Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Buried in Normalcy!
Here I thought I would have so much time to post with being home, but with Christmas, the kitchen remodel, the addition to the quilting machine, and everything going on, my computer time has been severely limited!
But that's okay....you can imagine me enjoying my evenings hand stitching bindings...endless bindings...to my heart's content.
The only hard part is convincing the males of the household to watch something OTHER than sports, or ice road truckers, or alaskan state troopers or whatever it is. Can I PLEASE have something with a PLOT?! We have settled on things like Law & Order, NCIS, CSI, and all sorts of other shows abbreviated by initials.
During the days I've been quilting, intermittently interrupted by poundings, hammerings, drillings, sawings, planings, and other multitudinous man noises.
The granite was installed yesterday and it is BEAUTIFUL. Still no sink..tho we should remedy that today. I bought a sink and faucet that included a soap dispenser as it's 4th hole accessory....but it had to go way on the right side of the sink...I have my garbage disposal on the left...and the soap dispenser is just kinda...ehhh...SO! Today I went and decided to install an instant hot water tap there in that 4th hole instead. May as well go all the way, right? I have loved it at my friend Randy's house....and I didn't think I was going to have room under the cabinet because of the space the garbage disposal and the dishwasher take up, but turns out we can do it, so I am SO anxious to have hot water on tap, much better than having a built in soap dispenser!
I've had emails asking to see how I quilted Carolina Christmas, so I'll post a couple pics here for you. The pieces are fairly small, and it's a busy quilt..and I am limited on TIME mostly, so a beautiful pantograph really adds a lot of nice texture to this quilt and gives it a vintage delicate feel without being too "stuffy" you know? Let's face it..if I'm going to do fancy quilting, it's going to be in big plain areas where it will show. It's the same reason I don't generally stitch in the ditch either by hand or by machine....I want it to show! :c) So here you go...
I've got a fire burning in my wood stove here in the basement studio. Toasty warm! It was 28 degrees when we went out for the hotwater tap.....I have no desire to go out there again, I just can't get into gear when my FEET are cold! And if you think that's funny, just wait until I fly to Wyoming mid January for the Windy City Quilt Festival in Casper! Doesn't that just sound....balmy? :cD I'm bringing my warmest slippers!
Quipped by Bonnie K Hunter at 10:59 AM