Thursday, October 5, 2017

Back and catching up - WOOHOO

WOW!  It's been more than a week and I haven't even read a single blog post.  We had our grandkids over the weekend two weeks ago and then we left for the cabin in Oregon right after.  Just got back on Tuesday, babysat the littlest one yesterday and getting ready for the 3 kiddies this weekend.  WHEW.

I have been busy taking pictures, though, to post.  We had a long drive up to Oregon so I got all my handwork done.  I was sorry I hadn't brought more as I ran out!! GRRRR.  Finished the last blocks of the wool appliqué for the Primitive Gatherings summer block of the week (which I showed you last week).  Now I still need to sew the tiny half square triangles that go around each block! Not in a rush for that! ;-)

Then I also did 3 more triangle gatherings blocks... only to wind up behind again as she posted 4 more the next day! UGH.  Maybe this weekend??

This one has cute little sayings which I thought was really cute!

Can you see the telephones?? FUN!!

Mice and snowmen don't exactly go together but I liked it!

I was so desperate for handwork (we took a drive to Walla Walla, Washington, which was another 5 hrs each way!), I grabbed two quilts that needed bindings sewn down!  I even resorted to KNITTING!! ;-)

This one was a Valentine swap I hosted back in 2009.  Fortunately I had written the label on it so I could know when it was done.  I think it was lots of fun and I also pieced the back:

I picked up a quilt from my friend and longarm quilter, Sandy Lachowski, and honestly didn't even remember sewing it!  Now THAT'S pretty sad.  

I'm sure you can see that it's French General fabric, of course!

My dh and I (along with some friends) met up in Walla Walla, Washington, for some wine tasting and touring around.  I'd never been and we were pleasantly surprised.  Walla Walla is a town from the mid-1800s and there were old beautiful buildings everywhere.  Of course, my first stop was at the quilt store!  The building dates back to 1889!

There were interesting sculptures throughout the town and I thought this was so cute!

We also went to the local Farmer's Market (one of our favorite things to do to get a feel for a town) and I found great fruits and veggies.  We also saw a man doing ironworks and he really looked the part!

That's it for today... hopefully I'll be able to post after the kids go back on Sunday.

Hope everyone has started receiving their mug rugs!  It sure was fun!!


  1. Beautiful hearts quilt. The French General quilt is also beautiful. Walla Walla looks fun, I have always wanted to visit there.

  2. The Valentine swap was way back before you were even blogging!
    I don't know if I have ever been to Walla Walla.
    We love to stop by Farmer's Markets in towns we visit, too. Love the local craftsmen. :)

  3. My mug rugs are done (sending her a couple of them) and will be in the post on Tuesday (Monday is a post office holiday). LOVE farmer's markets (the one near me is on Sunday mornings). The harvest at the one you went to looks bountiful! Always look forward to your posts ... enjoy the Grands ;-) Linda

  4. Your Valentine and FG quilts are lovely! I love visiting old towns! Speaking of driving trips, I'm starting to get hand work projects together for a long trip from OR to Kansas and Florida!! So far I have 4 dish towels to embroider and knitting projects. I'll also bring lots of books. I don't usually do hand appliqué, but maybe I'll make some wool projects to do.