Monday, December 5, 2011

Design Wall Monday -- 12/05/2011

Despite some unexpected issues that needed our immediate attention this weekend (clogged clothes dryer, malfunctioning door knob), I did get a little more work done on the corner units for the Civil War Chronicles quilt. 






Two corners are now attached to the center, and two are ready for stitching. 

We are very far behind on getting our Christmas decorations up and I intend to spend a good chunk of the day working on those.  So I’ll be fortunate if I get even one of the two remaining corners on.  I still won’t be finished.  Those 68 Hovering Hawks blocks I posted about endlessly a few weeks ago will then need to be attached as the outer border.

The weather system that brought us some much needed rain is expected to move out later today.  I will miss it.  In the last two weeks, the LCRA gauges closest to our house in town and at the ranch recorded 3.6 and 2.85 inches respectively.  Not enough to refill our lakes, but certainly enough to put some much needed moisture in the ground.  When we made a run to the ranch yesterday to retrieve some tools, we found more water running in the Llano River than we have seen in many months.  We even have puddles in our yard, much to Harley and Chloe’s dismay.

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8 comments:

Denise :) said...

Hey Mary! I haven't gotten my Christmas decorations up yet either -- although I did get my Fall/Holiday stuff taken down and the box of Christmas goodies brought in! I hope you have a good week!! :)

Diane said...

You're making progress enjoy the decorating. I figure if it becomes a chore why do it.
Sorry you didn't get more rain.

marcella said...

Those corners are beautiful! You are going to have one gorgeous civil war quilt soon. Decorating? People have started decorating already? :-)

Alycia said...

Great blocks!! The corners are going to be beautiful ;-)

QuiltSwissy said...

Fabulous blocks! Can't wait to see the WHOLE thing!
glen

Connie said...

Congrats on finishing another corner! How beautiful!

Cathy said...

Wow, that looks like it will be fabulous when it is all put together. I'll be watching to see what it looks like finished.

Pattilou said...

I really like that turquoise or teal in with your other colors. This is going to be a beauty!

I looked at my wall the other day with the Thanksgiving wall hanging and wondered when I'd get things changed. Getting new floor in my sewing room next week and things will be a mess--maybe after that is laid! There will be maybe a week???
Oh well! Hope yours get up sooner!