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Sunday, October 24, 2021

Little Bits

We had a small but mighty Little Bits meeting a couple of weeks ago. Here are some Show and Tell photos.  This one is all hand pieced (English Paper Pieced) by Sherida.  She is in the process of appliquΓ©ing it to the grunge gray background, which really sets off all of the colors!  I love it!



These two pieces are also by Sherida.  It sounds like a very cool process of sun dyeing that she learned in a workshop recently.  Can't wait to see what she makes out of these!


This is embroidery by Annie, still doing a beautiful job at age 93!  And she's just a lovely person as well! ❤️😊

Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend!!





 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Fun Family Events

Last week we got to go celebrate this little Ladybug's birthday! πŸžπŸŽ‚


And this little smiley guy's baby blessing! ❤️


While visiting my Dad, I almost completed my Daisy Do quilt top!  I still need to sew the borders on.


My morning walks are getting a little darker, but I saw a wonderful full moon this morning!

Hope you're having a wonderful day!! 😊



 

Monday, October 11, 2021

Canyonland Quilts Quilt Show

Yesterday I posted about the Canyonland Quilt Shop in Moab, Utah.  On the day I visited, at the back of the shop they had a small quilt show of Autumn quilts and everyone could vote for their favorite!  They were all so pretty, it was hard to choose, but I voted!  Don't you love this time of year? πŸπŸƒπŸ‚❤️










 

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Canyonland Quilts

While in Moab, Utah a couple of weeks ago my husband spotted a van parked in the parking lot of a warehouse area that had Canyonland Quilts advertising all over it.  We decided to circle back around and investigate and found a wonderful quilt store, tucked in amongst all of the warehouses!


You can see that I found something to purchase - not hard in this fabulous shop! 😊



Oh Scrap!  It's almost Halloween! πŸ˜‚



I met the owner and she told me they are having a quilt retreat early in 2022 at one of the hotels in Moab.  They are looking for attendees and also for teachers still!  Her information is pictured below if you are interested in either.  Next time you're in Moab, check out her shop!
Have a wonderful Sunday ❤️❤️




 

Friday, October 8, 2021

Worldwide Quilt Parade

AQS and Gammill sponsored an online Worldwide Quilt Parade. Quilters could submit quilts made between January 2020 and September 2021.  The show can be viewed online as pictures or there are several slide shows set to music - which is a nice way to view the quilts as well.  Here is the link to the AQS Blog and the pictures and slide shows:

http://www.aqsblog.com/worldwide-quilt-parade



 I submitted my Folk Tails quilt that I was able to finish during 2020.  It is on blogpost #4 and slideshow #4.  After it "aired" I received a letter from the publisher of the AQS Quilt Art Engagement calendar asking me to submit pictures and details for possible inclusion in one of their calendar publications!  That is exciting.  I submitted the information and picture of this quilt, as well as a couple of others, so we'll see.  I do love that calendar.  I most often buy the desk calendar each year and enjoy turning the page every week to see a new quilt and read about how it was constructed and who made it.

Today I worked on some decluttering, in my clothes closet as well as quilting books and patterns.  Two areas that have been bothering me lately!  Now I really need to work on my kitchen!

We've been enjoying some rain today too.  Mike calls this a Cat and the Hat kind of day... 😊

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Quilts Etc.

Here are the last pictures that I took of the quilts at the quilt show in Meeker, CO.  At the bottom, you'll see my progress on Daisy Do 😊.

Happy Sunday!!











I have all of the flowers and half flowers finished - now it's time to put them all together!  It would have been nice if I'd started my first hand piecing project with straight seams, but I'm getting there .... πŸ˜‚




 

Saturday, October 2, 2021

What a Beautiful Fall Day!

First of all, these pictures uploaded all out of order but we're going to go with it!

What a gorgeous day!! My hubby and I drove up to Cedaredge to the Apple Festival early this morning, met some friends there, walked around, bought apples and some other yummy treats, then drove up and over the Mesa to see the beautiful fall colors.  Oh my, what a treat - in more ways than one! πŸ‚πŸƒπŸ




At Apple Fest there was a display of "vintage" motorcycles.  This is the exact motorcycle I used to ride as a tween and teen!  It's even the same color! Picture this, in high school I had a job at Kentucky Fried Chicken.  My uniform was red polyester pants and shirt, with a red and white striped apron and a red polyester hat.  One day my car wasn't working so my Dad let me hop on this red motorcycle to go to work.  I'm thinking now, it must've been quite a sight - but maybe not as bad as when I worked as Twinkie the Kid πŸ˜‚.....



Can I just say how excited I am that Grand Junction finally, finally has a Dillard's!  I'm SO excited.  Here I am on opening day - couldn't wait a minute longer!


I hope you're having a wonderful weekend.  I hope soon to have pictures to share of the hand pieced Jen Kingwell baby quilt I'm working on!  That's all I've been working on lately.  Baby is due soon! 😊❤️