Monday, September 30, 2013

Cottonwood Quilt Show-Part 1

I belong to a large quilt guild also and we had a Quilt Show on September 21st. As always there were many beautiful quilts and small pieces on display. I made a slideshow for you to enjoy, this will be part 1 so stay tuned for part 2 soon. Thanks for looking..
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I find those large blue "Do Not Touch" papers very distracting in the photos, do you?? Also, the descriptive ones, they are quite large. Here is a single picture of the Best of Show, hand appliqued and hand quilted with very dense stitching. If you click on it, you can see it larger...

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

More Pictures of TLC Garden Open House

I have more pictures of the Garden Open House that I went to see last week. These are some pictures that a friend took and I think you'll like looking at them. Some are similar to the ones I took but many are a little different. She got there before I did and I think a lot of 'stuff' had been bought and removed when I got there. People are just swarming this place when she has these open houses, it's just so much fun to go and see all that she has plus the flowers are just beautiful. Let me know if you like taking another trip around the gardens..
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Thanks for stopping by and looking at the show...Sew until next time, I hope you have a Stitches kind of day.....

Sunday, September 8, 2013

A Fall Garden Open House

On Friday, my daughter and I went to visit the TLC Fall Open House. It is located in Nebraska, just a few miles north of Fremont..She has 2 open houses a year, one in the Spring and one in the Fall. The yard is huge and she has so many things, you just can hardly take it all in. The little gift shop is filled with dried flowers, gift items and so much to look at, it's a overwhelming. She freeze dries a lot of her flowers and makes wonderful arrangements. I made a slideshow of the pictures that I took and I hope you enjoy the show. Bring the popcorn!!!

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Sew until next time, have a Stitches kind of day......

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Some New Pieces for Me

I went cruising through the Antique Mall last week, just looking, of course!  Then I found a couple (3) things that had to come home with me...Now as I look back, I think I bought myself an early birthday present, how does that sound?  It works for me..I saw this gorgeous footed cake plate and it jumped into my hands so I petted it and brought it home. It has a "lace edge" on it and when it's upright you can see the hole in the middle of it. I really don't know why it's there so if anyone has a clue about that, could you let me know.  All I can think to use it for, is maybe a candle??

See the hole, it's pretty good size..

 When it's turned upside down, I think it could be used as a serving piece and then the stem could hold some sauce. Maybe like shrimp and sauce? I don't know, I'm just thinking, I guess.
Then I purchased these candlesticks,,,they are just so pretty. I love the bottoms and think they will be a good press for my sugar cookies, I must try that real soon!!