Friday, September 18, 2015

The Week That Was

Dear me, last week's photos of the Friday Quilters from The Golden Gese at 22 Liberty Street in Concord, New Hampshire, got quite stuck in my camera, but now here they are for you!

Here are some of the ladies of the Upstairs Clan having lots of fun! Please DO notice the big Storytellers quilt in the background that was a sample sewn by Nancy Gesen, the shop's owner.

Below is Beverly as we all laughed about her passing along the Chicken Sandwiches joke that's been circulating on the internet.

Chicken Sandwich
A little boy and a little girl attended the same school and became friends. Every day they would sit together to eat their lunch. They discovered that they both brought chicken sandwiches every day! This went on all through the fourth and fifth grades until one day he noticed that her sandwich wasn't a chicken sandwich.
He said, "Hey, how come you're not eating chicken, don't you like it anymore?"
She said " I love it but I have to stop eating it."
"Why?" he asked.
She pointed to her lap and said "Cause I'm starting to grow little feathers down there!"
"Let me see" he said.
"Okay" and she pulled up her skirt.
He looked and said, "That's right you are, better not eat any more chicken."
He kept eating his chicken sandwiches until one day he brought peanut butter. He said to the little girl, "I have to stop eating chicken sandwiches, I'm starting to get feathers down there too!"
She asked if she could look so he pulled down his pants for her. She said "Oh, my God, it's too late for you, you've already got the neck and gizzard!"

Maureen, below, was working on her HST's in the Dutchman's Puzzle blocks for her table runner.

The blocks look so good! These were made from the "Ophelia" layer cake by Nancy Gere for Windham.

 Upstairs, Darlene was assembling blocks into rows in all Civil War patriotic selections. You go, girl!!

Love the way it's shaping up!

Claire showed us a couple of really cute seasonal wall hangings that are patterns offered by The Golden Gese quilt shop.

Apples, yes, and who can ever resist plump pumpkins??

I used the big tables to spread out some sausage-style pillowcases and get them pinned and ready to be sewn. (That chocolate dispenser definitely needs to be refilled, LOL! Yummy Hersey's Nuggets!)

Then, on the hot and humid torrid Tuesday at the Alton, New Hampshire Senior Center, there was more fun inside with the air conditioning to enjoy.

Sue, below, was still working on her Easy Hourglass Blocks from the Jenny Doan video for Missouri Star Quilt Company. Link.

Pauline, below, joined us and modeled her blue scarf for us. We will miss Pauline as she returns to Tennessee for the winter and is leaving on Saturday. Safe travels, for our friend!

My hourglass units are far behind Sue's stack of them, but here I am, holding up one block, Yeay!!!

Then, as today was another hot day, I was pleased to be downstairs in the AC at The Golden Gese Quilt shop again for the Friday Quilters.

Here is Jan, below, holding up her modern strippy quilt in a limited color pallet that is so striking!!

We all reveled in the joy of Darlene's Pink flamingos quilt that had just come back from the acclaimed local longarmer, Tracy Szanto, of Dreamland Machine Quilting. Link.

Longarmer Tracy Szanto did a magnificent job custom quilting the pink central panel. Just look at this!!

If you'd like to help Tracy and her daughter, Sharon, to raise money to help fight Breast Cancer, here is their Facebook  Link.

Beverly, below, had great progress to show, too. She has 8 of the 14 rows put together on her circles quilt top. Looking good, Beverly!

Maureen, below, has begun the large Civil War Block-Of-The-Month quilt, called The Storytellers.

She had these four gorgeous blocks done already.

My progress was all in the pressing department. I sure did get tired of standing at the ironing board, but I was thrilled with this stack of blocks done!!! Halfway there!

The fabrics are from  a layer cake called "Edith" by Mary Koval for Windham Fabrics.

I hope that you are able to stay cool wherever you are as we all go through this excessive heat.

Happy quilting!


gayle said...

The heat's been awful here, too. I'm glad you have AC and fun times to take your mind off it!
Are you doing the Storyteller quilt, too?

Needled Mom said...

You always have the best sewing projects going on in your get togethers. Cute story too.

Feathers in my Nest said...

Gosh, I'm seeing that "Story teller's' pattern everywhere! It is so beautiful...I want Autumn temperatures NOW!! 50's please..I can't take this unbearable heat any longer..

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Always so much fun spending time with like minds and kindred spirits

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