Monday, October 02, 2023

Stepping Into October!

It's been a wonderfully warm start to October.

And I am so thrilled to have had a group of women willing to leave their sewing machines and projects for just an hour or so and get out into some NATURE!

I know as cold weather season gets closer that my own desire to get out when things are icy will wane.

I'm a fair-weather walker, and once temps leave the 40s - forget it.

But while we still have 70s?  Let's GO!

Yes, leaves are turning!

And it was magical to have fluttering leaves float by as as we walked - it was something to be savored.

There is a cabin barely visible in there somewhere!

Yesterday down by the New River -

A whole flock of Canada geese were resting around the sand bar and we watched them float down a ways, to swim back up and float back down again - I'm sure they are enjoying this respite on their own journeys too.

The water is SO LOW, I'm surprised they aren't just walking.

We made it all the way up to McMillan's family cemetery.

Such a gorgeous view!

Watching the girls take it all in.

Thanks for keeping me company, ladies!

Enjoying a Sunday afternoon swing.

They deserved a break after working so hard on projects like this!

Morning Glories is well under way here!

One tulip table topper ready for next spring!

The curved piecing of flowers got this far.  I love the cone flower! Or is it a sun flower?

This is a Quilt-As-You-Go kind of Quilt of Valor.  Each hexagon is batted and bound and then they are zig-zagged together to make the quilt.

Red Catching Rainbows blocks in the done column!

And yes, these did get some work.

I'm just over half of what I need - so I'll continue on these. It was hard to make myself sit at them though, I wanted to be outside!

And so did this guy.

Remember those trees that fell across our drive in June? Click HERE for a refresher.

Those trees are going to make a bunch of good-burning firewood.  

While we don't burn wood in the cabin, The Hubster does have a wood burning stove in his man-shed and we use wood for fire pit night at the inn.

There are not many wonderful days like this left....gotta make the most of them!

Right, Tula Tallulah Lou?

And before I forget - we have three winners to draw for in Bruce Leonard's Measure Once, Cut Twice Gift Away!

Entry 526!

Entry 1539

Betty Duffy

Entry 267

Brenda Peavy!

Congrats, ladies!  Please check your emails (And spam folders) for an email from me letting you know of your wins.  Reply to those emails with your mailing addresses and I'll have Bruce get your books out to you ASAP!

For those who missed my post, or weren't drawn, please visit the Gift-Away page and read up on Bruce's latest quilty mystery novel.  You don't want to miss it!

Yesterday's Starshine release hit it out of the ballpark!  Thank you so much!
Quilt Details:

Let Your Strings Shine! String Piecing by machine made easy – and a great way to use up an armful of favorite scraps in a rainbow of blossom colors! Full color photos, step-by-step instructions and many helpful hints included.

Quilt Size: 83’’ X 92’’

Introductory special:  I've placed the PDF pattern for Starshine at 25% off in both the Quiltville Store and the Quiltville Etsy Pattern Shop. No coupon needed.  

Pricing good through 10/15/23. Hurry now and save!

Even more:

I'll be drawing for 2 winners who will each receive a Starshine PDF pattern from me and a Star Bright Color Roll from Cotton to Quilts.  The fabric rolls are a great way to add sparkle to your own scraps.

And yes, they have neutral rolls and blue rolls too.  Check them out!

Enter to win on the Gift-Away Page.

We will draw for our winners on Saturday, 10/14/23.  Good luck, everyone!

Other goodies going on (If you've made it this far)

For fun, I've placed the PDF pattern for the Punkin Patch Runner at $5.00.

Let's celebrate the changing of the seasons with some fun string-pieced pumpkins!

And if you've got this one as a UFO - it's time to pull it out and finish it up.

You'll also find Appalachian Autumn at 25% off in both the Quiltville Store and the Quiltville Etsy Pattern Shop. No coupon needed.

And I think that about catches me up to now.

The Shippensburg group is checking out this morning and I'm off to wish them a fond farewell.

Quiltville Quote of the Day -

Vintage indigo 9 patch found in Texas.

Today: No busy. No stress.
Abundant joy!
Happy October, everyone!



  1. Thank you Bonnie for the fall preview. It is my favorite time of year. Come on pumpkins.

  2. Great pictures! Does anyone know the name of the red & white star block? It's beautiful! Thank you in advance :)

    1. I would like to know the name of that block too. Thanks.

    2. Knitted Star by Lo and Behold Stitchery https://www.loandbeholdstitchery.com/collections/digital-patterns/products/knitted-star

    3. Chris in Roseville CA3:21 PM EDT

      Knitted Star by Lo and Behold. Great pattern.

    4. Anonymous7:17 PM EDT

      The pattern is called Knitted Star

    5. Anonymous7:21 PM EDT

      The name of the pattern is Knitted Star. Denise

    6. Catching Rainbows is the red and white quilt. One of Bonnies quilts.Trish B.

    7. Anonymous9:59 PM EDT

      It’s Knitted Star by Lo and Behold Stitchery. Heather

    8. Anonymous10:04 PM EDT

      It’s Knitted Star by Lo and Behold Stitchery Heather

  3. The red and white star is Knitted Star by Lo and Behold Stitchery.

  4. Anonymous10:51 PM EDT

    The red and white quilt is called Knitted Star by Brittany Lloyd of loandbeholdstitchery Sandy S

  5. Anonymous10:03 AM EDT

    Thank you everyone for the name of the Knitted Star quilt! That might be my next project!

    1. Oops, I forgot to add my name, sorry. Thank you :)


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