busy busy

My busy Bizzy Elizabeth called me up yesterday.  What a delight to hear my 4 year old granddaughter on the phone say Hi Grandma Gayle… and continue to laugh and tell me what she was doing, what William was doing, and all sorts of other things.  Calls like that are like gold to me.

We have had a busy weekend.  Yesterday we went to find vinyl tile for our addition.  We have looked several places and not found anything we I thought we could live with for the next 10 or 20 years.  Yesterday we finally did.  Of course finding helpful help at Home Depot is always a trick.  They didnt have enough tile…… oh yes we do….. oh, but I cant find it…… oh here it is.  sigh.  that took an hour to get that far!  If we lived somewhere else, we may have driven a few blocks to a different big box with more questionable help…. but that’s not an option.  So I was patient and Steve had time to browse every aisle.

Since you asked Judy, here is a picture of 4 of the tiles just laid together.  Paper backing still on, but it gives you a good idea.  We use the tile to measure batting when we cut it, so this pattern will work for increments of 6″, as well as a foot.  Yay!

I have also spent some time with my dahlia quilt this weekend.  I have most of it put together now.  I havent decided what to do about borders yet.

Today I was multi-tasking.   While machine embroidering most of the day, I also loaded a quilt for Steve, did dishes, made lunch and supper, and did 4 loads of laundry.  It is too hot today (3rd day of 90 degrees, 90% humidity…and more of them to come) too hot to even think about going outside.  Heat and humidity do me in.  Cant breathe, cant walk, cant function.  So I closed the curtains and stayed in the a/c.  I am anxious for the central air to be installed in the coming weeks.

Here is the applique I have been doing on my embroidery machine.  These designs are from JuJu, one of my favorite embroidery design sites.  This will be a quilt top for a client.  There will be 12 blocks, I got 8 done today.

Whatcha think Sammi?  I was thinking of you today when I stitched these blocks out.  The bees even have their antennae on them!

This will be a busy week too.  The workers will be working on the drywall, hopefully the heating contractor will be here, I will be quilting and Steve hopes to cut hay.

Heat+humidity+hay= lets book an airline ticket to Utah!


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sammi
    Jun 08, 2008 @ 19:14:13

    I love the tile! I love the dahlia! I love the bears! They will start haying here next week, too. Somehow Utah doesn’t sound like a bad idea!

    So glad Elizabeth called you. Those moments are just the best !


  2. Deb Levy
    Jun 08, 2008 @ 20:20:19

    The dahlia is looking fabulous! I wish one of my piecers would make one…I’d love to have one to quilt….way too lazy to piece it for myself.

    Got to love the grandchildren calls…got one myself today, sure makes a bad day do a 180!

    As for the heat…well don’t think about coming this way till Dec. at the earliest!


  3. freda1951
    Jun 08, 2008 @ 20:55:24

    The Dahlia is great Gayle. Love the tile and bears too.


  4. Vicki W
    Jun 08, 2008 @ 22:05:06

    The dhalia is awesome! You sure were busy this weekend. You need a weekday to recover!


  5. shirley bruner
    Jun 08, 2008 @ 22:20:01

    i absolutely love those tiles. yummy…..it was worth the aggravation to find them. and i love juju’s emb. designs also. i have lots of them. your addition is coming along famously….you will be enjoying it soon.


  6. myolivebranch
    Jun 09, 2008 @ 11:05:35

    the building is looking great. and how sweet is that call from elizabeth?!? enjoy.


  7. Mary
    Jun 10, 2008 @ 12:10:17

    The dahlia is beautiful!

    The building is coming along and I get more and more jealous watching it take shape. I had such a large space in GA before we moved and just when I adjusted to the apartment we moved again. Even with all the downsizing getting everything to fit and be functional is a challenge.


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