Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Quilt Show purchases

2 Saturdays ago, my buddy Brenda and I went to the Nashua Quilter's Gathering. Click here to read her account of the day :)

Some people go to see the quilts on display, but oh no, not I! I go for the vendors!! The actual quilt show is an added bonus:)

I was quite restrained and spent less than $40. Don't ask Brenda what she spent - all I know is that while I was in the bathroom, she snuck off to the ATM. Shhhh I didn't tell you that.... BUT I will tell you that she went home with socks that didn't match!

Of course, I had to buy some fabric...The green buttons called my name like they were mythical sirens in the sea. I was helpless against their call and they were immediately bought and tucked in my bag:)Oh, you want to see some photos of actual quilts from the show? OK fine...here are a few of my favorites...

Monday, November 16, 2009

Applique at last

Saturday here in New Hampshire was very wet. The remnants of a hurricane made their way north and we got the rain! Which to me is a good thing. I love the rain! Hubby had just bought a new Playstation game, so while he and the kids played that, I escaped to my quilt room in the basement and cut out applique pieces for the border of the quilt you all voted on!

By the time I had cut them out, we decided to go to the mall, (hubby had decided that since his children are now old enough to play Playstation games with him, he needed another controller - any excuse for a man and his toys...) so off we went, he got said controller, and we came home. To a power outage!! Normally this would be a big inconvenience to me, but not this time - I had hand applique to do! Of course the rest of the family was very upset - I think a few tears were shed by an almost 9 year old girl - no power meant no Playstation!

So I started my applique and within an hour the power was back on. Is it strange that I was a little sad it came back on?!

I have a lot more to do, but it's slowly coming together...

Friday, November 13, 2009

Little Purse

I had spent some time in my quilt room the other night, and when I came out my husband said, "So were you making a bag?" I just laughed and said, "Yes, how did you know?!" To which he repied, "Well you're going to a quilt show on Saturday and you always make a new bag when you go to a quilt show!" Now that is a husband who knows me better than I know myself!

I've had these woolens that were just calling out to be made into a bag. I rather fancied the idea of a purse made with the soft wool and some modern Kaffe fabric, so that is just what I did. When I showed my hubby, he said, "No it's not you - too conservative". Then I flipped it open and said, "Oh really?!"Even the flowers on the front got the Kaffe treatment...Yes, the outside is rather conservative for me, but the inside is thoroughly me. It's just the right size to hold my phone, camera, breath mints, lipstick, and the pocket is perfect for money and cards.At first I made it with a long shoulder strap... (I just want to flick that white thing out of the way!)... but it just wasn't quite right, so off came the long strap. The short one is much better.And now for something completely different... I know some people are already decorating for Christmas, but it's still Fall ...and I refuse to put up Christmas decorations until December! So pumpkins it is:)

And onto something simple but exciting (hey it doesn't take much to make my day!)...hubby came home the other day with a pizza stone for me. A friend at his work had a Pampered Chef party, but we couldn't make it. Unbeknownst to me he ordered the large pizza stone. That was a great surprise for me, and it makes the best crust on my bread, and pizza too! Yum!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Finally, after all these weeks (or is it months?!) I put the borders on that darn quilt of mine. Remember, the one you all voted on?! I went with the majority, (the "B" choice) and I am loving it! I have very clever folk reading my blog :)

I also played around with appliques to put on the border. They are mostly cut out and ready to attach, so there will be more to see soon. In the meantime, the borders....TA DA....