Friday, October 02, 2015

Visitors and a show and tell

First things first!  We had a wonderful group of ladies from the Estevan guild come out for a coffee and conversation at yesterday's guild and of course we got a bit of a show and tell, too.  Here are the photos from yesterday.  I was diligent in taking photos during the show and tell, but then forgot to take some photos at the end of the day.  My apologies for that.
Lil's Up Square, Down Square

Lil's Jewel Box
Vernelle's Stack and Whack
This is Nancy's stunning fall quilt.   Just gorgeous!
Theresa's beautifully quilted Hunter Star.  Great job as usual, Terry!
Eleanor's quilt for her grandson that she and Eileen made in her camper
Lori's Bargello quilt
Terry's stunning quilting
I'm not sure if I should give Eleanor or Eileen credit for this!!!  ;-)
Charlene's wallhanging
Charlene's handwork project is getting close to being done
Colleen's Christmas challenge
Colleen's Kansas Troubles Table runners
Eleanor's table runner.  Maybe Eileen's.  They look a lot alike!!
Eleanor's John Deere place mats
Christa's Christmas challenge
Estevan ladies sewing the binding onto their United Way charity quilt
and finally, this is my fourth Farmer's Wife block named Aunt.  Thanks, Heart and Hand's girls for coming and sharing our morning with us.  The only thing missing was Irene.  We miss you, Irene!  You were definitely mentioned several times yesterday.  Two things!  I forgot to take a photo of Estevan's charity quilt.  Jeepers.

Question:  What is your greatest skill?  I'll have to check with Colleen on this one.  Pinning fabric, perhaps?  HA HA!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

I am a Farmer's Wife

and so is Christa of Second Story Quilting.  Technically, we are both farmer's wives, but we are also following the Farmer's Wife sew along hosted by The Gnome Angel.  I've chosen my fat quarter collection of luscious Kim Diehl fabrics.
Our first of 99 blocks is Becky
the second is Bonnie
and the third block hasn't yet been revealed to the group, but I've taken a chance on the next block being Patience
I guess I'll sew four blocks this week if a different block is picked.  Angie said that we will be sewing them in order of easiest to the hardest, thus my pick of Patience.  The remaining weeks of the sew along have us scheduled to sew only two blocks a week.  I have also been busy sewing my Shiloh blocks together in rows and I have also started the flying geese border, but just barely.

Question:  Who do you think of first when you think of "success"?  Large scale, I'd have to say Oprah and closer to home I'd say my Dad.  Not so much financial success, but Dad knows how to treat people and to truly listen and that's genuinely successful to me.

I'm thinking that Christa will also be posting her blocks in the next couple days so click here to see what she has sewn up.