Friday, May 29, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Stash Sale at the Quilt guild

Well, that was interesting and fun! It looked like there were approx. 20 tables of vendors. The $10. cost per table went to the All Faith's Food Bank. Table set up was from 6:00-6:45. Business meeting as usual, as well as "show and tell" which is really my favorite part of attending quilt guild meetings. Then the fun began, with about 85 women swarming the tables to get the bargains! Let me tell you...some of these women have more fabric in the stash sale than I buy in several years, but so what...we can't take our money or fabrics with us when we expire! Every so often someone rang a bell and everybody had to stand stock still while they called out two numbers for door prizes. I sold about half of the items I took along and donated the proceeds to the food bank. I had also taken a lot of sewing notions, etc for the free table, and those were all gone by the end of the evening. And I got a quilt book from the free table, and purchased a yard of irresistible fabric with elephants on it from the woman next to me. On my way out the door I ate the last piece of the guild's 25 anniversary celebration cake, came home and watched the movie Wrestler. Now, that was a whole 'nother world! Whew! It's been rainy and raining here for several days. I love it! Soon enough we'll be hankering for some sunshine, I'm sure.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Just saying Hi!

Not much news to report...I am sorting through my fabric and sewing supplies for two or three reasons. # 1 is that the Friendship Knot Quilt Guild is having a stash sale on Monday. That means the members can purchase the use of a table at the meeting to sell unwanted fabrics and sewing supplies. The proceeds from the table cost will be donated to All Faith's Food Bank. I plan to donate the proceeds from the evening to the food bank, as well. #2 is that I have become "somewhat" friends with a family of four who homeschool their children. The daughter wants to learn how to sew, and I'm donating some fabrics that I think she and/or her girlfriends might enjoy working with. I remember my 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Madeira, gave some of the girls in her class that year bags of fabrics left over form her sewing projects. It meant a LOT to me! I can do that for other people, too. #3 is that I overstocked fabrics/supplies for my present circumstances. No I get to pass it on or pay it forward! Also working on finishing up 6-7 Cathedral Window projects. I like to take them to the point of requiring borders, and then get them all ready for that stage. It has been up to 95* here. last night some heavy dark clouds rolled in and I thought sure we'd get rain. Nope, not us but I sure hope someone did.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Pat's creation

Here's another one of Pat's welded art pieces. It's not clear in the pic but the eyes are made from odometers or some kind of gauges. Truly whimsical! This evening I am going to Venice to meet one of Pat's biking buddies so he can introduce me to his residence where I am going to housesit over the weekend while he is out of town. That will be an interesting adventure and change of pace for me!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Interesting metal sculpture

This is one of the many welded art pieces that are on display around the property where I am staying temporarily. I find them fascinating, and of course cannot really imagine the process by which Pat comes to make these interesting and varying pieces of art. Last evening I attended a concert at Mother's Musical Bakery for the very talented husband and wife team, Bill and Kate Isles from Duluth, Minnesota. I enjoyed a meal of homemade whole wheat pizza, a coke, and bought a piece of their absolutely scrumptious pecan pie for Pat. To see one of my latest quilted creations see: Today I am making another wallhanging that represents the beauty of sweetness and brightness of passion.