Wednesday, November 30, 2011
It was a busy sewing day in the studio today.
I don't have a picture of the seminole strips Bev was making for a jacket that's in process.
Nancy was working on her quilt with the Japanese blocks and symbols.
This is one half of Pat's newest quilt.
Linda worked on a piece that uses some fabric that she made this summer.
Priscilla was close to finishing a beautiful new vest that had been in her closet in a box of UFO's.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Our long growing season allowed for extended time for our crops. This is not always a good thing, as this summer did not favor our ornamental gourds.
Here the entire harvest is spread out on the barn floor to facilitate cleaning.
We'll try to do better next year!
The ever-popular swan neck variety gourds are always a bit difficult to grow and somewhat unpredictable.
Many seeds and plants produced only a moderate crop.
We will try to do better next year!!!
Sunday, November 20, 2011
The Sunday trunk shows are part of the activities that are on-going during the Quilts=Art=Quilts at the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, NY.
Today's program was presented by members of the Quilt Inspiration Group from the Syracuse area. Here are four of the group's 12 members, and I'm not sure I have their names right (corrections are welcome!) -- Carol, Linda, Sally and Corrine.
We saw quilts from all the members of the group and heard abour their group challenges.
Our friend Liz Anderson is at the podium on the right side of the picture, and she is telling us about her Christmas quilt.
We had a chance after the presentations to look over all the quilts.
In the center of the picture, Caris and Pat are chatting with Linda from the Syracuse group.
I think this quilt was made by Carol.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Caris is a member of Genesee Valley Quilt Club and is well known for her applique and hand-quilting skills, as well as her beautiful wearables.
The first quilt she showed us was worked on by her grandmother in the 1940's, by her mother in the 1990's, and that she completed.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
We've been enjoying many mild and pleasant days for early November.
Bill took advantage of the warm weather to hose off the tarp that will cover the Jeep in the barn for the winter.
And I found lots of lovely plumes on a walk through Bill's ornamental grasses gardens.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
In conjunction with the Quilts=Art=Quilts exhibit, the Schweinfurth Art Center is hosting a series of trunk shows/talks by regional quilters on Sundays.
Today's program was "Quilts: What's Their Worth?" given by Genie Barnes who is a certifed quilt appraiser. Genie is also an Executive Consultant for Schweinfurth and has been involved in organizing and supporting this yearly exhibit since its inception 31 years ago.
It was a beautiful sunny day for the trip to Auburn, and the sun was setting as I drove home. The skies were full of jet trails, and I tried to capture them with my iphone through the car's windshield.