Monday, April 18, 2011

Storm Damage

We realized yesterday that we didn't come out of last week's storms unscathed. Look closely off our deck - do you see that leaning tree?
Here's another shot from the kitchen window. This is one BIG tree. It's broken off about 6 feet from the ground. The other large tree kept it from falling completely to the ground. So now it's resting precariously on another tree or two. I'm guessing the fallen tree is at least 20 feet tall, maybe more. I'm calling a tree service ASAP.
One of my projects today is putting the final borders onto the house quilt. I think I've been putting it off because I was dreading pulling the paper off my calculator tape strip pieces. This morning I spread them out on the counter and squirted them down with water. After a few minutes, I was able to peel off the paper easily.
Here's the after shot. It wasn't nearly as bad as I was expecting! The water made all the difference, but I don't think I'll ever be much of a paper piecer.

1 comment:

Lynn said...

Did you see my post about how to paper piece without sewing through the paper?

It's still paper piecing with all the trials and tribulations of getting your pieces large enough to cover the area. Not having to deal with peeling all the paper off the back sure makes the process more enjoyable for me.