Quilter, Quilter quite contrary,
How do your Tumblers grow?
Each chain pieced seam
Colors and Neutrals
Alternating in rows!
Some things lend themselves to stitching with leaders & enders and some things do not --
As I was making crumb blocks for the centers of my stars, or string piecing for the alternate blocks, I found it easier to just piece two blocks at once, using each one as the leader or the ender for the other, a continual chain of two.
But as stars were being assembled -
I pulled out the tumblers in full force!
You just have to decide if this is a good opportunity for making some leader & ender progress or not.
Ready to add another row!
I added two more rows yesterday!
Treadling the next row on!
I gleefully posted this photo to my instagram and my facebook page yesterday so happy with the colors and the machine and what a pretty photo it was…only to find when I came back to stitch that on 1/2 of that row I had been air sewing with no bobbin thread! LOL!
A day in the life of a Quilter!
And while this peaceful sewing was going on….there are some cabin improvements at hand!
A load of pine planks!
Yes, that is my tall shadow!
When we bought the cabin 2 1/2 years ago, the basement area was paneled with cheap pine bead-board, and we always knew that down the road we would finish off the downstairs to match the upstairs with knotty pine planking laid horizontally.
Other projects had taken precedence in the past, such as building the shed, or putting the new metal roof on, or graveling the drive way and installing new exterior doors top and bottom. These were also big projects and things were done by the “what needs to be done most” type of selection.
Couch pulled out, planks going up!
One wall done!
My house smells like a lumberyard and I love it!
We are focusing on the exterior walls, anywhere there was that awful paneling.
We may decide to do the sheet rocked wall areas too, but I kind of like the contrast of having the two different kinds of walls. It makes it more interesting and yes, less matchy-matchy to use a quilter’s term!
Upstairs the dining/living areas are planked, and the kitchen is dry wall. It’s a good contrast. But we will see.
Just a heads up –tomorrow will start our SECOND Mystery Monday Link-Up!
We had over 140 entries on this week’s Link-Up! I’m so proud and happy for each and every one of you participating and willing to share your progress with the masses! Click HERE to view those entries.
It will be really fun to see what you’ve done for Clue #2!
Today I’ll be back at the treadle machine working on some more stars. Sewing slowly, taking my time, enjoying the process.
Savoring each and every day that I am able to be up here.
This "MAY" be the last morning at the cabin. It all depends on a phone call made at 6pm tonight to see if in fact I DO have to appear for jury duty tomorrow. Before anyone reminds me of "my civic duty" Try living my schedule of lets say, the past THREE YEARS straight and maybe you'll realize that I really need this time OFF before I hit the road again Dec 29th!
Enjoy your Sunday, everyone!