Gone Fishing! Slow Progress and a Mistake
Progress has been slow on the Gone Fishing baby quilt because I have been busy with another project.
Our Blue room has had a leaky roof for many years. This leak was coming from the stove pipe that went directly through the ceiling. I creatively constructed an indoor eave trough to direct the leak into a bucket. But the leak got worse and the end wall at the bottom of the sloping roof, was getting ruined. The window frames in that wall were getting rotten and looking dangerously close to falling out. What had once been a great space, painted a calming, cheery sky blue, had become a depressing mess.
I nagged encouraged my cheap frugal husband into finally doing something about it.
We removed the old steel roof, replaced the rotting boards and reinstalled new steel sheeting. Now the rest was up to me.
The hubby works full time and has been on midnights for the past two weeks, so he sleeps during the day. And this past week he has slept through a lot of noise as I knocked out the rotten wall – one side at a time…..
And rebuilt the wall using new wood…..
Then installed new windows and put the siding back on.
I also cut a hole in the wall and installed brand new stove pipe where the wood stove has been relocated.
As you can imagine…. My whole old body has been complaining about all this strenuous activity. I am no spring chicken. My knees, elbows and wrists are killing me. And this has prevented me from being motivated to sew in the evenings.
I still have a lot of finishing up to do. But am very pleased to know that we will soon be able to enjoy this room again. The kids and I are most looking forward to having the Christmas tree put up in front of those new windows come December. And I can’t wait to get back to constructing quilts instead of constructing walls!
Meanwhile…. I was wondering if any of you can tell me…. What is wrong with this picture?
I have finished the word Gone. And was about to start putting together the word Fishing, when I discovered a problem with this design.
Can you tell where I made the mistake?
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