While still spraying weeds every morning, the grass cutting has slowed (the riding mower is still in pieces awaiting parts), my house is fairly clean and I found myself with some spare time this afternoon. I have a stack of ten or so quilt tops of my own waiting to be quilted. The three pieces on top of the pile happened to be two small wall hangings and a small table runner. I’m not picky about quilt backings–neutral, solid color and I’m good. So, I cut a narrow piece of backing and loaded all three small pieces in a row–I only had to pin one piece of backing to the two zippers instead of three separate, small backing pieces. Each of these pieces requires some stitching in the ditch–I use clear thread for this stitching and I can now jump from one piece to the next.
The horse was an “oops.” When great-granddaughter Lora was born almost three years ago, I made this quilt for her room–
As you can see the horse on the quilt is going a different direction than the one on the panel I’m currently quilting. When I realized my mistake, I just made another panel for the quilt and kept the one with the horse running the wrong way. It will make a cute little wall hanging.
The fish is from our southeast Alaska ferry trip with Geri and Larry–I found the pattern and fabrics in quilt shops along the way. The table runner pattern and fabric was given to me by my sweet sister on a birthday. It’s almost embarrassing to tell you how long these two pieces have been waiting for quilting–I pieced both at the last Iron Maiden quilt retreat I attended in the fall of 2014–well now!!
Rainy and cool has been our weather pattern for the last few days. The Cowboy would really like to finish cutting our hay–but we don’t want to wish it would stop raining just yet! He’s been working on the bathtub remodel project and cleaning out the solar trailer.
We still don’t have the new to us Roadmaster trailer–RVing folks, run those generators!! This Onan generator had not been started in almost two years. The owner of the trailer promised he would get the generator going before we paid for the RV. Jim tried and tried yesterday with no luck–but he does have some luck–his wife Tracy works for the Cummins shop in Billings and the RV is there getting its sick generator repaired. Seems it needs a new carburetor which was to have been delivered overnight–nope–hopefully the part will come Friday. It’s very important to run your generators and most generator repair people say run them under load–check your manual and follow those directions to avoid a costly repair.
Sunset up the Boulder.