Sunday, April 6, 2014

Renovation Update

Steven Hobbs's photo.Work continues on the house.  The air conditioner is in.  The hallway has been demolished, wiring updated for new fixtures.  New service panel is in on the back of the house so we are upgraded from a 50 amp service to a 200 amp service.  This is the current state of the laundry room (right) and hallway (below).  David will focus on closing in the hallway so we can run the a/c without cooling the whole state of Arizona.  Right now, the hallway is open to the roof.  The old furnace was removed from it's closet, so when we get to the master bedroom, that space will be incorporated into our closet, doubling our closet space.  As he works on the hallway, David will also finish off the laundry/pantry so the appliances can be finally placed in their spots and I will have somewhere to move the kitchen stuff so he can tackle the kitchen after his next break
Steven Hobbs's photo.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Quilts in the Baltimore Manner

We took a field trip to Williamsburg to view this exhibit and also the Threads of Feeling exhibit.  We were not allowed to photograph in the Threads of Feeling exhibit, but if you ever get the opportunity to see it, go!  It was enlightening and also very touching.  The orphanage is still in operation today.
I bought the book for this exhibit and am waiting for the book on the quilt exhibit to be published.  Meantime, I will share the pictures I took.  I got to thinking the other day that these women really did art quilts.  Not like our art quilts today, but they led the way.
This is the gallery where the quilts were displayed.  It took us over 30 minutes to view and absorb.


The red surrounding the buds is one piece of fabric, not bias, cut out and appliqued on.