"Why?" you may ask.
1) There was a beautiful quilt to work on, that just happened to be in the colours that I am currently using for my bowl with borders project (for my blog hop post on August 25th).
2) There were lots of visitors, and some who just couldn't resist reaching out to touch the quilt...I loved that! Maybe these little ones are the quilters of the future!?
3) There was great entertainment in the Heritage tent, organized by Judith Eckhardt (who did a wonderful job). And if you love Scottish music, which I do, it was just heavenly...hand quilting while listening to great music, and visiting with other quilters!
4) Besides the quilting bee, there were a lot of other hand work specialties to enjoy and such creativity to soak up! The spinners and weavers were there, and I enjoyed watching them.
There were also knitters and embroiderers.
And look here...
bobbin lace makers!
If I wasn't so in love with quilting, I would take up bobbin lace making for sure!
And look who I found! This is my friend Pat, whom I have known for many years. She was demonstrating bobbin lace making in the Heritage Tent. I found out that Pat is a daily reader of my blog, (which may border on stalking, right Pat?!) She was too funny...she said she reads my blog every morning and is
5) And did I mention the great music?!?
It is tradition that at the end of the festival, the Fergus Pipe Band comes to the heritage tent and gives everyone one last concert.
Can you see in this photo that it just poured down rain for a bit??
And the band played on!
And the quilters stitched on!
This is the block that I was quilting. I was able to finish half of the block's crosshatching and enjoyed making every single stitch!
It was a great day!
What have you been stitching this week?
Thanks to the eight bloggers who linked up to the Slow Sunday Stitching post last week and showed us a wide range of projects they are stitching.
All bloggers who link up are eligible to win the draw prize, which this month is a package of fruit and vegetable charms (for the fall harvest quilt you will make!) and a cute pair of scissors.
I hope you will post a link to your hand stitching blogpost below and show us your progress.