Sunday, October 28, 2012

Aftermath of a quilt show...Prelude of a storm

Well my Mother in laws Quilt show went off fabulously. Too bad she had a nasty cold for the show. It was a whirlwind of a weekend, we drove 20 hrs in two and a half days. We were leaving Friday to get to Cobleskill for the show on Saturday... then off to Burlington Vermont to see kid #3 at his new school for dinner ...then back to Cobleskill..Whew!!! I got a lot of knitting done. I am working on the adorable "The Beekeepers Quilt"by Tiny Owl Knits. The cutest knitted honeycombs! So fun!

I took a while to get back from to the blog. We came home sick from our trip, we had two weddings to attend and then getting ready for a quick vacation to Florida this week. I've got a date with a Mouse! That is if we can get out of dodge, we now are getting a direct hit from Hurricane Sandy so we have been preparing all weekend. Generator, food, water, batteries, gas tanks full, and last but not least multiple projects ready to go for when the power goes out ! Ya know the important stuff!

Ok back to the show. The Honored Quilter ,who had her own showcase room Susan Reed  was AMAZING! There was not one item I did not love. She has only been quilting for 10 yrs !! Here is a peak. The pictures aren't the best. Can you believe it I forgot my camera! I took these with my phone.
I am in love this set

Love this!

So sweet.
The embroideries were just lovely
Sooooo true!

Her Christmas section
Amazing isn't she!
Now here are few from the Vintage collection of the show. Just like stepping back into time.

I see a crazy quilt in my future
I got some two great books and some fall fabric form the vendors . Log cabin fabrics and Cottons,Etc.had a great selection.

 Some of my goodies...
This book is just beautiful
Cant wait to find some vintage stuff to use for this book

The above is what I have picked out on the embroidered tea towel I am in the process of creating. Remember the pumpkin sketch from the last post . If it turns out well I may turn it into a kit.
Well I better get back to packing before we lose power . Positive thinking right ? Hopefully sandy blows away before our Wednesday flight.
Be safe all my friends in the mid Atlantic region.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

It's the homestretch....

 Well I am almost done my tablecloth for my Mother in laws quilt show next weekend in upstate NY . Here is a peak ...

I used mostly French General fabric
I loved how the embroidered hearts turned out
Pictures are a bit dark , I was in my workroom which is in the basement.

I have to admit as much fun as it was, I am glad to be done. It took me to wire to get it done because that's how I roll and work best. Now I can focus more on the blog and new projects for my shop on Etsy. I started Etsy and my blog at the same time as the quilt,as well as sending my youngest off to kindergarten.I must say it has been a huge adjustment for me and him. So of course Etsy went to the wayside.

 You see I work best with a lot of commotion. Not that I enjoy it , I always have this Martha Stewartesque dream of working in a quiet,well organized state. IT NEVER HAPPENS!! Now that I don't have my toddler running around the house all day and only two of my four teenagers I feel a bit underwhelmed??? Is that a word???? 

As I said in my last post I am so used to taking care of others and now I have a huge chunk of the day (well other than all the house work, eight people still live here!) to myself .
So whats the problem? Focusing when my house is quiet !!!  IT"S SO WEIRD! It is taking  me some time to get used to. It was good that I had a project that I had to get done by Oct 11, it helped with the focusing. 

Now is the real test, how is this going to work with me as my only disciplinarian? HMMM........
Here is what's on the list:
A few more baby items for my Ghee Baby line
A free embroidery pattern PDF for the blog and project to go with it.
Mini place mats for these awesome vintage tea cups I found last week .

Here are some photos of this weeks inspirations...
I have been waiting to use this fabric for something special

Federal Glass Co. "Moonglow" teas cups

Sketch for the embroidery done by myself, edited by my daughter. Notice her little note at the top.
Honeycomb Buns form King Arthur Flour

Isn't this pan adorable
I wound up in the kitchen this week to break up working on the quilt and made these Honeycomb buns from King Arthur Flour
I saw this pan in their magazine and had to have it. They were extremely yummy but I want to tweak the glaze recipe. I'll let you know how it turns out , as well as the project list this week!

Have a great weekend !