I've been busy getting things done. I made sure that the mailing of the prizes on my list of "things to do" were included. May Britt and Annie, I have mailed your goodies! I do hope you'll like them.
What a production the U.S. Postal service is becoming. Now, it's not only a matter of size and weight but flexibility. So Diane, my wonderful mail clerk, goes around bending my envelops! She's really great, always telling me what is the best way to mail something. So now, when I mail to Oz, I keep using Global but anywhere else, use Air Mail international. Gosh, pretty soon I'll be all trained to work at the post office. lol I also took the opportunity to mail a card and an FQ to Lucy. If you haven't checked out Bonnie's blog, please have a peak. Perhaps you will want to join in on the squishie shower.
I have completed the Against the Grain quilt, machine quilted, sleeve and all. I'm pleased to have that project out of the way.
As you can see, I'm still working on My Favorite Quilt. I have the borders left to machine quilt. I'm thinking of putting a feather pattern. This will involve marking the quilt. I'm not at a level of expertise yet where I can freehand feathers. I'm still somewhat limited as to what I can do freehand. I suppose as I keep practicing it will all fall into place.
The Stone Wall
I wanted to show you Stephen's project. When he decides to do something, it's never simple and involves lots of labor. He's been getting up in the early morning hours to work on his wall before heading to his day job. I will say, the wall looks great. Our home has a stone foundation so I suppose we're keeping with the style of the house. What a production it was for him to hand pick the stones. When he saw a pile of field stones, he'd stop at a farmer's house and ask if he could have the field stones for his wall. DD went with him on a few occasions to pick stones. DH has decided that keeping a stash is a good thing. Being a woodworker/craftsman he likes the idea of having his own stash of wood to choose from. The barn will have two floors and will also house the riding lawn mower and snow blower. For those curious minds, we are not farmers. Dh is a software engineer. We just happen to live in the country.
I'm off to attempt to finish machine quilting the quilt in an air conditioned room It's really hot and humid today, 92F (33C).
Have a great day everyone! Stay kool!