Today is a special day!! It was actually cool enough this morning to open the sliding doors to our pool area!!! Could Fall have actually come to St. Petersburg over night? I sure hope so. I have been anxiously and definitely not patiently waiting for some cooler weather. Lately I’ve been trying to walk 3-4 times a week and I prefer to walk on Pass-A-Grille Beach, but it has been soooo hot and still soooo humid that it’s a chore to get out there. Today, though, I actually almost enjoyed my walk – 70’s, low humidity, clear sky, light breeze – I could really get into this walking thing. I may even have Peter get down the Fall decorations so I can decorate the house!! Now where are those pictures from last year, hmm, sure hope I took some!!!
I try to walk in the morning because then it is back to the house and get to work time. I’m finishing up the last of the quilts for Market – new and re-dos. Everything has to be done here by next Friday because on Saturday I am off to Houston to help Paula with the final preparations for both Market and Festival.
I thought I would share pictures of what I have been working on. I finished Lincoln’s Watch (again thank you Gloria for making these blocks) and it is off to the quilter where she will work here magic. I love the new colors in this one – brown, blues, and shirtings – yummy!!!
Now I am working on a new Vicksburg and for this one we are using Paula’s new collection – Tavern Reds. This fabric is just being shown to shop owners now, so you should see it in your local quilt shop in a couple of months. Here’s a picture of the gorgeous fabrics and then one of a couple of the pieced blocks and alternate blocks. I finished the blocks last night and I will begin sewing the top together today. The beautiful stripe you see in the picture is the border, so I think Sunday will be devoted to attaching the border and mitering the corners. Why does it always seem that 1 border takes as much time to put on a quilt as it does to make the rest of the quilt????? I just love borders!!! You can tell can’t you????
My goal is to ship this one to the quilter on Monday and get started on the next one – the last one!!! I don’t have a picture of this one, but it will be a new Civil War Tribute in browns and pinks. Paula made the blocks and I’m just waiting for it to arrive here. You’re going to love it – it’s pinks and browns!!!
All of these new quilts will have kits and they will all be available on our website after Festival. Vicksburg will be a little later because we will have to wait for the fabric also.
Now a blast from the past: How many of you remember Bonomo’s Turkish Taffy?? This was one of my favorite candies growing up. You slammed the bar on the sidewalk to crack the taffy into bite-sized pieces. Peter and I had lunch at Munch’s (local great place) last week before we went shopping in Ellenton and they had the taffy on the counter. Of course I had to buy one AND it was still as good as I remembered.
Well the sewing machine is calling my name!!! Until next time, happy quilting,