Monday, March 18, 2019

Monday Meanderings 3 - 18 - 2019

I had a fun week last week -- we went down to the beach house to put it back together.  Over the winter we had our kitchen updated, replaced the flooring in the dining room, the kitchen and laundry room, and put in new carpet in the master bedroom.  We weren't sure what would greet us when we got down there -- would the kitchen be back together or would we need to put all the dishes, glasses and utensils away.  Yep, that's what we had to do.  It didn't take all that long once we decided where to put things. Here's the kitchen with new cabinets, new sink, new oven, new dishwasher, new counters and new ceiling cams.  It looks really beachy now.  (If you are planning to come to Nags Head, NC and are looking for a small rental house here's the link to our house. Although we don't advertise it, there is a sewing table, cutting mat, iron and board available if you want to bring a machine and sew away!) 

And the dining room with new floors, light fixture and whitewashed paneling...

So you might realized that is why I had a light plan for my to do list.  We never indicate when we are out of town. But even taking my Featherweight with me I knew I wouldn't have a lot of time to use it. The cool part of being in Nags Head last week was the Outer Bank Community Quilt Show was being held on Roanoke Island. It runs until March 23rd so if you are in the area you should go see it. 

It was in a beautiful community center and had a variety of quilts to look at.  Here are a few of the ones I really liked. This was a very small beach scene made by Chris Cooper.  She said it was inspired by Karen Eckmeier.  Hum, I took a class by Eckmeier but we sure didn't do cool beach scenes.  
The guild was raffling this log cabin quilt.  It really struck me -- I'm sure I have a bed I could display this beauty on. 
I laughed at Pat for taking a picture of me taking a picture of a wall hanging.  I think I have this same pattern and was thinking I should probably pull it out and make it! Barbara Isler made it.  I related to her comment "Made from 2009 to 2018".  
I took a picture of these quilts because I realized they all used the same fabrics. I didn't get a close up of the quilts because I wanted to feature how the maker had used the same fabrics for 4 different quilts which belong to her 4 granddaughters.  
As we were walking to the venders' space we wandered into a museum that had a traveling exhibit on Blackbeard.  We didn't take as long as we should have to see and read the exhibits but I enjoyed the time we spent there too. 

I'm sure the big question on your minds is did I get any quilting done last week?  Well, yes; yes I did.  Here's the goal list from last week and notice I checked off all the boxes. 

March 11, 2019
Sew binding on Heron quilt
Hand quilt on Old Christmas quilt
Stitch on Carousel
work on T shirt quilt

And this coming week I've got a few things planned plus Sharon and some other friends are visiting at the end of the week so I have a full week planned. (Must clean house better than normal!) 

March 18, 2019
Start sashing T shirt quilt
Quilt 2 charity quilts
Hand quilt on Old Christmas quilt
Pick Granny blocks for lap quilt
Enjoy visit with quilting friends 

I'm linking up with my favorite linky parties: Oh Scrap, Monday Making, Main Crush Monday, and Moving It Forward. 

I'm done!  I am way behind my preferred timing  for posting my Monday blog report.  I keep trying to blog at least one more day each week but I'm not consistent at all.  Sigh.  I'll keep trying.  But now I need to get ready to go to my stitching group.  It is the one place I actually quilt on my old Christmas quilt. (Old is a subjective term -- I've probably had the top done for 20 years and have been quilting on it off and on for that long.  I'd like to get it finished this year -- I only have borders to do but I picked a rather complicated interwoven design. What was I thinking??) 

Happy Quilting All! Bonnie 


  1. Your home is lovely. I have family in NC, hmm, maybe I should look into visiting! I need to leave all the proper tools in Florida at our condo so I can sew when there. I probably could take one of the spare machines down, but I would prefer to buy a new fancy one. LOL

  2. Oh that sounds like a fun trip - and now!!! I want to plan a vacation there!!!

  3. Your beach home is beautiful and would be a fun place to visit. I haven't been to a quilt show in ages. I need to scout some out this summer.

  4. Your ocean place looks great! I hope you get to spend some nice times there this summer. Cool quilts. Quilt shows are always a lot of fun.

  5. Your kitchen and dining room look great! (Can you help me with our redecorating/renovation?) How nice to have a quilt show in the neighborhood. And I agree about blog posts--once a week is doable. I don't know how the daily bloggers (quilt-wise and otherwise) manage. Are they constantly observing their every action from the viewpoint of a potential post?


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