Monday, July 24, 2017

Monday Making


A little bit of a late Monday Making, but as I put things back into the shop and relocated supplies and staples I managed to sew a few rows of the next Postage Stamp quilt in progress.  Not sure how big this one will be, but I have a LOT of 2" squares that need using up.


Today is the last day of the Hop and there has been so many lovely things that I want to make.  SARAH has been such a gracious main host and all the participating hosts have astounded.  Please be sure to visit today"


 
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These little Angel ornaments are in my tutorial tab - a few scraps is all you need.  You can jump to them right HERE.  I have a few other little ornies there, too.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

Sunday, July 23, 2017

A Fine Heritage Day



This is the DAR building and front lawn were I was this weekend.  You can read the history of this lovely place HERE.


We couldn't have asked for a nicer day on the lawn.  It had gotten a little cooler and there was a bit of breeze most of the day.  The Old Oaks and Maples gave us plenty of shade, too.  My little nook amongst the other vendors outside.  I worked on a Hexie project all day.


A good vending friend that I just adore her set up with all the old suitcases.  A lot of lovely sachets with her own dried flowers and herbs, lovely things made with toile, linens, and silks.  And it never fails that we don't buy something from each other (or make a trade).


We have a few different local sheep and wool groups in our area and they were represented here at a few booths.


People could try the drop spindle or one of the sit down (didn't get that part of the tent).  Different pelts on display/sale and represented products of dye processing.


Weavers with different looms which I didn't get to see as they worked later in the day.


Ye Old blacksmith hard at work on a hot day.  I have a few of Brian's pieces.


And I could kick myself as forget his wife's name all the time.  Manning the items table an dorder books.  She loved helping the kids try to find the hidden hearts.  All the vendors were great with the hearts that were hung around the area - making sure that everyone found a home.

  
I would jump every time some one tryed one of the duck calls.  This man was truely a supior artist in his work.


I so wanted to bring this hansome fella home with me, but I was afraid my furkids would think I was bringing home new 'bait'.


The tin smith had sme wonderful pieces, I do have a couple of his work.


I wanted this guy, but by the time I got back to do some shopping of course - he was gone. 


Some of the wonderful paintings done by the same man who did the painting of our farm - the header on my blog.  He's done a number of the old buildings, homes, and farms thru out the Valley.

You can see a lot more (and better) photos of the event here:



I'm rested up, but still have to put things away.  Maybe I'll get to sew later in the day.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Heritage Day

I will be away today vending and demonstrating quilting.  Well, it's only a 1/4 mile from my house.  Still, it took me most of the day to pack everything up and load the car.  I have the camera charged and hope to share the event with you all.


I made up a few new hearts to hide around the grounds with the project ifoundaquiltedheart.  We, also, have a group in the County that has been painting rocks with quilt designs and leaving them around events to be found.  You can either keep them or paint in another area and hide at another location - fun.


I hope you have been enjoying the Hop.  If this hasn't lengthened your 'to-do' list!  SARAH has announced that due to a family matter, the winners of the give aways will be delayed until August 4th.  Many blessings for her and her family.

I missed yesterday and will post today's list as well as Sunday's as I will need a day of rest - please be sure to visit the following hosts:


Friday, July 21st


Saturday, July 22nd


Sewingly Yours,
Sharon 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Temperature Quilt


Per my temperature chart, my greens or the cooler days and you can see we have gone into a bit of warmer.  Actually, the humidity has been the pits.  That comes from so much RAIN.  Shouldn't complain because other areas are dry and on fire - not something I would want to have to deal with.  I am using the NOON temperature read for our area as we are still experiencing such a difference from evening to mid-afternoon.  
Temps: 82,79,68,75,83,84,78



My rosettes ressemble my flowers.  I don't have a lot this year as I lost a lot of perrenials - I went with herbs this year.  BUT I have a lot of Sunflowers here and there around the house thanks to the chippers stashing seeds in any hole they can find.  Usually they only stalk or just are small floweres, but I have a couple that really took off.  They remind me of my Dad who planted all kinds of sunflowers for the birds and wildlife to enjoy.


I always scatter marigolds thru beds to help as natural pesticide and the munchy critters don't like them either.

You can visit SARAH and see her temp quilt in progress as well as others.  Everyone has a bit of a different color chart they are using, so each will be unique.


Even with the heat (Aussies are into their Winter season), don't forget to visit the other SARAH and today's hosts:


Thursday, July 20th


Sewingly Yours,
Sharon