Sunday, March 27, 2011

16 and 15

I  finished block 16 after book club yesterday and just finished the way, those are blocks left to go, not blocks completed. I'm confusing myself! I was trying to post these pictures side by side, but can't get them to post next to each other.

My goal was to finish 3 blocks this weekend, but we had a little excitement last night. I was sewing a block when a huge thunderstorm started. My sewing room is in the basement, and I could hear the hail as if I were outside. It truly came down in buckets. Then there was a huge burst of thunder and lightening, a spark and a flash and the electricity went out. A couple of minutes later, the electricity came back on, but the telephone was out, the televisions were out.  This morning Al went outside and said the sprinklers ran all night because the sprinkler controller blew out. The garage door opener blew out. Oh, and the alarm system. Can you say, whole house surge protector? But thankfully, the most important thing, my sewing machine is just fine! Since I was sewing at the time, I was really surprised when it came back up with no problem. It was plugged into a surge protector, but it's a cheap one that I really thought of as more of an extension cord. 
The piecing on these blocks is pretty good. Roxanne's Basting Glue is our friend.

The Atlanta Shop Hop was this weekend, but I didn't participate. I said the only way I would hop is if they would let me sell some of the fabric I have in my Resource Center!

Procrastinate! It frees up time to quilt!


Livin' Blue Quilter said...

Hi Jeanette, I follow your blog and admire your willingness to take on the tough quilts. Can you tell me what is the pattern that you are using for this quilt. Thanks, Robin

lenasdaughter said...

Hi Robin - thanks so much for your super kind comment! It is a block of the month from Starr Fabrics.

Unless you reallllllly want to take this on right this second, subscribe to their newsletter and wait until they have a sale. They'll have a 25% of sale soon! Thank you again! Jeanette

Regina said...

Jeanette, I hope you collected some of that hail in case of summer drought, you could sell it by the buckets to your neighbors. I was advised to purchase a surge protector like the ones used for expensive tvs for expensive sewing machines - now I just have to get an expensive sewing machine! :o