Friday, March 30, 2018
Let's hope spring is finally on it's way. Rain for 2 days, sometimes a really hard rain. It rinsed off the winter crud. Hmm, I should have parked my car out in it. I did drive it in the rain last night coming home from Holy Thursday mass. We have a really beautiful celebration of the last supper with washing of the feet, mass and a candle lit procession out of the church with the host to the "Garden of Gethesamane". Lots of singing and ceremony. Very solemn.
Kitchen Conversation is humming along under the machine. The stitching is being done along the edges, this is where it gets tedious and critical. It's a bit of a job to keep the bulk of the quilt under control so I can stitch the outside of it and not mess up the finish. I want to fold the edges over for the finish so I am constantly checking that I have trimmed it correctly, otherwise I will have to take stitches out so I can trim the backing and batting to fold over smoothly. I know, I know, it's hard to explain unless you see how I work it.
In the meantime I am planning the next piece. I like to have a backup plan for the next one. I sent this image to Spoonflower. It will be printed on chiffon. I want to play with the transparency more. I found this picture of Joe theAppaloosa looking all soft. He was very picky about his riders but when he liked you he was good. Fortunately he grew to like me. It didn't hurt that I brought the carrots!
Monday, March 12, 2018
Friday, March 2, 2018
I went to take care of Skittles and he had to go for the ride. He is not a big fan of the barn, the horses are not all tolerant of him being under foot and the cat is smart enough to hide from him. Boring.
But the work continues on Kitchen Conversation. In fact I have added more stitching and some color to Dot's skirt and mom's dress.
All is well except for too much rain, wind, snow and ice. Oh and the electric was out from 9:30 pm to 5:00 am. The furnace ran for over an hour to warm things up again. The little man was hunkered down next to me, growling at the weather, silly boy.