Well, how did that happen? I sure have been away a while. It was a busy summer that just flew by so fast. We happily celebrated our daughter's wedding in August which meant our son and his family came for the wedding and a holiday. It was wonderful having them here with us and having everyone together for such a joyous occasion.
Despite the state of the Canadian dollar we could not let November go by and without a visit to Maine and our dear friend (and quilter) Jo Diggs. We had perfect weather, visited our favourite quilt shops and wandered the old Port. We spent a wonderful day In Lowell, MA at the New England Quilt Museum. The exhibit of applique quilts was one of the best exhibits I have ever seen. If you are ever in the neighbourhood be sure and visit this gem of a museum.
I didn't get much quilting done or projects finished. The weather was really hot and humid this summer. We went almost 3 months with not much rain to speak of, thank goodness we are no longer on a well though we were still very aware of our water usage. I am back on track now working away on my "Pies and Tarts" quilt. It is a hand project, I am hand appliqueing the EPP circles on to the background. It is a great small project to take with me to my bee or meetings or to work on in the car.
My local guild, the Mahone Bay Quilters Guild had our bi-annual quilt show during the Scarecrow Festival. It was one of the best yet and we had a wonderful attendance with people from all over. The members once again showed some exquisite quilts, it was hard to pick a favourite.
Last week the "Quilt Mafia" gathered again at Gaspereau Valley Fibres, a wonderful location near Wolfville and easy for all of us to get to. And it is near Avonport Discount Fabrics for those of us who are avid quilters! It is always so inspiring to get together with this group of women, seventeen of us made it, we were just missing two members! It was a beautiful late fall drive across the province for me, a grey day that was made brighter by the wonderful yellow/gold leaves still on the trees. Almost everyone brought something to share and everyone brought something to work on from stitching to knitting to quilting and piecing. It is a wonderful old building with lots of shelves of glorious colours of yarns. Many years ago the building was a garage/mechanic shop. There are wonderful rows of old drawers lining two walls, apparently the handles of the drawers were handles from cars!