Sunday, July 29, 2012

It's About Time!

I can't believe how long it has been since I last posted. My life has been a wonderful whirlwind with lots and lots of fun things to do. But it does get in the way of sewing! I have a few things in line to share so I'm going to get to it right away.

My high school reunion was 2 weeks ago and the week before I was a tourist in my own area. One of our visits took us to a local museum. The Mercer Museum in Doylestown is hosting a quilt show of vintage quilts. I had heard from someone that they didn't like the quilts but I thought they were beautiful. Fascinating to see the patterns and tiny stitching.

This one reminded me of the Hawaiian quilts I saw last year.

Wouldn't you love to know why they placed the yellow where they did?

I'm afraid the exhibit's last day was today but the Mercer Museum is worth the visit any time. Fascinating collections of so many different things. 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Another way to quilt

A quilting friend sent me this card the other day. Isn't it great! I had to study for a minute to see how she made it but that was pretty easy to figure out. I can't wait to try it. Haven't really had any time to quilt for a while but maybe just taking a few minutes to cut paper and make this little dream would help. Can you imagine the possibilities?

Busy week heading up to my high school reunion. I do have some posts and pictures to share but they will have to wait for another day.

Happy Sewing! Or maybe glueing...

Thursday, July 5, 2012

A happy find

 A few weeks ago I went to the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ. It is a really unique sculpture garden and on a good weather day, a great place to walk around and explore. You wander down different paths and never know what you might find.

This table looked very inviting but was all metal and a sculpture!

Unexpected people that from the right distance you would swear they were alive.

Interpretations of old paintings. We didn't do it but you could even insert yourself into the art.

You could be transported to Monet's garden without getting on a plane.

 Take a stroll down the street...

 and never know what you will encounter.

 There were also some more modern pieces interspersed among the traditional.

 Couldn't quite figure what they were looking at.

 Even the furniture was attractive.

 This fellow obviously saw something he wanted to paint.

And this was one of my favorites. She was just quirky and certainly in a big hurry!

If you are anywhere in this area, be sure to put it on your to-do list. Well worth the visit. 

Sunday, July 1, 2012

A big oops!

I went to a bridal shower on Saturday. It was a lovely event and the bride was happy and got lots of great gifts. As you can tell, it was a beach theme and held in Ocean City, NJ. I tried to avoid some Saturday traffic and drove down on Friday night. A two-hour drive took me 4 hours!

i stayed with the mother-of-the-bride on Friday and she painstakingly made these mini- wedding cakes on Saturday morning. Three tiers and then decorated with chocolate seashells. Really very cute. It was my job to drive them over to her sister's house after she finished them. Lucky for me, the speed limit is 25 so it wasn't too odd for me to drive 20 mph so nothing would fall. Well, when I was very close to the house, I was at a traffic light which turned yellow. Being the good little driver, I stopped. What was I thinking? As you will see below, the white mini-cakes didn't fare too well. They were on a pedestal which tipped over when I stopped and you can see the results.

There had been a big storm the night before so that lead to the little sign, After the Storm. We really managed to make lemonade out of lemons! And my friend saw the humor in the situation when she arrived with her daughter.