Sunday, June 29, 2014

Hot and Heavy

The dreadful heat and humidity is predicted for tomorrow and stretches on indefinitely. We are trying to save a wee bit on the power bills by keeping just the fans going while the humidity is at least low for now. I suffer the heat and I dread it! Ugh. Make it snow!!!

It was cool and pleasant in the big workroom of The Golden Gese Quilt Shop in Concord, New Hampshire on Friday. Kate had recovered almost completely from her bad rotary cut accident and had brought in her fabulous batik quilt to show us.

Kate's quilt was cut out using acrylic templates and she swears that all those curved seams were actually very easy to assemble. Those rusts and teal blues look so great together!

I was working on something that everybody in the quilting world has already done except me. I was sewing up a jelly roll, LOL!

This one was the Shenandoah Valley Patriot by Windham. Luscious turkey reds, colonial blues, and teabag tans.
I must sew very slowly because in two hours, I had only progressed as far as sewing the ends together and had completed the very first long seam. What a glorious jumble of strips it creates, yippee! I plan to work on it Tuesday at the Alton, New Hampshire Senior Center. What fun!

The other thing that I've been working on was my duty as the Swap Hostess for the Lozenges and Civil War 9-patches. It is an awesome responsibility to hostess a swap because you must be responsible for other people's stuff.
Whew! It sure feels great when the job is done and the tote is packed with outgoing envelopes for their return journey to their respective owners!!!

This is the heavy part of my story. Lastly, I have been caring for my elderly of my two lady Labradors. Raven, on the left, (on the right is Emma Lynn, who is fine) has been very ill and is scheduled to see the vet tomorrow.

She has been barfy with diarrhea and has completely refused her regular chow and in the course of the past month has dropped a terrible amount of weight as we tried alternatives.

She is self-medicating by chomping tons of grass down whilst I stand by screaming for her to stop that!
Worms? Food Allergy? Stomach cancer? I hope for a swift and correct diagnosis. Please say a quick prayer for Raven! Thank you!

Stay calm and quilt on!


cityquilter grace said...

ooh raven is ill? oh, hoping nothing serious....he is a love...

Feathers in my Nest said...
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Feathers in my Nest said...

Oh poor Raven...I hate to see animals suffer....hope she's Ok..

BTW...I've never sewed a Jelly Roll quilt either..Ha..

Auntie Em said...

Poor sweet Raven! I hope it's something that the vet can fix right up.

antique quilter said...

Kates quilt is beautiful I love that design.
I haven't made a jelly roll quilt, yet that is!
looks like fun though
hope Raven feels better and you get good news tomorrow

Kay said...

I'm sorry to hear about Raven. I sure hope that the Vet can make her feel better.

Janet O. said...

I do hope there is a simple answer to Raven's problem--is that hoping too much?
You know, I've never done a whole quilt, but I do have templates for curved seam blocks like the ones in that beautiful quilt. I made a few sample blocks, and they weren't as bad as I had expected. Give it a whirl! You may just like it.
Looks like we should form a club for those of us who have never made a jelly roll quilt. : ) I like the sound of the colors in the one you are making!

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