I was hoping I would have that wedding quilt all finished and ready to show off….
But alas…That didn’t happen. First off I didn’t get to the sewing room as soon as I anticipated…and second, I ran into a little problem. Here is what kept me from getting to the sewing room….THE WEATHER! We have gotten a lot of rain over the last few days. At the farm Hubby said they had about 3.5″ in 18 hours! To the north and to the south of us they have had it even worse with more rain. Being Hubby is a fireman and part of their job in our small community is watching and observing the river levels as we live in a town that floods, he wanted to go out and survey what was going on. I went with.
This is normally a small waterway that most people don’t even know exists…but here it is turned into a river.
More rain is in the forecast but the chances at this point aren’t super high so we’re hoping for small shots of rain or better yet, no rain at all for a week.
After the drive and stop for ice cream I headed up to the sewing room. To the south of us the weather was bad and I had three of our kiddos in the path of severe weather including tornadoes. Even though they are all grown, I still worry a bit about them….not that they can’t handle it, more so, that I don’t want them to have to handle a bad weather related situation. It’s hard to concentrate on much when the weather man interrupts programming and tells me there’s a tornado headed towards the town where my kiddo lives.
I got the quilt loaded and ready to go and– ugh. After I used the machine last, I had Hubby come up, take the plates off and cleaned the machine really well. In the process a couple washers (from the screw) fell on the floor. We thought we had them all but apparently we didn’t. The thread cutter wouldn’t work. Hubby came back and looked at the machine. In a few short minutes I was back in business.
I had caught him dirty handed from the garage….
Finally I got going. I took this picture of the first pass. What do you think?
So far, I’m loving this….simple straight lines. It was what this quilt needed.
I stayed up late and got up early but still didn’t finish. I have one more pass to finish up -so like me, you’re going to have to wait to see the entire quilt. This one is getting finished this weekend for sure. I took a few days off over the 4th. I’m hoping at least one of them is an uninterrupted sewing day. I have the binding strips all cut and ready. This is going to come to a finish and I hope to reveal it next Friday..and quilted, bound and finished…and I will have met my deadline!!