Saturday, September 18, 2010

Sonora Quilt Show

And finally, who ever thought about using beautiful red roses in a fall bouquet. This was outstanding. Plus is was perfect weather in the foothills. Allie and I took a picnic lunch and found a great spot to eat outside. Allie said the best part of her day was going up and over the hills (on Hwy 4) really fast and the 2nd part was riding the golf carts between buildings at the fairgrounds.
This is a vintage yo-yo quilt. They had about 4 on display. This was twice as tall as this picture. Everything was displayed nice and it was easy to get down rows and take pics. The ladies and their husbands were all nice and helpful.

This is the result of let the 6 yr old have the camera. This was a group effort with houses and barns with mini quilt blocks.

This one is for Lisa because she loves dolls and doll clothes. Some of these dresses were actually smocked.

Allison loved every quilt we looked at.

This is another beautiful quilt. The quilter did lots of machine embroidery and embellishment before putting each block together.

I went to the Sonora Quilt show today and saw all the lovely quilts. This was one of 3 of my real favorites. Allison the 6 yr old granddaughter went with me. Look at the ribbon and bows in the border.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Finished Project

This is the project I finished while on vacation. I call it Leaves in the Gutter. Just because it didn't come out the way I wanted it to. If you look close the pattern is Ricky Tims' Convergence. The class was quite some time ago because I know our friend Liz Faria taught it at Manteca Quilters. I didnt' use enough contrast in my fabrics and it seems like it all runs together. That's why I named it Leaves in the Gutter. To give it some detail I used raw edge applique with dupioni silk with large embroidery running stitches. It's not my favorite wallhanging, but now it's my most favorite finished project. I'm hoping to get one more finished before I go back to work. Next week I get to machine quilt on Dianah's "Always a Marine Quilt"

Thursday, September 9, 2010

And finally watching the perfect end of our day.
Marcela found a fairy garden. Just her size.

I keep thinking it doesn't get better than this and then it does.

The cousins in the Dahlia garden at Menodcino Botanical Gardens. Steph, Marcela and Liz. 1st one missing is Grandma and next is Katherine. Wish you had been with us girl. there is always next time.

Dang, again. But this is the Dahlia gardens and they were getting ready for a wedding. The alter looked out over the ocean. Not a bad spot to spend a day.


Senora Marcela

Steph and Jeff enjoying a personal moment in the Begonias

'[Cheers. Yes it was really this relaxing.

This is Victor in Pie Heaven

The Presbeyterian Ladies Pie Sale. There were really several hundreds of pies. We retrained ourselves to two pies and just a few pieces.

ft bragg

We camped at Harbor R.V. Park at Pomo Bluffs Parkway. This is the view from the end of the pathway next to our campsites. Just for reference, Harbor R.V. park doesn't look like much. Some people call it a field. But it's actually an R.V. park and a very old perm. mobile home park. It's on Main St, 2 short blocks from Hwy 20 at Cliff House and Noyo Bridge. Don't let the first impression fool you. For $29 this is the best R.V. bargain on the N. Coast. Full hook ups and cable t.v. We didn't use the bathrooms/Shower. There was a $10 key fee and we were later told my other campers it wasn't very modern or clean. That's why I tow my own. But where else can you camp and watch whales blow, enjoy a perfect sunset and be so close to town.

Ft. Bragg. a place to relax

Liz, Jeff, Marcela, Steph and Victor at Glass Beach, Ft. Bragg
Our vacation this year was 5 days in Ft. Bragg during Labor Day and the Paul Bunyan Days Festival. We really enjoy small town festivals. And you can't go wrong crafts, parades, fireman water fights, beer gardens, ugly dog contests, BBQ, lumber jack contests and the Presbyterian Ladies Pie Sale.