Sunday, June 28, 2009

Home Repairs, Day 4

Finally! Finally our little area of dry rot is repaired. Not so, though, the board Hubby and Soccer Son damaged at the beginning of their repairs. I don't think they've figured out how to fix that yet. Well, something for them to do another day, but at least we have sound siding on the house again.

It's been miserably hot here in Sacramento, up into the triple digits with no relief in sight for at least the next several days. Sunday will be even hotter. I'd like to do some grocery shopping, but I don't think that's going to happen unless I get up and out early--and that's not something I like to do on weekends! Yes, this is the time of the year when I start dreaming about fall and cooler temperatures.

While the "boys" were outside, working up a sweat on the home repairs, I stayed indoors, in the air conditioned Sweat Shop. I finished the last block of the Back Home Again BOM pattern and re-made one I'd made a few months back--I wasn't satisfied with the lack of good contrast between the star and the background. I've put the blocks up on the design wall, although I'll probably want to move them around a bit still--

Next month, we'll add setting triangles and vertical sashing between the columns. Maybe the outside borders too--I'm not sure. But I really like it so far--the colors are yummy!

The Wild Child came through Sacramento today, on her way to Los Angeles. She arrived just in time to take a shower and join us for dinner. It was really nice to see her--I think it's been a couple months. She's been working two jobs: her bartending job at the restaurant she's worked at the last couple of years, and a waitressing job at a local resort. Her goal is to work her way out of debt by the end of summer. I admire her determination! Her band has had some problems and is in search of a new bass player, but she's still enjoying her music. She participated in an open mike night at a local bar and grill a week or so ago, singing a cappella, and it sounds like she did pretty well. Gosh, and I have a hard time even speaking in public!

This evening I started working on a little 4th of July sewing/crafting project--photos tomorrow if all goes well.

I'm glad you stopped by for a visit! I hope your weekend is fun and restful!


Orcsmom said...

Hey, the quilt looks great! I signed up 2 more people for your class, it now has 5 enrolled! I can't wait for the books/patterns to get in. I saw one of the witch blocks on Lindy's desk, and it turned out so-o-o-o cute! Stay cool, I am heading over to the Bay Area for a baseball meeting, so I will hopefull beat the heat! Talk to ya soon!


Nancy said...

That BOM quilt is nothing short of gorgeous!

MichelleB said...

It's hot up there because I'm going up north (to Santa Rosa), and it always gets hot when I go up north. Two summers ago when I was up there (in Sacramento) it was around 115 - my gf reminds me of it all the time. I'll only be up there until Thursday - so it should start to cool down by then. lol

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your Back Home Again blocks are gorgeous!

julieQ said...

Wonderful blocks, just so pretty. I am glad you are having a good weekend!

Julie in the Barn said...

Those blocks are beautiful. You have a great knack for color and pattern.

It's much cooler up here in the mountains but plenty warm, I must say. It must be scorching down at your place. Heck, we don't even HAVE A/C up here. Glad to hear your dry rot is history. I'm afraid to check the old barn. I'm sure the termites are holding the thing together!

Laura said...

Beautiful blocks! I'm happy to hear your home repairs are progressing!

Gran said...

Boy I am glad to hear that the dry rot or not is repaired and you have siding up again AND that I do not have to go visit you in jail.... Your quilt blocks are beautiful. Well done. It is pretty nice that Wild Child stopped by - pit stop - on her way to somewhere special. I do admire her for working so hard to get out of debt. I hope you have a great week.

Amanda said...

The quilt blocks are gorgeous. I'm so glad you decided to "go with" different fabrics than the original. I think that's the quilt you made that decision on!lol
Did you say they were from the Aviary line?

You've got great kids. I know you're proud of them. Both of them are hard workers and love their mom and dad!

Singing in public isn't bad is everyone in the crowd is drunk and your friends are dancing around you. Ask me how I know!