Another Bats and Boos Update

Tis the season to be all about Christmas, but I am determined to finish Bats and Boos before the new year. I really don’t want to carry this project over.

It is slow going, since I am too tired after the day job to want to spend time on this.

Nevertheless, progress is happening. Last time that I shared, Bats and Boos had been pin basted.

Let the quilting begin!

Bats and Boos
Bats and Boos
Bats and Boos
Bats and Boos

Now that the main features are quilted, I am on to the borders!

Bats and Boos

Bats and Boos, Bow Tie Leader/Enders and Betty Boop Updates

Bats and Boos Update

Bats and Boos Update

Bats and Boos

Quilt On!

Scrappy Bow Tie Finished!

Bow Tie Leader/Enders

The Baptist Fan quilting and binding are finished!

Bow Tie Leader/Enders

The quilt size is 77″ x 94″…plenty to snuggle under!

Bow Tie Leader/Enders

I have washed it so that I could have the texture from the quilting.

Bow Tie Leader/Enders

The back is pieced and the quilting shows up nicely.

Bow Tie Leader/Enders

I love it!

Bow Tie Leader/Ender

Bow Ties

Bow Tie Update

Bow Tie Leader/Ender Update

Bow Ties Update

Bats and Boos, Bow Tie Leader/Enders and Betty Boop Updates

Quilt On!

A Stroll in the Garden

“Another fall, another turned page…” -Wallace Stegner

Chrysanthemum

*Clicking on a photo will give you a closer look!

Maple

“Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.” -Unknown

Calendula

“Notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature.” -Friedrich Nietzsche

Stay safe. Stay healthy.

See the world around you!

Bats and Boos, Bow Tie Leader/Enders and Betty Boop Updates

Betty Boop continues to languish in the hospital awaiting her new part (must still be on a cargo ship somewhere). It has been 3 months now.

I miss her.

Meantime, I do have a Juki that I can use to machine quilt (straight stitch only). So some progress is happening.

Bats and Boos

Bats and Boos is now pin-basted and waiting for machine quilting.

Bats and Boos

Bats and Boos Update

Bow Tie Leader/Enders

Bow Ties is machine quilted with a Baptist Fan variation. The binding is made, but not sewn to the quilt yet.

Bow Tie Leader/Enders

Bow Tie Leader/Ender

Bow Ties

Bow Tie Update

Bow Tie Leader/Ender Update

Bow Ties Update

Quilt On!

China Bend Winery

Hubby was asked to take photographs of some real estate that is for sale (Joe Conowitch @ Westergard Real Estate Kettle Falls, WA). When he asked me if I would like to join him for a drive to China Bend Winery, I jumped on that invitation!

The winery is not far from where we live, and the drive is quite picturesque, but I chose not to bring my camera since it was a very rainy day. None of the following photos were taken by me. They are my hubby’s or from the real estate office where he works.

China Bend Winery
China Bend Winery

The winery is located next to the Columbia River, and is so beautiful and serene no matter what season one visits.

China Bend Winery
China Bend Winery
China Bend Winery

Hubby and I were treated to a private tour and thoroughly enjoyed our visit with the Bart (the very friendly owner)!

China Bend Winery

Many awards have been won! China Bend Winery produces unique, organic wines with no added sulfites.

China Bend Winery
China Bend Winery

One can also purchase wonderful handmade gifts such as these brooms and lots of edible goodies ( Hubby and I brought home a tasty sun-dried tomato and garlic dip). Bart’s wife, Victory, grows her own products and also produces her own dips and canned goodies!

China Bend Winery

The winery also hosts a bed and breakfast…a lovely and peaceful getaway! Imagine enjoying an evening on this rustic porch right outside your room!

China Bend Winery

And, yes, Hubby and I had a wine tasting event with Bart, and came home with a couple of bottles!

Stay safe. Stay healthy.

See the world around you!