Friday, January 12, 2018

Its official

I saw this on Sisterschoice Quilts blog today and had to share. I couldn't stand it anymore and made an appointment for the doctor. I have the flu. Another 7 days to go before she thinks it will be better. Oh joy.
I quilted the last row of the Hawaiian quilt, then gave up for the day. At least I'm getting there...
I did get the big quilt from yesterday trimmed and ready to go home. Its a beauty!!

It is so big, I couldn't get it all in from the front view

That's better!

Panto: Come Dance With Me...hard to see here

Maybe a bit easier from the back. It is a nice curvy leaf pattern.
A good night's sleep and I'll be back for a few hours work tomorrow. As for now, some TV, hot tea and bed.

Still fighting the flu

I don't think I am ever going to get better!! Of course, I don't really think that, but it sure feels like a never ending slog here with the sore throat, congestion and productive cough. Sleep is fleeting and fatigue has taken hold. I'm really sick!! Lots of fluids, plenty of rest and chicken soup have been the norm, and the few hours of 'normalcy' are thanks to DayQuil, Theraflu and Robitussin. If I don't turn the corner to health soon, I will have to go see the doctor. As a nurse, I know there really isn't anything she can do for me since flu is a virus, but if I have a bacterial infection on top of it, I want to fight that! We'll see.
Meanwhile, I did another row of background fill on the Hawaiian quilt yesterday while the computerized APQS chugged along on a king sized batik quilt. I did finish that one, but haven't taken it off yet. I'll do that as soon as I get to the studio.

I'll do the last row today, and then, I'll just have the borders and motifs themselves to quilt over the weekend. Yippee!

Millie chugging along on the last row of this huge quilt. Wait until you see it!
It was 107 x 107, yet perfectly flat and square!! I am so in awe of this quilter's mad skills. Wow.
Mr Wazoo spent his day quilting the smaller parts of the ensemble from this quilter. He did the valances and loaded the pillow shams. The whole shebang will be a stunning addition to any bedroom.

Pillow shams ready for quilting

Thanks to Miss Molly, I am able to keep going. She is my constant companion, coming to the studio when I do, and laying down with me when I nap. She is sure a faithful little thing. 

"What's next, Mom?"

"Another nap!! Okay..."
We're supposed to have a cold snap here later today, with the possibility of either freezing rain or snow. Time to replenish the chicken soup!! Have a good day, readers, and stay warm!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Work and naps

I did well today, a little work and a little napping. Worked well.While I did the second row on the Hawaiian quilt, I had this lovely house quilt on the Millie. The customer wanted Baptist Fan so I did it with the digital machine and it came out perfectly.

Its a pretty little town in the woods!

Panto: Tom's Baptist Fan

A peek at the back
Thanks to Mr Wazoo who took the photos of the quilt for me during my nap. He was busy, too, doing the quilting on this modern baby quilt.

This is a mod quilt for a new baby. I love it!!

Panto: Geometric

Even the backing is triangles!
After work, I snapped this picture of the mountains. No sun today, just a mist of rain and blustery winds. We do still have a bit of fun in the back yard. Gotta keep the deer and squirrels happy!

Time for NyQuil and more sleep...Did I mention, I hate being sick?

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Down time

I have been sidelined with the flu bug going around here, and I am not happy. Mr Wazoo had it first, and he is much better now. Hopefully, I’ll be on the mend soon. I am knee deep in quilts on both machines right now, but can only work a few hours before I have to go lay down. One is mine and the other a custom quilt for a customer that has been put off way too long. It should be done next week and be going back to Florida and it’s maker.

Beautiful hand appliqued Hawaiian quilt

My quilt...needs to have some quilting picked out and the borders finished
Okay, I was so sick when I started this post, I saved it and went to bed. Its now a couple of days later and I am still sick. I do not like having the flu and I am not a happy quilter! Most of the day I am watching You tube quilting videos or sleeping. Today, I went to the studio determined to get something done. I did get one row of the background quilting done on the Hawaiian quilt, and forced myself to finish the borders on the other quilt. A big thank you to Mr Wazoo for picking out the bad stitching for me. Unfortunately, I feel like crap now, and can't wait to go to bed. 
Started and looking good.

Finished, and not looking as good as I would like.

This is a utility quilt, so I'm not too upset about how bad the quilting looks in the borders.

The pieced blocks got a square in a square motif

The plain blocks got a simple flower

It just needs binding. 
The rest of the day was uneventful, except for Mr Wazoo getting his generator. The guys came this morning and put it on the area he had prepared. Now, it needs the gas company to come hook it up.

Mr W and the generator man get the pad leveled and ready.

The other guy unboxed the generator and got it ready to put on the pad.

Voila!! Fits perfectly!

Once its hooked up, we'll never have to worry about losing power again. 
At the end of the day, the sun came out for the first time in a week. The bare trees lit up and the gray clouds moved aside. It may be winter, but the mountains are still beautiful. Sick or not, I still love it here!