Saturday, May 14, 2016

A fun break with a new quilter

I have been remiss in my blog posting, so let's get caught up!
It has been five days quilting on the Florida guild raffle quilt, and the end is finally in sight. I finished the entire center part and all the quilting on the four borders. I just need to add the veins on the lower corner leaves and the highlights on two lavender flowers. Yippee!! Oh wait...there is a pillow cover, too. That will wait until I have 'cleansed my palate' so to speak, on another quilting job.

Just a peek at some of the details
Mr Wazoo did his share of quilting this week, too, finishing this flying geese formation before tending his gardens.

Panto: Flamingo Sunset
When I was in Clarkesville, I promised one of the quilters I would have her up to the studio for a longarm lesson. Today, Dana came and we had a good time playing with the machine. She is a natural, and with some practice, will be a fine longarmer. I hope she comes back again. I had a wonderful time!
Mr Wazoo helped me get set up for Dana's visit.

Dana gets into the groove.
The yard is going crazy beautiful in the lovely Spring weather, and there are surprises every day.

I think mountain laurel is just magical looking. So delicate.

This picture has not been tweaked at all! These roses are fluorescent pink! 

Here is the shrub they are on.

I don't know what this is, but I like how it looks against the rocks.

The gardener's clematis are finally opening!
Tomorrow, we get out early to the farmer's market and then the plant nursery to pick up some flowers Mr Wazoo ordered. Then it is straight to the studio and quilting! Pictures to follow!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Nose to the grindstone

We worked in the studio today and made some progress. Mr Wazoo did this rail fence, and a pretty flower appliqué quilt made by my sister! She is quite the quilter, too.

Panto: Rustling Leaves

Panto: Alfresco
This is the quilt I am working on. The raffle quilt for the Peace River Quilters Guild in Punta Gorda, Florida. If you are near there, be sure to get a ticket!

Monday, May 9, 2016

No quilting...loads of shopping fun!

After three days of shop-hopping, I think my shopping itch has been thoroughly scratched!! What fun we had going to nine stores and finding all kinds of bargains. Here is a photo of my loot before I put it all away.
Mr Wazoo stayed busy quilting and working in the garden. He's like the Energizer bunny...he keeps going and going...
Today, I am off to Blue Ridge to do some charity sewing, and then its back to work!
Happy Mother's Day pot of soon-to-be flowers from Mr Wazoo

He planted this cute fairy garden in a big shell we got in Florida years ago.

The back garden

This is as far as we go with a vegetable garden! The rest comes from the farmer's market

Late afternoon in the side garden


I love this little chair, planted with petunias

The mountain laurel is blooming

The front garden is coming in nicely

The entrance to the studio with the new hose reel.
I tripped over the hose for the last time on Sunday.
Thanks, honey!

Farmer Tim after a long day.

I got a dozen of these beauties from my daughter!

Mr Wazoo did three quilts while I was out spending money, but only photographed this one.

Panto: Rotorua