Thursday, April 26, 2012

The roof work

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I love spring!

The lilacs are in bloom, there are still a few magnolia blossoms on the tree, my tulips are coming on in spurts since I have early, mid and late varieties.The grass is green and the trees are beginning to leaf out.  It is beautiful out there.
On the other hand, we are currently re-roofing our house.  Everyday (except Sunday) since last Wednesday I have spent the majority of my time up on the roof.  My feet hurt, my hands get numb and I have a backache.  It is so obvious that I am not in my thirties like I was when we built the house.  Yes, sweet C and I built this house ourselves.  That was 25 years ago, so much renovation is needed.  We have been doing things over the last 3 years, but I think the roof is the biggest project.  Building the deck last year took some time, but didn't cause the aches and pains.
I can hardly wait to be done with this one.  I have quilts to quilt, vegetables to put in, and Grand-babies coming.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

What happened to pretty?

At church today I was noticing the young women and the clothes they were wearing.  It made me sad.  Only two of the girls were wearing pretty clothing that fit.  The others all had trendy, messy, wrinkled outfits that seem to be the latest "fashion".  Most were wearing "t-shirts" of one sort or another.  Years ago that was certainly not considered church wear.  We wore our best as a sign of respect to God.  Now even adults wear "t-shirts".  I have often thought that "conspiring men in the latter days" included fashion designers whose only goal in life was to take our money, not to clothe us in modest and pretty ways.  Our leaders admonish us to be in the world but not of the world.  I take that to mean that if we need to make our own clothing to be modest then that is what we should do.  Years ago I made most of my clothing. There was a time when I wanted to be a fashion designer.  Funny, huh? I do other things with my time now.  Maybe I need to rethink that thought?

Monday, April 16, 2012

Garden complete

So, my "Midnight in the Garden" quilt is complete. Binding, sleeve, even label in place.
Unfortunately, I have a hard time getting a photo that really shows the quilting. It is so much prettier in real life!
I have a hard time giving this one up. Still, I believe in the cause. If any of you want to bid on this quilt it will be auctioned off at the HMQS quilt show on Saturday, the 12th of May from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Minimum bid $100. The quilt is 49x49 inches.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Midnight in the Garden

Ok, so I have spent WAY too long putting together a charity quilt. My excuse is that I hope to be able to use it as advertising. It is for a Riley Blake challenge and I saw last years. I know I won't win the challenge but I hope not to be the bottom of the pile either.
My flowers are all dimensional, which is what took me so long. I knew what I wanted but not how to achieve it. Well, I did achieve what my plan was, however, it is so busy that the overall look isn't what I would have wanted. Too late now. I have to turn it in by Saturday.

Don't ask me why these pictures came out sideways. I didn't take them that way.
Now all I have to do is make the back, and quilt it. Oh, and bind it, and make a hanging sleeve, and put on a label. See my problem? And I have quilts to quilt!