July 17, 2024

Fantastic Weekend!

Fantastic Weekend!
Fantastic Weekend!
I really should get out more.
I’m not sure what it is about this advanced age that has me preferring for the most part to just deal with small groups of retreating quilters, a few local friends and choosing basement sewing time over wanting to be out and about around crowds of people.
I am mostly content to just be faced with a project that has captured my attention, with something binging on some streaming service, or podcast, or just music.
But every once in a while, with much prodding and encouragement, I find I can have a wonderful time with friends playing social of an evening!


Fantastic Weekend!
Knowing I was left “home alone” while Hubster Dave was in Oregon/Idaho (He is home tomorrow. Yay!) friends Cindy & John invited me out to the street fair in West Jefferson, NC on Friday evening.
We weren’t sure it was going to be a go.  Just as we were arriving, we were welcomed by a huge downpour that had us shaking our heads, driving past, and opting to just go out to dinner instead.
And oh, how the rain came done!  “It’s a total wash out!” was the concensus.
Cruiser’s Grill was packed with folks who evidently had also given up on the promise of food trucks for their evening meal due to the rain – 
We watched the rain just cascade down the slightly hilly paved parking lot.
But wonder of wonders – by the time we were done with dinner the rain had stopped – do we dare go b ack and see what is going on?
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Quite a few came out once the rain had passed!  And the food trucks were back and busy with ice cream, kettle corn, funnel cakes and more.


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Ellie doing her best impression of Superman.  LOL!
Fantastic Weekend!
The consensus?  This girl needs to get out of her comfort zone and get out and play more often.  It was a joy to be out with folks tapping their toes, clapping their hands and we all sang along until we were hoarse of voice and full up with community happiness.
Thanks, Cindy and John for dragging my butt out there.
Where are we going next?


Fantastic Weekend!
So this has been going on over the past few days in the QPO studio:


Fantastic Weekend!
My County Clare Leader & Ender units are also growing quickly along side of my patriotic star blocks! I have become obsessed.  Seriously.  With both projects!

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This is where I left things last night.
Fantastic Weekend!
I’m going to keep going on these, knowing that I still have that Huka Falls quilt to finish.  
I’ve brought that one home as I am at the block assembly stage, and it is easily managed from here on out.  It’s been my evening sewing at home thing…which will come to a close tomorrow when I pick Hubster Dave up at the airport.
Fantastic Weekend!


This pile is making me so happy!


Fantastic Weekend!
Quilt photography happened yesterday!
We had some light cloud cover yesterday morning which makes for brilliant photography without risk of glare in the morning.
Getting closer to having Hamilton Gardens ready for PDF release in just about a week!
Fantastic Weekend!


And this is where I am this morning.
Lola is a creature of habit and as soon as I sit at my desk, she is right up in my lap and pegging for pets and giving me “the look.”
Which is what prompted this morning’s meme:
Fantastic Weekend!


Quiltville Quote of the Day –
It’s all in the way they look at you, right? 

There are days when I wish all pets came with thought bubbles just so we would know for sure what they were thinking! 

Happy Monday, everyone! 


Fantastic Weekend!