watched the birds and squirrels. We had a brief rain shower, so Mr Wazoo joined us there until it let up. The customer came to get the two repaired quilts and the surprise pillow, and everyone was happy.
Since I was in the studio to give her the quilts, I did the tying on the quilt I repaired last night and got it finished up and ready to go.

This quilt is sooooo soft!!

I replaced two of these squares. Left and bottom.

There were a couple of the solid ones to do, too. Once I had them tied, I was done!

The back is all pieced, too. Lovely!

 I'd say it was a slow, happy day here in North Georgia. We'll watch the returns tonight and I will keep working on quilt bindings.
Life is so good!

Monday, February 29, 2016

In the studio

We both spent the day in the studio working on quilts. I actually started the day making this pillow to go with the quilt I repaired over the weekend. An added perk for a patient customer.

After making the pillow, I began working on this sweet sampler. It's a custom job, so I expect it will take a couple of days. Oh yes, there are two of these. I will do the second one after I finish this.

Mr Wazoo finished two quilts today, but has yet to take the second one off the machine and take its picture.

I noticed on the drive to town that there is snow on the higher mountains. Weird how on our mountain things are turning green and looking like Spring, yet Brasstown Bald has a snowy top! I love it here.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

A day late...again!

I can't seem to get the post done on the day the events happen! It gets late, I'm tired, and shut down the computer before posting on the blog. Today is no different...I will have to tell you what happened yesterday to catch up with today.
I have finished the repair on the little quilt from yesterday, and it was a real challenge! Every time I repaired one hole, I saw another! I have also decided not to wash the quilt, but to leave that decision to the owner. It is just too fragile to take a chance on. Sewing the binding was a bear with the thick and thin batting.

Thank you to Mr W for holding it up for me!

There are 15 patches on the back! 

Meanwhile, I added borders to a little quilt I had in my quilting queue to make it big enough for someone to use at the Family Connection shelter. They are in need of bigger quilts for adults, so I hurried up and got three of them quilted and ready for hand sewing. Now, I have five bindings waiting! Guess what I will be doing during the Oscars, Doc Martin and Downton Abbey.

My sister made this quilt and gave it to me to donate.

I added this bright dot backing and quilted it with Modern Swirl panto.

My sister also made this quilt.

She donated the backing, as well. Panto: Primrose Swirl

I added borders to this quilt, and  finished the quilting with  the panto Featherize today.

I made and added all the bindings and now, the hand sewing can start!
I will end this post with my grandson out on the town with his Mama, and then back at home having a blast in the bath! Happy leap day tomorrow!