Sunday, August 28, 2016

My shell of a House

So this is what I have to look at.
Kind of sad really
It seems like every time I turn around I think of something else that I lost.
I guess that will pass with time.
Everyone says now I can start with a clean slate -
I would rather have the old slate.
Guess this is my poor pitiful me day.
That will pass with time too.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Louisiana Flood

That's all I can say
We lost everything we own.
I have been so excited to retire and play in my sewing room.
I had (notice I said had) everything I could ever want or need.

This is my 2016 Maxima after the water went down.

The morning of the 13th the water came in so fast we had to wait in the truck until we were rescued.
That's my husband's truck and my car in the background.
We were at 2 1/2' within 2 hours.

 My house took almost 6' of water
I took this on our1st walk thru of the house.
This is my embroidery machine.
The quilting machine is behind it.
Both machines were under water for 4 days

This is a picture of my life in front of my house.
Everyone's house looks just like this
Nothing left -
 heartbreaking to throw away all my beautiful fabric and machines.
It was gutted today

 It will be along time before I will be able to do any sewing.
We ended up being boated out of 3 places last Saturday
Ended up staying with strangers for a few days.
Now we are at my daughters.
Who know what will come next or how long it will take our town to recover.

We are blessed that we were able to survive -

Thursday, August 4, 2016

A Not So Good Quilt

I started this a few years ago and could never figure out how I wanted to square it up
And this is what I finally came up with
I'm not happy with the results
But at least it's done and I don't have to think about it any more.
 Here is a shot of the back

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Another Stack-n-Whack

 I am so excited to share my new sewing machine.
Get a load of this Juki TL 2010Q
It's a straight stitch semi industrial.
I love it

 I ordered a set of led lights from Amazon
Definately makes a difference

And this is the first thing I've pieced on it
I pieced this a few weeks ago
It is huge 
and I didn't even put the last row on

I made this stack-n-whack for my daughter's birthday
My grandson picked out the fabric back in January
and asked me to make it for her
 144 squares
So I stopped at a twin size
 Below is the fabric I used.
Above is a close up of some of the blocks
I just love how they are all different