Saturday, September 8, 2018

Two finishes!!

What a happy day! I was waiting for my sister to get here, and working on quilts to pass the time. I finished making the tee shirt quilt and quilting the first of three Quilts of Valor. After dinner (yes! they came and brought Wisconsin brats, cheese and sweet corn!!) I sat for a while and hand sewed the binding on the QOV.

Quilt of Valor

Panto: Simply Stars

A peek at the back

Tee shirt quilt, all done but the binding.

Panto: Dazzle

Chambray on the back
Tomorrow, I plan to visit with my sister and sew the binding on the tee shirt quilt. We'll be cooking out and eating al fresco again if the weather cooperates. So until we meet again, have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, September 7, 2018

S-l-o-w progress

I worked all day yesterday on the tee shirt and photo quilt. It is really slow going, as I have to do math (yuk) with every block to make it all fit together. I have the last row sewn and need to add to the length. It will be another slow stitching day today, because right in the middle the day, I have a meeting. We'll get everything done, but in fits and starts.

The first three columns are waiting their turn to be assembled. The last column is sewn.

Sashing between the columns and the border will complete the look.
In the late afternoon yesterday I picked up a friend visiting from Florida and we went into town for a coffee and a trip to the fabric shop. I'm happy to have people come see us here in the mountains, and we had a fun, but brief, time. Thanks, Linda! Come again any time!
Today I also have to do a quick pick up and clean before my sister comes. They will be here tomorrow, and I'm excited to chat, laugh and have a good time.
I had better get going!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Change of direction

Besides quilting for people, I do restoration, repair and commission work. Today, I changed direction a bit and started in on the tee shirt quilt I had taken apart last week. Once I figured out how to do the printing on fabric, it was easy. There will be 8 photos on the quilt as well as the jerseys.

Printing in progress. Soaking and drying came later.

All the components on the design wall, ready for sorting.

The possible final position of the components.
I'll get the sashing started tomorrow after my podiatrist appointment.
Of course, we did some quilting, too. Mr Wazoo in the man cave, and me in the studio. We'd like to have all the quilts either in progress or finished by Friday. My sister and brother-in-law are coming and I want to relax and enjoy their visit.

Mr W started with this pretty stars quilt

Panto: Featherize

I finished the stitch in the ditch on the blue quilt

Mr Wazoo quilted this modern off-set star

Panto: Fantasia

I quilted this pink pinwheel quilt today.

Panto: Frolic

The final quilt for the day for the man was this deer panel.

Panto: Square Spiral
I took some time to sew the parts together on my animal quilt. It's finally a flimsy, but will have to wait to get some borders and be quilted. I'm happy with how it looks so far.


Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Labor Day Weekend

We were blessed to have a daughter come visit for the weekend, so there wasn't much quilting going on. Mr Wazoo did one quilt, and I worked on the featherweights, getting them cleaned and serviced. I'll have to take the 'After' pictures so you can see how they look now. I did order a lightbulb for one and some lube to finish the tune-up process. They should all be spiffy soon.

I should pay more attention to what's going on in Mr W's man cave. Is this the front? I don't know, but it is pretty.

Panto: Alfresco
Meanwhile, Mom and daughter had a wonderful weekend, chatting, snacking, seeing the local sights, enjoying a fire in the fire pit, and just enjoying the time together. Very low key, but a good re-set for my busy girl. Back to work tomorrow.

We first took a ride around the back roads of Union county, ending up at Trackrock, where there  are some petroglyphs in the woods.

Its only a short hike to the spot where the carved rocks are. The signs explain what  they are.

We spent some time hunting for all the different symbols and animals on the 6 rocks.

The etchings are probably easier to identify when the rocks are wet, but we were able to pick out many different symbols. 

If you're interested, here is the website.

This is Meeks Park. We have this wonderful park here that has something for everyone.
Walking the path along Butternut Creek on a lovely summer day is a simple pleasure.

Mr Wazoo stayed along the creekside, enjoying a shady bench while we walked.

There are a few foot bridges over the creek that offer pretty views like this.

Mr Wazoo, resting  in the shade.