Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Autumn Equinox & A Binding Or Two

Happy Autumn Equinox!
I love this time of year! The anticipation of the leaves turning colors.
The nights getting crisp; pumpkins and gourds starting to show up here and there.
Fall is my favorite season.
It's getting dark earlier... and staying dark until latter in the morning too.
The weekend was so nice that it made Monday a bit of a let down for me.
I did have time to relax with the hubs and go to Costco- run errands and that of thing.
We bought mums and planted them on Sunday. This morning they were gone. I guess the deers like these flowers particularly well. Candy on a stick!
So, as for my to do list...
I pretty much have my menu planned and ready to submit to the Banquets Dept. at the resort.
I still have to draw up a floor plan arrangement for dining tables, work areas and the ironing stations for the retreat.
I did make my little friendship bag. It's ready to send out...
(once I get a little something to put in it)!

I got my next Schnibbles top finished and since it's a surprise I can only show you the backing fabric right now!One of my goal for September was to get some bindings done on some of the quilts I have, that have been quilted and stacked into a (not so neat) pile.
Miraculously, I still had the fabric to make the bindings... I even had one of the bindings all made & ready to go!

I must have had my camera on a weird setting... these pictures aren't very sharp.
The quilt above and the one below have been around awhile... do you recognize those fabrics? Jeesh!
I thought I didn't really like this one... but while I was putting the binding on I began to like it all over again. Does that ever happen to you? I think this was the Chocolate group from Moda.

I still have to put the do the hand sewing on this one below. I haven't worked with flannel in a long time...
and I can tell you that having that quilt on your lap during 95 degree weather
really isn't a smart idea! I loved this group of fabrics though. The center was from a panel. The circles in the squares were from the panel also.
I have an attachment to folk art kind of things. It always reminds me on New England!
And so does Autumn.


Sherri said...

You're getting lots done...I hope I get to sew soon...I really want to finish my next Schnibbles!!!


Sounds to me like you are on a "roll"--quilts are pretty and I know what you mean about learning to love a quilt all over again!!!!Hugs, Di

kjquilts said...

I like the quilt in the top picture. Do you remember the fabric line?

Can't wait for the unvieling of the Schnibbles on Flickr. I started mine today.

Shelly said...


I am doin' the quilt on lap handsewing binding air on high :)
Just waaay to much fun.

PunkiePie said...

Pretty quilts and I love your friendship bag! Someone is going to be very lucky receiving it.

call me crazy said...

Wow, you are really getting lots done! Sorry abt your mums. :-/ The little bag is cute and the quilts are wonderful! congrat's on finishes! :-)

Carrie said...

It sounds like I have the same September goal that you do! I have all these quilts laying around without bindings and I've been trying to get them done. So far, I've bound five Schnibs and one big quilt. Now that the Fall TV season has started, it's been a perfect way to spend the evening. :)

Autumn? Huh? It's still over 100 degrees here most afternoons. I'll check back with you sometime in November. :)

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

They're all so pretty, Sinta. Way to go at getting some of those UFO's finished up - they're great!

Heather said...

Wow, look at you! I like all of your projects. I have many tops done, I need to get some batting and put them together to quilt. You got me motivated!

Quilt or Dye said...

My first Schnibbles is on my design wall!

quiltfriend said...

Can't wait to see next months Schnibbles! AND I think I am up and running as a blog.. It's called Quilt Friend I hope..