Saturday, November 3, 2018

October Musings

     October has been a busy month, but probably my favorite month of the year.  I love the colors, the temperatures and decorating my house with Halloween stuff.  First, let me share some of the colors of Missouri.  The trees have been spectacular this year, hitting their prime the last week of the month, a little later than usual.

Our historic village is the perfect backdrop for October photos.  
     A couple of day trips within the state gave me some more fall photos.  

One to the winemaking capital of Missouri, Hermann, a community settled by German immigrants in the 19th century.  

And one to the winery at Rocheport on the Missouri River for my birthday dinner.  

     I have been doing some sewing.  A neighbor asked me to make her granddaughter a quilt for her Christmas present.  That is what 9 y/o Briley had requested.  How can you say no to that?  I really have never wanted to do commission quilts.  I think it is very hard to communicate what you envision to someone who does not sew or make quilts.  My mind thinks in block designs and most non-quilters think in color, I believe.  I pulled several color collections from my stash and had Briley come over to the house.  She chose this blue and yellow combination in a churn dash patterned quilt.  The problem is the completed quilt she was looking at had a yellow background with floral churn dashes, Liberty of London florals.  This quilt will look nothing like that quilt, so I hope Grandma and Briley will like it for its own sake.  

     I forgot to post anything about my Early Works Mercantile offerings on the 15th, so will show pics of those, as well. 

Black Cat Hanging Pocket

Primitive Candy Corn bowl fillers

Black Crow Pin Keep 

That's about all of the sewing I've accomplished since my last post.  There was a guild quilt show in October, though.  Maybe next time!