Friday, September 24, 2010

Happy Birthday to

Jasper! The vet sent Jim an e-card this morning. It was a Happy Birthday to Jasper
card. We've been singing to him all day and I think he's heard enough.

Here's the two rows of the Civil War Tribute Quilt that Connie finished hanging in the shop. We're getting close to the finish now.

Heading out to Fantastic Friday at the LQS.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Bonnie was here!

Last Wednesday was the first guild meeting of the year. We had a special speaker this September (we usually don't have a speaker for the first meeting). Bonnie Hunter from North Carolina and Quiltville fame delighted a packed room of eager quilters. It was wonderful to meet her and actually see her quilts up close. I've been following Bonnie for many years. Here are a few of her quilts piled on the table after the meeting.

Bonnie taught her 'Star Struck' class on Thursday. It was a great day. I chose a variety of my repro blues, one background and a Pennsylvania cheddar for my blocks.

On Friday, Connie and I brought our finished Carolina Crossroads quilts for a photo opportunity with Bonnie. Thank you, again, Bonnie.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

It can't be September!

It's been a while since my last post. I've been keeping up with reading the blogs on my Bloglines, but posting my own is another story.

The last week-end in August, Jim and I, along with my brother and two sisters and their spouses, were on a Tigers Fantasy Bus to Toronto to see two Tigers/Jays ballgames. We stayed at the same hotel as the team and were able to get many pictures and autographs before and after the games. Here's Connie, Jhonny Peralta, me and Armando Gallarraga. Unfortunately, we lost both games, but they were exciting and close. We also had Willie Horton from the 1968 World Series Champion Tigers and Dan Petry from the 1984 World Series Champion Tigers on the bus with us. What a fun time!

Projects I've been working on include block 9 for the Civil War Tribute Quilt, the center block for the Medallion quilt, a seasonal wallhanging, mini using leftover HSTs and my next set of swap blocks. (no pic of those yet)

The weather has cooled down nicely and fall is definitely in the air. I love the fall season and hope it lasts well into winter.