Break Time

I took a few well-deserved days off this past week and yet today is Sunday and I sort of feel like they zoomed by and I didn't get much rest.  At least I have all of this to show for it.

I made some good progress on the Black & White quilt, inspired by the "Snapshots" quilt from Elizabeth Hartman's book, Practical Guide to Patchwork.  All the blocks are pieced together and I have to decide how to finish it. 

Gotta love my B&W Zebra curtains in my studio


I also made some progress on my Pillow Talk {Swap} project.  I selected some fabrics and then got to work.  The pillow will of course be much larger; but this is the "centerpiece" of what I'm working on.

Additionally, you may remember me mentioning that I'm trying to cut back on my swap participation.  This is of course a struggle when so many great ones pop up; but I need to be good.  So I have decided to sit out of the next round of the Goodie Bag Swap; but sign-ups are open until October 5th, so if you would like to participate head on over to Flickr and check it out.  I did participate in the 1st Round and it was a lot of fun.


On Friday, my Brother and I did a little Antique shopping and I found this piece for a steal, at only $59.  You couldn't buy a brand new dresser for this little, much less one from the early 1900s.  It needs a little tightening, some new knobs and some attention; but it's so worth it.


On Saturday, Fabric Nosherie, the 1st Modern Fabric Shop in STL; which opened in Webster Groves, held a St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild "Open House".  It was so nice of Shannon, the owner, to throw us this little celebration.  You can check out some photos of the shop's interior over on Laura Gunn's blog.

About 20 or so of our members nibbled on some tasty treats and spent lots of time perusing the selection of fabric, patterns, books, notions and crafty misc. that Fabric Nosherie carries.  It was a unique experience as there were a few bolts of fabric that never left the cutting table, they seemed to pass from member to member, as each wanted to get a little bit for themselves.

Shannon and Miriam, Thanks for the invite and for being such great hostesses.


That is how my short vacation broke down.  I hope you are enjoying some of the wonderful Autumn weather we are having.