Monday, October 27, 2008

part 3

This is the last of the pictures. Hope you get some great ideas and enjoyed it. I have a lot to share with you but that will be in another post.

Part 2 of show

Here are some more quilts. I have more to go.

smithtown quilters show

Here is the first group of pictures from the Smithtown Quilters Guild show that I attended on Saturday. I will post more later.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

As promised and more

As promised, I took a close up of the plaque I painted some years back. It was quite easy since the design was traced on and the painting was filled in. It is not visible but the black area i s dotted with the end part of the brush.

The table is filled with pumpkins I made and a tomato that I purchased in a craft fair. The painted boxes were painted by me several years ago, also when I belonged to the painting guild.

Here is a closeup of the boxes.

This quilt is hanging over my fireplace. It was made from a panel that I added borders to. Tomorrow I will have more to show you. Hope you are enjoying the different crafts.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Where oh where does the time go!

I cannot believe I have not posted since Oct. 2nd! Did anyone notice??

It isn't that I have not had anything to show because I have been busy sewing. I even went to NYC last week with DH. It was a wonderful experience. DH had to repair an intercom in the building where Katy Couric lives on Park Ave. in Manhattan. He needed someone to watch his car if he could not find parking. I volunteered because I love Manhattan. As it turned out, he found parking until 11 am. That left me 45 minutes to walk around the area. The area is very nice and there were a few brownstones I would love to live in. One can dream.
After my husband was finished, we drove around Manhattan and he pointed out the buildings he has worked in and told me the names of the wealthy and famous who lived in them. In the past, he has met Paul Newman, Tony Randall, Katy Couric, Jackie Kennedy, and the writer, Lillian Hellman. I always enjoyed the stories he brought home.
We continued on to Harlem and then to the new Yankee Stadium. The old one is still standing but will be demolished to make room for parking. DH asked me if I wanted to see our old neighborhood in the Bronx. I jumped at the chance. We stopped by the Catholic church we attended almost 50 years ago. The priest showed me around and told me of the changes to the church. It was, 50 years ago, a big parish and every Mass was filled. The priest said that they now only have 250 parishioners. I have to confess when I first walked into the church I became teary eyed. So many memories. The catholic school I went to was still across the street. The building I used to live in was demolished a long time ago. When we passed, a new building was there with my old address. So strange.
Some of the other things I had done was decorate the house for the Fall. This is the front of our house. I meant to take a close up of the plaque by the door. I painted it when I was a member of a local painting guild. Tomorrow I will take a close up for you. It is cute.
This is a tablerunner I was working on with my library group. I had to make templates and did a terrible job. When I started piecing it, I could not do a good job in making the points meet. It doesn't look too bad in the picture. Anyway, I made the back in this simple Halloween print.
This is the side I am using. The colors are very off in the picture. I have more to show you, but that will have to wait until tomorrow. I have to get back to blogging regularly and also reading my favorite blogs!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Done with 2 days to spare

Well, the baby quilt is done. I have 2 days left before the shower with no pressure. Usually I am sewing on the binding the morning of the gift giving. Thanks to Marilyn for responding to my need for advice She suggested the yellow border and I listened. I am very happy with that choice. Tomorrow I can get my hair cut and my nails done in preparation for the shower. Maybe even get the binding finished on my table runner. Woo hoo!