Friday to Sunday - Vermont Quilt Festival
The bbq turkey that was on the menu for this past weekend got put off until next - when I planned that, I forgot yesterday was Father'd day. Scott's not a big turkey fan, so I picked up a Porterhouse (for him) some NY strips (for the rest of us) and russett potatoes instead - a man's meal. The turkey'll keep another week at the bottom of the freezer.
Saturday I took off by myself (rare!) for an afternoon at the Vermont Quilt Festival. I've got a serious case of jade here, I think - there was nothing in the exhibition hall that knocked my socks off. Everything seemed to be "from a pattern by..." Really people? That's the best you've got? I know that many, many people are uncomfortable working without a pattern. Great! But for a big show, for a contest, show me something original. I don't want to see the same quilt three times interpreted three different colorways, no matter how striking the pattern. So I took pictures of the quilts I did like, and when it came time for Viewer's Choice, I eliminated anything "from the pattern by..." Crotchety, huh?
I don't usually go for pictoral quilts, but this one caught my attention and got my vote.
What *did* turn my crank was the exhibit of antique quilts. "Hurray for the Red White and Green" was the name of this show of old quilts. They were worth the price of admission. And I picked up some black prints and a piece of an antique kimono to include in Tori's quilt. :o)
And else did I do this week? Cut grass, pulled weeds, wondered when summer's going to get here... blah, blah, blah. See ya next time.
Monday - pancakes, bacon (Daniel)
Tuesday - burgers, fries
Wednesday - Mac & beef
Thursday - grilled chicken sandwiches, fruit salad
Friday - Mongolian Beef (Simon)
Saturday - pizza
Sunday - bbq turkey
Keep working on Tori's Bento quilt when she's not around
quilt RWB ufo
Monday - drive Tori to work @ 7:00
Wednesday - p/u Tori @ 3:00, get car parts at Mazda
Thursday - p/u fridge parts in Middlebury
Friday - Oma leave for Alaska cruise
Friday - p/u bench