I completed my red and white just in time to enter it in my guild quilt show. It took me a while to do the individual blocks. I did a couple a day and this gave me time to think about what I wanted to do for each block.Daffodil in Nokesville and Suzzie's in Manassas. We also stopped in at Old Town Needlecrafts in Manassas. This area has become a great place for quilters to spend the day. Aurora Quilts is also in Manassas and there's a JoAnn's right near Suzzie's. As you can see I didn't have trouble finding some treasures to bring home with me.
I'm finally quilting Pink Lemonade from Lori's doll quilt along last winter. I found Mountain Mist Cream Rose at JoAnn's and thought I'd give it a try. I'm not happy with it. Some areas are very hard to quilt through. I'll go back to using Quilters Dream Wool for my next hand quilting project.
This past Saturday Dave and I took a drive out to the Shenandoah Valley to the Virginia Quilt Museum. They always have an interesting display of quilts. Unfortunately, no photography in the museum. However, on the way we stopped in at an antique store and spotted quite a few quilts.
This one was very hard to leave behind.
We are playing around with the idea of buying a farmhouse in the valley some day. We took a lot of back roads through the valley and stopped in at Polyface Farms to purchase some meats from pasture raised animals and eggs from happy chickens.
This goose sure was honking madly as we checked out the hens.
It was a dreary day - even met with some snow flurries - so I'll only share this one photo of the countryside. We have reservations for a Polyface Farm tour in April so hopefully that will be a nice day and I'll get some better photos.