The Potholder Factory
Did anyone wonder where I was yesterday? I did mention a couple of days ago that my posting might not be regular while my friends were here but I didn't miss yesterday because we were having fun.
The evening before just as I was getting ready to leave to teach a class I decided to unload the dishwasher. On one of the bends my back decided to spasm. Don't you hat it when that happens?
I'm fine and mostly just sore today but I was really uncomfortable driving and teaching Tuesday night and spent yesterday just resting.
But Laura wasn't bothered by my lack of activity. She set herself up a little potholder factory in my sewing room.
A few years ago I made potholders for everyone for Christmas. I think I made over 20 sets of potholders. People loved them and I wrote a tutorial so I'd remember how I made them. Laura got some of them and wanted to make some to take home for Christmas presents. She had free and unlimited access to my stash and I had a couple of yards of Insul-Brite so she got to work. Here are 2 of her first 3 sets.
She even made a set for me. The ones that I made a few years ago are getting pretty ratty. I probably need to set up my own factory and make new ones for my family and friends.
While she was sewing and I was resting, the landscape guys are working as hard as they can between rainstorms. We have had so much rain lately that they are far behind. I'm not bothered by it. They are doing great work and are the nicest group of guys you could have working on your property.
One sidewalk is finished except for sanding. They have to wait for the weather to be dry to do that. We've had some serious rain since they put in the drains and it's really exciting to see them work.
But I love the new sidewalk. It's a huge improvement.
Don't ask me why this house has brick gutters in front. The guy who built this house was a history professor and, we think, he was trying to build himself a plantation. It all fell short of the mark because plantations cost a lot of money! Anyway, we have brick gutters so we had drains put at the end of them and now they are actually working like they are supposed to.
They should get this one laid out today before the rain starts again. The guy by the far door is the lead guy and his level of meticulousness makes me look like a slacker. We are lucky to have him and his crew. I can't wait to see it all finished.
9/29/2016 05:01:16 pm
The sidewalk and landscaping are awesome! Make sure you rest your back so it does not do a repeat. Potholder, hmm, maybe I could make some for presents.
9/29/2016 09:13:22 pm
WONDERFUL landscaping work!
9/30/2016 09:47:54 am
I hope your back is feeling better today. The work those fellows are doing is gorgeous! They are artists! Your brick gutters are interesting. I have never seen anything like that. I am not sure that type of system would work as far north as I am.
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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.