Thursday, October 08, 2009

Fall photos and Giveaway winner!

It is a beautiful autumn day here today. I wish I could just stay home and sew something in fall colours. I saw this view on my walk this the colours of the trees (which seem to be a little late in turning this year). Can you see the moon shining in the morning sky?!?
I have been working in the garden in all my spare moments lately. My fingers are a nice shade of yellowish orange from peeling carrots for hours on end. This year my carrots are thicker and shorter than usual...any ideas why?I like to have the carrots ready to cook right out of the freezer, so I peel, chop and blanched them, then put them into freezer bags in the right amount to feed my family one meal, or to toss into a stew.
Since the fall is here, the flowers are gone until the spring,  but I am happy that I have my own quilted garden to enjoy throughout the winter.  I made this quilt top at Quilt Canada last year in a class with Anne Morrell Robinson- you can read about it here. Here is a close up of the quilting of the sky. I put a little dragonfly and a butterfly in the quilting. I still plan to bead the flowers, but I'll say it's "done" for now!

And the big announcement of the winner of my Quilt Show Celebration sister picked the lucky blog reader....congratulations to Millie!


Millie said...

Kathy, the butterfly quilting is gorgeous! I am so happy to win your give away...thanks again and have a great day.

Gina said...

Love your quilt. the quilting is fabulous

Love and hugs Gina xxx

WoolenSails said...

I love that quilt and the quilting is gorgeous.
I need to start making more small quilts so I can practice my free motion skills.


Ginger Patches said...

Oh that quilting is so fun and gorgeous...and you do this freehand on your domestic machine, right? I am so impressed and also encouraged to challenge myself to try more difficult patterns! I remember reading once that carrots would do that if the ground was too hard for then to go down deep. I am not an expert gardener though :)

Ariane said...

Wow! This quilt is gorgeous. I love it. The quilting is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.