Sunday, May 31, 2009

Weekend Report-May 2009

Thursday night was a beautiful evening on the lake for the Knight Bee. We met at Judy Twitty's house and everyone brought something to eat. What a 'spread' we had. Everything was delicious. I find these gatherings so refreshing. A good time was had by all.

This is where I am at this point with the piece for the Devine Library exhibit. I have not worked on it since January. I did get 4 more rows done today. Now I have to construct units before I can do anymore rows. I think that I only have 6 more rows to construct and then it will be a completed top.

I spent Friday just doing 'stuff'. Got my nails done, ate lunch with Pat, registered both of us for the show in Knoxville. That pretty much took all day once I added in a 3 hour nap.

Saturday I worked on the Devine Medallion. I am not quite half finished with that. I think that it is looking good at this point. Still alot of work to do on that.

The garden has started producing. I am cutting cukes and squash. The Basil has been cut 4 times in the past 2 weeks. Huge bunches have been given away and I am using it as fast as I can. The Dill is trying to bloom and I keep pinching it back. I have some huge tomatoes, but nothing turning red yet.

These are some of the tomatos. They are the ones that Austin and Alexis planted. Austin's is on the right and Alexis planted hers in the pot.

This is my container garden on a grand scale. These are the water troughs, one that i got for Christmas and then the large one we bought early spring. The small one contains: Dill, Basil. Rosemary, Tyme, Curley Parsley, and a Grape tomato plant.
In the Large one is: 4 cucumber plants, one yellow tomato plant, one yellow squash, one zuccini plant, a Japanese Eggplant, a bell pepper plant, and one potato. These things are going crazy in these planters.
That's my report for this weekend. I better go feed the husband. Have a good week.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

This is the weekend to start painting the house. Dusty and Dick are working on that today. Yesterday Tori also helped out a lot, but she is home today--sore muscles!!!! We are changing the light color to something beige without the yellow that was previously in the light color.

The shutters and trim color is being changed from a green to a black. I love the black and I am really liking the beige color. We tried the color combination on the back with the screen porch and it weathers in really well.

With the painting going on, we had to take the grids out of the windows of the studio. In order to do that I had to remove the stack of fabric that had grown to 2 feet deep and as wide as the double windows. While doing that I was trying to get the fat quarters into the bins below the windows (you can't see them because of the sewing table in front of them). I finally decided to start strip cutting anything that was not neatly folded or banded. In other words, any fat quarter that had been cut into was to be 'stripped' for scrap quilts. I also started a pile for a friend that does a lot of scrap quilts for 'love quilts'. I will take her a big bag on Thursday night. So, Heads up Liz---!!!!
I have also been working on the Devine applique. However, I don't think that I should show more pictures of this until I have permission from the Guild. The center medallion is what I am doing and it is beginning to look very nice. I will devote all day tomorrow to working on it. That way I should have something good to show the Guild next Monday night. If I am REALLY lucky, I might have it completed.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. Please take the time to say Thank you to the Veterans who have made it possible for all of us to have the freedoms that we now have. Don't take freedom for granted or you might just loose it.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

This Weeks News

I spent the several days at Myrtle Beach this week. Our annual Dental meeting was there and in the evening I had some time that I could put to good use.

This block is E-3 Paddle Wheels. Kinda cute. 20 pieces. Paper pieced.

This block is H-7 Bennington Star. Really wierd piecing if you use the paper pieceing pattern from the DJ program. I like the fabric that I used.

This block is G-5 Poof. Cute name. No a mouse did not eat the corner. My fabrics were cut a little close. Hope it does not interfere with setting it in the quilt. If it does i will just remake the block.

This is H-10 Ben's Bowtie. Again paper pieced.

With this block completed I have now completed 92 blocks- 15 Triangles- 0 Kites- for 2,038 pieces. Not bad, but still a long way to go.

I worked on another block during my trip, but you won't see it until I re-do it. Can't get the applique to line up.

Now, I am going to try to show you a picture of what I have to date. The fabrics are close in color, but not pattern. Any block that appears in gray would be one that I have set up to complete but have not yet done so.

I did it!!!!!!!!!!! Yea!!!!!!!!!!

I do hope that everyone has a good week. It is time for me to go back and spend some time on the Guild quilt for Devine Quilters. I'll let you know next weekend how that goes. I also have some photos of the grandchildren, I'll get those up soon.