This date really snuck up on me and I’ll need another day or two to finish the Christmas pattern – can’t say I regret taking a day to go to the quilt show, however. My head is full of quilts I want to make and for me it’s the journey, not the destination.
Here’s a hint of the Christmas table mat. I’m really liking it so far.
Kathy from New York was so inspired by the photos from the quilt show that she traveled to Rochester to a modern quilt guild show and she kindly sent me several photos of quilts she liked.
This one was over the top in my book – it spelled out the words to the song “Morning Has Broken”. How do they think of things? Are you a “modern” quilter? Please enlighten me. My brain just doesn’t work like that and I wish it would!
I can’t sew fast enough – I’ll die long before I run out of quilts I want to make!
Here’s a blanket I bought at the show – it’s tied up so pretty, I hate to open it. I think it says Eat Sleep Quilt.
It’s another rainy day in North Iowa so I asked Rick to help me chop all the onions so I could freeze them. I know they were too wet to keep.
I’ll be glad the next time I make chili in the crockpot – I will have the onions already chopped!
When we were discussing plants I mentioned a moisture meter. Here is one of mine – stick the probe in the dirt and it tells you if the plant is dry and if it isn’t, don’t water it. No quicker way to kill a plant than with too much water.
Since I think most of us went to school about the same time, I wonder if you remember Rachel Carson who wrote Silent Spring. My friend Jane found out about this children’s book about her life and how her research ultimately started the Environmental Protection Agency.
It’s in our local library so I checked it out for Reed and me – it explains the chemical vs. nature situation that we are still struggling with.
I’d better get back to work on that Christmas project – I want to thank all of you who opened or closed an ad last week. The proceeds from those ads help pay for our Xerox lease so we can make copies of the patterns for you. And because of that income we can make those patterns available to you for $3.00 instead of $8.00 – we’re all in this together.