Monday, December 12, 2016

Monday Fun!

It seems as though last Friday was 100 years ago what with all the hustle and bustle of the season and several dog calls, too. For those of you who may not know it, Husband Wonderful and I job share a part time job for our town as Animal Control Officers.
But here is Beverly, over at The Golden Gese Quilt Shop, with her beautiful tumbling blocks just back from the quilter.

 This was done using the Missouri Star Quilt Company's rhombus tool with the easy way tutorial.

If you're interested, here is the link to that. Link.
The backing is really cute, too!

The quilting is pretty tough to capture with the camera but here is a close up for you to see it.

Maureen, seen below, was very festive in her holiday red argyle sweater. She worked on some more microwaveable bowl potholders. Nice work!

Maureen also had been busting some of her deep stash to make sets of colorful coordinating placemats. Very cool!

The three of us all worked together to cover up the knee-knocking adjustable knob on the back of my favorite sewing swivel chair there at the Golden Gese Quilt Shop.
This damn knob has hurt all of us with bad placement the way it sticks out and whacks you, right at knee height, as you walk by!
We covered it with a piece of packing foam and secured that with heavy polyester twine. Take that you blasted knob!!!! No more bruises!

I had thought about this solution for the chair knob problem as I was lying in bed going to sleep. I was wondering where the devil that I would be able to get a piece of that dense packing foam.

As luck would have it, my very dear friend, Ila, sent us a dozen perfectly shipped pears with the exact packing foam that I needed!!!LOL

Thank you, Ila! Just like a kid that plays with the box instead of the toy, right?? Well, we love the pears, too, thanks!

While I was at the Golden Gese Quilt Shop, I sewed my heart out working on those Lover's Knot neutral blocks.

I think that all the doubled seams are now sewn! Whoohoo!! I still need to cut them apart and trim off any leftover dog-ears on their corners.

Of course, the biggest news of today is not quilty. Gilmanton, New Hampshire, was listed as having gotten 7" of fresh new snow last night! You go get'em, Plow boy!!!

Miss Emma Lynne got so excited that she forgot that her cat friend, Mr. Tipper, really does not like to play tag and romp in the snow.

Later, when Tipper calmed down, they met up as friends again.
Aww, so sorry, my buddy!

Please don't forget that today, Monday the 12th, is the first day of the all week long celebration of The Golden Gese Quilt Shop's 30th year in business.

Nancy is offering a special 30% off on everything, except the consignment items and the sale corner.

The shop is located at 22 Liberty Street in Concord, New Hampshire and the hours are 10am to 5pm.

Hurry and get dug out! Sale ends at 5pm on Saturday, December 17th, 2016.

In the meantime, stay calm and quilt on!

Linking up to Em's Scrapbag. Link.
Linking up to Love Laugh Quilt. Link.

Happy sewing!


Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Very clever of you to think of a way to avoid injuries from the chair. TN does not receive much snow ball--if we had that many inches of snow, there would not be a bite of food left in the grocery stores. Great job on the tumbling block quilt

cityquilter grace said...

am loving the snow photos...temps in 40s here today so no white stuff...bitter cold end of week tho and we might just get some! the pears look delish!

Janet O. said...

Aren't you the smart one to come up with that knee-saving cover?!? And so good of Ila to send what you needed along with the pears. : )
Oh, my, look at all that snow! We have a skiff, where the sun hasn't melted it yet.

Nann said...

I though you were misspelling the quilt shop name. Then I looked it up. Why is it "gese" and not "geese"?

Wendy Caton Reed said...

My but that is New England ingenuity at its best! I know you enjoyed the pears and the "fix". Love those neutral blocks. Yummy!

em's scrapbag said...

Thanks for sharing the link for the tumbling blocks.

gayle said...

Great fix on that pesky chair knob!
We got about 6" of snow the other day, but it warmed up enough to partially melt it. Now we have about 3" of extremely dense snow...

Miaismine said...

Such pretty projects! Love your Lover's Know blocks! :)

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