Monday, May 27, 2024

Happy Memorial Day

 Riverton, Utah       High 78 Low 47

I hope everyone had a good Memorial Day. We  had excellent weather both yesterday and today. While we were out. we saw lots of campers coming home.

I have lots of quilt pictures today. The first ones are from the Quilt Show.

This picture is of our Wisteria, which never has bloomed like this since we have lived here (22 years).

I quilted two quilts for Cindy. The first one Nancy should recognize, since she gave three of these panels to Cindy.

The next picture Cindy wanted me to show what happens to Red material sometimes. It was a name brand and shouldn't have bleed like this.

She always tests her reds, but this was one of the worst. She had to wash it about 5 times to get it stopped.

The next quilt is one she has made before. The pattern is called Oh My Gosh. There are approximately 10,700 individual pieces in the quilt which is king size.

And finally here's a picture I borrowed from Nick Russel's blog . (Isn't it the truth!)

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Shot In The Knee and Quilt Show

 Riverton, Utah        High 61 Low 39

The weather has been unusually cool with some rain. Usually by now it is starting to get warmer. It really has slowed down Cindy's garden.

I went into the Doctors office  and got 3 shots in my knee. The needles looked to be about 10 inches long, but really weren't that long. They did hurt and I am sure that one of they was filled with caffeine because I don't think I slept at all the night following the shots. I didn't notice much improvement to how my leg felt for about 4 days and even now, a week later, while it feels a lot better, still isn't 100%. 

Last Thursday we went to the Salt Lake Quilt Show. They had some nice quilts but we were really disappointed in the number of quilts on display. It seems like the Show has got a lot more for the vendors and not so much for the quilts on display.

I have too many pictures for this post, so I will wait and put more on next time.

I have been working on the yard and finish painting our grape arbor today. I also have finished two more of Cindy's quilts. 

Yes, she does like her scrappy quilts.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

More Quilts And Getting Ready For Hot Weather

 Riverton, Utah           High 73 Low 50

It has been pleasant temperatures lately. We found out the hard way that the raspberries don't like the really hot weather. I read that it is the UV that does them in, so we made a PVC frame with a mesh cover to cut down on the harmful sun rays. By the time we got it in last year, we had lost a lot of our plants so today I put the frame together.

I will get the mesh on in the next few days.

I worked on a quilt for a customer that I am about sorry I agreed to do. Her mother had traced a pattern on tricot fabric. She also used tricot for the back. The problem is that the material stretches a lot in one direction. I had to load it so the stretch was sideways and not up and down. It was still terrible to put on my machine, and then I had to be careful not to stretch the sides. She told me that her mother had worked on it a long time ago and I think her mother had been gone for at least 8 years. She wanted it for her grand-daughter's wedding.

This is one quilt I'm glad to have finished.

I also did another Halloween quilt which is identical to the other two Cindy made, so I won't put pictures of it on this post.

Tomorrow I go to the Doctor about my knee problem again. He said he could put a shot in the knee area which will stop the pain for a while. I know I'm tired of having to use a cane to walk, and besides, Penny has missed her afternoon walks. The Doctor told me that the x-rays didn't indicate surgery at this time.

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Sunday, May 5, 2024

One More Quilt and The Awful Four Letter Word

 Riverton, Utah          High 65 Low 35

The weather guessers right now are saying light rain showers, but right now the rain looks awfully white and is piled up on our lawn to about an inch.

If you think this looks more like snow than rain, you would be right. I just looked at the weather forecast and it still says rain. Cindy is afraid that the plants that were coming up will probably die. It sure looks like the weathers guessers got it wrong this time. If anything the snow is coming down with more flakes.

I did get another Halloween quilt finished. It looks the same as the last one with a different back.

This coming week I have a medical procedure coming up that I'm really not looking forward to. I will leave it to you to guess what it is, but it involves Miralax and Dulcolax. This takes place next Wednesday.

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