Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Thanksgiving and Cat Tree

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I went up to my brother's place on the Tennessee River. Thursday afternoon, they not only taught me how to shoot a gun for the first time, but also built a cat tree for me.

Here's my brothers Dan and Bob standing on either side of my new cat tree, on Friday afternoon. They don't always dress in camo, they were about to go hide in the bushes and attempt to splatter each other with paint guns. After seeing the bruises those paint balls can leave, I've decided it's not MY idea of fun, I'd rather be quilting... :)


This is a better picture of the Tennessee River, you can see a glimpse of it in the picture above. His house has a great view of the river, and it's fun to sit in the living room or at the kitchen table and watch the big barges go by.


This is the back of his house - his wife has the big bow window just full of all kinds of plants and flowers, growing on shelves and on a fountain and a trellis thing, they love the sun, and are just beautiful. The big arched windows above that let in a lot of light - on Wednesday night we saw a thunderstorm go past, and the lightning show was great! From a distance, of course. :D


One of my nephews is a welder, and he made the wrought iron trim and stair rail and balcony. Bob, on the right in the picture at the top, is a builder, and built this house - actually it's a work in progress, every time I go up there, he and his wife have added more detailing on the inside and outside.

Not much to report on the quilting front, I've done most of the binding on a quilt I've had sitting around forever, waiting to be bound. I wanted to do this one by hand, and it's taken me a LONG time - another few feet to go and I'll be done. And I've got all the pinwheel blocks done and half of them sewn on to the center, I DID decide to go with the blue next to the purple instead of doing it all one color. In fact, I think that's what I'll go work on now.

8 comments:

YankeeQuilter said...

I'm a binding procrastinator as well...I have one quilt in my sewing room that has three sides bound and just one little side to finish. It has been that way for over a year!

GRACE said...

love your quilt diagrams; patience corner and the tessellating pinwheel medallion one as well...great stashbuster quilts

cityquilter grace

Angie said...

Your brother's place is absolutely gorgeous! We are on the tail waters of Cherokee Lake just north of Knoxville. So I'm always lurking around the TN quilt blogs. What an awesome cat tree they made you! :>)

Susan said...

What a beautiful house, in a fabulous location. How nice to spend some time there.

That's why I have a friend who binds all my quilts. =)

Clare said...

What a beautiful place to live. That top room would make a lovely sewing room - all that light.

tami said...

Now THAT is a cat tree. My kitties would just love that. I have been trying to get DH to make them a new one. The only one they have now is not as tall as the back of my wing backed chairs and you know a kitty always wants to be on the tallest thing in the room.

Jeanne said...

Hi Jane!
I'm going to work on the Forget-Me-Not Studio "Let It Snow" project next. I did a search and was pleased to run across yours! I really like how you changed the roofs and trees -- I'm going to play with the layout a little, too.

Susie said...

I love that picture of the Tennessee River! Are there actual photos of you with a gun?? Those Cherokee rugrats better watch out! :D

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