Monday, July 20, 2015
My big dream project, the gig, and the t-shirt quilt.
Friday night at the gig was very warm and humid. The rain held off and Michael put on a great show. I sold 14 CD's and a half dozen shirts. This was one of the biggest crowds we have ever had. Here Michael is playing the guitar behind his head never missing a note. The band got at standing O at the end after playing for two hours straight.
At the venue there were food stands and there was one with elephant ears and funnel cakes.
Powdered sugar usually goes on the funnel cakes. Someone was nice enough to let me take a picture of their cake.
I worked on the t-shirt quilt at bit at the show and then again on Saturday and Sunday. I have about 1/4 of the blocks now with some kind of extra stitching on them. My plan is to do an initial pass over the entire quilt adding some embroidery or extra stitching on each block and then if I have more time, I will go back and add more. I need to have this done in 3 - 4 weeks.
I am using a variety of threads to embroider/stitch with. I am finding #12 pearl cotton doesn't show up very well. #8 pearl cotton is too heavy to pull thru the faced t-shirts. Regular embroidery floss seems to be working great. I use either two or three strands for the big stitch quilting or the embroidery. And to think I almost gave my embroidery floss box away!
My man Peter is still in the green jersey for the sprint point jersey. He is a bit frustrated that he has not won a stage yet. He only has a couple more chances to win a stage. This week we go into the Alps and his job will be to help Alberto Contador make up some time on the yellow jersey still being held by Froome.