Friday, May 9, 2014

Bad Week

First I had a touch of the flu...then I carried too many grocery bags and pulled a muscle in my back.  I haven't been able to do to much but sit.  I got a little sewing done the last couple of days but yesterday was a noisy day.  I'll explain.

Last year we got new siding on our house.  It was done in January in all the bad weather.  I wasn't too impressed with the work crew...and rightly so.  Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago.  We had some extremely windy weather.  So windy that it blew all the siding off the side of the house.  Called the company...they sent someone out.  Turns out the work crew didn't use the right nails.  So they are going to replaces ALL the siding.  Yesterday they did the side that the siding blew off.  It just happens to be the wall of my sewing room.   They come back in a couple of weeks to do the other 2 sides.  Can't come next week as we are going camping....YES!!

Now for the sewing....

I have the final side half way done.  Hope to get it finished before we go camping.  Then it will be ready to quilt.

I started working on the blocks 5-8 of Cheri Payne's Common Threads series.

Top row is the first 4 blocks and the second is the next three.  The fourth block is an applique block.  I have it all prepped and ready to applique.  I will work on it while camping.


Pam Buda's Market Day QAL.  She is giving directions in 2 different sizes.  She post's directions every Friday.

Well that is it for now.  I will try and post while camping but that's not always so easy.  Now I need to get the trailer packed and laundry done.  I can't wait to go.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs, Cathy


Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Looks like you were pretty productive in spite of being under the weather for a bit. Hope you're feeling back to normal now.

Glad you got the siding replaced properly this time.

I want to do Pam Buda's QAL ... even purchased fabrics for it when we visited Homestead Hearth in March. But I'm just so busy right now ... but I'm so busy right now and then with our trip ... I am saving the steps as I do plan to do it some time yet this summer. Probably when I need a bit of a break from the hand quilting of DD's quilt. ;-)

Janet O. said...

That must have been maddening to have the siding blow away!
Your projects all look wonderful, Cathy
Just saw that part 3 of Pam's SAL is available. I haven't even started. : (
Enjoy your camping.

Kyle said...

Sorry you've been under the weather. Glad the siding company has followed up and are replacing everything. Have fun camping.

Sharon said...

Glad you're feeling better now. I can't believe the siding company did such a lousy job the first time. Yikes! At least they're fixing it now.

All of your blocks look good, as does the QAL top.

Have fun camping - I hope you have nice weather! We still have cold and rain, but it will be nice this coming week. I hope to fill my planters with some flowers!

Karen said...

You always have interesting projects to look at Makes me want to sew and sew!

Dawn said...

Sorry about the siding! Such a hassle, but at least they are making it right. All your blocks are very cute!

Allie said...

Oh Cathy I'm sorry you've been feeling so bad....and what a horror story about the siding! I have a story like that about our roof, lol. It ended up costing the roofing company money instead of us to do our roof. And then the death threats. Honestly! I love your quilting, and I hope and pray your back is better for your trip.