Time to get back in the swing of things and dig in on my projects that have been patiently waiting from my return. I've not been quilting for the past three weeks....my longest hiatus from quilting ever! I started in on the sashings and corner 9-patches for Minglewood. The Little Gathering fabric line from Moda is perfect for this quilt and frames the blocks nicely. There are still openings for this BOM at In Between Stitches.
Over the Labor Day weekend, we had a booth at Ruby Hill Winery for the Harvest Wine Festival. So many of you ask me what my husband does while I work on my quilts for eight hours a day. Well, Mr. Joe makes items out of wine barrels in his little wood shop.....just like Geppetto! He loves working with wood and comes up with some great designs.
He makes doggie beds out of wine barrels. We call this a Bark-A-Lounger. (I know we have way too much time on our hands!)
....and here is a planter box. From Cribbage boards to Lazy Susans, he makes them up at the cabin. My contribution to his hobby is to go along for the ride and write up the sales while sipping a glass of wine....not a bad deal at all and I'm qualified for that position in our little Mom and Pop Company!
Today is machine quilting day. I have to work on Party in the Garden and have it finished for Quilting in the Garden. This is a fabulous quilt show in my hometown of Livermore. Check out the slide show on the website, the classes being offered, and the featured artists. Hope to see you there!