Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Monday on the Run!

Baby Christmas Trees growing up on Grassy Creek!

The tree harvesting continues - huge trucks driving past the QPO all day long.  If the weather weren't so blustery yesterday, I would have stood out front and just waited to get some really good photos of them passing by.

But the chilly wind was blowing everything sideways, and there was too much else going on to just stand in the driveway waiting for a "possible" photo op to happen.

The trees you see here are about year 2 - it takes 7 to 8 years for a Christmas tree to reach harvesting height.  

And can I say that even toward the end of November - I love that the grass is still pretty green here.  I crave green in the depths of winter.  This helps me hang on just a bit longer!

Monday, November 23, 2020

Blue Spruce & Pine Tree Point!

"I'll have a Blue Christmas without you...." sang Elvis!

I'll have a glad Blue Christmas - where blue is not bad or sad at all!

Talk about a fast and fun project, guaranteed to bring some early holiday cheer - even if it IS still officially before Thanksgiving, where early Christmas cheer is somewhat taboo and frowned upon here in the USA.

AND IT MAKES NO SENSE!  Besides the fact that it is 2020 after all.

Saturday -while Mona quilted up a storm at the long arm, I pieced my way through the making of my very blue version of Pine Tree Point at the sewing machine.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Another Day in the Quilt Mines!

Lola spent yesterday supervising.

It's extremely hard work keeping track of two quilters with so much busy-ness going on.

She was a very good sport about it, though -  She didn't butt in and tell us that this didn't match, or that didn't go, and why didn't I try this instead, or don't I know that quilters should never do that....

She just kept her mouth shut and....

Friday, November 20, 2020

Thursday, Full of Scraps & Strings!

Lola!  In the middle of everything!

Yesterday held so much promise - sun was shining, and though on the cold side, the wind was not howling - and that is a very good thing in these parts.

I had a good handle on the outgoing mail (There are still some Simple Folded Corners rulers and Simple Folded Corners Minis in stock, but going fast!  More on on their way.) by the time my friend Mona pulled up the drive next to the QPO.

It had been SO LONG since we have had quilting time together.

And for those wondering if you really CAN self-quarantine for 14 days so quilting can happen - yes you can.  It just depends on what you want and how bad you want it, including how badly you want to keep your friend safe from YOU!

Thursday, November 19, 2020

When Friends Come Quilting!

Simple quilts bring so much joy!

A couple of weeks ago my friend Martha was struck by a compulsive desire to stop EVERYTHING and make a snuggle quilt from the scraps of other items she has made for her 4 year old granddaughter.

If you've felt that kind of "Drop everything, I have to do this RIGHT NOW!" kind of compulsion - raise your hand!

We were chatting, and I said - you don't need anything fancy for a 4 year old.  They are not about the intricacies of the pattern, the size of the pieces or the overall appearance.  They are about the colors, and the novelties and other prints included that capture their fancy and imagination.

Martha decided that a simple nine patch would more than suffice, and she headed to her Scrap User’s System - something she has just recently implemented and discovered the true benefits of - and simply pulled 2 1/2'' strips for some scrappy and colorful blocks.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

November 2020 Quilty Box Gift-Away!

I know that any given month is flying by quickly -

When the next Quilty Box arrives and it is time for another great Gift-Away!

And what a GREAT BOX this one is!

This month we're thrilled to have Natalie Barnes curate the November 2020 box with all of the super things you'll find inside!