Sunday, October 24, 2021

She Promised She Would Be Good, And Then She Wasn't

 Riverton, Utah          High 54 low 37

It has rained a lot here for the last two days and feels really chilly outside. 

We needed to deliver some quilts to four of our great grand-kids, two in Spanish Fork and two west of Orem. Cindy wanted to go look at some of the quilt stores near there that we haven't been to for a while. She said she only wanted to look and not buy anything......Can you see where this is going?

The first two stores everything went as promised with us just looking. But in the third store she found a quilt hanging on the wall that she liked. She really liked the quilting and----it was a kit with a pattern. 

So if you haven't guessed by now, the kit and pattern somehow came home with us. Now I have to find out where to get the border pattern or make it up on my machine. I can make it, but I would rather find a designer that already has it made and buy it. The rest of the quilt will take some time to quilt, but I can do the designs without any problem.

I have also been quilting, one for Cindy and one for my new customer. She has 2 grand-babies due and wanted me to quilt them before we leave for Yuma. The first one was on my last post. This one is a little larger.

The one I did for Cindy is a large (king size) quilt with lots of pieces. By my math, there are 5,746 pieces in this quilt. Luckily she let me do an over-all. She gives me a hard time when I can quilt it in a lot less time than it took her to piece it. 

We also went to an estate sale and we really hit the jackpot. We got a whole car load of good stuff for a grand total of $22.00. Included were 15 DVDs, batting packages for 2 twin size quilts, and Cindy even found an Anita Goodesign pattern. I looked up the price on the embroidery disc and it alone would cost $35.00. There are lots of basket type containers.

I found the exact white fleece blanket for $34.99 at Amazon.

It's a good thing we don't find that good of yard sale all the time.

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Saturday, October 16, 2021

The Awful Four Letter Word

 Riverton, Utah      High 63 Low 34

The Weather went from pleasant to cold and snowy almost over night. Here it froze overnight for a few days with snow one day and rain several days. The mountains East and West of us have snow on them. 

I'm ready to head south as soon as possible.

We went to a High School Concert that our grand-son is in the choir. It was music from around the world. There were a lot of students in the choir. Devon says he likes doing it, so we went to help support him.

And of course I have to post some of the quilts I have finished. The first one is one of Cindy's 3D quilts.

The next one is one I quilted for a new customer. She must have liked it, because she brought a new one for me to quilt today. 

She didn't want an overall pattern on the first one and she spent quite a long time here today picking patterns for the second one. She seems to know what she wants and I showed her what they look like on the computer. 

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Monday, October 4, 2021

It's October and Really Looking Like Halloween Now

 Riverton, Utah        High 79 Low 50

It is starting to feel a lot more like fall. Cool night and fairly warm days. Next week the weather guessers are predicting freezing temperatures and a chance of snow one day.

Today, I guess a crisis was averted. Facebook was down for a while and they managed to get it going again before there were riots from FBW (that's FaceBook Withdrawal). Am I ever glad. LOL

The neighbors I took pictures of their decorations last post,  got their lights going and it looks a lot more like Halloween. 

The coffin, on the shoulders, has a motor that lifts the lid a little way and then recloses to look like someone trying to get out.

There is a ghost in the window that moves around. 

This little building has a floor that is set up to sink as soon as you step on it. It is a little unnerving when you don't expect it.

These witches were stirring their brew.

A better picture of the ghost. Also the books move in and out on the shelves of the bookcase.

And, of course, another quilt which we finished.

This is the quilt still on the machine before I got the binding sewed on. Cindy found most of the squares for this quilt at a yard sale which she paid $4.00 for the blocks which were pre-cut. We did have the material for the back.

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