Monday, February 27, 2012

"The weather continues pleasant....."

I know I've heard that phrase in a movie.  For the life of me I can't remember which one.  I can hear it but I can't see it.  :-)

Anyway.  Aside from a day of high winds and storms (we were very fortunate), the weather has been extremely pleasant, though today was dreary and rainy.  I've been able to have the windows open and breezes blowing through some days.  Spring is springing!

This quilt is finally marked, basted, quilted and bound, and is at Mom's for the final hand sewing.  Yay!  A finish!

Thursday I went with a group of women from the Capital Quilters Guild up to the Mid-
Atlantic Quilt Festival in Hampton, Virginia.   It was impossible to get around to all the vendors and also see all the quilts in one day!  I did manage to spend a bit of money though.  :-)  I also white-gloved for two hours so our guild could sell raffle tickets.

Here is a sampling of quilts.  This one is amazing.  It stopped me in my tracks!

I really did have to rush through but some just called to me, like this eagle which makes a strong statement about the placement wind farms.

Heh.  I have this book.  I believe the geese are the reason I bought the book!

Just imagine the hours that went into this.  Wow.  I was impressed by how many large finely hand-quilted items there were.

This one glows.

This is another one that grabbed the eye as we walked around a corner.  My companion said it made her think of Easter M&M's! 

The squirrels got my viewer's choice vote.  I just couldn't resist.  I love the combination of photography and hand-dyed fabrics.  Very clever.

Another wonderful eagle.

This is another one that made me gasp as I came around a corner.

Fun, fun, fun.

More fun!

We had a great location for selling raffle tickets for our two raffle quilts.  The proceeds are going to the Girl Scouts in their 100th anniversary year.  Everyone who waited in the long lines for lunch had to stand in front of our table!

Sunday was another lovely day and The Tramp and I thought it would be nice to be outside.  We hauled two treadle machines and the Atlas out of the garage and started cleaning up the cabinets.  It was perfect weather for it and we both got a bit of sun.  I want to sell one of the treadles, and will, for the time being, use the two other machines as bedside tables in the guest room.  The Tramp will be thrilled to get them out of the garage!

Late afternoon shadows. 

Today I put my nose to the grindstone and got the applique on these dahlia blocks done.  It took two movies and then some!  I'll be able to deliver them to Julianne tomorrow and then get on with the next project. 

Pretty!  They will be matted and framed.  I hope the client enjoys them. 


Ha!  I remember now.  That line is from The Importance of Being Earnest!  Cecily reads it from her diary. 


Jenny said...

Like you, I just love going to quilt shows and seeing all the different styles.

Bonnie said...

I was at the quilt show on Friday. I loved the eagle soaring right at you quilt... but evidently I was distracted because I did not see the wind farm in the background. I didn't read the name. I just saw the bird full frontal view. I was glad you had so many nice photos because I didn't take many and at one point we quit looking at quilts so we could go to the vendors. We mostly missed the littler quilts. But it was fun until driving home in the pouring rain.

Twisted Quilts said...

The weather has been beautiful until yesterday when I had promised my grandsons we could go to the park and have a picnic! In NC they say if you don't like the weather stick around! A bus from our local quilt shop when to Hampton but I had my grandsons and couldn't go. Looks like there were some great quilts.