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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Old Forge Quilt Show

It's been just over a week since I went with Carolyn,one of the members from our quilt guild, to Old Forge NY to see the Quilts Unlimited Quilt Show at the Old Forge Art Center. The round trip was just under 200 miles. The day was a little overcast and we had a bit of rain on the way up. I drove and we had a nice chat during the trip which took about two hours one way. The show was in a beautiful new building with plenty of parking and a painted statue of a moose in front.

I'm sharing pictures of many of the quilts at the show in this and my next posting so you'll have to come back again to see the rest of these wonderful quilts.

It's hard to tell from the picture but the largest dragonflies were appliqued free-floating so to speak (attached only at the insects bodies) on top on the background.

This quilt displayed the flora and fauna of the Adirondack Mountains.

Appliqued album quilt

Anther appliqued quilt

Border detail and award for the above appliqued quilt.

Wow! All those tiny points.

Detail of the above quilt.


Again...all those little points!

A denim quilt

This was digitally designed and printed on fabric in four sections, then assembled and quilted.

View from the dock on perhaps a lake in the Adiraondacks.

I love farms and barns that sport a quilt motif.

Another quilt that a photo doesn't do justice to. This had many sparkly fabrics and shiney quilting threads.

I was never a flower child but this brings back memories of riding in the back seat of a VW room for my knees!

Watch for my next post...I'll have the rest of the show.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Did You Miss Me?

Okay. I admit it. I've been neglectful of my blogging. While I've been posting on our quilt guild blog on a regular basis and I've been reading the blogs I follow, I've been doing everything else imaginable...well almost. So, you ask, what else have I been doing?

The veggie garden came first. We had drought conditions this summer so the weeds didn't get ahead of me. My DH hooked up the hose and I watered the veggies every day. Still, the tomatoes weren't very good. I didn't get many useable for the second year in a row. My beans weren't as good as last year. I didn't have enough to can at one time but I did add what I harvested to the freezer. There wasn't as much summer squash and zucchini as last year but I did get enough to make a batch each of pickles and relish. The one veggie that did well was the carrots. Most of them had the diameter of tennis balls! And tasty...oh, yes! I canned 14 pints and had some leftover. Also I canned 19 quarts total of spaghetti sauce, tomatoes and tomato soup base.

Canned tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, patchwork and sketching.

Zucchini pickles and zucchini relish.
One day I went picking tomatoes with a friend. We were charged only $12 a bushel.

Next year I'm growing mostly pear tomatoes. They make great sauce. My sauce cooked for two days in the crockpot. Yum!

There is nothing as good as soup made from the veggies you grow yourself!

This summer's quilting projects:

I made two of these hot mats for a guild project. Then I got to keep them for my own kitchen.

The pineapple block. Another guild project.

Our block exchange this year. This week was red and black. 

I went walking with my youngest daughter a number of times. Sometimes we walk around the neighborhood and sometimes at the park by the local lake.

Next time I post, which won't be as long as last time, I have a wonderful treat to share. One of my fellow quilt guild members and I went to a quilt show at The Old Forge Art Center, about a 2 hour drive from where we live. Lots of wonderful quilts to share with you!

Now off I go to run errands and get the weeks groceries.  Next week is forecast to be wet and stormy so I'll have plenty of  'inside' time to blog. Ta-ta for now.