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Monday, October 31, 2005

Happy Halloween

Watch out for the goblins tonight. I can't believe it's Halloween, which means the end of October. Time is sure flying. Brian Clifford would take them to a few houses around here and then I used to enjoy taking the kids to people's houses that we knew well. Of course, we'd always go to the fire station, to many of our friends right here in town and end up at Shirley's. When Joy lived in Hyannis, we'd go there too but then when she moved to Centerville, it was too far to go. They always knew who would give out which treat. The lady across the street always made sticky popcorn balls, that they loved. They had a good time.
Also, don't forget breast cancer awareness month!

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Flower pounding

This quilt was made from pounding flowers. You lay a flower of your choice down on the material, lay something over it and then pound it with a hammer and the color from the flowers comes out onto the material. You never know what color you will get. Purple clematis turn a blackish/brown color, some lilacs turn to green,etc. Light colors don't have much pigment, so they make a water color effect. It's fun and gets rid of a lot of frustration. This woman in our guild had her grandchildren help her with the pounding and then made it into a quilt.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Farewell Gathering

Otis gave a farewell party yesterday for all the people who volunteered for the evacuaees. The chef made an alligator and turtle out of bread and had it on display when we went through the food line. The Reverend Brown was there. He is a Baptist minister from Cambridge who became the 'mayor' of the village and was the official welcoming committee when they arrived. He boarded their plane and said a prayer with them and for them before they got off the plane. Wonderful person. He gave three presents to head people who ran the helping hands operation. This one is a picture of a carved musical instrument that was made by Africans.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Wine and Parties!

My hairdresser and her partner have opened up their own salon on Main Street in Hyannis. I took them a little present yesterday that looks a lot like this wine holder only it was more decorated. My camera was acting up, so I couldn't take a picture of it. I was at a craft fair on Saturday and I saw a pretty wine holder that was decorated with shells and had a pretty purplish ribbon on it. I decided that it would make a nice gift for them and I also included a bottle of champagne. So, if the business isn't going good, they can have a drink! Just kidding, their business is doing great because they have a good following from their previous salon. I wish them good luck.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Happy Birthday JoAnna!

At 12:45 today JoAnna will be 31!! It's so hard to believe--where have all the years gone? It's seems like yesterday that we had this pink and white bundle to bring home. She was the first girl baby on my side and the first grandchild on George's side. With all of our busy schedules, we aren't celebrating until this Saturday, but can't let the day go by without mentioning her birthday!!! Congrats and with all of our love, Mom and Dad

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Wind and Rain!

Hold onto your hats today! It is very windy and rainy here today. I don't think we'd walk on the beach today--too cold! The other picture is of feathers of several birds flying in the wind. I don't think it's quite that windy, but it's supposed to reach gusts of 50 mph before it all ends. We're having a nor'easter and it's being pushed by Wilma. Enough already!! I think all of our friends are okay in Florida. I heard from Claudia and they are fine. She got a no work day out of it because they advised nobody to be on the road unless it was an absolute emergency. We just had our house painted and one of our drain pipes came off the house today. I guess they'll be back soon to reattach it!!! I think I'll just stay in and sew (unless we lose our electricity)! Stay warm and dry.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Glass Ornamentation

This glass light hung from the ceiling as we stepped off the elevator in Atlantic City. It was very different. At first it looked like glass seashells hanging off the light, but at a closer look, they are glass ornaments.
Also, don't forget October is breast cancer month--don't forget mammograms!

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City

Our room at the Borgata was lovely. Clean and restful. The bathroom was very nice too. These glass ornaments greeted us as we walked into the lobby. They sure are different and creative. Depending on my mood, I liked them or I thought they looked like worms.
I'm still hoping hurricane Wilma will not devastate Florida. I'm praying for our friends there and also that our house doesn't get any damage.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Frances Murphy's Quilts

These quilts were made by one of our guild members. This was a special display that was set up at the quilt show to display her work. The green one is called 'Consider the Lillies' and looks like suede. It's a magnificent job. Frances past away at the beginning of the week. She was a master technician in her work and a great teacher. She had a wonderful sense of humor. We've lost a beautiful person and a beautiful quilter. She will be greatly missed by all the members.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Raffle Quilt

I still can't find my camera--hope I didn't leave it in Atlantic City!! I'm sure it's still in the motorhome. I had too much to do and was too tired to completely unload the motorhome. So, it's more quilting info. There were 2 raffle quilts at the quilt show. One is still a work in progress. Women in the guild are hand quilting it. It's to be raffled off next year. This one, that I like to call the Scotty Dog quilt, was the other raffle. I worked at the raffle desk from 9:00 to 12:00. I bought a ticket and completely forgot about it. I went on to look at the quilts and then to help out at the tea. At 4:30 someone said that my named had been called. I won the Scotty dog quilt!!! Oh, it has a kitty on it too--just my style!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

More quilt show quilts!

Here are some more quilts from the show. They are pretty and so well done. The blue one is called Hawaiian quilting and it's quite hard to do and very time consuming. We got in late last night from our trip. I hope to have a few pictures of the trip in tomorrow's blog. Have a nice Thursday!

Monday, October 17, 2005

On The Road!

We are on the road at a Flying J in PA. We were in Canada for a couple of days. We actually saw the sun! Wish us luck in Atlantic City--Hope we hit the big one!!! hahaha Can't believe I can do this from our motorhome! Technology has sure come a long way!

Thursday, October 13, 2005

More quilts from the show!

Our guild women are very talented. I like the way Joan did the flowers; they almost look real. The middle picture is of three women working on the treasure table at the show. The white quilt with the batiks was one of my favorite quilts at the show. There were 2 white quilts that were so beautiful, it was hard to choose which one I like better. The other one I posted to the blog on the 5th.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Festival Parade

The theme of the parade was the 'the little parade that could'. George drove the truck that pulled the float from Mattacheese school that JoAnna, Kenny, and Jenni designed and built. I think the children helped a little. A couple of floats backed out of the parade because of the weather. Also the middle school band and the high school band backed out because they thought it would rain too hard. The rained stopped just before the parade started. It wasn't sunny, but the parade was held anyway and went off well.
Jacques McNeight came up from Florida and got to ride in Tower 41. He's a retired Yarmouth firefighter. He also got to go up in the 100 ft. ladder when it was on the field. He had a blast. It was nice that he and his wife could make it to the festival. It's nice to see him with such a smile on his face.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

The Race

Don't forget that it is breast cancer awareness month!!
The race was cancelled due to the weather. I met them at the beginning of the race and gave them back their money and gave them a t-shirt. Some were disappointed and said that the weather wasn't that bad. Oh well, can't please everyone! I was actually ready this year. We're keeping the 1st and 2nd prizes for next year--so we're all ready for next year and it should be a lot easier.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Canoe and Kayak Race

The Seaside Festival is just about over. It was a 50/50 deal. Saturday the rain held off enough so that the festival could go on. Sunday was raining and a lot of people left the field. Today, it's raining a bit, but the canoe and kayak people don't care about the rain because they'll get wet anyway. We have to go look at Bass River and then we'll make the decision as to whether to hold the race or not. If it's choppy, we won't have it. It it isn't, it's a 'go'. Then it's over for another year!!

Friday, October 07, 2005

Quilt Show and Meeting!

This is some red work done by one of our members. She did a great job! We had our first meeting after our show and we made about $1700.00 after all the expenses, which is a good showing. We're having one more meeting of just the committee members later this month and then we'll find out exactly what we made. We are helping set up the field for the Seaside Festival and the prediction is for rain this afternoon and into tomorrow. I sure hope it doesn't put a damper on things.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Quilts and More Quilts!

These are wallhangings from a workshop that we attended. It's always fun to do a workshop. You always learn something from every workshop. The teacher gives some sort of hint that'll help you in other projects.

These are 2 quilts from a woman in our guild. She likes to do paper piecing.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

More quilts from the show!

There were 2 quilts that I had a hard time choosing as the prettiest at the show. This was one of them and unfortunately I don't think the picture does it justice. It was so pretty, very soft looking and so well done!

These 5 were from workshop projects that were held during the year! Everyone worked very hard and learned a lot. A 2-day workshop is great because the teacher has more time to explain her project and get across her ideas. We especially learned a lot from Faye Labanaris

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Quilt Show and Alison's New View!

I'll be posting pictures of quilts from the show for a few days. The first is a wallhanging that was made with the left over tea cups that we made. Mine is in the right hand corner (black with flowers). The purples wallhangings are pretty. The last couple of days the blogger has been acting up and I've been very busy going to Otis for 2 days. I think I'm done with that for now anyway. All the evacuees are supposed to be out of there by Oct 21st but we've been told they may need us until Dec. I don't understand that--will find out later. Also, this is the view that Alison and Brian get from their new 'house'. Isn't it beautiful!! They are renting a house on a lake in Redmond, WA. They love it and I don't blame them.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

October is breast cancer awareness month! Ladies, don't forget your mammograms!
Our quilt show went great. I'm very tired, but it was all worth it. The tea was fantastic. Everyone came out with a smile on their face. They said that everyone involved with the tea had outdone themselves and the food was wonderful. I won one of the raffle quilts. It's a cute plaid quilt and has Scotty dogs and a cat on it. I'll be posting pics of the quilts soon.