Wednesday, September 7, 2011


It’s that time of year again…time for the ol’ Country Fair or in Blogland’s case…The Moda Country Fair Blog Hop 2011!!  It started yesterday with Sandy Gervais sharing a pattern for a sweet little bag to carry to the Fair. 

For the rest of the month we can Blog Hop around and see all sorts of fun projects inspired by the country fair, learn interesting tidbits about our favorite designers, pick up new project ideas and maybe even win a prize or two! It's gonna be a fun-filled month with lots of inspiration from the fair! kind of fair!


Meanwhile, here's the line-up and the blogs to follow:
September 6th Sandy Gervais of Pieces from My Heart
September 7th Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs
September 8th Barb and Mary from Me and My Sister Designs
September 9th Camille Roskelley of Thimbleblossoms
September 10th Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts
September 11th Basic Grey
September 12th Polly and Laurie from Minick and Simpson
September 13th Sandy Klop from American Jane (Post will be featured on Moda's blog)
September 14th Liesl from Oliver + S
September 15th Joanna from Fig Tree and Co.
September 16th Lynne from Kansas Troubles
September 17th Barb and Alma from Blackbird Designs
September 18th Aneela Hoey from
September 19th Barbara Brackman from Barbara Brackman, of course.
September 20th Bonnie from Cotton Way
September 21st Christina from Cabbages and Roses
September 22nd Deb Strain
September 23rd Jan Patek of Brannock and Patek
September 24th Lauren and Jessi Jung
September 25th Stephanie from Lily Ashbury
September 26th Julie from Cosmo Cricket
September 27th Kate Spain
September 28th Karla, Susan and Lisa from Sweetwater
September 29th Kaari from French General
September 30th Lisa from Primitive Gatherings
and the fun continues into October
October 1st Kathy from Kathy Schmitz Studio
October 2nd Liz from Liz Scott Designs

AND while we are on the subject of FAIRS…this weekend is the Cowichan Fair (the local Fair in Duncan)…remember I missed the registration date to get all SEVEN of my quilts in.  Yesterday as soon as the Fair Grounds opened I took my Settler’s Pride wool quilt in (left the rest at home for next year) and it was accepted LATE!  They were so nice about it too…I didn’t have to beg and grovel that much…and I PROMISED never to be late again!!  :o)  Thanks you ladies…and THANK YOU ANNE! (…don’t tell anyone as this is all on the QT!)

On the quilting front~

Nothing!  Nadda! Not with fabric anyways…buttttttt… it’s a patchwork of sorts…and progress is being made…IMG_9282

We are hoping that one more day and another 50 lb. bag of Keralastic Bonding mortar will finish it off!  I CANNOT wait!  Every bone and muscle in my body is screaming “GET ME OUT OF HERE”!!  It wouldn’t have been that bad a job had it not been for the smashing and removal of the old tile…


..the whole job has been a killer!!  BUT I do love this tile and it looks great with the slate blue walls of our house.


My tiling pants and top can now stand up without me in them!!  SERIOUSLY…I am like the cement man!  They are heading to the trash can when we are finished with this job!

Have a wicked Wednesday and Happy Quilting!~P


  1. Woohoo - Settler's Pride has gone to the fair. :-)

    The tiles look lovely!

  2. It's a sign that you are fit when you are able to do the demoliton work. I remember those days!
    Love, love the tiles. they really will pop all the blue colours when you are finished.
    The clothes thing was funny. Scare crow in the making.

  3. I'm so happy for you that the fair people saw fit to accept Settler's Pride late. It deserves to be seen and appreciated!!!

    Your tiling project is lookin' mighty fine. Well done!

  4. No one CANNOT accept that Settler's Pride of yours. They made the right decision.

    Tiling looks fantabulous. Do you keep the tiling pants standing up in the corner at night? Would love to see that!

  5. Oh man what a fun thing - a Moda blog hop! Thanks for letting me know! And congrats on your quilt getting in, how could they NOT accept it, late or not! Your tiling is looking so good - you can come to my house next - lol!

  6. I will bet you will be glad to see it all done!..looks fabulous so far!!!

  7. So glad to hear you were able to get your wool quilt in the fair. You Go Girl! I can see those blue ribbons now!