Saturday, September 9, 2017

A busy month is underway -- fabric included

September began briskly!  Labor Day weekend is Zion's Jubilee Days.  Sunday evening we went to the Lake County Symphony concert in the park followed by fireworks.

The Prayer Breakfast was Monday morning. It's sponsored by the ministerial alliance. The speaker this year dressed in period costume and talked about the Black Robed Regiment -- 18th century preachers who sided with the Americans in the revolution.  Monday afternoon was the big Jubilee Days Parade. It draws about 15,000 spectators and has 90 parade entries.  I was the announcer this year.  I spoke for the video camera, not to the audience, but it meant I sat in the reviewing stand. Every other year I've thrown candy while seated on a float or walking next to one (for the library or Rotary). This was a new perspective.

Tuesday afternoon the Zion Woman's Club had its first meeting of the season. That evening I went to the Alpha Gamma Delta alumnae club meeting. Most members live farther away than I like to drive at night but this time the hostess lived in Lake Forest. It was so nice to see those I've known for a long time (one back to 1972 when I was in college) and to meet new, young (under 30!) alumnae.

Wednesday we went back to Lake Forest for the opening meeting of Reading Power, the tutoring program that my husband volunteers for.  We sat with my AAUW/quilting friend Eleanor at lunch. I hadn't seen her for a long time and it was great to catch up.

The quilt guild had a potluck dinner Wednesday.  These were the table favors.  Clever!

Rotary met at the usual time -- 7 a.m. Thursday -- but at a different place. We dedicated a bench to honor Bob's 50 years of service to Rotary. The bench is in their garden.

I had two more meetings Friday (Coalition for Healthy Communities and P.E.O. Round Table). AAUW had a potluck breakfast Saturday morning.  (Topic:  the simple truth about the gender pay gap .) I have minutes transcribed and am nearly finished with the AAUW recap for the branch newsletter.

And now on to quilts and fabric.

This is the mini-quilt my Teal Swap partner made for me. It looks three-dimensional! The bright teal squares are the common fabric.
The swap raises funds for ovarian cancer research.

I was not going to buy any fabric in September but that lukewarm resolution evaporated when I went to an estate sale on Thursday.  48 yards for $64 -- that's $1.33/yard!   The selection includes Moda, Kaufman, and Hoffman and a 5-yard piece of white-on-white that will be very useful.

These vintage finds came from the sale. The Irish linen napkins are still in their souvenir box.

I stopped at a garage sale on Saturday afternoon.  How could I not spend $2 for these?  Back home I measured them: 6 yards.  That's .33 per yard!

Tree Farm is about 75% quilted.  It will stay that way for the next ten days.  The limo will fetch us at **4:30 a.m.** tomorrow and take us to O'Hare. Our Road Scholar course -- Ottawa, the Thousand Islands, and Niagara -- begins tomorrow evening!


Libby in TN said...

Whew, I'm breathless just thinking about all you do! Have a great trip;

cityquilter grace said...

i've been to niagara and thousand islands boat tour...should be gorgeous this time of year but maybe chilly too...enjoy!

Bonnie said...

HA! That's why there was no Monday post from you. I can't believe how much you get done considering all the things you participate in. It's always fun to see what you are up to. Hope your Road Scholar trip is great.