The week began with sunshine and ended with the biggest November snowfall in 120 years. The storm was forecast well in advance and behaved exactly as predicted: heavy, wet snow from Friday night to mid-afternoon Saturday. The United Methodist Women had a table at the library craft fair Saturday. I drove on slippery, partially-plowed streets for my 1:30-3:30 shift. Usually the craft fair is a bustling event but we packed up our table at 2:30. The baked goods were sold at coffee hour after the Sunday service. The craft items will be packed away for next year. (Of my contributions: the five
I hosted P.E.O. on Monday -- a nice coincidence for me because I was initiated 30 years ago this week (November 19, 1985). The program was a report by Pat W., our delegate to the international convention. Each delegate represents seven chapters (I was the delegate in 2009). Pat is a member of a chapter in the southwest corner of the county and she's also on a state committee with me. I made this mug rug to thank her for her presentation.
I needed a tablecloth for the dining table to serve Monday's refreshments. I opened the bottom drawer of the butler's desk, which I don't open very often. I found the autumn-theme table runner that I wanted to use. I also found this tablecloth. I made it out of five yards of cotton print (cut in half and seamed lengthwise) for a barbecue-themed dinner we hosted. That was in 1981 when we lived in Pittsburg, Kansas -- many years and many miles ago! I think we used the tablecloth just one other time. This week I looked at it in a different light -- that's five yards of fabric, already seamed, just right for a quilt back!
I put my Block Lotto winnings on the design wall. The straight setting looks okay, but the on-point setting looks better!
I have an idea for sashing . . . stay tuned.
I appreciated last week's comments about the pieced backing I used on the t-shirt quilt. I did the same for two flimsies this week -- yep, two finishes! Add 6 yards to the "used" column for the backing and binding of these scrappy quilts.
This is the October HeartStrings (2.5" strips) here . The front is folded over the back. The backing fabric is a 36" wide vintage print. I used 2.5" strips for the insert.
This is the 9x9 postage stamp ( here ). Again, the front is folded over in this photo. The backing is another vintage print, 44" wide, by VIP. I made a stack of "Mary's Triangles" units years ago. I thought this would be a good way to use some of them.
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P.S. The butler's desk closed, and opened. Stevens' grandmother bought it from a neighbor in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, sometime before 1920.