Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Paducah Quilt Week -- 2 -- plus a giveaway game

Good grief! This stomach virus is a miserable, miserable way to spend three days. I thought the first round was bad, but nothing about that compares to this. I recommend that you do your best to avoid getting it. Especially the second time.

Anyway, I've recovered somewhat. Well, enough to walk out to the studio to prepare my Cotton Robin block for the mail. It should have gone out last week while I was in Paducah. (That didn't happen.) Then the virus, which Richard was fighting when I returned, found my system. Again. 

I don't know today's date, but I'm certain that I'm a week late getting the first block out--not a good way to begin. One indication would be the fact that the block for the next round was already sitting on the worktable. I was a good Robineer and did not open the second until the first was packaged, addressed, and sealed. 

The pictures that I'm posting tonight are from a quaint little moonshine brewery. It's a fun little place that Beth and I happened upon. A small group of quilters were rocking on the front stoop and told us that the bar was giving free taste-testings. We decided to drop in. 

I tried the peach flavor and Beth the chocolate. The peach was delicious, but then I heard about the pecan. Shoot! Oh well. When Beth decided that she wasn't crazy about her cup, I gave it a go. Yum! It was difficult to walk out without a bottle of the good stuff. Other pictures are from antique shops, a hotel, and a flea market. Beth is an antique hound! She stepped into every antiquey place she could find. It's fun to dip into places on a whim. 

The bottom left picture in the collage is of an apple masher. I'd never seen one before, so I had to take pictures to show Richard. A little part of me wanted to bring it home, but that was silly because there was no space for such a large piece.

Front view (the side from which you'd be working)

Edge view (looking at
the machine components)
Instead I had to settle for this little item which attaches to a table using a C-clamp. Rich and I tested it and it works! Do you know what it is? Here's a hint: it's a sewing item but doesn't sew. 

Let's play a game! The first one to answer or guess correctly (post your answer in the comments) will get a couple of fat quarters from the small stash that I purchased in Paducah. I hate doing this but I'll have to limit mailing to USA only. Postage is crazy expensive.  

I haven't shown you the things that I bought yet, so I suppose it's time for a reveal. Come back soon to see the yummy colors! 


Sherry said...

Hi Mary!

Sorry to hear that you have been sick. Hope everyone is feeling "normal" soon.

Is the gadget a crimper or gatherer?

My hubby and I love walking around antique shops and malls. . . don't often come home with stuff but we have fun walking around.

Feel better.

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

It's neither a crimper or gatherer, Sherry. Those are both great answers, though. In fact, so far everyone who sees it thinks its a crimper. There's a picture of a crimper in the collage in the center of the bottom row.

I am feeling better. Thanks for asking. Today I climbed in the truck and ran some errands with Richard. Of course, I was pretty exhausted after all that running around, but it's a good sign that I'll be back to my usual self in a day or two. At least, that's what I'm praying for.

Quilting Tangent said...

To make Pleats.

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

It doesn't make pleats, either, but that's a smart guess. It might help to know that it can be adjusted based on the fabric thickness so that it can go through the fabric.

Karen S said...

No idea but I am interested to find out!

Preeti said...

Makes fabric covered buttons