Saturday, July 21, 2012

This weekend is all about cutting out fabric for Midnight Flight. With dh out golfing and M glued to cartoons I could cut undisturbed. 

A couple of days ago I had to go to the dentist and took M with me. She must love our dentist now. As they were finishing up with me they brought out a Krispy Creme for her. Wow! I guess that as long as they don't work on her teeth she'll keep going back. Think this is their way to ensure job security?

Back to the cutting.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

back to reality

Unfortunately I had to leave the beautiful weather in Sisters to come home. And it was raining.
I thought it was summer. Maybe someday.

Dh tore down our fence while there was sun and now have no privacy on the patio and since its raining he has stopped working on it. 

Now that I am back I will drag out the fabric and resume cutting for Midnight Flight. Bonnie will
be in Portland Oregon next March so I am getting ready now. I have a problem with not getting things done till the last minute. Guess I work better under stress.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Caught up

I finally got caught up on my boms.
block 5

block 6

block 7

While I didn't stitch up the curtains I did get them cut to fit both windows and hung
 so they  will keep out the light for the next visitor. For now they work. I will get to
 it next time.

Sisters Oregon quilt show

This morning started very early. We left the house at 6:00am to head into Sisters for
breakfast and then the show. We got there at 7:00.  I thought that was a bit early but there was no traffic backup to be found and we found a good parking space. I don't recommend getting there any later. Unless you like sitting on the road in traffic. Got our breakfast and watched as the firefighters were hanging the quilts.

As a fund raiser there were calendars for sale titled The men behind the quilts
Let your mind imagine with that title. But I didn't buy one.

I was able to find one of those machine seam guages like the one Bonnie Hunter
showed on her site.

And now for some eye candy.

I wonder where this can be found.

We left at 10:30 and OMG! the traffic was nearly stopped coming into Sisters from Bend for
at least a mile out. Not quite that bad coming in from Redmond but still bad. I'm soo glad that we got here as early as we did.  We were there and gone before it got too hot or crowded. This was
my first time to this show and now that I've been, it won't be my last.

There was a quilt from one of the Quiltville gals who made Orca Bay on display. I showed a photo
to my friends of my Tillamook (Orca) Bay but it was great to show them  one in person.

I will have to think about putting one of my quilts in the show next year. One of Bonnie's designs for sure.

Well, back to my bom. I have June and July to sew together and then work on cutting a curtain panel down to fit two windows. Then I can relax and maybe just read a book.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Crazy critter and beautiful day

Today I had a bird land on the my work truck and it wouldn't fly off. I pulled out of the parking space and headed to the road. All the while it dug in and hung on. As I was merging into traffic
it started sucking in the bugs but once I hit 30 mph it decided that was too much for it and it
flew off. I wonder if it would've perched on the steering wheel if I had the window down. Wish I'd had a video camera instead.  Of course I drive an animal control truck so not sure what it
really wanted.

I am now in LaPine and can't wait for the Sisters quilt show this weekend.
If I'm lucky I will see Bonnie during the show. Got the battery charged up on
my camera and my comfy shoes. I'm so ready.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

another flimsy done!

I am just cruising along getting caught up on my quilts lately. Within two days of dropping off my ds & ddil's quilt with my wonderful quilter, I got a call saying it was ready to be picked up. talk about turn around! Now I can spend all next week working on putting the binding on it. It turned out great. I chose a red thread for the quilting and love the way it stands out on the white blocks. I am going to bind it in the black fabric that is in the quilt. Here is a close up of the stitching. How apropriate that there are hearts in it.

Then today I got my Nine in the middle quilt to flimsy stage. Which for me is done.

It may sit in a drawer for awhile but when the right time comes it will be ready.

I had a family free week to work on these. Next weekend it will be off to the Sisters quilt show! 
What will I do with all that free time? What else, start another quilt.