Monday, June 29, 2009

Raining, raining, raining!!!!

We are water-logged in NH! The town I live in has closed roads, had power outages and still, it continues to rain! Just finished up a baby quilt for the granddaughter of a friend. I love to add embroidery to these little quilts. In this case, "Sweet Dreams," and "Thank heaven for little girls." Now I'll finish the embroidered birth annoucement, then back to art quilts.

On the Road in the RV

A week ago Wednesday, we hit the road for a short trip north. We headed for northern NH, Vermont and NY, so that my husband could make those out of the way sales calls, that don't fit into his usual routine. Usually I stay home, but we decided it would be a good RV trip as I have wanted to see the Vermont Quilt Festival for some time. We stayed a couple of nights on Lake Champlain in a couple different spots, we headed for Montreal and stayed just south of the city, and then headed down to Burlington, Vt for the quilt show. I took some great photos along the way and stopped at an interesting shop in Potsdam, NY, where the work of members of the St Lawrence County Arts Council was on display. The work of the members was beautiful.
The quilt festival was also well worth the trip.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Second in Beach Series: Birds Of A Feather

I just stitched the binding on, "Birds Of A Feather," the second in my beach series along with Blue Jellyfish, shown in an earlier post. Boy, I hate binding! I am purposely keeping this as a, "soft quilt," as I may enter this piece in a quilt show, as part of a group exhibit with some Florida quilters.

There is this dilema, do I mount the piece on stretcher bars, on canvas, frame it, or leave it soft? Leaving it soft, is easier for shipping purposes. But the bottom line is.....oh how I hate to do binding!

What are the rest of you doing, for the most part?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Juried Into Lowell: Images 2009

I just openned my acceptance letter from Lowell! Morning Ride and Saturday in Searsport have been accepted for the show! I'm excited! Saturday in Searsport will travel first to Maine Quilts in Augusta, Maine in July. Morning Ride will go to Lowell to be seen for the first time.

Okay, back to the quilt that is on my machine right now!