This morning didn’t get off like I had hoped but I did plan out a quilt with Ivy over the phone. We did some online shopping to make the Thimblecreek Quilt designed by Joe Wood, called “Rotogravure”. This is the quilt that Cynthia R was sashing at Camp Blanding. We are pretty excited to put this one together. I guess I had better get busy and get a couple finished before all the stuff comes in.
After that I had to drive over to get my car serviced – that is one of those yucky things that I hate to take care of, but it is necessary. It is done!
After I got home it was time to attack the checkbook and catch up on some of my accounting. Ugh, I will never wait that long again – that was painful, but I got it figured out to the penny!
When David got home from work it was time to go pick up some furniture that I bought from a friend, Phyllis. We got a bunch of stuff, two wingbacks, two washstands, six chairs, one end table, two drop leaf tables and three mirrors and it all strategically fit in the back of David’s truck and my car. Whoosh!
We drove over to the retreat house and we got to see a little more progress on the house. Grant is working on the roof and squaring up the rafters as he goes.
My home looks like a tornado came through and things are everywhere – at both houses! Ugh! Even though one house is under construction it drives me crazy that it is so messy! David keeps reminding me that it is a “construction zone”, so it is a good thing I don’t live over there – it would truly drive me even more crazy than I am already.
I have THREE quilts that are quilted and need to be trimmed, add binding and labels to.
The yellow basket quilt is a stack of blocks I bought at the Lakeview guild auction a couple of years ago. I finished up the blocks with the yellow sashing a few months ago and I gave it to Cathy C to quilt. She did a great job of quilting it. I wasn’t very pleased with the quilt but it looks a 100 per cent better.
The second quilt was my guilt from our friendship bee – my Guiding Star. I really like it. In fact I like it so much I just may have to do another one in 30’s fabric. Before I finished it, I looked for a pattern to see if there was a way to do it and it seemed that no one knew, but after Denise G. quilted it she told me it had been finished by several people and they sashed it just as I did but with a bigger star sashing – and I thought I was being original. Oh well, I still like it!
My third quilt is my King’s Crown from a Pat Speth class I took a while back. Cathy quilted this one too with an all over pattern. I really like it too! I love how the quilting makes all the tops come alive!
My closet of un-quilted quilts has more room in it! Yippee!
I am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads. Love and hugs,