Friday, October 25, 2013

A Feast for the Eyes

     I think this Fall is one of the prettiest ones we have had in a while. On Tuesday, we were on our way to a quilt guild meeting and we saw this small grove of trees, that was breath-taking. So on the way home, we stopped and tramped through the bromegrass, some of us over the barbed-wire, to get to the trees. I don't have to tell you that it was a few minutes that I will never forget when we stood among these gorgeous red/pink Maples.

I think God did a wonderful job...Sew until next time, I hope you have a Stitches kind of day that I had on Tuesday.......

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Cow Stampede at AQS-Des Moines

hmmmm. I think this was a great challenge..Mary Lou Weidman challenged her students to step out of their box and boy, did they ever. This was a special exhibit at the AQS/Des Moines Quilt Show, I think it looked like a whole lot of fun...Enjoy!!

Aren't these funny???  Sew until next time, have a Stitches kind of day.................

Monday, October 21, 2013

Siouxland Samplers Quilt Show-2013

     "Catch The Bug" was the theme for this years show in Sioux City, Iowa. The Siouxland Samplers Quilt show is always a nice show and I don't like to miss it. I really think it is one of the best shows in my area. I don't belong to their guild but I wish I was closer and I would join but it is just too far to drive to be convenient..but I have made a slideshow so grab a cup of coffee and enjoy..

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This guild always has the neatest ribbons for the winners. They are handmade, different designs for each show and very attractive. This year each ribbon had a little Lady Bug button and a larger Lady Bug pin. Each ribbon had both Lady Bugs on them but when the owner of a winning quilt came, she/he would take the larger pin off and pin it to their shirt. Sometimes you would see someone with 2 or 3 large bugs on her shoulder..that way you would know she/he was a winner. It is just a nice concept and a way to recognize the quilters. See the pictures below to see what I'm talking about.
Do you like these slideshows? I know this one is especially big but it was a big show!! What was your favorite quilt? What about those ribbons? Aren't they neat?? I'll be waiting to hear from you so let me know that you stopped by...Sew until next time, I hope you have a Stitches kind of day...............

Thursday, October 17, 2013

It's Been A While

     I think sometimes I must have the most boring life in the world!!! And then I think "boring" is good, don't you think?? Life just plods along without any surprises or life making decisions and that's I say again, "boring is good"!!
      I went to the attic the other day to close the windows before cold weather

and got to rummaging around in some of the dishes and etc. that is "stored" up there. I found this fruit bowl and the little bowls that match so I brought them down and washed them up..They belonged to my grandmother and I thought I would just admire them for a while. I don't know if they are real Carnival glass or not but they are pretty. I think I have another set up in the attic also that belonged to a great aunt..someday when I get "bored" again, I will go up to look for them...I have a full walk-up attic and it's pretty much full, I should take a picture but it would scare you to death...I just never find the right time to get it cleaned up, it's too cold in the winter and to hot in the summer and all those days in between, I'm busy....  :-) Did you check out the spider web tablecloth??? I only have a few things out for Fall and it's time to get the Halloween stuff out too, maybe this weekend..

My Mercury Glass Pumpkins and Gourds
This is the beautiful Murano Glass vase that my daughter and SIL brought from Italy.  I just love it. They returned last Saturday and I was glad to have them home again. Well, this comes to the end of my potpourri post...Sew until we meet again, I hope you have a Stitches kind of day......p.s. I see I am getting dangerously close to 100 followers, yippee!!!  Maybe a give away will be in order when that magic number is reached!!!
    P.S. again.  I am linking up to Freemotion by the River: Linky Tuesday...lots of nice things to check out there.
     P.S.S.  I have also linked to Colorado Lady:Vintage Thingie Thursday, please check it out too, thanks.
No more P.S.'s..........I promise!!!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Cottonwood Quilt Show-Part 2

Gee Whiz, since I posted the first part of the Cottonwood Quilt Show, I have been to the Siouxland Sampler Quilt Show, (always a top-notch show, in my opinion) and to the AQS/Des Moines Quilt Show. I think if you look closely to my eyes, you will see 4-patches..I will try to get a few more pictures on here in a few more days for you to see. I almost think it was Quilt Overload!!! So much inspiration in less than a week, it's hard to wrap my mind around it....anyway, here's part 2 of the Cottonwood Show..enjoy!!

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