Saturday, July 31, 2021

All of That Cross-Seaming!

Do you find when a project sits for a long time you can forget some of the details of how you originally wanted to lay it out or finish it?

Such was the case with my assembly yesterday. Here I am putting the LAST two seams in!

I thought for sure I was going with a rectangular quilt - but there was one block left over.

Time to change my thinking, do some math, and figure out just what it was I was going for!

Friday, July 30, 2021

Beat the Heat!

There were just a couple of us that made a pilgrimage down to the river yesterday morning.

Granted - the July Quiltvillians had just arrived Wednesday evening, some of them having driven 3 days to get to us.  So "pilgrimage" really is the proper term!

Many were still barely waking when I asked who wanted to go as I walked in the door at 9am.

I get it!  But I'm also really glad that I could find just a couple of folks to come stretch their legs with me!

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Back Porch Time With Friends!

I had a special visit from some long time friends yesterday!

I'm so happy they took a drive up from North Carolina to say hello!

Honestly - as summer heat goes, I'm not sure that we were much cooler up here yesterday - I think we hit the heat apex of our summer with temps nearing 90.

Let's hope that's the worst of it for this week!

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Sew Much of a Good Thing!

Yesterday morning was the storm before the calm.

Or in other words - a flurry of last minute checking-for-all-the-things was going on when I walked through the front door at Quiltville Inn, ready to see Chris's Christmas in July group off on their way home.

The Quilting Quarters stood completely empty - not a thread reminding anyone of the holiday spirit (albeit July!) that reverberated in this space over the past week.

The tall skinny Christmas Tree was down - design walls empty.  Everything was back to its before-retreat status.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Fond Farewells & A Quilty Box Drawing!

We beat the rain for quilts-over-the-rail time!

Well sort of.

Or rather - mostly.

Individual quilt photos were delayed due to a downpour at noon - 

But we were finally able to squeeze this in just before dinner time.

And then, when the wood coals in the fire pit were just about perfect...

Monday, July 26, 2021

More Appalachian Trail, More Ponies!

This was our yesterday!

And we had enough folks wanting to go hike to see the ponies that it took us two vehicles - that doesn't happen very often!

My van will hold 7, but we had 8.  And no - we couldn't put anyone on the roof, or just let someone sit on the floor as we went.  Kind of illegal, you know?

And there were several that wanted to hit a grocery store when we were done.