The quilt show is over, my work week is over, the trip to Harrison Hot Springs is over and my Friday stitching group is over. It is Saturday and I have done a bit of sewing today. I also managed to finish a Dear Jane block -- one that has been to Inuvik and back!! I am looking forward to a very quiet fall season. If that is at all possible.
I was so tired last weekend that apparently we watched the Emmy's on Sunday night and I completely forgot. I remember on Monday watching The View and wondering why they were showing Emmy fashions and then today they were talking about the Emmy's on TV and I question Jim as to when the Emmy's would be on TV - it was being talked about as if it had already aired. Jim informed me we watched it last Sunday -- this is NOT a good sign!! Now that he reminded me I vaguely recall Dr. Phil on a big screen behind someone. So - that tells you what my life has been like lately.
We had a nice trip to Harrison Hot Springs on Wednesday/Thursday. I completely forgot about my Quilt Guild Meeting on Tuesday night -- another bad sign!! It is amazing that I muddled through work on Tuesday -- fortunately I was orientating a new staff member and that always keeps you on your toes.
Here are a few of my favourite quilts from the quilt show.
This one is made by one of the member of my little Friday stitch group -- Dianne. She made it as a wedding gift for her son and his new wife who were married July 19th of this year. It is just a beautiful quilt - with the Tree of Life in the centre. What a perfect symbol for a marriage. As you can see it was well loved by a lot of people and it got two ribbons.
This quilt is hand pieced and hand quilted. Isn't it stunning!! It is also one that received two ribbons. The ribbons were "Viewers favourite" and "Members favourite".
This quilt is made by one of the women in my Quilting by the Bay group - Kaffe Fassett fabric and pattern. I think it should have received a ribbon as well. It was one of my favourite.
This is a beautiful wall hanging - it is a old mill in New Brunswick - one of members that always does amazing work.
Here is another member of my QBTB group - loved the turtles.
There were lots of amazing quilts at the show this year. And the merchant mall was very good (if I say so myself!! ) I certainly bought a few things. Some great African batiks from Pippa Moore to add to my African fabric collection - I also bought a fabulous pattern called "Joy" from her as well. Something to add to my pattern collection!! I also bought a great scrap package of silks and such from Louise at Mostly Silk . I am getting a great collection of silk pieces - for some future project!
Here is to a quiet and productive Fall!!