Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Quilt Show

Last week my sister, a couple of friends and I went to a local quilt show in Morden - the Barnswallow Quilt Guild's annual quilt show. We had a lovely day, always well worth the trip.


The feature quilters, a pair of sisters - Lenore Laverty and Kathryn Laverty Luger, put on a stunning display. More photos from the quilt show can be seen on the guild's website - LINK (the blue and white New York Beauty in one of the photos was my favourite - the pieces were so tiny, and such intricate quilting).


I finished spinning the skein of yarn I had started last week. I ended up with 630 yds, 117g of a light fingering weight yarn (it is 20% Silk, 30% Alpaca & 50% Merino wool).


I spun it to try out a crochet pattern (my goal is to always try new things, and I wanted to try my hand at a crochet pattern that didn't involve a Craftsy/Blueprint class to see if I could do it on my own - I am struggling! Yikes!). The pattern is the Falling Blossoms Shawl by Ana D. I must be having trouble counting, because I think my numbers are right, but the stitch pattern doesn't seem to be working out now that I have started the eyelet section. It doesn't seem to really matter at this point. The beauty of crochet is that it is so easy to pull the stitches out.


For other news, our oldest son is an arborist and has just started his own tree care business, so over the winter he bought a chipper and recently a dump truck. Work was done on the chipper and it was tested this weekend - a 10" wide branch turned to dust!


Renovations are still ongoing - this past week a couple of bedrooms have had hardwood floors installed, and kitchen cupboards are going in now. Somehow the little cat manages to sleep through all the power tools, air compressor and nailer, shop-vac etc (but when I pull out the regular vacuum she runs away), plus all of us talking loudly because we are wearing hearing protection.


It has been nice to see ducks swimming on the pond, mainly Mallards but yesterday there was a pair of Blue Winged Teal.


We also saw a couple of Bald Eagles soaring high recently (only one in the photo, they were closer, but by the time I got my camera...).

All the best!♥︎

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