Wednesday, August 27, 2008


George and I went to the fair today, in the pouring rain, and watched the horse racing. My cousin's horse took third place and that was the first win for him. She was thrilled with third.
This is a quilt I was trying to tell Heidi about so today I took my camera. It has cross stitching in the blocks. Truly beautiful!
One of the blocks close up

This quilt won lots of ribbons and awards

Entries each year are supposed to be done within the year on all stitching projects.More of the same
Now I am showing you pictures of some quilts hanging around the area.

They came out a little dark. With the rain and little lighting, it isn't easy to get good shots.

Today I got an email from Debbie Macomber. She went to my blog after I told her I talked about her. She sent a very nice email. Thank you Debbie, you never write a bad book, they are all great and we get to know the people so well. I recommend her books to everyone.


Rhondi said...

Hi Nancy
What a great surprise for you to get an email from Debbie Macomber. I enjoy her books too.
That quilt with the crosstitch is amazing! What a lot of wrok went into that.
I'm glad to hear that you're enjoying the CD.
Hope you're having a good week.
HUgs, Rhondi

Mary said...

That is one amazing quilt with the little cross stitched pictures - must have taken a long time to complete!

The State Fair sounded fun - congrats. to your cousin's win.
Our Fair is always in October so I'll miss it this year!

Lilysmom said...

Beautiful quilt. So happy to hear that Louise's horse did well in the race!

Heidi said...

Way to go Louise!

These are Paula Vaughan designs which is what it sounded like when you described it to me. I love her charts and have some in my collection. One day when I have more time, I will stitch them. I have only done one so far.

It was so nuce if Debbie Macomber to send you an email. She sounds like a very nice person.

Love and hugs ~

Brigitte said...

Nancy, I love your State Fair pictures, particularly the ones with the quilts. These Paula Vaughan blocks look so great in the quilt. I wish I had the time to stitch a couple of them ...

Terri said...

Each of those quilts is more beautiful then the next, but the one with the cross stitching???? Oh my goodness! Exquisite!

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi Nancy..I am catching up on your posts...those quilts are beautiful! I wish I was that of them looks like stained glass!

LOVE your finished and framed is lovely...
Have a GREAT weekend!!Hugs,

Carolien said...

How could I miss this entry? I don't know ... But good for the horse, a bronze medal! And what a stunning quilt with the stitched pieces in the blocks. Beautiful and what an hours this lady must have spent making this! Thanks for sharing & I wish you and your husband a great weekend!

Hugs, Carolien