We don't often leave town on a holiday weekend, but made an exception this time because of the horrible inversion & pollution we've been experiencing here the last week or two. Hubby & I drove with DD#2 and her family five hours south to sunshine, blue skies and warm temperatures - it was perfect! We explored & hiked & swam & ate out and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Here are a couple of things I saw that during our travels that caught my attention. We stopped at Cove Fort which has been restored to resemble pioneer times and I loved seeing this hooked rug in one of the rooms. Rug hooking was a colonial craft and not a pioneer craft, but it was still fun to see this on the floor of a bedroom there.
Here's a close up of part of the floral diamond.
And we saw a barn star on the side of a house that was nice - not seen very often in this part of the country - I'd like to make one for my home someday.
I've been very busy working on a new quilt for DD#2 - she chose the pattern & the colors - I chose the fabrics. Each block is paper pieced in two sections. Each star is formed by sewing four blocks together, so the entire quilt needed to be laid out before I started any of the sewing.
Lots of trimming involved...
Last week when I met with my rug group there was some great show & tell. Nancy had started a new table runner - it will be symmetrical and placed on a small telephone table in her home.
She just had a bit of yarn whipping left to do on this cute piece that she began & finished since our meeting a month ago.
Myra is hooking a pumpkin rug for a friend with vibrant orange colors.
Yvonne is working on a rug that is in a Pat Cross book (if I remember correctly)
It's good to be home!