Monday, September 23, 2013

Sewing in Virginia

What a special time I had this weekend in Virginia.   My sister Barbara had invited me to join her  in taking a quilt class by Jenny Doan from the Missouri Star Quilt Company , as a fund raiser for the Virginia Quilt Museum.    What a great time to go down and spend some time with my mother.

Mother has been wanting me to help her get started in making a Hexagon Quilt.

This on one of the many reasons I admire my mother so much, always wanting to learn new things and not afraid to tackle a new project!, keeping her hands and mind busy.   I hope I can be like her when I'm 88!

Mother's kitchen island made a great cutting station.

After supper we took a little walk down by the river to see what Sheila and Sanford are building.  They decided their Gazebo needed to be on higher ground  because every time the river floods the banks,  the Gazebo takes a beating.

What a sweet surprise we had when nephew Adam and Megan drove in to visit mother.  They both live in Texas.

I had a nice little walk across the field to visit another nephew.   Father built this house after I was married. He and mother lived there for many good years before moving back down to the home place.

Sheila wanted us to see how Josh and Hope had rebuilt the fireplace.   Good changes are being made to the house.

~ Cousins ~

Saturday was the big sewing day.    Barbara and I had invited good friend Donna to join us for the day.   She is from Roanoke and I got to know her years ago when I first started blogging on Xanga.  It was so nice being able to catch up with each other as we sewed.

L. to R.    Donna, Me, Jenny (our teacher) and Barbara.
(In front of the quilt like we were making in class)

In the morning Jenny gave a lecture & trunk show.   She kept us laughing.

 After class Donna stopped in at mother's.   We wanted to see the Hexagon Quilt that she has been working on. 

Just look at the stack of finished Hexies.

Donna thanks for spending the day with us.   Thought you might enjoy knowing that Mother has decided to use your method of using paper instead of the Mylar that I was using.

Saturday evening Sheila came down and we helped mother prep her hexies till after 10:00 p.m.


Julie said...

Thank you, Polly, for sharing your quilting weekend with us. You know how much I love seeing pictures of you and Donna with your projects!

Vernon and Kim said...

I love the quilt pattern that you are working on. What's it called? Are all the blocks alike or will there be others? It reminds me of a Linda Hahn quilt. :-) Have a good day.

Coleen B said...

I want to be like her when I'm 88 too!

Anonymous said...

It looks like you had a lot of fun! I'm sad I had to miss it.