Monday, February 25, 2013

New windows - 3

Peter is hoping the large window ready for the apartment will fit the opening.  It was tight and required some pushing and pulling, but was soon in place.

Scaffolding helps second floor labors -- much safer than balancing on a ladder while moving windows!

We will also replace the siding on the house.  Most if it is original from 1969 and is showing signs of wear.

Here is the inside view of the four-corner windows in the second-floor bedroom.  They are ready for trim, paint, and drapes.

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Friday, February 22, 2013

New windows - 2

We are fortunate to have two talented and experienced carpenters to do the work. 

Here is Paul, working on the trim from the outside.

Peter is pondering the next step as one of the picture windows is being finished up.

Paul gets the outside duty again, as he works from the deck.  We like his hat!
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

New windows

We are putting in new windows throughout our house.

These are some of the casements that will replace the old awning-style windows on the three-season porch on the south side of the house.

More windows for the porch.  This part of the house was built at the end of the 70's, with an in-law apartment added on the lower level to accommodate Grandma Johnson.

We are adding some 20+ installs, and they are stored all over the place!

Large picture windows are stacked and ready.  They are very heavy and are a challenge to move and put in place.
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Monday, February 18, 2013

Thanks, Pat

I love SouthWestern things, including these great cactus plants that came from my friend, Pat.

They're going to live on my kitchen sink window sill with some Florida seashells.

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

February meeting

Members of the "Peeps" group had their regular meeting for February.

We saw new work from several people, including a new leaf piece from Bev.

Carol's color study is on the wall.

Nancy showed us this piece of vintage Japanese boro fabric that she bought during her trip to Kyoto.

Nancy also brought in this African batik fabric that she found locally.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

GVQC meeting

The February meeting of the Genesee Valley Quilt Club was well attended, even with lots of "snow birds" away visiting warmer climates.

The Club gave a grant for quilting to the ARC, and Kathleen York (at the podium with our president, Pat Berardi) brought her students with their quilts to show us their accomplishments. 

They will be donating their quilts to the Club's comfort quilt projects.

I gave a presentation on contemporary quilting for this month's program. 

After the powerpoint portion of the program, I showed a few of my quilts which were spread out so people could see them more closely.

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival XXIV

These two quilts were selected for the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, being held in Hampton, Virginia, February 21 - 24, 2013.

Blue Squares
  (2011   64 X 64)

   Jet Trails # 9
     (2011   36 X 22)

Saturday, February 9, 2013

More snow

We got our share of the snow.  No wind, though, so the trees and shrubs are beautiful with the snow covering them.

I especially like the bushes that look as though someone stuffed them with cotton balls.

This us our front sidewalk that I shoveled yesterday -- ready to be tackled again.

And the path to the barn needs to be cleaned out again.

My favorite river birch tree.


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Friday, February 8, 2013

A snow day

While our area only received a small portion of the storm that's heading for the East Coast, it was still enough to force lots of cancellations -- including our regular Peeps meeting for critique and sewing. 

It's been a good day to stay off the roads and stay in the studio.
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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Sewing Day

Priscilla returned from her trip to India and came for a sewing day.

Suki was quick to claim her spot on Priscilla's table.

Priscilla brought lots of wonderful stamps home from India, and these are going into my collection.

This is some fabric we ordered for jackets that was just delivered.

 It's a bit slippery and a challenge to work with, but the turquoise print makes it all worth it.

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