Halloween is supposed to look like this:
And not like this:
But a few days of Indian Summer confused my magenta Clematis into thinking that it is Spring! Poor dear, I hope she'll bloom again when it's time to do so. Last night's frost sent her to bed, that's for sure.
The Farmer's Wife group met on Tuesday right after The Sunshine Club. Here's The Sunshine Club where I taught Sue and Margorie with my best efforts on how to sew a binding onto the quilted top.
I worked along on the Bird's In The Air block for The Farmer's Wife, which is all hand sewing. It is perfect for whenever I feel too lazy to drag my machine in from the car, LOL! Maybe you can make out the tiny pieces I'm holding up for the camera.
Sue did get her binding on perfectly the very first time, and Margorie did a great job cutting 5" charms out of various blue scraps. But I had to unsew two seams! Ugh. Please pass the Hersey's milk chocolate nuggets! Later, I left for Camille's quilt shop.
Camille had some pretty decorations out for Halloween outdoors on the walkway in to her Evergreen Country Primitives Quilt Shop. We meet there once a month for The Farmer's Wife sit'n'sew group. those dahlias are real and magnificent! I know, I know; I love red.
If you haven't heard of it, The Farmer's Wife is a quilt book by Laurie Aaron Hird that engages you in a long term hand sewing project of 111 blocks with essays for each one. Here is the link. We go at our own pace and have fun meeting together to eat even more chocolate, LOL!
I took the picture, but from left to right, are Diane, Camille, Marie-Louise, Judy, Dawn, and Margaret, who are all sending you their best smiles.