Archive for October, 2009
Yesterday I made a finish on another of my projects. I’m helped along in my goal to complete 5 of my current projects by finnleah’s blog challenge at http://www.finnleah.blogspot.com – to join tell her how many items you wish to finish by New Year’s Eve and you’re in – no prizes no giveaways – just the satisfaction that comes from completing some projects.
I have a small but devoted group of followers who collect the lovely old applique and cross stitch quilt kits that are becoming harder and harder to find. I haven’t seen many of them lately on the secondary market, but not long ago I was able to snap up this treasure when it was offered to me.
This is the Paragon “Rose Brocade” cross stitch kit, complete with the original and still sealed thread kit. This find was apparently purchased at Lee Wards and we know how long they’ve been out of business, so this is an oldy. The thread colours are absolutely luscious and the quilt top pieces are pristine. I know this one will go fast!
$195 USD postage included in North America
We had a hard frost yesterday; and today, although a beautiful day, is cold at around 35F or 2C as we measure it here in Canada. The air is completely still and the leaves are drifting down like a lovely golden snowfall. It’s time to start thinking about my fall and winter hours. Although there are still a surprising number of people travelling the scenic back roads, I will be open only on weekends and holidays now unless you make an appointment or catch me by chance.
I’m hoping to get lots of things finished up for the Christmas season and will be posting as they are ready.
I have so many ideas for quilts right now that I know I will never get them all done, but intend to make a darned good try!
Check back often to view my completed items and as I list more vintage kits. My folk art collection is just about gone, but contact me if you are interested as I still have a few items left.
Having kicked back for a couple of weeks or so I’ve finally gotten my figures pulled together. I want to thank Linda for her lovely comment about her trip up to Hall’s Harbour for the show – it reflects many comments received at the show by people who came from the Halifax Dartmouth area or from farther afield.
We raised about $750 for the church – our best so far, and also sold three full sized quilts and many smaller quilted items. The money raised will stay within our small community and the interest generated in our tourist destination area and in our local culture, reflects the win/win situation of practicing sustainable rural development.
I want to remind everyone that we will be holding a one day show on Friday July 1, 2010 called Celebrate Canada! in conjunction with the many Canada Day events in the community, and as usual, our two day Quilts at the Harbour 12 Show and Sale will take place on Saturday September 24 and Sunday September 25, 2010 both shows at the United Baptist Church on West Hall’s Harbour Road. Check out http://www.quiltsattheharbour.com/ for more details and regular updates.