It feels like I’m playing hooky on a Monday, my posts are showing up later in the morning and that is okay with me! Who made these “must post by 7am” rules anyway?
We will head home probably this afternoon. The Hubster is able to do some of his work from here, and so can I. And it is so peaceful to sit with my mug of hot tea at the little dining room table and gaze out at the autumn colors and the clouds hanging over the mountains. This is the view this morning ---the temps are quite warm and there is absolutely no wind. That might mean that rain is on the way.
The leaves on the trees are not as brilliantly colored as you’d see up north, say in Maine – but it is definitely autumn and leaves are dropping – winter is on the way.
Even in Columbia, SC where I was teaching on Saturday – we woke up to 31 degrees, frost on the palm trees! Brrrrr!
But we were all gathered inside…and the sun soon warmed the outside while we were happily sewing away!
Our quilters came from as far away as Myrtle Beach and even Savannah, GA! 24 machines -----and you know how it goes when using a large church hall? The best place to set up your machine is near a wall outlet…so we were gathered all around the edges wherever we could find plugs!
Some even up on stage ---they got to oversee everyone else while they sewed!
Even though we were spread out, there was lots of wandering and visiting going on!
Our three samples were placed where everyone could see them. Did you know that Rectangle Wrangle from Scraps & Shirttails II is a close cousin to Scrappy Trips? One idea leads to another and we have to try all the variables, don’t we?
You will also notice in the slide show below that some ladies chose to work with 2" strips instead of 2-1/2". The change in scale is amazing -- you'll see the same in the photo above. The one on the chair is a smaller quilt -- 16 blocks, 12" each. The quilt hanging with the green border is made with 2" strips --24 blocks set 6 X 8. The blocks with 2" strips finish at 9".
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We had a great time, and I’m sure you can see that by the pictures below!
|Scrappy Trips, Columbia, SC 2013|
Have a great Monday everyone -- it's the last Monday we'll ever have in October of 2013! Do something memorable with it!