Monday, May 9, 2011

On my Design Wall and etc.........

I am rested up from my trip to Paducah.  It was an experience trying to get in and out of the van.  We did not have a running board.  We needed a stool, and thought seriously of stealing one we saw at a museum.  We could not bring ourselves to steal that stool.  We went to Sam's they didn't have one.  So we struggled, and believe me it was a struggle.   Thankfully, I was not the only one in fact it was nearly everyone.  My big problem is having short legs.  I really think it wore me out.  Since returning home, the hotel we stayed in flooded.  If that quilt show had been one week later, I am not sure they would have had it.  They evacuated the entire town of Metropolis.  That is where our hotel was.  Then of course we had to cross the bridge into Paducah.  You can read more about my trip to Paducah in the previous posting.

Off the Grid
I finished up "Off the Grid" top yesterday.  Hooray!!!!!  I have two quilts at the quilters.  I designed a new quilt top last night.  I am going to use up some of this fabric.  Hopefully it will go together quickly.  That is the idea.  Make some quilts that will finish up within a short period of time.  I am also working on my English Paper Piecing project at night while I watch tv.  You all saw it in it's beginning stages.  I will post it when I get the top finished.  I would really like to finish it up.  I have another sitting in a project box, but I am trying my best not to start it.  Temptations..................

There is not a lot going on here.  It is starting to get hot and muggy.  The best place to be is in the house, so thus I stay in and quilt a lot.  I do have some projects I would like to get done this year starting with having a whole house generator put in.  Hurricane season is just around the corner.  My big fear is that I would not have power for many days, weeks or possibly a month in this unbelievable heat.  So this week, I am going to call and see what I need and have one installed.  Boring things in life, but they must be done.  Wish I could say I was doing something really exciting, like a trip somewhere.  I do plan a trip to Iowa later in the year.  Iowa, has anyone thought of Iowa as a distination?

Hope all is well..........


  1. Off the Grid is beautiful. The heat is beginning to set in here as well. Good luck with getting a generator installed. Given your location, I think that's a very good idea.

  2. I do not miss the mugginess in the South :( We have only HEAT!! Your Off the Grid is gorgeous. I love the colors.

  3. Love "Off the Grid" your fabric really makes it!

  4. Wow - love this quilt! How exciting going to Paducah - what an inspiration!