Friday, October 23, 2015

Some Ramblings

There is nothing prettier than traveling along a country lane in New England during the fall foliage season.

Our foliage here has peaked as the wind and rain have stripped away the color to leave bare trees, but it sure was lovely when it was here!

On Tuesday, The Sunshine Club at the Alton, New Hampshire Senior Center enjoyed the breakfast served just before our meeting. Yummy sausage patties and Belgian waffles with real maple syrup!

Sue is almost finished assembling her Easy Hourglass top from the directions by Jenny Doan over at Missouri Star Quilt Company. Link.

Sue had enough of the vintage fabric to make the quilt 12 blocks by 12 blocks, so it's big! We will take final measurements after it is pressed, but with blocks that are approximately 8", it's near 96 inches square.

Marjorie joined us and was sharing the fun of arranging all her cute-as-a-button yoyos for her pillow project.

We all took turns helping her arrange them to avoid two "alikes" from being right beside each other. There were so many giggles!

This is Marge's new 12 inch cutting/pressing mat, too, and such a handy size!

We helped her safety-pin each single row of yoyos together with a slip of paper that indicated the row number so that she'll be able to sew them in order.

Beverly was the one that thought of that solution, good thinking, Bev! Bev worked on her Tee shirt quilt blocks.

Sue also had cut up some of her Marden's fabrics to begin yet another Easy Hourglass quilt in black, white, and reds. Here is the link to the post of our "Stash Enhancing Xperience" at Marden's. SEX

Looking good, Sue!

I had fun assembling pre-made swapped 4-Patches into long rows for my pieced borders on the scrappy Jacob's Ladder.

Finally, the delivery guys came to take away the rented bed that Matthew and Bella were using, so it gave me a lovely empty floor space (after a good damp mopping) at home to pin borders onto my top.

On Thursday, I enjoyed being taken to lunch, (her treat, but I drove) by my 99 year old friend, Frances.

We were welcomed by the folks at the Belmont Senior Center and we all feasted on beef stew and biscuit, butternut squash, and apple crisp with whipped cream.

My mailman brought me some wonderful Birthday goodies from my very dear friend Ila. Just look at those bags of Civil War reproduction scraps, wheeee!!! Thank you, Ila! These were from Boline's in Illinois. Link.

And I confess that I had to purchase this Alice's Scrap Bag layer cake by Barbara Brackman. I got one of her charm packs, too, and because my order was over $25 before tax and shipping fees, I won a scratch ticket from the Missouri Star Quilt Company for a dollar off my next order.

Now what will I do with these lovelies? Hmmmm, must cogitate on that!

Happy Sewing!


Janet O. said...

Always fun to tag along with your ramblings!
I totally agree with your comment about the country lane in New England in the Fall.
You do have a good time at the Senior Centers in your area. : )
Looks like you received two great gifties in the mail (one from you and one from a friend).

cityquilter grace said...

lovely photos....we drove to scarborough today and saw plenty of gorgeous trees...and i caved as well, some kaffe fassetts and a black/white lettering print...enjoy your extra space!

gayle said...

You and your friends always seem to have more fun than anybody!

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