Thursday, July 5, 2012

Next time remind me...

 Remind me next time to ask more questions before I agree to do something!!!!  Back in May when we had Richard's graduation celebration here at the house, a good friend of ours which is also a preacher at our church, asked me about recovering a boat seat.  His wife, whom is not a sewer mentioned that it wasn't a fancy seat, just straight stitching.  Not sure how I got it in my head that it was a small seat, other than it was said that it was ONE seat.  


Giggle....yesterday evening they show up here at the house with "the seat".  Let's just say, it is ONE seat but a HUGE seat!  A bench seat with a bottom, a back, and 2 consoles with cup holders.  LOL! I completely reupholstered all the seats in a camper that we had years ago and I do have an old upholstery machine (in storage) and I can do this but.......it will take me a very long time.  :)  Giggle....I guess next time I should ask more questions.  So plan on plenty of photos of that work.  We stuck it all out in the outbuilding last night and in a day or two I need to go out and inspect and measure to see how much vinyl that I need to pick up.  


Since it has been sooooo hot (100+) and I don't have my air conditioning hooked up on the second floor yet, I mentioned that I brought my machine downstairs to sew.  I'm trying really hard NOT to make a big mess down here because it just gets on my nerves.  So here is what I've got going on....


My machine is sitting on the end of my dining table.  Btw...I'm loving my new to me Kenmore.  
On my right side in the corner is my ironing station.  Just a little tv table with an old towel folded over it.  When I'm finished sewing I just move my machine over on this little tv table until I am ready to sew again.  I haven't brought my cutting mat or anything like that down yet.  
I've been working on my string blocks.  As of right now, I have 100 of these rectangles pieced and only need 68 more of this size to go. Then it is on to some larger string pieced sections.  
Here is a pile of 80 of them waiting to be trimmed.  I'm hoping by the time I get this quilt finished that my strings will be under control.  It's funny how fast that they pile up.  
 I have two more basket blocks to add to my collection.  I'm up to 22 of them.  They are really fun to do after I get past the prepping part.  :)
 Now that things have settled down a little since the storm and power outage I will get back to machine quilting early of the mornings before it gets too hot up there.  I've had quilt on the frame up there for over a week and I would love to get it finished.  


My lovely sister, Chantal and her fiance, Ronnie closed on their house on Monday!!!  I am so excited for them!  I've mentioned before that mom's property connects to mine but I can't see her from my house at all, but my sister will be my next door neighbor on the other side.  Of course when I say next door neighbor that's not entirely true....she is the next house from me but it is a little over a mile away!  LOL!  So anyway, the plan is that he will go ahead and move in and after they get married she will move in.  No date is set yet but I'm sure they will want to get married as soon as possible.  She still lives at home with mom so she and Ronnie will be living about 2 miles apart!  Giggle....I'm sure it will drive them crazy.  


So now I need to plan a wedding quilt!  I've given her a ton of quilts but I would like to make her a special quilt that years from now she will look back on it and remember that it was her wedding quilt.  She is my little sister and means the world to me.  Even though we are 13 years apart would could not be any closer than we are.  She's always been such a good girl (lady), never been married, and I am so proud of her.  Ronnie is a good guy too.  They have been friends since something like 3rd grade.  He is very good to her and we all just love him too.  Okay enough of that, I'm getting teary eyed.  :)  


Off to put some laundry away and maybe do a little more sewing...
Kristie

8 comments:

Dora, the Quilter said...

Love your string blocks--I recognize some of the fabrics I purchased for quilting back in the 80's! Almost as good as finding my dress fabrics in my mom's aunt's quilts!

Texan said...

Iknow how hot those upstairs sewing rooms can be. We were here about 4-5 yrs before we got the AC worked out up stairs for me!

Congrats to your sister!

Girly whew on covering the boat seat.. yowee that sounds like a job!

Yvette said...

Congratulations to your sister! I know how close you are to her.

I love your basket blocks!!! 22 is a lot!

Rhonda said...

I am giggling along with you because I once volunteered to do something on that order without asking question ..... Never again. You can do it!!!

vtquilter said...

Congrats to Chantal! Good luck with covering the boat seat.... you are a very talented lady to be able to do that. Love the string blocks and so glad you are able to sew a little despite the heat. Those baskets are soooo cute! Love them.

jillquilts said...

I know what you mean about saying yes before knowing the whole story!! I need to draw up a wall hanging this weekend and price it out for a gal at work. I think that I told her way too low for what she wants and she is being wishy washy about colors. UGH!!!

Janet O. said...

I'm glad the Kenmore is serving you well.
Goodness, good luck with that big seat covering job. Isn't it funny how we get ourselves caught in promises that turn out to be more than we bargained for? : )

Jevne said...

Happy to see that I'm not the only quilter still using a Kenmore! Yours looks newer than mine which I bought new in 1961. I'm hoping that it lasts forever.