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Travel Adventure 2019
Had a dream come thru in March 2019, with my Trip to Italy. First stop on the tour Venice, there was many sites to see. Murano Glass, Doge's Palace, Museo Correr and nice walk thru of St. Mark's Basilica.
The Doge Palace
Lunch in Tuscany home of Pinocchio and the Leaning Tower of Pisa
Growing up we always had rain barrels, and this growing season, I wanted to incorporate a rain barrel in my garden and added composting for a bit of sustainability. A local botanical garden offers free classes on sustainability, using native plants and rain garden. I thought of doing a DIY rain barrel but with all the planting I was doing, a bit of help is worth it, so I bought a rain barrel and compost tumbler, got a good deal from my town. Lots of research online later, I found the perfect downspout rain water collection system by Oatey to channel the water to my barrel. I bought 2 Oatey system so I may make that DIY rain barrel yet :-). I started with building the stand for the barrel on a Sunday. I used concrete 12in x 12in stepping stone pavers and 4in x 8in pavers, I created a pattern and stack them, I did use pieces of slate to level the barrel. I kept the stand low so I did not need to make it permanent, I like that I can move it anytime I wish. I dd
On Saturday August 11th, I attended my first MPB day in NYC. My day started off as part of a small group at the Chelsea Flea Market, then on to the FIT Museum where we met up with the rest of the group, a bit of lunch at the Brown Cup near the Museum, then on to shopping in the Garment District, a quick stop at Around the World Fashion Publication Inc www.shop.aroundtheworldnyc.com they have La Mia Boutique and Burda Style pattern magazine and so much, much more, then afternoon snack at Kinokuniya book store, and end of day leisurely chat in Bryant Park. Thank you Peter for an exciting day and it was great meeting all the fellow sewists from around the country and those from far away lands. Teri, Marty, Peter, Harriet and Linda (Flea Market Group) Chelsea Flea Market I like items from Period, Victorian, Medieval, and Regency time frame like clothing, accessories, novels, home decor, photos, movies, and music . The Victorian foreign postcards I purchased in the
I have completed my lap quilt top, I only need to add a small border, still debating if I want to add one, and then I need to create my quilt sandwich and quilt all layers together. The quilt can easily become a full size quilt by adding wider sashing strips between blocks and a wide border on all sides, but I am sticking to the lap quilt option. It took some time for me to sort out my own layout of each block. I chose to connected my blocks on the long side, 5 blocks at a time then long sashing that I join between each row of 5 block panel, the instructor went with the 4 block sashed together method. I chose to go with a dark blue backing fabric, there were a few colors that stood out in these blocks, one of them was the blue, and I wanted a more neutral color on the back since each block had so much white and other prominent colors. But to keep quilt back interested I went with a floral print. Quilt top with Sashing all blocks connected All 20 Quilt Blocks