I like to make all kinds of quilts, from postcard to king-size. I have a Gammill longarm quilting machine, several domestic sewing machines, and also work with a Babylock Embellishing machine. In the past few years, I have tried my hand at painting with watercolors and art journaling. I also throw in a little nature photography and the occasional travel or grandchild pictures. Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, June 27, 2010
All Things Quilty in the Mountains
It did not take long to find something quilty to show you from our trip to the mountains this weekend!
The Upper Mountain Agriculture Research Station has added another quilt barn to the two existing ones on the farm. This one is a very striking star pattern on the barn on our side of Hwy 88.
It was so nice to get to the mountains where the temps always are about fifteen degrees cooler. We went up to the top of the mountain and sat in the Christmas tree farm, where there is always a nice breeze. We watched the sunset.
When we got back to the cabin, we were greeted by the cheery Christmas lights we left on the garage doors, and a giant orange full moon rising.
Next morning, we went into West Jefferson for groceries and supplies. Our first stop is usually Welch's Produce. They have added some carts with green and yellow wheels, and red umbrellas to protect from the sun.
We bought tomatoes, corn on the cob, cantaloupe, fresh peaches, sourdough bread, seedless blackberry jam, and some mountain honey. Unfortunately, Charlie dropped the jar of honey when we got home, and it broke. WAAH!
Our friend and neighbor Ricky had a birthday while we were at the beach. We got him a bottle of a potent potable. I couldn't find a gift bag to recycle, so I painted a brown bag from Yankee Candle and added a mountain picture that I cut from a real estate brochure. The white paint pen that I bought for my artistic journaling class came in handy!