It's that time again!
I made it to Park City Quilt Guild, held at Davidene's Thursday evening. Lynn gave a demonstration of how to make pillow cases with enclosed seams. She used this method.
The quilters had some great stuff to show, like this Kaleidoscope quilt.
There was this rail fence quilt top, using fabrics left over from a baby quilt this quilter made, I think for her niece.
There were some fabrics in this she thought she would never use. Here's the back:
There was also this Mickey Mouse quilt, from a panel in the center, but the quilter made it her own.
Common Threads met at Georgette's earlier in the day. Kathleen had finished the scarf she has been working on ever since she started coming to our meetings.
Karan is still working with wool flannel. She had finished this block:
And Margareth was decorating this wreath:
Lynda has taken up Brioche knitting. She says if you make a mistake, don't think you can fix it on the next round. It's fun, but it's complicated.
Mandy came with me to demonstrate steeks. She forgot to bring her own knitting, but she entertained herself with the birds Lynda is working on for Christmas Ornaments.
On Friday, we got our first blizzard of the year.
As often happens, our power went out and was out for 4 1/2 hours. Fortunately, we have a gas stove, so we can cook on the burners if we light them with a match. We also have a wood-burning fireplace on the main level and a Jøtul gas stove downstairs, which can heat the whole house if we leave the door to the downstairs open. We need this so the pipes don't freeze during outages. This was Lotte's first experience with real snow.
Since the power was out, so was the TV and the Internet. Mandy suggested she teach them to knit.
When it got too dark to see to knit, they sat in front of the fire and looked at a quilting book, discussing what kind of quilt they would like to make.
You might have noticed that Mandy is wearing her new steeked Fair Isle sweater.
Lotte wants one, but I'm working on Vroni's turtleneck, so she will have to wait.
You can't tell from the photo, but the color is sort of an aqua. It's a nice match for the pants she will wear with it. This time, I'm making up a pattern that will fit the girls. I'll make it available for free in my Ravelry store, along with the Fair Isle sweater I made for Mandy.
In the meantime, you won't hear from my blog before Thanksgiving, so have a happy one.
Be careful shopping next weekend. Online is safest. My Sibling is having a 20% off sale. Use the code: CYBERWEEKEND2017 at checkout.
What's on my needles: Vroni's turtleneck.
What's on my Featherweight: Getting ready for coats.
What's on my iPad/iPhone: Music for Park City Singers Holiday Concert.
What's in my wine glass: Fish Eye Shiraz, 2015 vintage.
What's my tip of the week: If you live in an area prone to power outages, keep your devices charged up, or you can also get an emergency power supply to charge them if the power goes out. Just remember to keep it charged.
Note: This blog post was produced on the iPad and the MacBook, using the iPhone for some photos and some photo processing. No other computer was used in any stage of composition or posting, and no Windows were opened, waited for, cleaned or broken. No animals or dolls were harmed during the production of this blog post.