Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fall Quilting with Sweet Peas & Possum

O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow.
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know.
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
One from our trees, one far away.
Retard the sun with gentle mist;
Enchant the land with amethyst.
Slow, slow!
~Robert Frost - excerpt from his poem "October"

Fall is the perfect season for sewing.  It seems like forever since I was down to Miss Carol's, from Sweet Peas and Possum, for a "much needed" day of quilting.   Lucky for us, she arranged to have an open sew on a Saturday, so I headed south along with Michelle and Mitzi.

 I wanted the day to go "slow, slow," like the poem, but it went fast, fast!  We spent the first half hour gabbing and catching up on family news and our latest projects.  After show and tell, we finally got down to the business of sewing.

Gina was sewing up a log cabin pumpkin with fun borders . . . The face is the perfect touch.

Michelle finished the top for her sister's quilt . . . Colorado Log Cabin - Stunning!

Mama Barb worked on tying an adorable rag quilt for a new grandson - Notice the "Life is Short - Eat Dessert First" shirt?   There is a story behind that one. 

Mitzi was working on a quilt top for a Christmas present  . . . 
Is this not the cutest Grinch Quilt ever?   Nice job, Mitzi!

Here is Miss Carol's Quilt project for the day.  Gus decided to try it out right away.

In case you think that all I did was eat, gab and take pictures, I have to say that I did do some sewing.  However, I can't show my super, secret projects on my blog just in case a relative happens to stop by.

Shhh . . .  It's a secret.  

Thank you, Miss Carol for a fun, fall day of sewing and laughter.  


  1. Oh Gladys! You made my day! I loved having everyone down for the day. I can hardly wait until next month.
    You have all become such dear friends and fellow quilters. I know I can count on all of you to get me through this next year with Nathan's deployment. You all mean the world to me.
    I finished the last row on my quilt with a differnt fabric, got the borders on and found 6 yards of backing fabric in my 'stash'. I love when that happens. I hope to get it quilted in between customers quilts.
    See you soon!

  2. Even though I am unable to join you...I love hearing and seeing about your get-togethers at Miss Carol's beautiful studio! The projects you work on are so inspiring...and the warmth of your friendships is felt through your posts. Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

  3. thanks for sharing.