Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Lots of progress!

I was up before dawn this morning.  With only 9 days left to the registration deadline, and 3 quilts to get far enough along to register there is no time to lose!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     But first a couple construction photos.  The crew arrived and started working on the lift for the new boat.  First they pulled out the pilings that are in the way. 

Then they started putting in the new concrete pilings that will support the lift (and boat).  Took all day and they only got 2 started....they are drilling into bedrock under the water, so it is slow going.

The parts of the boat lift are laying in pieces all over our back yard.

OOH...looks like I need to pick some lemons!

And onto the work I accomplished today.  Got some of the applique stitched down on the red/white/black quilt.  I'm using metallic thread...love the shiny look!

And another...excuse the kitty fur; I'll get that off later. Harry was laying on it/helping me (;>0

I also made all of these prairie points for this quilt.

Then I worked on my painted wholecloth for a couple hours...no pictures of that today.   And I also worked on the Flamingo quilt....dyed this batting for the palm tree.  It is a really nice brown...the color is off in the photo;  painted tyvek for the bird beaks too. And painted the background fabric.

Then I cut out my flamingo bodies from these fabrics.

and their feathers from this wool I felted a couple weeks ago specifically for this project.
Don't they look great together?

And that was my day. I got a lot accomplished.  If I can keep up this pace, I just might make the deadline!

So, what did you do today?


  1. I got about half an hour away from finishing the quilt I'm working on. I would have kept going, but the boys (all 3) were with me, and we have holiday plans tonight.

    Love the pinks and blacks and whites. Can't wait to see more!

  2. You have been very busy! Your post is full of some really yummy colors!

  3. very little...I started a postcard and posted the photos for Ashley.

    Looks like you got lots done.

  4. I can't wait to see the final product!


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