Monday, August 20, 2018

Binding next!

I started on Friday with a cold and felt lousy over the weekend, but I did find the energy to at least trim and mow the front yard Saturday evening and machine quilt those boy quilts. In fact, I got the last three boy quilts quilted!

So here is my stack of baby quilts that need bound. I am planning on binding them this week.

I did get my new stock pot on Friday. I use an 8 quart for cooking pasta, making soup, and sauce. I got a great deal on this pan and I will never have to buy another one. The pan is hefty and I can just feel the quality. The two small stock pots I had were ok and are green pans, but they were pretty beat up. I plan on using the larger of the two for dyeing fabric so at least I will get some more use out of it.

Friday, August 17, 2018

So glad it is Friday

It was hard getting up this morning. The heat is getting to me; it is 80 in here this morning and we won't even talk about the humidity. My sinuses are stuffy from breathing in dirt all day and my legs ached last night so it was hard to sleep.

After work I went and got my oil changed so I wouldn't have to leave the house this weekend. This morning I was up very early since I just couldn't sleep and got some quilting done on the third of five boy quilts. This amount of quilting was running thru two bobbins.

I have a lot I need to do this weekend with the first thing of cleaning up the front yard. I have some crabgrass that is enormous! I haven't done anything in the front since it has been so hot and I have felt so lousy. I am going to try and get out early and at least make an attempt to put a dent in the mess.

I would like to get that baseboard sanded and put on a finish coat of paint, and of course get some quilting done. One of my brothers called me yesterday and will be needing a girl baby quilt in a couple of months - yes, another girl! As soon as I get the boy quilts done, I will have to get back to making more girl quilts. That will be six girl quilts and no boy quilts given away this year. It seems to be the year of the girl!

Then it is R.I.P. Aretha. What a voice.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Thought I was done ...

but no! I had someone that was willing to help so more rocks! Big rocks! I hauled home three yesterday. I put a folded up paper beside and on top of one of the rocks so you could get some sense of the size. They are beauties aren't they?!

After I got home a bit later than usual, moved the rocks, got something to eat, and sat down for awhile, I got up to make cookies for the fellows that loaded the rocks for me.

After a very hot day at work - near 90 degrees - moving 100 pound rocks and having a horrible nights sleep the night before
I only had the energy to take a shower and go to bed early.

On the way in to work this morning I saw this truck in the parking lot. I am not sure what statement they were making, but I thought is was quite creative!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Fabric purchases

I haven't bought much fabric this year. I am way ahead of using more fabric than I bought so I didn't feel guilty about my recent purchase. I bought 16 yards to use for the backs of baby quilts

And a yard of each of these - the pink will be for baby quilts, the red flannel for an accent color for flannel quilts, and the yellow and red fabric for a yellow and red quilt I want to make.

Even with this purchase I am down 62 yards for the year from making the blue baby quilts and all those boxy pouches. On top of that, all of this was on sale dirt cheap, I got an extra 10% off my order and free shipping. It is quality fabric - I just scored a great deal.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Will sew for steak

It was a busy three days sewing and working two shows. The show on Friday had a smaller crowd because of the rain that arrived in the afternoon. The band did not play until 10 p.m. I sold a few things at the merch booth.

I didn't get to bed until almost 2 a.m. and got up at 9. We left for the next show at 3. Again not a huge crowd, but the people there seemed to enjoy the show.

I didn't sell a lot of merch, but there was a nice cool breeze blowing thru the building.
There were these huge hanging baskets of flowers outside the doors.

On Sunday a friend was coming over with a couple of sewing projects she needed help with so on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning I spent some serious time cleaning up the house with some sewing squeezed in between. The house looks so much better. I did get one more boy baby quilt quilted. Oh, I miscounted and I had five not six that needed quilted.

Then I got the remaining three blue baby quilts pin basted.

My friend showed up about 11 a.m. and the two projects she had were to make a mermaid blanket and some kind of a blanket with a Batman theme. We tossed a few ideas around and we came up with this Batman blanket with wings. We added handles to the sides of the wings so the kid could flap the wings.

I had made a couple mermaid blankets before so knocking this one out was easy. My friend was very happy with the finished items.

My friend brought me a package of two frozen filet mignon steaks from a whole tenderloin she and her significant other had bought a few months ago as a thank you for helping her with these projects. She took me to lunch too! I have the filets thawing out in the fridge. So the answer is yes - I will sew for steak! LOL!!!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

I got some quilting done last night so I am almost 1/3rd done with blue baby quilt two.

I am taking tomorrow off work so I have to just try and get thru today. Here is what my thermometer is reading now and it isn't even 7 a.m. Outside it is 67 and the high today is forecasted to be 86. Who knows how hot it will get in here today.

Three days off in a row will be nice. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Making progress

I managed to get the quilt pin basted and got a little bit and I mean a little bit (LOL!!) of quilting done. I was hot, tired, stinky, sweaty, and dirty from being at work I didn't have the energy to do much. Here is what I did manage to get done