My sister and brother-in-law recently visited from Kansas. We always gallivant when they are here and spend time on picturesque Blue Ridge Mountain winding country roads. One day, we ran across an awesome sight—some folks were tapping maple syrup! My brother-in-law, Larry Tedford, took this photo with my camera.A few years ago, we took a step back in time when attending Highland Maple Festival in an area known as “Virginia’s Switzerland.” What a beautiful place with breathtaking mountain views! The annual event was designated a “Local Legacy” by the Library of Congress in 1999.
Photos taken at Eagle’s Sugar Camp.
Saturday was National Quilting Day. I hope you worked on a fun and fabulous quilt! I am working on a new line of fabric and can’t wait to get a little further along, so you can see it!
Whether you wish to participate in the American Patchwork and Quilting 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge (http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/millionpillowcases/) or make an awesome gift for someone special, here is my free pattern and a easy to follow tutorial with 23 photos. Instructions included for travel pillow.
Main fabric – 1 yard
Outside border – 1/3 yard
Trim – 1/4 yard
Standard size pillow case
Width of Fabric (WOF)
Right Sides Together (RST)
Wrong Sides Together (WST)
Pillow case body, cut 27” X WOF
Outside border, cut 9”–10” x WOF
Trim, cut 2½” x WOF
Seams are ¼” used unless otherwise indicated.
Lay outside border flat on ironing board, right side up.
Lay main fabric on top of border. Fold trim in half WST and press, then place on top of main fabric.
Last week, I gave a presentation on Goal Setting to the gals of Farmgirls & Feedsacks, a chapter of Mary Jane’s Farm® magazine, at the Floyd Country Store. We had a great time. Love those country women!
Today, I went shopping with out of state guests and took them to our local hardware store. Farmer’s Supply General Hardware of Floyd, Virginia, was established in 1931. It is heated with an early 1900’s wood burning stove and is so toasty. Love those old timey stores!