Sunday, September 6, 2015

Labor Day Weekend

My goodness, Labor Day weekend is half gone, but the 500,000+ tourists that visit New Hampshire are still all here! Yes, they do clog up the roads and restaurants, but they also bring their hard-earned cash, too. Yesterday at the local Dunkin Donut's they were all sold out of my favorite; French Crullers. Sigh. Oh well, those calories will go onto someone else's hips instead of mine, LOL!

On Friday, the quilters at The Golden Gese on 22 Liberty Street in Concord, New Hampshire, were all eager to show their projects.

It really is a modern day sewing bee with everybody enjoying the company as well as the sewing.

Below is Maryanne, who was proud to share her Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren quilt.

It came out really terrific! Thanks, Maryanne!

Maureen, below, was cooking along on a wonderful new Missouri Star Quilt Company "Dutchman's Puzzle" project (Link) that uses all HST's rather than flying geese. Nice work, Maureen!

Maureen also showed her marvelous zipper pouch bag that she had fussy cut fabric for horses and her granddaughter's embroidered name. Sew cute!

The shop's owner, Nancy, is offering the Storytellers Block of the Month quilt and we all admired her sample of it, see below, hanging up for display. It is all Civil War and I'm very tempted!

As for me,below, I had become very badly overheated before Maureen had put the air conditioning unit on for me, so I struggled with a bit of heat-sickness. But before I left, I  did get a few more hourglass blocks from my "Edith" layer cake completed.

Of course, I wasn't so heat sick that I couldn't find two yards and a handful of lovely scraps to bring home!

When I got home, I was very pleased to go downstairs to the cool of my cellar Quilt Cave and sew up the Barbara Brackman bronze sawtooth star. Link

But I felt so much better that I sewed up so much stuff that I buried my ironing board, LOL! Eeek, where is it???

I hope that you are enjoying your holiday weekend, too! Have fun, be messy!

Posting to the linky party over at Love Laugh Quilt so come and join us there! Link.
And also at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework. Link.

Happy sewing!


cityquilter grace said...

nice post those bronze stars...and nice stash haul too!

gayle said...

Oh, I get overheated like that, too - isn't it an awful feeling? I'm glad sewing in your 'cave' revived you!
That Storyteller quilt is a beauty! You should go for it! (And then I'll get to enjoy watching you make it!)

Janet O. said...

Your bronze star is lovely.
You ladies seem to have a really good time at the Golden Gese. Maybe I'll make it there someday. : )

Alycia said...

Sounds like you did well - even though you missed out on the donuts ;-( - that could just make a day go really bad right?

TheItinerantChemist said...

Sorry about the heat-stroke, but lovely fabrics and blocks! Looks like you all had a great day. :) I wish there were places like that near where I live!

Cathy said...

So much wonderful eye candy! Thanks for sharing.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I always enjoy seeing what you and your friends are sewing. I am so happy fall is coming with its cooler weather. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I have a basement quilt cave, too, and I sure have enjoyed it this summer! i enjoyed your post and seeing what people are working on.

Feathers in my Nest said...

Oooh, Love the Storyteller's quilt..I can see why you are tempted. I'm a sucker for stars.
Very nice purchase, Love that Buggy Barn fabric!
I've been making spool pin doilies for my vintage machines...

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