This has been an interesting two weeks. First, I went to New Hampshire for a week. I had a list of everything that I had to do, When I returned to Maine, only half of the list had been finished.
I had an e-mail telling me of a quilt show and did I want to go. Of course, everything else took a back seat. We had a wonderful day. The show was one of the best that I had been to for a while. It was held in a church and the quilts were over the backs of the pews. Some quilts were hung. Every quilt was beautiful.
There was a room full of quilts and other things for sale on another floor. It was like another whole quilt show. I found some 18″ doll dresses and bought two for Annie Louise. They are short dresses so I will have to use them as a top and make an under skirt. All my doll dress fabric, etc. are in New Hampshire, so I haven’t made new dresses for Annie Louise this summer.
This little dress has eyelet around the neck, so I think that I will make an eyelet skirt to go under the dress.
This dress will make a top for a long sleeve plain dress.
It was so much fun being with my quilting friends. The weeds in the flower gardens will go away when it snows. Green is a natural color. Maybe I can clean out the gardens when I go down the next time.
The produce at the farmers’ market is wonderful. I enjoy the variety of colors in the beans and the carrots, Somehow, they taste much better.
After I came back to Maine, my computer cooling fan broke. The cost of repair was a good down payment on a new computer. I worked for three days to find another computer on line. Finally, after finding a very nice customer service person on the phone, I ordered what I wanted. Two days later, the computer showed up on my porch. I downloaded everything that was necessary, but I couldn’t connect to my e-mail. I finally rebooted the computer and shut it down for the night. This morning, it works perfectly. The portable cd reader/writer should come this week and everything will be in order. When I go back to New Hampshire the next time, I’ll take the computer to the Geek Squad and make sure that I did everything properly.
Today is a good day for quilting. The Page 30 challenge is on my sewing machine. I started free motion quilting yesterday. The reveal is next month. Hopefully, I will finish it by then. I’m also finishing some applique on a little log cabin piece that I made to try out the new free motion rulers that I bought at the Maine Quilt Show. It would be quicker to try the rulers on 10″ squares and then put them together in the quilt as you go method, but I saw this quilt in a magazine and had to make a mini version of it. It’s taking much longer than I thought.
Have a great day and happy quilting.