Sunday, June 7, 2009

Working On Some Quilting!

I must say that the Online Yard Sale has been a huge success!!! Thank you all very much!!! You all are truly amazing! Every dime counts and we are determined to raise his money for the trip! He has to have the $2100 by October 1st but his trip is not until March! :( But I think with lots of work we can do it! Actually right now he is out at my mom's house cutting her grass for more money! :) He is determined to do his part. Don't forget to check out my Online Yard Sale because I added a few more fabrics today!

It has been a long weekend! I guess with the stress of the trip and the sorting of fabrics and books to sell, my house is a disaster! I worked on it a little bit earlier and then a couple of Andrew's friends stopped by! You can't clean house with 3 teenagers and a 6 yr old in the house! So I sent them all outside!! Hehehehehe!

Then I decided that I needed to do a little quilting!!! I loaded this top on the frame the other day and just got around to the quilting!

The quilting design is called "Icy Stream" and I love it!!! It is very tight quilting, 1 inch and less apart! I really love the look of it after it has been washed, because it has that old-fashioned crinkly look to it! Anyway, I only got about half of it quilted before I had to start supper!

This is what Richard has sawed and worked on this weekend! He started cutting and putting up our siding! It is hard to tell much about it from the photo but it is pine board that the edges are cut on a 45 degree angle (so the water can't get behind them). After the wood dries out, it will shrink and there will be a gap between boards. We then fill the gaps in with a caulking cement stuff that is colored and in the end it will look more like old-fashion hand-hued logs! Hard to explain, I know! :)

The boys are officially out of school as of Friday! So we will have a busy Summer! Hopefully a fun filled one! Last night we went fishing at the Lake! Got several bites but Richard is the only one that caught anything. He caught a 4lb catfish, sorry no photo but it is already in the freezer!!! We fished until about 10pm last night, and it was lots of fun spending time with the family!!!


Yvette said...

I think that is great about Andrew wanting to earn money for this trip. I'll bet he gets every penny and then some.

Michelle said...

It sounds like you have had a very good weekend. The siding looks amazing! I can't wait to see more of it.

Amelia said...

You were on the busy side of life sounds like. So the house is takiing shape on the outside with the siding going on.

Enjoy the week.

QuiltedSimple said...

You were busy! I love the siding - can't wait to see more pictures of it.

everythingquilts said...

Glad to hear the sale is going good, and Andrew is able to find odds jobs to help. The quilting looks awesome. I like the soft look of it. My SIL is going to try and build me a frame, but it might take him awhile. The siding looks really good. It must be exciting seeing it all go together.

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

Do you have a long arm quilting machine? Or is it a frame that uses your sewing machine to quilt? I'm interested in getting a frame...that's why I ask.

I'm so glad your online sale is going well! I think you'll raise the money! Your time limit makes it stressful though! Its great that the school will plan some bake sales and car washes for the kids to raise money.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you've figured out a solution. Andrew is sure to love his trip.

Elaine Adair said...

Thanks for the great photo of your quilting pattern, "Icy Stream" .. I never would have guessed such a simple line to be so effective.

I ran into you via Yahoo.

I quilt on my DSM, and have been learning new patterns that can be done in a limited space (I have about 9 1/2 inches on my Janome MC). This pattern is perfect for many applications.

Darcine said...

Dear Kristie,

I love the Icy Steam pattern and would really like to get it, but haven't been able to find it. Could you point me in the the right direction? Many thanks! Darci