Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Hooray for the Red, White and Blue

Today I brought this quilt home to trim and bind. It was quilted by Peg at the Quilted Crow in Sanitaria Springs, NY. This is the final entry for the Chenango Piecemakers Show on Oct. 10, 11 and 12th at the Oxford High School just off Rt. 12 in Oxford, NY. It will also be shown at the Triangle Guild's Show on Oct. 24th at Fall Festival, with the show in the Whitney Point Middle School's small gym, Rt. 11, Whitney Point.
This is Bob's quilt. The red, white and blue honors him, a Korean War veteran. He has suffered from PTSD since he was a young man, coming home from the war. He has nightmares every night.
When I wrote the last post I forgot to mention that it was 53 degrees the morning we went to the lake for a bath. The water didn't seem as cold as it does in the summer.
Last week we went to Mohawk Valley Quilt Club's show at the Utica Curling Club. I met Fran again and another of our AOL chatters Marilyn and her granddaughter Jessica. Jessica is seven and is learning to sew. Bob even went to the show with me.
My cousin Ella Mae suckered me into making a couple of beaded bracelets. Need I say more. Tomorrow the Campfire Girls are meeting at her house for a quick lunch, beading, some card games (get out the green visors) and then a quick trip to the Clothing Bank. I have a few items to donate as does June.
Keep on stitching.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Just an Old Stick in the Mud

We had a wonderful time at camp. Weather was mostly nice. Rain on Saturday morning. So we went off to a quilt shop in Parishville, NY called Handiworks Fabrics. The shop is located at 20 Picketville Rd. If you are in area, call 315-265-2670.
On Sunday we decided to go down to the lake (Carry Reservoir) and have a bath. I forgot to take a bathing suit so I wore gray shorts and a tank top. Water level was way down and there was some mud at the water's edge. I stepped in mud and one of my phoe crocs didn't want to go along with my foot. I sat in mud. Lois Ann gave me a hand so I could get up. Out into water, get mud off backside, wash hair, wash body and a quick run back to beach to towel off. It's a real spa treatment bathing at camp. She wouldn't let me wear the shorts in her car so I slipped them off from under my towel and wore towel back to camp.
We had planned our meals so that we made supper dishes at home and froze them. We had Sloppy Joes, a delicious GardenVeggie Soup and Chili. Wish JoAnne would send me soup when she makes it again.
Bring on the games...we started with Mexican Train Dominos, on to LCR, Skip-Bo and Rummikubs.
Lois Ann sent me four of her pictures yesterday and I am posting the site here.
Kodakgallery.com: Slideshow
Hope you enjoy seeing us relax. Lois Ann is the redhead, JoAnne has long brown hair & June is the other cottontop.
It's been a week on the run for Bob and myself. Have to pick him up at my son in law's garage at 9 a.m.
Off to cut strips for our scrappy bargello class tomorrow.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Saturday Morning Musings

Top picture is my Scrappy Bargello quilt before quilting and binding. The backing is a pink and green basket weave and the binding is pink. Looking good. Hope to finish handsewing the binding today. I'm so slow at handsewing as I don't do much.
Second picture is the notorious flagpole at camp. We had a few laughs about the flagpole in the Quilt Chat last night and I promised the girls I'd post a picture.
A group of us Campfire Girls are going to camp on the 11th and coming home the 14th. What fun we have up there. Eat, sleep, read, play cards, walk, talk.....and relax. June, JoAnne, Lois Ann, myself and probably Jeanie will be there.
Camp is up in St. Lawrence County back of beyond. We drive in thru a locked gate that goes to Little Kildare Hunting Club, go about three miles on a one lane road to camp. My cousins have owned the camp for over twenty five years. It is rustic, to say the least. No electric, water, and hardly any cell phone reception. We use LP gas to cook and for two lights in the kitchen and over the big table. We bathe in the lake. Hope it's warm next weekend. Brrrrrrrrrrr!