Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Last weekend, we headed south for a short weekend trip to South Missouri. The skies were cloudy, but the rain held off until evening. We visited Dogwood Canyon outside of Branson, Missouri....absolutely beautiful! Jim and I hopped on bikes and rode for 2 hours through the beautiful park. Here are more pictures from our trip...it was just too short! Hope to go back next spring when the dogwoods are in bloom.
|John and Jenny were also celebrating their wedding anniversary...|
good times with good friends!
Monday, October 18, 2010
I have not accomplished much in the sewing room...but I have been sewing on a wool wall-hanging. It is going to be cute...hope I get it finished this week so that we can enjoy it for Halloween. Fortunately, it will be ready for next Halloween for sure!
And here are a few more fall decorations in my house.....
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Ok...I admit I cannot dance, but I love to watch anything that has to do with dancing. Yup...I love Dancing With the Stars, and I am a Gleek. This video has so many of my favorite dancing movies and is set together so well.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
|I love this one because of the scriptures quilted into it. I know you really cannot see it, but it is wonderful!|
|Love this use of strings!|
|I thought of all of you bloggers that have been making hexagons when I took this photo!|
The AQS quilt show in Des Moines was wonderful! Lots of beautiful quilts and 197 vendors to intice me with all kinds of new projects! Here are a few pictures of some of the quilts I drooled over. And I got to meet a fellow blogger, Carolyn from Lee Prairie Designs. She is adorable, and so sweet....just like her blog.
Well...I am off to decide which project I want to start on! Hope everyone is enjoying a beautiful fall day!
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
I finished my little broken dishes blocks, and sewed up this little quilt. It is hard to decide what to name it...so I decided on Broken Pottery for lack of a better name. The blocks are finished at 3inches, so the quilt measures out at about 24 inches square. I machine quilted it with a cross-hatch and put a vine in the border. It does not show up at all, but I am pretty happy with the way it turned out. Sometimes it is fun to just start sewing blocks with no idea of what I will do with them...play time!
And the quilt below is a better picture of the quilt on my dining room wall....Starry Night from Jo Morton's book Hearthside Stars. This was a project at a quilt retreat a few years ago. Perfect for fall decorating!
On Friday, I am off to Des Moines to the AQS show. Anyone else going? It would be fun to meet up!
Looks like another beautiful fall day...enjoy!
Saturday, October 02, 2010
I love to decorate for fall! Probably more than Christmas....I have started to pull things out and hope to add some Halloween this weekend.
Wish I could take "magazine" photo shoots....oh well. This is our dining room.
Today, I am spending most of the day in the sewing room...machine quilting. Trying to decide if I like using the nylon invisible thread...it hides a multitude of mistakes, but I am not sure I like the look. I think I will do my next one with some other thread...any suggestions? Hope to have a picture at the end of the weekend of the little quilt I made with the Broken Dishes blocks I made. It turned out better than I had originally thought!
Hope everyone is having a fantastic fall day...there might be a light frost on the pumpkins tonight!