Friday, June 16, 2017

Another one finished...

 Another customer quilt finished!  I don't have to do the binding on this one so it is ready to head back to it's owner in NC.  I loved this quilt.  I guess the colors were just soft and reminded me of spring.  I kept thinking that the whole time that I was quilting it. 
 I quilted it with the Mint Julep panto.  It is one of my favorites. This was a large quilt something like 98x98. 
I didn't get my kraut finished yesterday but I will today.  :(  I was busy quilting, mom went to visit her uncle and her dad, and my sister went to town late in the evening and picked up my canning salt while she was there.  So the kraut will be finished today!!!  Then I hope to load another quilt on the frame which is a very small one or I may just concentrate on cutting and sewing the binding on my SIL's hexie quilt.  I'm sure she would love to have it back.  LOL!  

Here is a pic of my EPP casket progress.  I have just been sewing them into sets of 4 and then I will connect those side-by-side.  I also need to make some half caskets to fill in the edges so that I don't have to just cut them off. 
 Between the storms yesterday Richard and Hunter worked on the back deck.  They made pretty good progress considering the storms.  Richard is back to work today so it will be Monday before he gets a chance to work on it anymore.  

Time is ticking away...I still have several quilts that I need to finish and my house to clean before vacation.  That is only 2 weeks away!  A little about our vacation....back in the Fall, mom had a heart attack and she has always wanted to go to the Outer Banks.  She has been to the beach several times but never there.  She also always mentioned that she wanted to be in the area where the wild horses roam the beaches.  So we sat down and looked to see what we could find.  At that point mom decided that the WHOLE family should go with her.  So there will be 14 of us staying in the beach house that my mom mom, my sister, husband, and Addie, my brother, wife and 4 kids, and my family of 4.  The house is huge with plenty of room for us all.  She wanted oceanfront too.  Sooooo....we are going to the Carova area which is only accessible with a 4x4. We all have them so that's not a problem.  So I guess this is kind of like a bucket list thing for her.    

While we are gone, my MIL is house sitting for us and a dear friend of ours is coming up everyday to feed our animals.  Mike lives about 2 miles away.  We take care of his stuff when they are away so we just kind of help each other out when needed.  

I have a ton to do in the next two weeks!  I will sure need this vacation by the time that I get it all done.  LOL!


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

sounds like a wonderful vacation!

---"Love" said...

Go with all your family while you can --- every time you can! I have fond memories of being with aunts, uncles, cousins, and my immediate birth family. It's rather sad now to be the oldest one left, with only five cousins remaining, and like me, all are unable to travel like we did in the fun days! ---"Love"

Janet O. said...

I am so happy for you to have this opportunity for a vacation with your family. Sounds like a wonderful time awaits you--and your Mom will be thrilled to have you all share her "bucket list" experience! : )

Moneik Stephens said...

Sounds like a wonderful vacation. Enjoy the time together.