Saturday, October 24, 2009

Busy week

This is the last day of a busy week of coming and going all the time. Needless to say very little sewing of any kind has been done.
Tuesday, dinner and theatre performance with "girls" I used to work with.
Wednesday, all day shopping with #1 daughter and granddaughter, who was looking for a wedding dress. She had a good idea of what she was looking for, so only had to try on five before finding the "one" for her special day next October.
Thursday, took my youngest granddaughter to gymnastics and back home again, then to guild meeting.
Friday, dinner with friends that we haven't seen for a couple of months, had a lovely meal, and a nice visit.
Today, Saturday, to a quilt show, which is displaying quilts made by members of our guild.
Not much on our TV that I usually watch tonight, so may get in the sewing room for a couple of hours after dinner.
The weather has been wet, and windy for the past couple of days, bringing the leaves down fast and furious. Need to get outside and pick them up, tomorrow is forecasting a better day, so that could be the outside work for Sunday p.m.
Have a great day.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Quilt Show

Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day, just perfect to travel through the countryside looking at all of the Autumn colours of the trees as a friend and I journeyed to an International quilt exhibit comprised of quilts made by Irish quilters.

There were 150 works of art of all shapes, sizes, colours, and themes. Some of the quilt makers were on hand to discuss their lifestyle, and of course their quilt/quilts that they were showing.
We arrived at the show the same time as a large bus full of people, so the room was very busy, which made it difficult to take photos. I did manage to get partial shots of some.

This one is grey and burgundy with the border of leaves and flowers.

This swan was lovely, each feather was a piece of

This was one piece of fabric, with the mans face all done with machine stitching in various colours.

It was thirsty work looking at all that eye candy, so we had a coffee and carrot cake to satisfy our sweet tooth. The pieces of cake were huge to say the least, at least a three inch cube with cream cheese frosting, yummy. My friend, does not bake often as she is a widow and lives alone, and she loves cream cheese frosting, so asked for the corner piece, frosting on two sides and the top, and got it. No, she doesn't need to count calories.

My friend is not a quilter, or even a sewer or crafty person, but she enjoyed all of the quilts and marvelled at what can be done with fabric and thread.

It was a great day,

Thanks for stopping by.