Sunday, November 27, 2011
In A Cavern
It is funny how we get so use to a set routine and when changed, we feel in the dark, feeling our way. I did enjoy time with my daughter, son-in-law and the grands - too much food and lots of hugs and kisses. But, then home to take part in 'support small businesses in your community' weekend. I spent the rest of the holiday weekend at Howes Caverns, a local attraction. They hosted a special tour weekend as well as a Holiday Craft Fair with local artisans. There were 12 of us in a wonderful setting in their dining room. They also had some raffles and sales which funds went directly to the Flood Victims Fund. I knew all of the vendors, so was a very warm, friendly weekend. My sister in-law even came to help out - got her feet wet in the business so to speak as we have two more weekends in local communities with similar ventures. No we didn't get the cavern tour into our time table, purhaps another time.
BUT I SEWED WHEN I CAME HOME AT NIGHT
The next FQ Star Quilt Along block with my recycled men's shirts.
My version of the ornament block for the Christmas Quilt Along. I am not fond of machine applique, and the original block had lots of small ornaments. I decided to just use my holiday scraps and make one large. I will add beading and a bow when ready to quilt.
I changed up the stocking block, too. Needs some embroidery and ribbon work for finishing.
And the new phone book arrived in the mail, so naturally that means the old one is fair game for some strip piecing play. That never ending scrap tote!!
Pretty string blocks - how I find it so relaxing to just mindlessly stitch these and find such a delight in how all those tangles of fabric turn into blocks. Oh, the little blue ones in the basket were inspired by the Orca Bay, but I am not participating in that - they will be used else where, but I have a lot of blue skinny strings!
And a thrill to find a package arrived - my candle mat swap. I am waiting to hear from Danette, so we can open them together.
Box #1 - GrowingStitches
Box #2 - KelbySews
Box #3 - PhillysBlarney
Christmas Quilt Show I need to pull my items to photo and will post for Tuesday.
"While the spirit of neighborliness was important on the frontier because neighbors were so few, it is even more important now because our neighbors are so many." ~Lady Bird Johnson