Sunday, April 13, 2014

Progress on Multiple Fronts

The 16 blocks are pieced for the Jill Finley quilt and I've begun prepping the pieces that will be appliqued on them.  

Here is the collection of bias strips that will the stems.  

Next up are the leaves and blooms.

I’ve also begun stitching in the ditch on my split nine-patch quilt.  

This time I’m using invisible polyester thread for this step.  I’m not crazy about it because it is shiny, but it is much less noticeable than using even the finest thread in my collection that has a color.

Work continues on the ranch house.  Everything has been moved out and workers have been busy this week removing dry wall and cabinets so the mold damage can be assessed.  It’s a necessary step before repairs can be made.  One worker left his respirator in the garage overnight with the garage door open.  When he arrived the next day there was a four-foot snake cozily coiled up in it.  We’re betting they will close that door in the future.

…the first rose of the season opened up Friday.

…and the bush has lots of blooms.

There is a possibility for a freeze Tuesday.  I’m hoping it doesn't happen but I guess I better figure out a way to protect my tomato and pepper plants.  Everything else can be moved inside for the night.

Today I’ll be prepping more applique pieces plus going through my stash looking for fabrics that can be used in the quilt club’s workshop on Wednesday.


Debbie said...

What a beautiful rose.....always a good sign of things to come. So glad to hear there is some headway being made on the house.....but not about the snake! I would be running for the hills faster than my knees would allow.

Impera Magna said...

You have been busy!

I hope the mold isn't too bad... *fingers crossed*

As for saving plants from a late freeze: just covering them with an old sheet will help. The warmth of the ground will be held in with the plants more and the freezing temps won't get 'em.