I thought I would share a couple pictures of the quilt project that I worked on when I was home during the flooding. You know you love quilting when you can find time to do a little quilting no matter what is going on! By the way, the river is slowly going down, we just have to hope it doesn’t come up again.
I didn’t have access to my large ironing table, in fact I don’t see me using that for quite some time so I pulled out my wool ironing mat and used that on an end table in the living room. I made sure to keep my favorite antique iron handy also.
I made nine blocks using the Blossom collection from Island Batik. They will be used to make a baby quilt as my May Island Batik ambassador quilt project. Island Batik has updated their store locator on their site making it much easier to find a quilt store near you carrying Island Batik fabrics! I didn’t bring this project with me so I’ll work on it when I get back to river house.
Monday, Bob had his first cataract surgery which went very well. In two weeks he’ll get the other eye done. I talked to him yesterday and he is already amazed at how well he can see! I think I have about two more years before I’ll get the same thing done.
Mickey got a haircut
After I brought him home I packed more stuff in my car and headed up to Maquoketa with Mickey as I’m babysitting the granddaughters this week. I almost forgot to mention that little Mickey got a haircut…….or a shave! He doesn’t even look like the same dog! I didn’t think he was matted but evidently he was. He’ll look better in a couple weeks. I also was able to get him scheduled up here for his next grooming in July and hopefully it won’t be as drastic.
Just in case you missed him with hair, this is him in April on my Ready Set Go baby quilt.
Work on the new house
Bob wasn’t able to come up and work on the house this week but I hauled a lot of my quilt goodies up. It is hard to believe that it has been a week since we left so we could concentrate on preparing for the flooding at our old house.
First thing I did was clean up Bob’s tools and make a clear path so I could carry everything in. I really love the openness of the kitchen now! We still need to go pick out our new counter tops and flooring. I pretty much know what I want already.
My schedule this week is to take the girls to school in the morning and then head over to our house. I had two car loads of my quilting stuff in the garage that needed to be hauled up those old steep steps.
Can you guess how many times I went up the stairs?
I decided to keep track, does that sound weird? I knew it was going to be a lot and I did stop numerous times to rest.
That is up and of course I had to come back down! Boy did I ache!
Quilt Studio for the next six months or year
Here is where I am putting everything. Right now I have just been piling things everywhere.
This is going to be one crowed room! I only have two of my IKEA Algot systems up here, can’t wait to get all of them up here!
I think I have way too much stuff! I have most of my AccuQuilt dies in the closet, I can’t wait to setup bookcases and arrange them.
I have three metal storage shelves that I will start setting up today that hold all of my quilts. Two of them will go in the room that we are using for our temporary bedroom when we stay here. I hope I brought all the pieces to put the shelves back together!
Bob should be able to come up by the end of the week and hook up the internet which will be great! Time to take the girls to school!