Saturday, August 21, 2010

Lake Co Fair

Handicrafts I
Fabric - Natural Fiber Item (cotton)

I used a piece of felt for the back & then added a cord with Weeks Dye Works Pea Coat & DMC 310

Handicrafts I
Ornament - Not Specified

Lizzie Kate
for Punch Needle
Halloween Hang-Ups 2

Needlecraft I
Tatting - Not Specified Above

Friday, August 20, 2010

Honey Bee Blocks

From the Lake Co Parks website:

Honey Bee Social

Deep River County Park Visitor Center Meeting Room

Fridays, August 6 and August 20
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Bring a sack lunch and drink. Come when you can to one or both days

Every year volunteers make a quilt from donated blocks to hand-quilt during the next season. This year we are asking for the “Honey Bee” quilt block; and since honey bees are social insects, we decided to have a HONEY BEE SOCIAL. We will meet some of our block donors, help novice sewers assemble their block, trade fabric swatches, and just have a good time. If you’d like to make a block, help others, need help yourself, or just want to meet and share a good time, come to the Park on one or both Fridays.

Supplies needed: Hand-sewing needles, Pins, Thimble, Scissors, Thread - white or beige, Iron-on fusible interfacing, Tape Measure

If you have fabric to bring, you will need the following: Flowered Fabric, Medium green leafy fabric, Light yellow tone-on-tone, Light Blue tone-on-tone, Black solid

Note: If you do not have fabric to use, packets will be available at the Social for purchase. A sewing machine will be provided, assistance will be given beginners, and blocks will later be assembled into a quilt top for the 2011 quilting bees.

2010 Book List

Currently Reading:
Madeleine Albright: Read My Pins
Kate Collins: Slay It With Flowers
Elizabeth Kostova Swan Thieves
Jennifer Egan A Visit from the Goon Squad
Anita Shreve: The Last Time They Met (on the train paperback!)

Finished Reading:

Jodi Picoult: My Sister's Keeper
Kate Collins Mum's the Word
Mary Jane Auch: Ashes of Roses
Colleen McCullough: The Ladies of Missalonghi
L. M. Montgomery: The Blue Castle
Stieg larsson: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Tatiana de Rosnay Sarah's Key***** (awesome)
Ian Rankin: Doors Open (an excellent suspense - I really enjoyed this book)
Meacham, Leila: Roses
Blake, Sarah The Postmistress
Maggie Sefton: Skein of the crime
Kathryn Stockett: The Help (Audio Book - outstanding)
Anne Tyler: Noah's Compass
Jennifer Chiaverini: A Quilter's Holiday
Jennifer Chiaverini The Aloha Quilt
Alice Munro: Too Much Happiness
Anita Shreve: Body Surfing
Elizabeth Robards: With Violets (historical fiction)
Michelle Huneven: Blame
Audrey Niffenegger: Her Fearful Symmetry (This book is so twisted!, such a creative story line, wish she could develop the characters - give us readers something to make this a 5-star)
Cathleen Schine: The New Yorkers
Ian McEwan: On Chesil Beach
Jodi Picoult: House Rules
Jodi Picoult: The 10th Circle
Jodi Picoult: Change of Heart
Kim Edwards: The Memory Keeper's Daughter
Jodi Picoult: The Pact
Janet Evanovich: Sizzling Sixteen
Janet Evanovich: Wicked Appetite

Book Lists from Previous Years

Also in my book bag:

Noah Charney The Art Thief
John Updike: The Maple Stories
Colum McCann: Let the Great World Spin
Robert Goolrick Reliable Wife
Louisa May Alcott: A Long Fatal Love Chase
T. Davis Bunn: The Quilt
Jane Johnson: The Tenth Gift
Susan Vreeland: Luncheon of the Boating Party
Barbara Kingsolver: The Lacuna
  Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Love in the Time of Cholera and 100 Years of Solitude
  Kate Morton: The House at Riverton
Lauren Weisberger: Chasing Harry Winston
Heather BarbieriThe Lace Makers of Glenmara 
Nicholas Sparks: Safe haven
Nicole Krauss:  The Great House

Looks Interesting:
Jennifer Chiaverini: the Union Quilters (Feb Release)
17 Nov 2010 - rev

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Fair Entry

This is my button collection display entry at the Lake Co Fair.
When it was judged, the items were leaning on the tray.
Guess when they moved the tray - stuff fell over!

This was under a misc collections category.
There were two pages of entries.
I put some tatting shuttles on display
along with hooks, ruler, small motifs.

No ribbon, but I thought the display looked nice.

Sorry about the bad photos.
The entries are in large glass display cases.