August 9, 2008

As The Quilt Frame Turns,,,,

Yes! I was able to turn "The Monster" down in the quilt frame this week! I always feel that it is an occasion to celebrate when ever I can turn the quilt down the frame, but this time it was even more fun then usual. I can finally see the border heading my way to be quilted. Yippee!

I had quite a bit of time to quilt away on the Monster this week. Tuesday evening I was quilting along when the power started to fade in and out. That happened a few times and then the power went totally out. I realized that a thunder storm had moved in, and quickly. I had been watching/listening to a DVD and didn't realize we were in a storm watch. I went to the door and was amazed at the strong winds blowing the trees, the constant lightening and the neighbor's recycling garbage flying down the street. Dear Hubby joined me in watching the storm. When we saw the sky turn green we decided we should be down in the basement. We stayed there a little bit and headed back upstairs to watch the storm some more. At midnight a tornado warning siren woke us up and we headed to the basement again. In the morning we were still without power, and to make a long story short, a tornado touched down about two miles away from us, and there were many downed trees just a few blocks away from us. The tornado destroyed about 20 homes and damaged at least 300 more. Some people had their power restored just yesterday. Aside from loosing power for about 15 hours the only damage we received was the power supply in our main computer was fried. That can easily be fixed. For this I am very thankful! While our power was out I had to stick around home and babysit our generator that was keeping our freezer and fridge going. What was I to do? I quilted away on "The Monster". I didn't need power to do that! If life gives you lemons - make lemonade!

Yesterday was a beautiful day. I was able to spend some time in the Summer Palace and sew on my Civil War Diaries quilt blocks. This photo does not do the fabrics justice, but it was the best I could come up with today.

So, three more blocks down. I refuse to even think about the number of blocks left to be made. I just want to enjoy the process and not worry about when the finish will happen.


Carin said...

The monster is beautiful!

Kathie said...

Congrats for moving the quilt! Bet your excited its almost done now!
YOur cwd blocks look wonderful
in Sept I hope to get back to mine, yes a long term project!

Tanya said...

Good for you! That't true about quilting and hand piecing. We don't really need much more than our fingers to do it do we. Of course quilting by candlelight might result in larger stitches but it would be worth the memory. Your monster is wonderful!

a simple quilter said...

Of all the quilts that I've seen on blogs this summer...this one by far is the prettiest. I'll miss seeing the quilt when you take it out of the frame.

Just think of all the memories that you're quilting in to it. Someday you'll look at the quilt and you'll remember the summer storm that didn't keep you from quilting!

What type of frame are you using? Turning the quilt is such a sweet feeling! Hopefully I will get a turn in this week.

Have a great day!

Linda said...

How wonderful, the borders are in sight. Glad to hear that you are ok after the tornado.

Bren said...

Turning the monster IS reason to celebrate!! It is certainly close to being done if you can see the borders!
So glad you were unscathed by the tornado!
Your CWDQ blocks are wonderful!

Karen said...

I'm happy to know that you & hubby are safe & sound. I hate bad weather like that. We used to live where tornados were a more frequent occurence.
Your quilt in the frame is just wonderful!
It is good to see that someone is still working on Civil War blocks. I just haven't been in the mood to make any more of late.

Sue said...

How scary about that tornado, yikes! The monster is gorgeous. You can have your own quilting olympics these two weeks! LOL

Rose Marie said...

Oh, Happy Days for sure .... your monster will be finished in no time! Glad to hear that you were safe from the storm. We have had just awful weather this whole summer ..... rain, rain go away.

Valerie said...

Oh how thankful that I know you are. You love my screened porch and I love your quilting frame. I guess that is what you call it. I am new to all of this. I would love to learn more about it. Do you quilt by hand? I have started several projects but summer brings gardens that are taking most of my time right now. I am so glad you and your are safe. Val

julieQ said...

Rolling the quilt! Time to roll! That is just how you roll, girl. I love this quilt.

Libby said...

Wow - you are almost there . . . you'll be done before you know it and nostalgic when it's not in the frame anymore *s*