Saturday, July 13, 2013

Rain and finishes...

After several years of drought we finally are getting rain...and rain...and more rain.  Yikes!

There is a small creek that is usually about 3 feet wide and about 30 feet behind my fence-line.  Yesterday it was about 60 feet wide and 3 feet from the fence-line!  And it is running fast!

 It empties out into an small inlet about 400 yards away that then leads into the Savannah River.  We need a couple of no-rain days for the ground to dry-out a bit... The herons seem to be enjoying the rain though...he was picking up frogs that had washed out into the inlet.

So when it isn't raining it is really, really humid.  Needless to say I am staying inside a lot!  Which does help in the getting quilts finished category...

I sewed down the binding on Carnival Corn and even finished the hanging sleeve.

  I'm going to give it a quick wash then sew on the label and call this one done!

I also got Bermuda Seaglass back from Judith Lockhart.  It looks great.  Now I just have to make miles of binding...ok,  not miles but this is a king size quilt so lots and lots of binding.  My DH wants dark blue binding which is ok by me...just happened to have a couple yards of it on the shelf!

And for a different type of finish...today we went to an estate sale.  I wanted to replace a couple of blue and white plates that broke in the last move.  Anyway, I ended up getting two small Hitchcock chairs.  They are solid but the finish is a bit rough.  I'm definitely re-caning them but I'm hopeful just a bit of polish and the original stencil will come through.

10 comments:

Sherrill said...

WOW, love that seaglass quilt. Reminds me of our trip to SF 4 or 5 yrs ago and picking up bits and pieces of glass at Glass Beach. And you know how to re-cane seats too?!! Good grief! LOL

Frog Quilter said...

Beautiful quilts!

The Civil War Quilter said...

Gorgeous finishes. The Hitchcock chairs are a great find. I hope the oil rub makes them come to life again.

Janet O. said...

That is a LOT of water!!
Candy corn is such a cheerful quilt--can't get enough of it!
Bermuda Seaglass is a very cool name for that quilt.
Great find on the chairs--do you do the caning yourself?

Merilyn said...

Great quilty finishes!! I do love those chairs you bought though!! what a great buy, and once the cane work is redone and the timber cleaned and polished up, they will look awesome!!!!

ytsmom said...

I love Carnival Corn. That is corn and beans, isn't it? I also like the chairs, hopefully they will look like new when you are finished with them.

Loris said...

Well, I wondered where Heron went! I haven't seen him in ages. Glad to hear you are both enjoying the rain :-) The quilts growing out of it are gorgeous!

cityquilter grace said...

such a pretty quilt....i hear your pain about the rain, we had it for a couple of weeks, now it is in the 90s every day...

Sally said...

Love the bright corn and beans. The blocks look much nicer scrappy than all identical xx

sewkalico said...

Cute chairs! Great Corn quilt!!! And hope you're staying safe from all that water!!