Friday, October 29, 2010
Fall Quilt Bloggers Festival. This is one blogging event that I always look forward to. I am showing one of my all time favorite quilts. This is the first neutral quilt that I ever made. (to me red is a neutral). I found the pattern in one of the McCall's quilting magazines several years ago and started collecting neutrals. The one shown in the magazine had brown stars and accent squares, but I knew that I wanted mine to be a shade of red. This was a really, really easy quilt to make. I am thinking about making another one and using black for the stars and accent squares.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
The 8th annual Cowboy Symposium was held at the Booth Western Art Museum over the weekend, DH and I have only missed a couple of them. The museum is wonderful, no matter when you go. Several times a year they have special exhibits, the current one is of Ansel Adams work. It is outstanding. All of the prints in the exhibit were actually printed by Adam's himself. I was amazed by what he was able to accomplish with the materials that were available at the time.
|Horse made from a variety of household objects.|
|Statue outside of the museum.|
As part of the symposium, there were special exhibits set up around the museum. There were Native American villages, along with performances by different native American groups. There were also different cowboy areas set up along with chuck wagon cooking demonstrations. I was captivated by the beading demonstrations. I can see some beads in my future.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
I am really excited about the small projects that I have been working on, inspired by A Year Of Small Projects. I had a great time making my new ironing board cover, and have finally started project # 2. This is project is a Schnibbles pattern, Paganini. I had a hard time deciding what fabric to use, which is the main reason I am late getting started. I had been wanting to do a small Christmas project and finally decided on the Kate Spade's 12 Days of Christmas, I love the retro Christmas colors in this line. I hope to at least get the top competed this week, but I don't think that it will be quilted and competed by November 1.
|Seeing how the blocks look together.|
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Linen Closet Quilts I am still fairly new to applique, but I really liked the two blocks that she has posted. One really great thing so far, is the large applique pieces. I thought the large pieces would be better to work with since my skills aren't that great. I made the large basket block first, although it is the second block. I can't wait to see the next block.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
My version of the treat jar from the Fall-o-ween blog shop hop last week. This was my first project using wool and I really enjoyed it. I guess this means that I now need to have a wool stash! Oh, my!! I filled the jar with candy corn and peanuts and brought it in to school for the office staff.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Mercier's Orchards, I wanted to get there as close to the time as they opened as possible, that place is really crowed in the fall. It was definitely a smart move, I got one of the last parking places about 15 minutes after they opened. Look at the cute pumpkins piled up outside the door!! I managed to get past the pumpkins and into the store for some apples, they have the best apples. I bought, two different kinds, Granny Smith and Gala along with some fried apple pies, some candles and some Christmas ornaments. Not for me for Christmas presents.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
|I never realized just how big acorns could get, or how colorful they could be.|
|Leaves on the dogwood trees.|