Friday, July 6, 2012

Time Out for Quilting

We had  little sprinkle of much needed rain yesterday.  Not enough to do any good for the countryside or crops, but it sure did freshen the air!  It was, however, enough to stop me from painting the deck so I put on a quilt!

This customer made this quilt for a grandson's graduation.  Don't you just love it when people are so organized?   Graduation for next spring!
Ack! I should have shut my blinds, you can see the light shining through the back!
Since this is for a young man, I decided to go with an over all back and forth pattern--a different way in alternating blocks.  I don't know about you, but I have a hard time figuring out "masculine" quilting patterns.

When I began, I chose one random repeating fabric block and put large pebbles in just for fun.
I divided up the border into triangles and quilted the same back and forth pattern.

Nothing frilly about this!
I think he will like it!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Welcome to the WightHouse

OK.  You probably won't see too many quilty things here for the next 6 weeks or so.

We are gearing up for harvest and getting lots of summer jobs done on the farm.  In between helping with everything else, I have been stripping and refinishing our deck.

For over 30 years, we have enjoyed this little piece of heaven in the evenings after a long day on the farm.  In all that time, our deck never looked this sad.  I purchased all the supplies to refinish it in 2009....right after harvest.
Then I had some health problems and it took a couple of years to get back to where I could actually put in a 12 hour day again.
Oh dear, it gets worse.
I have grape vines that grow over the top and provide shade in the summer.  This photo was taken about a month ago so the grapes have not filled completely out yet.  After the leaves are gone, the winter sun shines in and the snow can fall through.
See that old wagon wheel sign on the back wall?

I have a sweet neighbor gal that does awesome woodwork.  Several years ago, I had her make me this sign and then had hubby help me hang it up on this old wagon wheel rim with some coiled barb wire.
I just love it!

Our last name is Wight so . . . 
See how rustic it is?
How can this be cute, shabby chic . . . 
 . . . and this is just shabby?
It just boggles my mind.

The top is done, but I want to wait to post photos when the entire deck is done.

Stay Tuned!


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