Sunday, May 30, 2010


Well my exams for the first term of my College course are over so I had 5 of my Quilting friends over for dinner on Wednesday night. It was so the 90's and we don't have air conditioning, but we all had a great time. I made a big pan of Lasagna and garlic bread with cheese. I also made a garden salad with strawberries, red onion, and cherry tomatoes. And of course we had wine with dinner and strawberry rhubarb pie for desert or lemon cake. After dinner we all worked on one of our sewing projects.

The next morning I left for Syracuse New York as I had to Judge a horse show on Friday. It took me about six hours to get there. The show was great, and very large. I enjoyed it. I was fortunate to be able to work with some really nice people. It was a long show that started at 7 am. and finished at 9:30 pm. In the Judging world, we call that a "Marathon". I went back to my hotel room and got a good sleep and got up early the next morning and headed home. I decided to take the scenic route home, 5 and 20 instead the Interstate 90. I had a beautiful trip home with some beautiful scenery. I got to travel along the finger lakes. The small towns I went through were very quaint. I stopped at some nice shops and even some quilt shops. I went into one quilt shop in Caledonia New York, called "Chestnut Bay Quilt Shop" The shop owner was so nice, she owned some horses so we had a nice talk. I purchased a Quilt Kit for "Banner Day", a Jo Morton design. I have always liked the American themed fabrics and Quilts so now I can make one. It came with some beautiful civil war fabrics. so I will have to get that made this winter. I didn't arrive home until after 5 pm. It took me twice as long to get home as it did to get there.

The dinner table set with my crow dishes

Brenda is teaching Michelle to hand quilt

Shirley, Mary and Linda working on their projects

Brenda is hand piecing quilt blocks

Shorty taking a is so hot!! and I have had enough of watching all those ladies sewing :)

The pattern for "Banner Day" by Jo Morton

Civil War fabrics that are in the kit.


  1. Sounds like a fun time! LOVE your crow dishes! They are beautiful! I also LOVE the fabric... it's gorgeous! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! Thanks for sharing the pics!

  2. It sounds like you had a nice time on your trip with the bonus of stopping at small shops along the way home..I love your crow plates..Have a great Memorial Day..

  3. Glad you had a safe trip and had the added bonus of visiting some nice shops along the way. The fabric kit is great! I also love the American themed prints and Jo Morton has some beautiful fabric lines.

    You all look like you are enthralled in your quilting. Great pics! Dinner sounds like it was delicious and your table setting is lovely.


  4. love those crow dishes!! I really want to learn to make a quilt.. looks like fun!

  5. Janet, I just discovered that you live just up the road in Ilderton! Do you give quilting lessons? I saw the pics of some of the ones you've done and they're beautiful!! Would love to chat!!

  6. Hi Haley.

    I was wondering how long it would take you to realize that I live pretty close to you. LOL

    Better watch those yard sales......I might just get there before you do!

    I don't really teach quilting, but I can point you in the right direction for learning. I have been quilting for about 15 years now and just love it.


  7. LOL!! Smarty-pants! So I'm a bit slow... lmao.. there are just so many Americans who blog that I'm shocked when I see a Canadian! Let me guess, are you recommending Quilts & Calicos or Cotton-By-Post (I think they're called).. the cute quilt shop in St. Jacob's closed so I have to look elsewhere. I'm still working up the nerve, I don't need to make something perfect and I think that's what I'm worried about :S My email is if you have some advice :D Thanks!!

  8. Ah, love the fabrics in the kit! It will be beautiful when you are finished with it. I adore those crow dishes!! How fun that would be to use them. Looks like you all had a good time.