Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Checking In


I just realized it's been a week since I posted, so I thought I'd check in quickly while Stanley Steemer cleans my carpets! It's been a busy week with almost no sewing time. I did manage to quilt a customer quilt over the weekend and will load another when I finish this. We've been working nights and weekends on our Canoe Carnival float...picture a 20 foot tall building made of 1" thick foam, along with a street scene of smaller buildings, mounted on a deck, which is mounted on 2 - 17 foot canoes and paddled around a lake. I'll post pictures once it's done and has floated...if it stays afloat! :o) It's great fun to work on the floats and we've built one every year since we moved to town. The photo is of last year's float. Our theme was "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds". You can see the newspaper taxi, tangerine trees and at the very top right, Lucy, swinging on the moon. At the center, left, you can see the two paddlers sitting on chairs behind the float. One of them is my DH. You can also see one of the canoes...

So, that's it from here...I'm off to quilt!

Gratitudes

1. Men to clean my carpets!

2. Good friends to build floats with, to blog with, to quilt with

3. Summer camp for my youngest

4. I am blessed in so many ways...




10 comments:

quiltpixie said...

it sounded like a blast last year, hope the canoe floats go as well this year ;-)

The Calico Cat said...

have fun with that canoe!

Linda_J said...

doesn't that look fun!?

Judy said...

Wow!! What a colorful float.

Shelina said...

Making a float is a good way to use your creative energy, and so is working on customer's quilts. How fun!

Melzie said...

That float is awesome :D xoxo melzie

Laurie Ann said...

Cool float, can't wait to see this year's addition!!

Susan said...

Where is Medford Lakes? My DH is from Bernardsville, and we lived in Basking Ridge while I was finishing college. But I don't recall Medford Lakes.

ForestJane said...

Cool float!

I can remember working on them for homecoming parades for my sorority in college, they're really time consuming!

Laura said...

That float is so awesome I can't wait to see pictures from this years!