This is a photo heavy post, believe it or not.....I have been sewing!!! :) I'll get to all of that in a few minutes but first I'm sorry that I haven't posted for a couple of weeks, but I do thank you for all of the emails of concern. I have just been feeling a little down, just aggravated with life I suppose.
First my quilting machine was down for what felt like forever, then once I did get that fixed and back I had to rush and stress over getting the quilts quilted before my surgery. If you remember I even had one lady to pick her quilt up at the hospital that morning. Then I had my surgery and first she said I would be down for 2-3 days but it was more like a couple of weeks! I wasn't expecting that at all! Once I felt better and could get upstairs I planned on getting back to my quilting and then realized that I had forgot to place my thread order! I had planned on ordering the day after my surgery but I guess I was just too out of it to remember. So I ordered my thread, got it in and NONE of it was what I ordered!!! They mixed my order up with someone else. They were really nice about it and gave me a gift certificate for my troubles and I am now waiting on my correct order to arrive.
Then as I mentioned in my last post, Richard's truck was broken into and we lost about $800 worth of tools and such! That really got me down..... So I guess that is enough complaining about life, but I have still been busy!
We decided to clean out one of our outbuildings! :( Man, I don't know how everything was in there. Some of the stuff belonged to Richard's grandmother so all of that had to be sorted. I had tons of stuff in there too. I had put things back in storage for a few years to save for when we got moved in the house. I had lots of new stuff in there and lots of antiques too. It was almost like Christmas getting to sort through it all. That took us a couple of days.
I'll go ahead and show some quilting stuff before I get on the the family stuff. :)
Do you remember me talking a few posts back about a quilt that I designed and was making for my granddaughter, Raelynn? Well, here is what I have so far, I'll try to get a better photo of it once I get all the blocks sewn together. I've decided to call it, Shades of Lilac. As I was working on it all of those different shades of purples reminded me of the Lilac tree in my mom's yard and how pretty it is when it blooms. This was a great use of all my purple scraps. I didn't have to buy anything for it, just used what I had. Anyway, I need to get the blocks sewn together and the borders on so that I can get it quilted.
I am so sick of my older stash that it just makes me sick when I have to dig through it. I did have a fairly large stash before Richard lost his job and I am very thankful for that because I would have gone crazy if I hadn't. I read on someones blog the other day that she felt the same way and she jumped in a cut it all up and used it!!! I don't even remember which blog it was, sorry. I thought that was a great idea because no matter how much I hate it, it's not going anywhere unless I use it, right?
So I grabbed a stack of greens and started cutting...
As I mentioned we cleaned out the outbuilding and I found my old antique table and a couple of chairs that my great grandfather made. They look a little old and rough but, hey they are antiques! I placed them on my front porch and put this little quilt over the table top. This is something that I made a few years ago and it is about the size of a baby quilt. My porch is 40ft long so I have plenty of room out there but I thought it might be nice to sit out there and have my coffee early in the morning or to even do some handwork too.