Priscilla Kibbee

I love to travel all over the globe shopping for textiles to add to my wearable art. I have taught quilting to school children in Nepal, seminole patchwork to seamstresses in Thailand, and jackets and embellishment to quilters in Turkey where I also served as a judge at 2 of their International Quilt Shows. I have created garments for 5 Fairfield and Bernina Fashion Shows and teach classes on embellishment and wearable art. Lately I have been leaning more toward making art quilts.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Concrete Patio Update

The day after I returned from Panama it was time for the concrete pour for the patio. The workmen spread the rocks around that used to be in the nice neat pile in preparation for the trucks arrival. In order to miss the telephone and electric wires the truck drove in through the neighbors driveway.

The concrete pour "supervisor" Mark specified the correct mix for the pour...Number 6...whatever that means... and the pour began. The truck shifted position several times to pour the conrete in a new location.

And the workmen spread the concrete between pours.

A long straight board was used for leveling and for measuring the slight slant built into the conrete for rain runoff.

Almost done.
The major portion of the job took slightly over an hour, then it was time for the finishing touch with a heavy broom to give the concrete a bit of traction when wet.

The concrete was watered with a hose three times a day for three days to give it a harder finish.


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