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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Antique Quilts at 2009 Vermont Quilt Festival






Here are some photos I took of antique quilts on display at this past summer's VQF. The sophistication of the graphic images always takes me by surprise. We think our quilting foremothers were just pitifully hobbling together clothing scraps for bed covers, when in actuality they were making real, and real gorgeous, art. These are a few of my favorites.

And I am happy to announce that by cleaning my daughter's room yesterday, I finally found my beloved Fiskars scissors. Now back to quilting...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Thanks, Martha!


The fantabulous Martha Stewart explained on Facebook why this year's autumn foliage in New England is not so fantabulous. Tar Spot! Caused by all the stupid rain we had this spring, our maple leaves are tepidly colored and covered with black spots caused by this fungus. Everyone is affected so at least I don't feel like it was my own personal failure.

Here's something that has cheered me up no end: the best soap ever made (and best soap name ever): get yours at the Body Lounge in Stowe, VT, or online (address is on the label). Wouldn't this be a fun little Christmas gift for all the women in your life??