Monday, October 26, 2020

Hello, Monday!

It happened!

The last few passes on Nearly Lemoyne finished, I was able to unload the quilt from the machine -

There is nothing like the feeling of "unfurling" the quilt as it comes off the rollers - and I see the whole thing, where previously for days I had only been seeing it advance in sections.

It is such a feel good!

Sunday, October 25, 2020

October 2020 Quilty Box Gift-Away!

I think it's high time we had some fun around here!  And the October Quilty Box is a great way to do it!

Our October box is curated by none other than Jackie Kunkel of Canton Village Quiltworks!

If you are a batik lover, this box is for you.

I am in love with the vibrant colors - and that yellow combined with magenta?  BRILLIANT!

This collection is bound to keep you thinking of summer all the way through winter.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

When Quilting Can Wait -

If I get just a couple passes of quilting in the Nearly Lemoyne quilt, could it count as job done for the day?

The weather was just too perfect for late October to stay indoors.  There is rain on the horizon - but yesterday - oh, yesterday!

The day just BEGGED for me to leave the QPO behind and head up to Grayson Highlands for some hiking and pony seeking.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Quilting in the Fog!

It finally happened.

I FINALLY found the time to finish loading the Nearly Lemoyne quilt, and start the quilting process.

You know, I really did have a ball making these blocks.  

My concentration was on matching up unlikely pairs in each block.  Some of the strips had come from Jelly Rolls, and we all know that narrow strips don't always work well with sideways directional and large prints.  

So I stopped focusing on the print itself, and instead played with the colors, just finding two colors that I liked together, no matter if there were chopped up butterflies in my block or not! 

(The top left block with the teal was matched to a hard to use jelly roll strip of not-whole butterflies.)

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Parkway Views!

This is autumn on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

If I drive south on highway 16, following it past Jefferson on my way to Wilkesboro, I can pull off onto the parkway, and not far down is a great little rest stop/turn out with a picnic table or two, a trail head (I need more time to actually hike that trail to see where it goes!) and gorgeous views - just like this.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Wednesday on the Run!

I took a good long time out for some of this yesterday.

Dare I say that I needed it as much as Lola did.

She has this uncanny ability of knowing just what I'm talking about.  She listens.  She purrs.  She looks at me with the wisdom of the ages. She reads my thoughts.

She doesn't stick her nose into my business and tell me how to run things, what I should or shouldn't be doing.  She allows me to talk it through and make the best decision for myself and for my business.

And then she lets me live with the consequences.

I wish the world was more like that.