September 14, 2021: Show and Tell; New Neighbors; Earthly Delights

Greetings dear readers! I’m making great progress on the hand quilting of my red and white quilt and gradually crossing off items on the ”sleeves and labels” list. Instead of showing my own not currently very exciting work today, I’m going to share work from the ”show and tell” portion of my latest Quilt Bee meeting. I’ve been very lucky to be a part of this group of wonderful women for over 20 years! Here is Kathryn’s fabulous hand quilted and appliqued quilt:

Sorry about the lighting – we’ve been meeting on a member’s screened porch (1800’s farm house!) in the evening the last 4 months – so much better than Zoom! But next month we’ll need to move inside (we’re all vaccinated). Making this quilt extra special is the fact that her mother made some of the blocks. She also brought her fun Kaffe tea pots – sorry I didn’t get the full thing in the photo:

Janice brought 2 lovely pieces. The first was a challenge to use solids and is finished; the applique piece is in progress:

Sally brought a completed top that is going to be a wedding gift:

We were thrilled to have long time member Havrilla visit us from Arizona in her camper as she travels around the country visiting family. She shared 2 recent quilts:

Rosemary shared this fun dinosaur quilt for a great grandchild:

And our host Susan shared her 50+ Lucy Boston blocks that she’s been English paper piecing the past several months. These are beyond fabulous – every one worth studying! I took pictures of 4 and here they are:

I have some new neighbors – 3 more new goats at a different property from the others I mentioned a while back. Here’s the male, Pete:

Here’s Molly:

And here’s Mabel (on the left)(love these names!):

Hope I can get them to come closer to the fence for some better photos in the future!

I forgot to mention that I’ve also been working on my September mini. I can’t show it yet, but here’s a little tease – my fabric pull for it:

Red, black, and gold has always been a favorite color combination and I can’t wait to share – though I love September and don’t want it to pass to quickly!

I’ll finish this post with some recent earthly delights. This photo was taken during an early morning walk with a friend on the Maine coast. The sky was clear and the sun low, sparkling beautifully on the water – absolutely gorgeous!

Also on that walk, a barn that I love and a lovely tidal creek view(beautiful blues!):

Closer to home, on a different walk, was this incredible fungal growth – for persoective, the stump is about a foot in diameter:

I used my new book, ”Bark” to look up this tree:

This type of bark is made of ”scales or plates” and because the upper and lower edges of the plates curve outward, this is probably a ”pitch pine” tree. Love the texture!!

Finally, a true harbinger of early autumn, this sumac branch – love the red and green combination, plus the leaves on the side of the road just yesterday, even though the trees don’t yet have enough of these to make a splash!

Be kind, be grateful, and cherish each day, Gladi

14 thoughts on “September 14, 2021: Show and Tell; New Neighbors; Earthly Delights

  1. pmblack39 September 14, 2021 / 12:55 pm

    Beautiful pictures gorgeous quilts

    • gladiporsche September 14, 2021 / 8:17 pm

      Thanks so much!

  2. Susie Q September 14, 2021 / 1:01 pm

    so many great things to look at……. thanks for sharing.

    • gladiporsche September 14, 2021 / 8:17 pm

      Thank you for reading and commenting!!

  3. Carol in Texas September 14, 2021 / 1:17 pm

    Gladi, I love your blog. That group of fabrics you pulled for your September mini are just gorgeous….they almost glow. Autumn colors are so beautiful. I too love September and October….I wish we could have two of each of those. Fall comes late here in central Texas, so I love your pictures of color changes in your area… are in Maine, aren’t you? Carol in Texas

    • gladiporsche September 14, 2021 / 8:21 pm

      Thanks Carol! I live in the seacoast area of New Hampshire. The Maine border is very close – 20 minutes away. I have friends who live in Maine, I shop in Maine, go to the beaches there, etc. Both states are lovely, especially in the fall! I agree – I’d love to have 2 Septembers and 2 Octobers!!!! 🙂

  4. Sherrill September 14, 2021 / 7:36 pm

    Lots of beauties today!! LOVE that barn..never seen one like that and it’s gorgeous. So many pretty pictures. Fall’s OK but I really don’t like what comes after!! Eww, the cold. I’m an ever summer kinda gal even if it gets a little hot. HA

    • gladiporsche September 14, 2021 / 8:28 pm

      Thanks! I don’t mind some winter – the snow can be really beautiful and the cold is a good excuse to stay in and sew. The holidays also seem to go with winter. Here in northern New England, however, the cold lasts a bit too long, nevertheless, I am grateful for every day!

  5. Jocelyn Thurston September 14, 2021 / 9:48 pm

    Oh my gosh! What beautiful work you shared in this post. As so often happens when I visit your blog, I have to note it for future reference. Kaffe teapots and the Lucy Boston blocks are stunning. I enjoyed your bark and fungi photos as well. And thanks for sharing photos that confirm just what I think of for beautiful Maine.

  6. Wendy C Reed September 15, 2021 / 1:19 pm

    Oh what fun! And, what wonderful quilts. It will be hard to move inside after having such a nice porch to visit in. Your September mini will be fabulous, I am quite sure. Those colors are so September! Can’t wait to see your quilts (and hopefully you!) at the show in October.

  7. Janet O. September 16, 2021 / 6:46 am

    What a fun quilt show among friends. Those Lucy Boston blocks are stunning!
    I love the colors for your September mini. Add any color to black and gold and it is a winning combination, IMHO. 🙂
    Such beautiful views on your walks. And the close-ups are fascinating. Isn’t nature amazing?

  8. Kyle September 16, 2021 / 2:08 pm

    Nothing better than to be with your quilt friends in person and seeing their work. I always enjoy your nature walks and photos.

  9. marissthequilter September 17, 2021 / 1:38 pm

    What a talented group of stitchers. Thank you for showing us their beautiful quilts and exquisite works. I also always enjoy your “earthly delights”

  10. Cynthia September 18, 2021 / 6:33 am

    What a rare and wonderful thing, to have a consistent group of quilting friends for 20 years, getting together and sharing. Can’t wait to see your September mini.

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