Harvest. We finished on November 28th! Corn is way to hard on this girl's nerves!
Guild. I think I've been there three times, maybe four, but didn't bring my camera, so not much to share on that front. Although I did make it to our Christmas Dinner and made this very cute Pearl Louise Snowman wall hanging for fellow guild member, Maryann.
I also made Clover. I keep up with the Year of Schnibbles parades as showcased on A Quilting Life and Pink Pincushion Blogs each and every month and I couldn't turn November down when I saw Clover.
|Terry's beautiful quilting|
Christmas. Our family was away for the first time in 19 years. My four kids have never been away. We headed 1200 miles south east to Bellevue, Iowa. It is right on the Mississippi River.
|The Mighty Mississippi and Illinois hills in the background|
|North's 1848 12, 000 sq foot mansion|
|Side of house|
|Solarium/ Breakfast area with a 20 ft. Christmas tree|
And on main street in downtown Bellevue is a cute little quilt store that stocks many fossil ferns and many unique fabrics that I haven't seen before.
|Hand painted mural flanking the front door|
|Jo, the owner, just had double knee replacement|
|Jo used to house her fabric in beautiful antique glass door cabinets.|
|Jo's hand quilting|
I bought a pattern and some bright, unique fabric to make a bag. I think Christa would have found something in here as Jo's favorite color is purple.
Our boys had a once in a lifetime opportunity to watch an NHL Blackhawks game from their Alumni sky box. Too cool!
|8 stories above the ice|