Monday, August 17, 2009

A Blue Ribbon Winner in Knoxville

This is another picture from the Knoxville Quilt Expo. I love the colors the maker of this quilt used. And it won a Blue Ribbon! She did great work.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Another Knoxville Quilt

I enjoyed this quilt. It appears the centers were machine embroidered. The colors are wonderful. A great idea to use our embroidery machines and incorporate the designs into a quilt.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Knoxville Expo

Back in July a group of us drove to Knoxville, TN to attend the Knoxville Quilting Expo. Had a great time and saw many beautiful quilts. Some of the quilts we were not allowed to photograph. But many did allow photos. So over the next few days or weeks I will be sharing some of the pictures I took and hope you enjoy them. We loved the Expo in Knoxville because it was much closer to where we live than Paducah. But someday I would love to go back to Paducah. Enjoy.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The House Across the Street

This is the house across the street from my house. The house went into foreclosure several years ago and ended up being puchased by a retired couple from Florida. They did extensive remolding to the house and it was a very nice looking home. Well, there was that problem on the front where they took out the window in the bonus room to get sheet rock up to the bonus room for part of the remolding. The hardiplank boards they put back on the outside of the house when they reinstalled the bonus room window, some boards were new and they just never did get around to painting them. So the couple moved in with their seven cats and four dogs. Now the Mrs. did not want to leave Florida. So she was never very happy. And then there were other problems in our small town that she didn't like and then she had a run in with a neighbor, that would my household, when the pit in our backyard was being dug up. So this delightful, unhappy Mrs., couple bought some land and a house south of Atlanta and have been moving there for the past month. Now she decided to do something to cover those unpainted boards. So she had the front of the house and one side painted. She had a new roof put on after a hail storm. All of the roofs in our subdivision are black, her new roof is blue. And when she repainted the front of her house she painted the shutters, the front door, the porch, the railings and the bannisters ROYAL BLUE! So each morning I get up and said Good Morning World to a Royal Blue porch across the street. I hope it filled her with great joy. It is her house and she can do what she chooses to do with it. It is now up for rent and I cannot wait to see who my new neighbors are going to be. Maybe she will be a quilter and we can sit and quilt on that beautiful royal blue porch.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

I think I Am Going Crazy

I think I will go crazy if we don't finish getting the sewing room moved downstairs.
The big hold up is getting the sewing machine cabinet moved from upstairs to downstairs. It is big and it is heavy. Too much for two senior citizens. We are waiting for our grandson to come up for a visit on Monday and I am sure the three of us can slide it down the stairs to the kitchen and then roll it out to the sewing room. No carpet once downstairs. Then I have to get everything in order. Right now I cannot even see the sewing machine with all the junk piled up on the table I am temporarily using.
Today, Sweetman put together a small computer desk for me to put in my bedroom to have a place for the laptop and a printer. Then we have purchased shelves to install in the sewing room to hold some of my fabric stash.
When my house and sewing area is messy I just feel like my life is going crazy. I like order and a plan of what to do next. Hopefully, when Timothy gets here Monday we can get everything straighten out and start getting some order to this mess.
Oh, and wait until I tell you about the house across the street. Must get a picture first. I need some Joy in my life.