Friday, October 12, 2012

Candle Mat

My friend, Dena, had given me her wool felt squares a while ago. I used some of them in this candle mat I made for her birthday.

 I used ultra suede to make the chicken's beaks and combs because were so small.

This Halloween oven mitt was a small thank you to Jenny for showing me such a great time when I visited her.


Monday, October 8, 2012

Santa Fe Trip

I while back I went to visit Jenny in Colorado. After going to Quilt-A-Fair (great gathering of quilting vendors in one location), we headed south to Colorado Springs.  We shopped at a huge fabric shop and a quilt shop.  Next, Jenny took me to Santa Fe.

The design of the majority of the buildings in Santa Fe was Pueblo style architecture.

Jenny and I ate some wonderful Mexican food.

We shopped at the open air market at the Palace of the Governors.  I bought two pair of unique earrings from Native American artists.

There were a lot of sculptures all around the city.

We visited the Museum of International Folk Art and enjoyed displays of miniatures by Alexander Gerard.

This is the bed and breakfast we stayed at.

Santa Fe is know for it's chocolate so Kakawa Chocolate House was one of  our stops.

Jenny was a great hostess and I enjoyed my trip to Colorado and New Mexico.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Millington Quilt Club's Quilt for Travis Mills

     This summer the Millington Quilt Club made a quilt for Travis Mills.  Travis, a young soldier from Vassar, lost both arms and legs in Afghanistan in April.  He is an amazing young man, you can read more about his recovery by clicking on the link above.

     Below two club members, Carolyn and Dena, are working on the quilt earlier this summer.

This is a close up of the finished quilt.

The quilt was displayed at our club's Invitational a few weeks ago.