Thursday, October 30, 2008

New Block

This is my latest Birds of a Feather block. Bet you all thought I had forgotten about this project during my craft show mania -- nope. Still plugging along. This is a 15.5 inch block. Somehow I managed to save all the big blocks for last (LOL). I've prepped the next one and it is also a 15.5 inch block. The pattern didn't call for it, but I think I'm going to add some of the little berry circles like in the other blocks. This one just seems so plain and a little naked.

While I was sitting and stitching on this, this little face appeared. It's like she's saying, enough of that sewing, look how cute I am, wouldn't you rather play with me?

And when I explained to her that I had a deadline and had to finish this, then we would play, she decided to take a little nap herself.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Book Sale

My friend, "Crazy" Judyth is having a book sale (among other things) on her blog. She is slowly, but surely, listing different quilting books, beading books and oh my gosh, is that flamingos I see????

If you're looking for some new books for your stash or inspiration, go check her out. Looking for something specific? Chances are she has it -- just drop her a comment or email. Judyth also sells CQ fancy fabrics, along with laces and beads and what have you. Email her (address on her blog) for specifics.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Mound City Craft Show

It was that time of year again, the Mound City, Kansas craft show. This is a big event, held on the Linn County Fairgrounds. Our barn is the Cherry Barn (right next door to the Swine barn, or Miss Piggy as we like to call it).

Here's our pictures in order: first is the before -- the empty space. Then the chaos of setting up and then the finished result.

Everything in the above picture went to new homes. It was looking a little naked there by Saturday afternoon.
The weather was absolutely gorgeous! Warm enough for shorts and t-shirts but a nice breeze now and then. The people came in droves and droves and then even more came -- guess everyone wanted to be outdoors on such a glorious day.
Most of the things in these pictures are done by my parents -- dad cuts the wood and mom paints. They did very well at this show. This is our last outdoor show (we've been so lucky once again with the weather!) and all the rest will be indoor shows from now until December.
Hope you enjoyed this little glimpse. I would have shown you more crafters, but I was unable to leave the booth due to the huge turnout until late each evening and then I was just too tired to even remember where the camera was (LOL).