Thursday, March 22, 2018

Getting closer

Yes, I am getting closer to having the Harley quilt quilted. I got the navy blue shirt done so I am at 91% done. That shirt had a lot of letters I had to stitch around!

Three shirts are left to quilt.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

More progress!

I got the blue shirt quilted and I am now 88% done with the quilting. I have the machine all set up and ready for the navy blue one right below it.

Four left to quilt
Old man winter will just not go away. I headed out into this at 5:43 this morning

It seemed there was about 2 inches on the garbage bin and roof. It was a bit sloppy driving as it looked like the salt trucks weren't out. I did finally see one about half way to work.
On my walk thru the hospital I did find two quarters!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Little by little

Yes, that is one of my favorite songs by Robert Plant and describes my progress on the Harley quilt. I got the white t-shirt done which puts me at 84% done with the quilting. I had a bit of laundry and cooking food for lunches to do last night and I stopped at the library after work so my time to quilt was small. I am now 84% done.

Monday, March 19, 2018

How far did I get?

I had to go and get my taxes done Saturday morning. My guy is an hour away where I use to live. He was the president of the credit union and always did taxes on the side. He is retired now, but continued the tax business. This sadly is his last season as he is having some medical issues and probably the last time I will ever see him. He and his wife are lovely people and even though I only see them once a year, it is like we are old friends. I served on the board of directors of the credit union for 9 years so I got to know them. He thanked me for my service on the board (it was a volunteer position) and we said our goodbyes.

I had gone down early and stopped at my favorite bulk food store before getting my taxes done to pick up a couple items so by the time I got home I was a bit tired. I did get some quilting done on Saturday and Sunday so I am now 81% done with the quilting. I have these six shirts left to quilt.

I did get some outlining done on the white shirt so it won't take long to finish quilting it. Here is a close up of the front and a shot of the back so you can see what is done.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Yeah it is Friday!

It was a cold walk this morning to the hospital. Right now it is 23 degrees with a 15 mph wind which make the wind chill 10 degrees. My ears got cold! It has been a busy, crazy week with this new job and I am glad it is Friday! I did see on the news that another Nor'easter is headed my way next week. March is going to make me appreciate Spring for sure!

I did get the Kuwait t-shirt done

and I have the North Carolina shirt almost done.

I am now 56% done with the quilting! I love getting over the half way point! This weekend I plan on working on this quilt this as much as I can. I need to make a few more boxy pouches for my sister and niece too so I will slide those in between quilting sessions.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Still quilting

I finished up the t-shirt with the eagle and started on another one. It is just too hard to see quilting on black early in the morning so I started on this shirt that has a dark green background. I outlined stitched the most of the Harley Davidson at the top of the shirt, outlined the HD symbol in the middle of Kuwait and outlined Kuwait, then outlined the boat. This is to nail down the middle of the shirt before I meander free motion the background.

After work I stopped at the grocery store and the library. Weeks ago I had a librarian tell me how I could request a book to be purchased. All these years and I had no idea I could make suggestions. Well, I suggested Cotton and Indigo from Japan and it came! I only had a short time to look at it, but the photography is beautiful and it will be an interesting read.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Not done yet

I am still working on that center t-shirt! I finally got all the meandering stitching done

I now need to do some detail stitching to hold the center design of the eagle in place. I started stitching the shield, but I have a bit more to do

Then to anchor the center of the shirt I will do some outlining at the eagle's head.

It snowed again yesterday and thru the night. When I left work it was snowing hard or should I say the graupel was coming down so hard it was hard to see across the parking lot. Here is what it looks like this morning

And here is a view of the hike I have to take from the parking at the park next to the hospital to get to the entrance. See the two vertical elements toward the right center? Well, I walk to the far right one, take a left and the front entrance is about another 100 feet. I decided to check this morning how many steps it was and my fitbit said 900. Not a bad walk unless it is 25 degrees out with an 11 mph wind which makes the wind chill 14 degrees. LOL!!

I would rather walk in the cold and snow than rain and I know that will happen eventually.