the quilty stuff:Another fan hand quilted-with two basketball games taped today, tonight I can look forward to at least 4 hours of more hand quilting. I cut and started sewing up the diaper stacker. I am recalling why I quit making these sorts of things from patterns...horrid instructions and challenging ways of stitching to end up with a nicely constructed looking product in the end. Oh well, I am not giving up just venting a small amount.
I finally spoke with my longarm gal and as I feared, she is booked through the end of the year. I will call in the beginning of October to book a 2007 spot. I called someone locally I know - we have been discussing my bringing her a quilt and she said come on by today. I zipped out and we had a fine time discussing patterns and chose a varigated thread color. It will probably be done in about six weeks so photos once it is truly done. I am looking forward to seeing how creative she can let herself get...as I am pushing her usual boundaries. She belongs to my guild and knows it will be going in next year's show..I figure that should give her some incentive to really have fun, knowing how everyone will have a chance to check her quilting out.
Warning: moving on to a bug rant: I sat on the front deck quilting today as the bug man came and sprayed the attic and treated around the rest of the house where they can come down through. Yucky stinking stuff! I have every window open and hope all those nasty bugs died instant deaths! It's not that I mind bugs-outside-where they belong. But inside, up on the ceiling above my head when I am in bed, NO THANKS!!! Luckily these bugs will stay gone for at least three to five years after this treatment. And I called at the first one I spotted, though a few more have made an appearance since. They don't eat fabric so at least that is one less worry about them too. I purged the attic getting ready for bug man. Funny how strange things can end up being tossed up there. They are all gone now. Our little home is once again safe from potential parachuting bugs landing on us.