Friday, September 24, 2010

Beautiful Fall Weekend!

Last weekend, the Honey and I stayed at our cabin. The weather was gorgeous. Lots warmer than most of the summer days we had over there!

We had a couple of visitors on Saturday morning. A cow moose was walking near the cabin and kept turning around to look back. Pretty soon this guy came up, grunting. He stopped, so we talked a bit before he got bored with me and walked into the trees.

The colors were gorgeous. Lots of red and orange already!

Middle child called us on our way home Sunday afternoon and told us to head to Evanston so we could see the fire raging near I-80. Well, wouldn't you know it, when we got there all roads were closed. We decided to take a back road home. Guess other locals decided to do the same thing since it was quite a busy dirt road.

Here are the Piedmont kilns. Lots of history around this area with the Mormon pioneers coming through this way, the California trail and the Piedmont ghost town.

When we finally hit the freeway we felt like we were in a twilight zone. No one on the interstate for miles! Here's the best pic of the fire that we could get.

At least we were able to make it home. Lots quicker than sitting with the poor folks on the interstate backed up for miles waiting for the road to reopen!
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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Trunk Show Part 4

Here's the last of them! Was a wonderful trunk show seeing beautiful quilts you could make with your stash!








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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Trunk Show Part 3



Loved this one! Someday I want to make a quilt with these colors and use plaids!

Again, Geralyn Powers showed a different colorway by using different fabrics. All the fabrics were from her stash.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Trunk Show Part 2

More quilts from That Patchwork Place and the books, Scrap Basket Surprises and Baker's Dozen:


This one was done by our local quilt designer, Geralyn Powers. She wanted to show how the quilt could look in a different colorway. It changes the whole design sometimes.


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Monday, September 20, 2010

Trunk Show

I attended a trunk show last week at the LQS. We saw quilts from That Patchwork Place. They had sent quilts from a couple of "stash" quilt books. Of course I can't remember both titles now. One was Baker's Dozen though. I think the other one was Scrap Basket Surprises. It's always fun to see the quilts in person instead of just pictures in a book. The colors are so much better in person!

Have to say I loved this one!


The gal on the left is the owner of the store. Notice the aprons hanging above? They go along with the BOM on aprons. The September block was not an apron block so I am excited to see how it will all play out by December!

Will show some more later this week!
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Halloween Swap quilt

I finally got this one to the quilter. I was in a swap last year with ladies from around the world. It was fun to get the finished blocks back and see where everyone was from. Since it was so long ago, I hope I can find where I put all the names/areas of each participant so they can go on the quilt label.

Instead of using new fabric for the back I decided to use up the last of the Halloween fabric I had. Also put my extra blocks from the swap on the back. I'm trying to use up my fabric!
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Monday, September 13, 2010

Back from the quilter

And I'm very pleased with the quilting. I was very specific this time in telling the quilter I wanted black thread on the black. She did a chicken wire on the black to go along with the fabric.
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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Great weekend! Except for "our" team losing.

Got to be with this sweet lil' one this weekend! Darn. I am looking ummmm....old-----er.

Sweet baby girl will be turning 1 in a couple of weeks. We brought her gifts for her birthday.

Headed to Colorado Springs after visiting a bit with the family. The game started out great but then turned from bad to awful pretty quick so I ended up being entertained by the cheerleaders and Cosmo. We actually flew home on the same plane as a mom with a single daughter and son, I was ready to get phone numbers for my kids---they need some dates! Cute young people here!

Here's 3 of us....what a hot day! I am just not use to the heat anymore since we now live in a cold state! I stood in line for 1/2 hour just to buy an overpriced snowcone to cool me off! (And to get away from a miserable game---who could watch??? Such agony!)

This also kept me entertained. And puzzled. Can you see them?

Here's a better look. There were about 5 birds with their handlers in the end zone during the game. I wasn't quite sure why they were all there.

When we got home today our son gave his dad a "cheer ya up" gift...he found these in a Utah grocery store this weekend! How funny!

Again, it was hard to come home after being with the sweet baby girl and her parents! Way too short of a trip!
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