Friday, July 26, 2013
Coming up with a plan
First, I decided to add the binding so that when I get as much done ... even while travelling ... as I can, it will be suitable to pass to my grandson.
I thought long and hard about quilting in the 6-inch border. I doubt a cable would not show up in the bamboo and would be difficult to mark. Instead, I decided that I will quilt the fabric design along some of the bamboo and leaves.
I will probably add more to some of the areas that need filling.
I have decided while I am at the family reunion, I will have all the relatives sign their names on their animal.
She had her choice of lots of mice.
I think this will be a lot of fun and I hope I will have enough time to put in enough quilting.
As I quilted today, the house was shaking as the wreckers worked on the neighbor's house. I remember when the path between us was un-paved and one could feel the drunk husbands staggering past in the late evening, by the shaking of the ground. With a strip of asphalt o top it has been some time since the house shook other than real earthquakes.
8:am to 5:pm ... loud crashing and shaking. I rather imagine it is going to take several more days before the job is done.
I wonder what they are planning .......
Time will tell.
The neighbor to the north came out and cleaned out his little hole. See it right below our potted Bay leaf tree?
With all the dirt being tossed around, it was filled again by evening.
I am hoping that this neighbor will be the key to keeping construction within the zoning laws ... however, you can see the apartment building to his north-west side. Fifty years ago, that was a field with a huge weeping willow in the middle. My now gone neighbor used to go in every winter and cut off all the hanging branches. I was surprised because those long willow branches were so graceful and swayed with the slightest breeze, making you feel cool on the hottest of days. When I asked her why she cut them all off, she claimed they looked like ghosts. Maybe she was glad to see the apartment take its place. At least the apartment owner allows me to park my bike there behind the light pole. One step forward and I hope there won't be too many steps back.