The Penn Oaks Quilt Show 2017 is in the books! This is Stephanie's beautiful quilt that won Best of Show! Not only is it hand quilted and hand appliqued, there are 399 little teeny tiny berries in that border. Congratulations Stephanie! Did you know this quilt was also featured on Quilter's Newsletter Magazine? I am not sure of the date but it is a well deserved cover girl!
Here are some more shots of the show. I will post the quilts so you can see them all soon, stay tuned.
I know I have been gone from the blog for almost a month but I was away and taking some time off with my husband. We spent a week in Savannah GA. This is the gorgeous Basilica St John the Baptist Cathedral. I went to the Latin mass and was brought right back to my childhood. Not only was the mass in Latin but it also was exactly the way it was when I was very young, complete with kneeling at the altar rail for communion. I enjoyed it very much and EVEN remembered some of the responses! If you get the chance to see this go, the stained glass is just amazing, along with all the other art inside.
If you have not been to Savannah you will want to go. It is so charming and a very walkable city that feels more like a large town. We walked on average 3 miles a day and enjoyed it as where we live you take your life in your hands to walk anywhere. We loved our house and I am hoping to convince some sister in laws to do a girls getaway there sometime!
This was one of our favorite places. It is called Wormsloe. I am sure this iconic picture is something you have seen before. Many wedding pictures are taken here. It was the estate of one of the first colonists and again a very charming property. It is still in the family! That driveway is over 1 mile long and the Live Oaks and Spanish Moss made it so inviting.
We took a guided tour that was so informative and made me realize I would never make it as a colonist! Way too much work trying to survive, let alone live!
I also had a visitor, Barb Vedder came and did a lecture and workshop with Calico Cutters and stayed with me. We had a good time and even got to go to Longwood Gardens, it was on her bucket list. Sorry I cut off your head Barb 😖
If your guild is looking for someone call Barb, her workshop was really good and I got lots of feedback from the students on how much they enjoyed it.
|Elliott plays, the violin and trumpet|
|Griffin (the tall one!) plays percussion|
My 2 grandsons, Elliot and Griffin had concerts this past week. It is so amazing how much they have grown! Once they get in school you don't see them as much, time is flying!
We joined a CSA this spring and summer. Look how beautiful these are! It is so much easier to go pick up the box every week than to weed the vegetable garden......
I have been sewing but not much. Now that the quilt show is over I can get back to my normal activities I hope. This applique block will be a long term project (I think I say that a lot!) to take to bees and to work on at night.
So that is a little of what I have been up to.