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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Golden October !

It truly is a golden October day here !  Not that we don't have sunshine almost all the time, but it is cooler today for the first time, much less humid, so the light is different and for the first time for months, it was cooler outside than in the house.  All the windows are open, and we are enjoying fresh air instead of airconditioned. 

Last weekend, a few of us went to a quilting retreat, so we spent some time working on outstanding things.  I was able to piece ALL of the sashing for the Flower Garden quilt, which is a boring task - finished 1" squares - but more fun with others to talk too.  We also took the time to go to Jacksonville quilt show, which was not far away.

Here are a few favorites (in no particular order):

Beautiful Dear Janes, I loved the blues.

 Lou and I have a joint applique project - Country Inn by Blackbird.  Here is my first block, laid out ready to pin.  These are very large pieces, actually I think the largest I have ever done as applique.  But they are fun in a quirky way.  The corners will have a quarter section of a Dresden plate appliqued on them, but I have decided to do that last so I can be sure to vary the fabrics evenly.

 And just for fun - a quick photo of my backyard this sunny afternoon !
 Other side (sorry about the pool canisters - we are doing the usual chores)

I hope everyone is getting a little stitching time today !