Friday, December 11, 2009

The Livestock Symposium was a treat for us - we shopped all the way there and back. We stayed at a very cool motel, The Depot Inn, with a train theme. New rooms, antique tools and memorabilia decorating the halls, neat place. The room was packed with mostly ladies from the local Kirksville quilt guild, but we were happy to see them. They were very hospitable and were one of the largest groups at the show next to raised bed gardening. Quilting beat out gardening - wahoo! Anyway, worth the trip. Just glad we got home before the snow set in last Monday night. I was snowed in for 2 1/2 days at the cabin before Robert and Dad got the snow plow on the tractor and made a path thru the 2 foot deep drifts. The snow was beautiful while it fell, but wicked the next day with below zero temps and 40 mile-an-hour winds. It was good to stay home and work. Here are a few pics of snow for Christmas for those of you in sunny country. Is there much of that this year???

Thursday, December 3, 2009

December Giveaway

This month's giveaway is the new table runner/pillow pattern with interchangeable toppers, Changing Seasons. The winner will be announced on January 2nd.

The picture at left is of Rose Ann Cook and her crew at Quilter's Emporium in Stafford, TX. They made the Welcome to My Cabin Block-of-the-Month quilt in 12 hours (note the time on the clock) for me last spring. Many belated thanks to all the gals who helped.

Lois and I are off on another adventure this weekend - to Kirksville, MO to the Missouri Livestock Show. I'll be sharing quilts and stories on Saturday afternoon to entertain the wives while their husbands talk bull. I've got my boots packed and am ready to go!