It all started with a trip out to the Kutztown Folk Festival. The fairgrounds were full of artisan handcrafts...delicious PA Dutch foods...farm animals and equipment...and the famous Quilt Barn! Here is a sampling of some of the quilts...
Believe it or not, all of these were hand quilted! They did have an area set up with a quilt on a frame....and anyone who wanted to could sit a bit and add some stitches to the quilt!
And, for those of you who would like to check out a short video of the hit 'n miss engines as well as some baby animal cuteness...
And now for the gift part of the party!!! I had mentioned in a previous post that I would be giving away the pattern to "All Things Grow With Love"....well... Karen of Log Cabin Quilter blog showed an immediate interest...so, once I finish stitching it up, the pattern will be on it's way to her!
The next round of gifts is about to begin! Here's how to win...in the comments section below, please share what you love most about Summer...and also indicate which gift you are most interested in...winners will be announced Sunday, July 21st. Postage rates will limit this giveaway to USA residents only please...
A group of 5 Fig Tree Quilts patterns!
A patriotic punchneedle made by me!
A patriotic punchneedle made by Merrie of maggiesfarm
After a few days off from work...I did manage to get a good start on some quilting and cross stitch projects. Not as much as I had originally planned to get done...but that's what always seems to happen. Sometimes it's nice to just relax and "be" without an agenda. And that's what I (mostly) did. More "down sizing", more organizing, quietly reading, time out in the garden enjoying the flowers, walking Berwyn around the yard...and day trips with the hubby! After all, we spend most of our daily lives punching a clock to earn a living, running errands, honey-do lists around the house... I've been learning that the gift of time and the sense to slow down and enjoy it, is one of the most precious gifts you can give (or receive)!
Each day is a blessing...enjoy every second!