Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009


who blogs at
Sweet Old Vintage
is giving away
sets of embellished
Paper Doll Ornaments

Details on her post

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Quilt Show

Heritage Quilters
"Indiana Rose XII" Quilt Show

Saturday, October 3, 2009 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, October 4, 2009 11 am - 4 pm

Timothy Ball School
720 West Summit St.
Crown Point, IN. 46307

Admission: Adults $5.00
Children 5 thru 12 $1.00
Children under 5 Free

For more information


"If you think

you can do a thing

or think you can't do a thing,

you're right"

Henry Ford

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Sept 12 & 13, 2009
20th anniversary

Door Village Harvest Festival 2009

Says on the web site there are
tons of things to see/do, including

Looks like it is near
Westville, IN
Map on Web site

Monday, September 07, 2009


Isn't she lovely?
blogging at
The Cart before the Horse

has a couple things offered
on her giveaway ...

details at this post:
200 posts & a giveaway (or two)

Sunday, September 06, 2009


A lovely punchneedle project
offered by Carin, blogging at
The Cross Stitch Giant

as a giveaway on this post:
Birthday Give-A-Way!

Friday, September 04, 2009

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Pulled out some fabrics

After reading thru the Friendship Star, 6" block notes
I pulled out some possible fabrics

I'm liking the blue with stars
I can cut the squares
so I'm using more of the
the darker blues

Still undecided about the

I have a couple pencils
Each pencil compliments a different fabric

I think I've narrowed down
choices to THREE

I love yellow

"absolutely no floral"
No problem

Each section will be 2 1/2" to form
a 6" star block

Yeah ... wish me luck on the cutting out part

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

2009 - Friendship Star Block

For 20+ years, The staff at Wood's Historic Grist Mill
(located in Deep River County Park)
have collected quilt blocks for an annual Friendship Quilt

Here are the details for the 2009-2010 Friendship Quilt:

Click on image to enlarge

Click on image to enlarge

If you are new to my blog,
there is background information and pictures
on these posts
from this blog.

Per the Quilting News, blocks were received from
Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Wisconsin
for the Lotsa-Potsa Flower quilt.
Blocks were collected during 2008 & nearly 200 blocks were received.

Quilting Bees are being held on
August 23, September 28, & October 25th
Wood's Historic Grist Mill

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

A Quick Trip ...

After dropping Alex off at school, made a mad dash to get ready & head to the South Shore train station. It was a beautiful, cool, sunny day & I thought a visit to Chicago was in order. I went the Chicago Cultural Center first --- for a snap of the ceiling. It is such a beautiful building. Headed over to the Art Institute to view the 2nd rotation of Beyond Golden Clouds Japanese Screens

What a room full of beauty!!! That closes on September 27th

Then, I crossed the hallway and entered a special exhibit A Case for Wine which closes Sept 20th. I had not intended to wander thru this exhibit until I was told there were many TEXTILES
on display.

Textiles??? On display???Made for the Cathedral Seo de Urgel, Lérida, Spain

Yeah, went right on over & was delighted at the stumpwork around a wall mirror,

a needlepoint chair seat, a small bag, a bedcover with embroidery --- and more! I did an on-line search for textiles on display. Some of these came up in the search, others did not.

If you follow the link to the current exhibitions, you will see selected works --- not a lot of photos of the textiles, tho.

There were embroidered pieces, filet net pieces, a beautiful altar piece, altar cloth, fragments, etc. I was delighted to stumble on this exhibit.

Chalice Cover, Early 17th century

Had to walk quickly to the train station ... had to get back to haul DS around. Wish I would have had more free time today : )

My Mom's birthday is later this month & we may go see the exhibits, lunch, etc. I keep my fingers crossed for good weather & no mishaps!

SO --- if you are out and about in Chicago, take the time & check out the exhibit!!!