Monday, August 31, 2020

10th finish for 2020, sampler, drapes, and TDF

The 16 patch quilt is done! It is 72" x 88". I am very happy with how it turned out.

Here is the quilt that was my inspiration. I don't know who make it or when.

The next job on my list was to lengthen four drapery panels for a co-worker. I had to buy something close in color to add to the hem. I first had to straighten the bottom of each panel so they were the same length. I was happy with how they turned out.

I got more done on that sampler. I am working on the border and the lines dividing the text first then I will go back and stitch the text.

We got lots of rain on Friday; around 1.3 inches. The plants perked up. I only had to trim; the grass has not grown enough to bother mowing, but I am sure it will need mowed by this weekend with all that rain.

The Tour de France started Saturday. They had put in place lots of rules because of covid. The riders have to wear masks all the time up until the time they begin to race. As soon as the race is over the masks go back on. If any two people on a team including managers, mechanics, and staff test positive within 7 days the whole team has to leave the race. The crowds are way down because if someone in Europe comes into France from another country they have to quarantine for 14 days and then when they go back home they have to quarantine for 14 more days. The race staff has put barricades farther away from the riders to keep the people farther away from the riders and of course, they are all need to wear masks. There is a lot less media there too. Hopefully the race can make it thru the three weeks of racing safely. On Sunday the riders had some mountains to climb. Here are pictures of them going around a switchback and a view of the road going back and forth down the mountain.

The shots of the bay made me want to book a trip to Nice. So beautiful!


swooze said...

Congrats on a great finish. We missed most of the rain from the twin hurricanes. It either petered out or veered right before reaching us. We have storms in the forecast though!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I love the 16 patch. It is similar but prettier than the inspiration piece.

Lucky you to get rain. We have a slim chance of a light shower in the next 2 days.

Cherie in St Louis said...

Those drapery panels turned out wonderful! Such a great job! And you quilt is wonderful! I’d venture to say even better than the inspiration quilt:)

Vicki W said...

The quilt turned out great! You are so good for doing alterations and repairs for people. I avoid all that like the plague!