First off I've had a request to get those cookies off my blog....yes Sharon they were as yummy as they look and all of them disappeared in about 2 1/2 days. Well here it it my square in a square quilt. I didn't use the blue I had from my stash, I think this one is a really good choice. I'm so happy with how this quilt turned out. The pattern is from BH&G American Patchwork and Quilting April 2008 issue.
In my neigbour the home owners open their doors for one day at the end of May for people like me to to go looking and tromping through their heritage houses. The heritage preservation society organizes this event with about a dozen homes open for touring each year. I tell ya these homes are gorgeous and people go to a lot of work to bring back the original beauty of the houses. Some had been stuccoed over the years, all kinds of weird things done like orange shag rugs and the owners have painstakingly restored them. These homes are 100 years or older and to have the opportunity to see how beautiful they are is incredible. There are volunteers at each house keeping the foot traffic moving through. We take our shoes off and carry them while walking through the houses, this was the first year I've been home to take the tour. I had a great time with my daughter and her girlfriend looking through each home. The tour also includes a quick tea and lunch and then we were out walking again. We started at 10am and didn't get through all the homes until 4pm. By the time I got home all I could think about was.... man do I ever need to clean my house....LOL
I was looking at all the pictures I took and there wasn't a single picture of the outside of any of the houses. All my pictures were of stain glass windows, antique light fixtures, fireplaces and gardens. I took these type of picture to give me ideas for my home. So I will leave you with a picture of my house, as you can see the garden needs some trimming.....a lot...LOL