Thursday, September 22, 2016

Mod Bear Paw QAL

Starts Sept 3rd

I totally forgot that yesterday was the first day of Fall.  I spent the day in the Catskill Mountains delivering quilts to the Hall of Fame Show.  I saw bits of color, but mostly yellows.   Being we are into a new season, it is appropriate to work a new QAL.  I LOVE this pattern!  And you can join in any time as Lorna will have instructions and progress link ups on-line thru out.

I'm going scrappy with this and have 6 blocks done.  The little centers will be constant and are a black with a real tiny dark grey dot.

I have 6 more blocks cut out and will grab some machine time along with catching up on some little bits of house work (has to be done and those furkids are on strike).

Have a great weekend,
Sewingly Yours,

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Under The Nose

This is Vroman's Nose - a predominant landmark in our area.  Yes, a connection to my ancestry and you can read more about it HERE.  It is near the village of Middleburgh where our Quilt Guild meets - so we are a bit 'under the nose'.

This is the little shop we went to - Under the Nose.  Re-invented and renovated after flood Irene by two 'home-grown' folks.  They are right next to the Vroman's Nose trail park/start, so a nice little spot to sit and relax after the hike.

Tom and Lin Quinn - lovely couple that have added greatly to the community and the regrowth of the Valley.  Tom's mother was an inductee of the Catskill Mountain Quilters Hall of Fame and came many years to quilt with my mother until her passing.

The shop was actually closed, but Lin was very gracious once I explained we were putting together a raffle basket for the Hall of Fame.  You can see more of the shop HERE.  Tom is the master fudge maker and Lin makes the most adorable bits in clay.  As well, they carry and promote items of area artisans.

If you are ever in the area - stop in.

Sewingly Yours,

Monday, September 19, 2016

Monday Making 9/19/16

Since I have been on the road (the other end of town) and just working with hand quilting or hand piecing, I needed some time with my machine today.  I'm joining BETH with some Monday Making.

I've been working this basket of scraps down (before I tackle the next bag).  Variety is running slim so I may need to refresh this.

I'm working Bonnie Hunter's hourglass challenge with units worked into some block making.  These ten I had done some time ago.

I managed to pair/cut up ten more and have them ready for some sew time mixed in with catching up around the house.  The whites are from a seperate tote and that stuff is getting used up, too.

See, the colors are a bit muddle and muted, so I definitely need to just chop down the rest of the scraps in that basket into my barrel system and add some fresh scraps into the mix. 

Tomorrow my SIL and I are taking a bit of ME time with a trip to a local shop we have yet to visit - will share.

Sewingly Yours,

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Weekend Fibers

This is were I was all weekend with quilters and rug hookers.

We had the entire upstairs in the old Creamery on Depot Station.

Three photos show the pan around the quilter's set up.

The rug hookers had a lovely display but with half the room painted black/dark green and the other side a light with all the bright windows, many of my photos didn't come out well.

See - on the light side of the room.  I wanted to buy this piece but the creator wasn't selling (and I pestered her all weekend).  This is 'Pendleton Pig' because it is made all in Pendleton wool - I love piggies!  And she did a bit of Tramputo to puff out the piggy - and she is in plaid - sqeeeeee!!

I need my sewing machine,
Sewingly Yours,