Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Home again, home again...

I'm back from Cherry Hill, NJ and the American Quilt Study Group's annual seminar.  AQSG is the only group that I know of that is dedicated to quilt related studies.  If you are interested in quilt history, definately check this organization out!  You can go here to see their website.

Above pic is of my quilt, one of many that was displayed.  I took a number of courses and the paper presentations were fabulous!  There were a lot of vendors as well (see Barbara Brackman's blog for pics of the goodies).

My friend Pam bought me this laundry bag which I LOVE!!

I'm still settling in but hope to be able to catch up and post more later!  Be happy and stay safe!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Gifts from Allie!

I had almost forgotten I had won the "Christmas through the Year" challenge last month!  Then I found this wonderful package in my mailbox last night!  I love the fabrics and the cupcake zipper bag is toooooooo cute!  Even a little counted cross stitch was included!  Thank you so much Allie!

Internet here has been hinky lately but hopefully that will be resolved when I am done with the next week's activities.   I'll be off for about a week as I prepare for and attend a seminar so I'll catch up with your blogs next week!  Happy Sewing!!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Busy busy busy

I've been running here...
and everywhere...
Today is a rare thing for me:  a day home to just get things done!  Oddly, I want to hit the wash and iron but most of all, I really want to be home today and get things accomplished!  Hope you have a productive day too!  In the meantime, enjoy these 19th century fabrics from a very fragile quilt top!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Peace, Kindness, Love

 "On and on the rains will say,
 How fragile we are, how fragile we are..."   ---Sting

Friday, September 9, 2011

Flooding continues in the northeast...

 Greta isn't watching the flood report but is awaiting patiently to see if another cat comes on television
Last night the turnpike was closed from Reading to Harrisburg because of flooding.  We are seeing awful images on our television of the damage that has been occurring in our state.  My mother's family is from the Sunbury region so this has a personal impact on us.  I didn't think in my lifetime that I would see another Hurricane as bad as Agnes was in the early 70's but here it is.  Check out the photos on for images of what's been happening in the western part of the state.

Locally we've had some flooding, some schools are closed but the good news is that our rivers are now receding...although I hear we have more storms a-coming this afternoon.

 Hope you all are safe and keep dry...don't take chances!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

no place to go...

 More rain, oh goody.  I wish we could send it to Texas.  All through my garden I find water that has no where to drain to, the ground is so saturated...
 Plus the dogs are really REALLY bored and are often wrestling in the house...

And if all that isn't enough, Teddy's skunk smell has surfaced with the rain on his coat...
He's been a very naughty boy lately.  Kept on insisting on going out, not because he had business to do but because he wanted to play with the new ball...of course that means more wet dog/skunk smell.  Then he chewed up a brand new spool of thread last night.......not sure why he is regressing so much except for boredom. 
Hopefully the weather will clear up by Thursday.  In the meantime, remembering those who are in the path of Hurricane Lee and the poor Texans who are on fire are in my prayers.....and hopefully yours too.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

I'm a winner

Woohooo!  Allie emailed me that I won this past month's "Christmas through the Year"!  I've been unable to blog about this because our power keeps going on and off, plus been busy with Mother.  Anyway, I'm pleased and still getting more things done!  Made these little purses:
For months I've been trying to find the proper little pouch for my tea drinking friends.  Quite a few of my friends prefer to carry their own kind of tea bags with them for when they are in a restaurant, etc. 

I've tried a variety of patterns but most of them were too big for easy care in a woman's purse.  This size, 3.5 inches square is perfect!  .........And while I was at it, I decided to use up some of my girl novelty fabric for Christmas presents and the craft fair in October.  I've got a bunch more to do but thought I would post these, arent' they cute?