Saturday, February 1, 2014

Sorting, logging. . . Tiring!

Today I am not doing any quilting, cross stitch or crafting of any kind.

My husband just is finishing building a large storage shed on our property. So we went Thursday and brought some boxes from our storage in Vegas.

So, yesterday and today I have spent emptying and sorting and dumping all sorts of things.

The part I am enjoying is finding little stashes of fabric that I used as padding for the breakables when we moved from California to New Mexico. Fabric I hadn't seen in years!

It's like going shopping but for familiar fabric!  It's fun to see old friends and it makes a tedious and tiring job more fun!!!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

No Power!

Got up this morning to start the wood burning stove at 4:30 a.m.  Just as I slipped back into bed the power went off.

It has been going off and on since then and it is now five thirty.  As you can see in the picture below there are no lights, just the stove. It is still dark outside.

I have a treadle machine so sewing will not be a problem, but I wanted to hand quilt on my basket weave quilt. My senior eyes can't see as well with battery powered lanterns when it is dark. Well at least for doing close up fine work like hand quilting.

I guess I will have to wait until daylight. Thank goodness for cell phones.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Quilting the Basket Weave Quilt

Today it will be slightly warmer than yesterday. Yesterday it only got to the low thirties. Today it will be in the forties. Nice day to spend doing nothing but hand quilting,

Yesterday I almost got the one section, you know the part between the poles, done. Just about five inches not done. I intend to finish that part and then get half of another section done today.

Can't quilt tomorrow, going to Vegas to pick up stuff.  So either I will not have time or I will be too tired from shopping all day! LOL!

Have to keep working feverishly, my deadline is fast approaching! Can you believe we are at the end of January already??? On my!!!!