Monday, November 5, 2012
Lots Going On Here
We are still on the wall but we are now sewn together with our insects and some sashing. After this picture was taken the two border fabrics were chosen and the binding is already cut and ready to go.
On the “design ironing board” we find chicken parts. I tried to not hurry in getting this one ready to go (then the wait for the next one is so much longer) but I couldn’t wait to get to play with my batiks again.
And can you tell what this is? Well, it’s a teapot, of course. After the chicken was prepared I just had to do this one, too, especially since I ran across this fabric. I used it as a backing years ago and still had a small piece just waiting for this moment.
I have begun quilting the second Christmas quilt. This time I am doing a more custom quilting set because of the panel in the center. There will be some continuous curves, feathers,
Some straight lines and loops. All of this will be in the blocks and borders. The part I am not sure of is the panel but it is coming up on the next pass so we soon shall see.
In other business, this is still BIRTHDAY MONTH (if you don’t know about that see this post). So DH had these for me this weekend:
In m y down time I really like light reading and here is what will be coming up. I started reading Agatha Christie over 30 years ago but quickly read them all so have moved on to more up to date authors.
And this is me, sitting on my swing on the deck. Feet up, coffee by my hand and a fun read in my hands. It is a great way to take a break from the projects going on in the studio.
We did take some time out from resting to install our new pool vacuum in the pool. It was really fun to watch this little bug chugging around on the floor of the pool, sucking up the stuff that doesn’t float to the top.
We did so some grocery shopping this weekend. When I was putting things away I saw this shelf. These are the containers that have dog treats in them. Isn’t that just a little much? We have hard ones, soft ones, long skinny ones, long flat ones, round ones, bone shaped ones…….well you can see that we have way too many types of treats for our 3 puppies. And, oh, by the way, the little blue thing has the cat treats for Ms. Murphy.
Now it is time for me to close this computer and get back to the studio. As you can see above, I have projects to complete and can’t do them sitting here.