A good weekend, but not perfect
A perfect weekend would have ended in the Eagles winning the Super Bowl but that was not to be. Both teams played great but KC won in the end. I've no complaints because I was entertained by a fun season and the SB game itself was exciting and fun to watch with Chris and some friends. It was all good and now I have my Sunday's back for a few months.
In other news, do you remember my quilts for Paula Nadelstern's new fabric line? You can see them here and here. Well the fabrics are now in the shop and Benartex has published the Lookbook. The other quilts in the Lookbook are spectacular! Please check them out. If you are interested in the fabrics, they are in several online stores and you can find them by searching "Needle Stars Benartex". I found the best price at Hancock's of Paducah. I'm not affiliated, I just spent some time shopping around.
I honestly didn't get a lot accomplished this weekend. But I did get one more lap quilt top made and another cut out and ready to sew. Each one takes a little more than an hour, start to finish, if I don't cut the fabric wrong.
I didn't practice my botanical quilting at all! I must rectify that soon.
Instead of sewing or quilting Saturday we picked up the last load of wood from Becky's, Chris chopped it and I stacked it. This whole pile is only 1 tree! It's probably about a third of what we will use in a winter so we still have lots of work to do to find and harvest more wood. This particular tree fell during Thanksgiving weekend and we were happy to get it.
Saturday I had done my normal exercise, hauled woods with Chris and then stacked wood. After that all I wanted to do was sit in my chair and crochet and that's exactly what happened. I'm 4 balls in on this blanket and have 3 to go.
2/13/2023 02:07:32 pm
I'm surprised you can heat with wood with all your allergies. I hate using wood unless I really have to. I get headaches within hours of starting a wood fire.
2/13/2023 04:47:11 pm
All kinds of great stuff happening at your place. Love the pattern and color of the crochet blanket.
Becky in VA
2/13/2023 05:42:43 pm
You two did a great job hauling our big red oak away one truck load at a time and you've stacked it so beautifully! That is a lot of wood from 1 tree!
2/13/2023 06:24:38 pm
Sorry your team lost the big game. Resident Chef didn't watch any of the game because he doesn't care for football so I don't think he found out who won until today.
2/13/2023 07:40:42 pm
I love DAZZLING !!! Congratulations for having your work included in the Lookbook. Her fabrics are gorgeous.
2/13/2023 09:03:59 pm
Both of your quilts are great! I think it would be so hard to come up with a design that will work with her fabrics.
2/14/2023 06:54:16 am
Wow that is a lot of wood. I am glad you have it and I hope you harvest enough more to last you through a full winter.
2/14/2023 09:23:25 am
I went to bed at the beginning of the second quarter right after the Eagles had scored their second touchdown. All I could think was this game is going to be a barn burner they way they are scoring. Both teams were really good, but the Eagles had a lot of charisma so I was rooting for them. The wood pile is looking good.
2/15/2023 08:42:18 am
That is a lot of wood. Wish you could come here, we have a number of downed trees in the forest we'd love to donate to someone, but no one around here will come and get them. We've tried a bunch of different charities and churches.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.