Friday, October 09, 2009

Bloggers Quilt Festival Begins

Well, it's opening day of the Bloggers Quilt Festival. Click on the button at the top left of the blog for all the details, quilts and prizes.

and I can't wait to see what's up with everyone. The spring festival was an amazing thing with hundreds of bloggers participating all over the country and world. Fun stuff and lots of new faces and places to say hello to. There is so much amazing talent in our community, both blogging and quilting, that it's just a real eye-opener.

The quilt I'm showing today is one I made for my husband a couple of years ago. I began it while he was on a fishing trip to Alaska with his brother and I missed him a bunch. It's very simple Log cabin barn raising pattern and I'm showing it because nearly everything else I have is in big tubs awaiting the journey to my new sewing room. Also, I have a dozen UFOs and at least this one is finished and being used. I think I've shown so many others here often so this one made the cut since it happens to be on the bed and being smuggled in nightly.

If you want to see a really happy, and beautiful, quilt, go see Amy at Calico Cat. She's showing a Kaffe inspired quilt that lives on the wall at her house and brightens up the day.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and a shout out to my friend Gerrie-Happy Birthday Dear Wonderful Gerrie! Many, many more to come. Love ya! I know I'm a couple of days early but I wanted to make sure I got it in.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

This & That

I know you're sick of the vacation but I've got nothing else for the time being and I'm trying to be more up to date about the whole bloggy thing.
The large ship is one of the larger Ferries to Bridgeport Connecticut. It's a wonderful. relaxing way to get any miles away from NY without having to deal with the hellish Long Island expressway or any of the horrifying routes off of the island. This way, we drive out east and take a lovely ferry ride and we're in New England in a snap. Takes at least an hour off the trip and makes the trip start peacefully.
The next photo is of a Fort in Kittery. It's right when you get into Maine and not far from Kennebunkport where we were staying.
These last two are from the Owl's Head Transportation Museum. It's well worth going to if you have kids or enjoy old cars and planes. Fun.
I'm thinking of joining the Soup Exchange that Amy of Calico Cat was talking about yesterday. I think a recipe is due on Monday. Check it out. I*'m doing Tortilla Soup, a big hit around here. Check in with her just for the pictures of her darling son Jacob. If you need a smile and something to brighten your day...Jacob is just the ticket.
Gotta go make dinner for the guys now. Talk to you tomorrow.