This has been a busy two weeks. I’m having fun helping out Area 15 Toastmaster clubs with Humorous Speech contests. The Area 15 finalists commpete on October 18th at 6:30pm at the Hannah Grimes Center, 25 Roxbury St., Keene, NH 03431.
I also visited Keepsake Quilting with 12 DMQ members on October 2nd. We also visited the Pineapple Shop right next door. There are pre-cuts and wide backs at really super prices in that shop. Next, we were off to Hart’s Turkey Farm for lunch. The portions were so large, most of us got a doggie bag filled with food for dinner.
Rob and I visited the Fort No. 4 in Charlestown, NH too. Here are a few photos.
It was interesting to see the colors that they dyed wool pieces with plants and trees. They use, dandelions, elderberries, poke berries, walnut shells, gooseberries, sumac blossoms, and more! There is a beautiful wool rug there for a raffle prize. The tickets are only $5.00 each. I would highly recommend going to the gift shop to purchase one. The drawing is October 27th, so don’t delay!
I did deliver the 3 memory quilts, but 2 are Christmas gifts, so I cannot show them to you yet!
I went to the Monadnock Quilters show in Peterborough, NH on Sat. It was nice to see David Taylor there at the Boutique table. He also sat at the HandiQuilter machine and stitched a bit. I really love that Sweet 16! The quilts on display, the quilts for sale, the special exhibits, and the auction quilts were all worth seeing. What a wonderful show!
I’m still working on beading my flannel and wool project. I am machine quilting a t-shirt quilt for a friend.
October is a very busy month for our family. We celebrate my brother’s birthday on the 4th, my parent’s 65th wedding anniversary on the 11th, my daughter’s birthday on the 12th, my husband’s birthday on the 13th, my mother-in-law’s birthday on the 14th and my niece’c wedding on the 14th. It’s a beautiful time of the year here in New England. I’m so thankful for so many reasons to celebrate!