Another hot and humid day here on Top Of The World! As you know from the previous post we tried to get the big 12x20 ft wall up yesterday and couldn't. We might have been able to if it had been just a regular 2x4 wall but it's not, it's made from 6x6's!!! So this morning a friend of Richard's called and said he was coming over....so when he came, it was him, his son and his two grandsons!!! We put them to work!!!! :) So here you see them standing the wall!!! Still have to build the other half and have help standing it too.
After they left, Richard did some more sawing down at the sawmill. He did put up one rafter on the end! It feels sooooooooo good to start putting on the rafters!!! So here is the 2nd story from a few different views!
I haven't really accomplished much today, I've done a few hours of handquilting on my Great Grandmother's quilt top. It is very scappy and some of the points and seams don't meet up and it makes it a little hard to quilt but I still love it. As I work on it, I wonder where she got her scraps, were they from clothing, other quilts or where? And I also wonder what was going on in her life at that time, what was she thinking and why she never finished it... I guess these are things that I will never know but I will always wonder.
I am thinking that I might try one of the VERY simple DJ applique blocks tonight. I have been very nervous about these applique blocks but I will have to do them sooner or later so why not start with a very easy one!!!! I will let you know how it goes.....