Just a quick post this morning to show you the borders on Buttonwood. I'll most likely quilt a feather and cable design on the tone on tone brown in the border. I'm still trying to decide what to quilt in the baskets. An idea will come to me when I least expect it.
For those of you that live locally, Mr. Joe and I will have a booth at Ruby Hill Winery tonight from 6:30pm to 9pm for the annual Sip and Shop. This event kicks off the Holiday shopping season and should be lots of fun. While I quilt, Mr. Joe is busy in his woodworking shop making items out of wine barrels. From benches to dog beds to wine bars, he makes them out of wine barrels. We call this dog bed a Bark-A-Lounger. (Can you tell we have way too much time on our hands?) We call the food bowl holder a Doggie Diner.
The inside of the barrel was naturally stained by the red wine. It is a beautiful shade that could never be replicated by any stain purchased at a hardware store. Mr. Joe's workshop has a wonderful aroma of a winery. No wonder he escapes to his shop for hours on end. While I'm stippling....he's tippling.