Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The New Sewer System

Holly cow what a mess is in my yard, the sewer is coming in and what a mess!
I have been trapped most of the day unable to send out graduation notices or go anywhere, plus trying to keep dogs calm.
What is going on you might ask?
Our neighborhood is getting a sewer system, I could be really excited but instead I have mixed feelings.
The water company is the one who set this in mo
tion and for me it has been frustrating and for a few neighbors who have been seeing red over this sewer system.
Would you believe this started in 2000? and now we all are seeing some work go on.
I am upset about it because we all started paying for it and someone in the water company stole all the money that was put into this project, so we residents had to start all over and of course the money has doubled and tripled, to say the least it has been tough on us.
I think what makes me so frustrated is when my home burned in Nov of 99 insurance did not cover the garage nor the septic tank. So we had to use the contents from insurance to pay for a new sand filter septic system, so its kind of like burning 28,000 doll
ars in the fire place and having an extra debt or paying for 2 other sewer systems. I know it will make the value of the house go up and believe me, we all new sewer out here because not everyone has sand filter and a lot of these septic tanks are out dated, and very stinky in the summer time; so its mixed emotions about the whole thing.
Oh crap! they hit the water line to the house! I stopped writing for second to go see what all the screaming was about and why the dogs are going insane, I hope they fix what the
y damage!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Talking about My Geisha Quilt

This has to be one of my most favorite quilts that I created mostly because no patterns were used and it was all my original design.
I used all kinds of fabrics in this quilt cottons, rayon's, recycled fabrics from shirts and I did a bit of ribbon embroidery on this one. The ribbon embroidery was done to create a flower in some of the Geisha girls.

The story of the quilt is the girls decided to do some practice of using their fans and decided to do it outside, but the wind caused them some problems. I also added colorful buttons and you can see some of them in this panel that I did; in this panel she is heading out to start the practice.

This is the last panel where the fans have blown away and the other girls have left and given up, so there is only one left and you can see the wind is blowing pretty hard being her is hair is all messed up. I know I have talked about this quilt once before but it is such a favorite and I had the new camera I wanted to show more detail of the quilt for you all, I thought the photos came out better this time around. I love making these type of applique quilts and not using any patterns because it really gives one that original type of quilt, I am thinking about adding it to my Art fire shop or to my other blog, but for now I just wanted to share it again with you all.