Thursday, June 30, 2022
Last evening no sewing happened. I had dishes to do, plants to water, and my neighbor came over to put the last coat of mud on my foyer walls. I have been stitching this new little piece. the chart is dated 1983 and I just think it is cute. I am stitching it with my favorite red floss on natural 28 count linen. It measures 3 1/4" x 4 1/2". I have only worked on it a couple hours.
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
We had some excitement at work yesterday. At two o'clock we were all told to leave because there was a gas leak. I called my beautician to see if she was busy so I just head there instead of going home. Work is about half way between my house and the salon, so there was no sense driving home. She wasn't busy so I headed there. There is so much road construction it took longer to get to the salon and going home at 4:30 was even worse. After I get outside town there is a 4 lane limited access highway. They are widening the road from two lane four and so all the traffic only has two lanes to travel. If someone needs to make a left turn it backs up traffic just awful since there is no longer a left hand turn lane. I made a quick stop at Michael's and the library on the way home and I didn't get home until 5:15. I got something to eat and then it was outside to water the plants. I think the first zucchini is coming!
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Good grief my evenings fly by so fast. It doesn't seem like I can get much done when I get home from work before it is time to hit the hay! I spent a bit of time in the kitchen then headed to the studio. I now have the first t-shirt almost all quilted. I ran out of bobbin thread and called it a night.
Monday, June 27, 2022
Dang I have been tired. I keep pushing though. Saturday I started working on fixing the t-shirt quilt. I needed to replace the back of the safety town shirt with this blue shirt. As you can see the blue shirt motif is bigger than the safety town back.
Friday, June 24, 2022
Lots of small stuff to talk about. I stitched on the JB piece before work and at lunch time yesterday. I was happy with my progress. I stitch this design in a two step process. First I stitch a line then I go back and stitch the spikes. Here is were I am right now.
Thursday, June 23, 2022
Since I had to put the t-shirt quilt on hold until the lady gets me more shirts, I looked around last evening to figure out what to do. It was too hot to work on the deck demo so I decided to finish that small with the buttons. I am happy I am getting better at sewing the opening for stuffing. I have had a lot of practice lately finishing these smalls!
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
I finished quilting the 2010 quilt after I got home from work. I only had one row to quilt. I already had the binding on the quilt which I did on my covid vacation so I toss it in the washer and dryer. It shrunk a little so now it is 46' x 62". I dyed all the fabrics for this a long time ago, and now it is done!
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Thank you for all your well wishes! I am feeling fine and just have an occasional cough. I won't bother testing since they don't care at work. Yesterday I sent a picture of the latest t-shirt quilt top to the lady who asked me to make this for her son and she came back with some changes. Ugh! She doesn't like three of the backs of the t-shirts and wants me to replace them; they are circled in red. I wanted to start pin basting this, but I guess that will have to wait.