The week that was!

I started last weeks with such great quiltie plans…

I knuckled down to business and Yvette and I had all the required e-mails sent by midday on Wednesday for the quilt display at naperville quilts!

Off I went to Pieceful Heart Fabrics to celebrate our success by shopping for the spiderweb quilt I have been planning for weeks… I had found a pattern and special ruler designed by Karla Alexander on the Checkers website and chose some of the Victorian Modern by Modern Quilt Studio for Andover Fabrics range for my project.


Then the skies opened and it rained.

And it rained.

And our sump pump was overwhelmed and gave up.

So, Thursday became a day of staying calm and finding a plumber… and then someone to take the carpet up.

The children went into rescue mode. Sarah checked in Thursday evening. Matt and Julia arrived Friday. Joanne drove down on Saturday. We cleaned, we bleached, we tidied, we tossed.

No pictures! There are plenty out there of flooded streets and overflowing rivers. We had a little pond in the back yard but it’s all gone now.

However, I did get some snaps of the grandchildren, with their new shoes, just before they left.

Benjamin was delighted with his Stomposaurus shoes!! He just could not stay still for a photograph.


Ruby was equally pleased with her new pink shoes but no way was she going to sit for her picture!



With all that hard work we managed to do everything that needed doing by Sunday lunchtime and I was able to go with Faith to hear her speak at Chicago Modern Quilt Guild.

Here she is after delivering her lecture, talking to her fans while people are taking a closer look at the quilts she had taken along.


It was interesting to visit a different Modern Guild. CMQG has been around for more than three years and is a lot more established than we are in Naperville! The members were showing the quilts they made for Project Night Night. Some people had made toys to co-ordinate with their quilts.


Too cute!

So Monday I got back to work. It doesn’t look quite the same downstairs any more…


No carpet, some extra piles of stuff…


But it could have been a lot worse. I didn’t actually lose anything other than the flooring. We did decide that we will not have any more carpet down there! I see tiles in my future. We have also decided it is time to move my sewing room upstairs and have our third spare bedroom downstairs…

That is a very good idea!!

So, I quilted my latest little hexagon quilt and attached a binding.


Just one small problem… When I pressed the top the pink ran… just a little bit. But I can see it and I’m sure everyone else will be able to too…


So now I need to work out what to do about that…

Not today! This evening I am going to Faithful Circle Quilt Guild in Downer’s Grove. I am giving my Language of Flowers lecture.

Here are my quilts ready to be packed to go…


I am also booked for an embroidery and beading workshop on Saturday. It’s going to be fun.

A better end to the week than the last one I hope!!


  1. Kathleen Herbach said:

    I have to tell you that I cannot see any pink that ran….

    April 25, 2013
    • catherineredford said:

      Oh it’s there… on the white hexies 🙁

      April 25, 2013

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