Friday, November 09, 2012

Where did the month go?!?

I know exactly where my month went:

First, there was 2 weeks of an all-hands-on-deck, mad house, work-a-thon at my job -- 8 to 12 hour days straight through (we did get Sunday off) slaying mastodons with our atlatls.

 Just another day fighting the wooly mammoths.

Not really, *that* exhibit was installed months ago, we were on to the next thing. :-)

After the paid work was over, I needed to do some serious house-cleaning for house-guests coming for Quilt Festival. I know you know what I'm talking about -- the sort of cleaning you only do when you are expecting company. I was sure my company wouldn't notice, or care if they did, but I felt better knowing it was done.

louis enjoying a rarely made bed
Louis says, "Food Lady, this is nice! You should make the beds more often."

I did nearly no sewing. All I did was finish my HMQG logo colors mini challenge & made a few more zipper pouches for gifts. (I think I'm beginning to feel more confident about my zippers.)

 hmqg logo colors mini challenge

 i've conquered the zipper pouch

Then the 2 house-guests arrived -- a quilter friend from France & my MIL. And Quilt Festival!!! An exhausting good time! This year, I really enjoyed looking at the antique & vintage quilts being sold -- I even came home with one!

awesome antique & vintage quilts

the quilt i bought

In spite of an oath with myself not to get any fabric, I managed to come home with some: a stack of Grunge, some vintage bits, plus some other pieces. 

 festival fabric haul

Next, a trip to the airport with one departing guest & a route home over a very attractive bridge.

fred hartman bridge

Then, relaxing bay-side with the remaining guest.

bay side

Then it was just me & Shug, tired, but with pleasant memories of the last week.
And did I mention that my quilt was hanging at the Quilt Festival!?!

my quilt at the quilt festival


amy and the bad cats said...

i'm still trying to figure out where october went as well! louis is funny. on days when our housekeeper comes (once every other week!), i come home to find all the cats on the nicely made bed! it's the only time that happens at our house!

O'Quilts said...

Glad you are back!!

Karamat said...

Oh yes, how quickly October came & went! It was fantastic to see your quilt at the show!!

Becca said...

What October?

Missed you! I felt like I saw you at the show through your quilt.

Claudia said...

Congrats! How great to have a quilt on display. Love those antique quilts, especially the appliqué.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Ooh sounds very busy!!! Louis is so cute testing the bed! How lovely to have lots of visitors. And how amazing to see your quilt hanging at the show!! I bet it had lots of admirers!! Your new old quilt is wonderful too!

Nifty Quilts said...

Your quilt looks great and oh, so important hanging there at the show! Love that stripe one too. Congratulations!

Nicky said...

Your vintage quilt caught my eye as I have made two based on that pattern. Makes a great scrap quilt!