Monday, October 17, 2016

Crazy About Aurora

You may remember that I entered a small wall quilt in a local quilt show.  See that post:

When I went to visit the show on Saturday with my daughter, I also entered their Twenty-second Annual Block Contest.  The Old Aurora Colony Museum hosts the quilt show and block contest to raise their yearly operating funds.  The block contest solicits entries from local quilters.  Blocks are displayed at the quilt show and at the end of the week, they are judged on size, workmanship and overall appearance.   20 blocks are chosen to make up a new quilt.   Museum members spend the year putting the quilt together.  The finished quilt is then auctioned off at the next quilt show.  Proceeds benefit the Aurora Colony Historical Society and it's programs.    I hope my my block will be one of the blocks that is chosen!

The name of this years block contest is "Crazy About Aurora".  All blocks must be crazy quilt style.   My block features the Steinbach Log Cabin which is an authentic pioneer log cabin from 1876 and one of five buildings found on the museum grounds.

Here is my entry:

It features ribbon embroidery, fused applique, hand embroidery and attached trims.  I did my block in pinks since it is October and Breast Cancer Awareness month!  Wish me luck!!  I sure would like to be featured in the quilt for next year!!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Autumn Fun!

I literally love Autumn!  It's my favorite season;  yes, Spring beauty rivals it, but my heart soars as the weather cools, so I can enjoy a crisp morning on my patio among my mums.  I have anxiously been waiting for their blooms!

I took my camera out the other day, after a morning rain and captured a few shots of area trees beginning to display their colors:

And this one that seemed a bit confused, with only half of it turning color!

Happy Autumn Everyone!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Columbus Blue Day Sail

It's said that . . .

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

And he discovered America!  It's Columbus Day here in the USA, and we have a holiday.    Banks and official buildings are closed,  and some stores have sales.  So why not I?

This sale is just for you (my lovely readers)
who are "Johnny-on-the-Spot" (an old American idiom)
because it will only last one day!  

 Use coupon code:    

in any of my shops and receive FREE SHIPPING
(to sail across the ocean blue if need be :)

Thanks for taking a look 
and don't forget to use your coupon
for the
Blue Day Sail (Sale)!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I'm a survivor and so happy about it!  I am blessed as a survivor of over ten years and I want others with the disease to be favored too!  Favored with a cure!

October is the month for me to celebrate and the month to collect donations for the cure!   I am adding links for your conscience for any possible donations that you would like to make.  Also, you could find a run/walk and support the cause.  You can sponsor a walker.  I would like to encourage you to "make an effort" to support the cause.  Hey! even the NFL football players wear pink this month!  I salute them for their effort!  

And this pic from our college UO Ducks team: (I'm an Oregonian, whatcha expect?  :)

Picture from the uoduckstore blog 2014

Making Strides link

BCRF link

National Breast Cancer Foundation link

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!