Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Let's Bee Social #138

This is it! The countdown is on!

Tomorrow night I will be heading to Harriston to set up my booth at the curling club. And then I will be spending all day Friday and Saturday hanging out at the International Plowing Match Quilt Show. I am so excited! And also a bit nervous.....

I have made a list and am checking it twice or more.....

So to alleviate my nervousness, I cut into some fabric and am making my way through the Kissy Fishy pattern. I have been stitching up my blocks and this is now a finished top....





Maybe I can manage to get this one quilted in time for the show!




I can't help it.... This is not a quilt, but it is something I am tremendously proud of. My daughter, Erin was in a competition this past weekend for the Brussels Fall Fair Ambassador and came in as First Runner Up.



The five girls who were in the competition spent the day getting their makeup done, providing an interview to a panel of three judges and enjoying a nice meal together. In the evening, guests were invited to enjoy hearing about the upcoming 155th Fall Fair and to listen to each of the participants provide a speech.

Erin later explained that she had a wonderful time and enjoyed the process so much she intends to participate again next year. She is going into grade 12 this fall and will be 17 at the end of this month.



And this showy flower is now bursting with these gigantic blooms following the much needed rains we are now getting. The orange string is baler twine I have tied around the plant to keep it from falling over.



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34 comments :

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Congrats to your daughter, Erin! She is beautiful! Your quilt is beautiful too. Mine is still in pieces along with the bear but I'll get back to it now that I'm back home. I wish you well on your venture this week/weekend.

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Lorna and congratulations to Erin! That must have been exciting experience for her. You will have excitment also in next days; I wish you the best times in the quilt show! Thank you again for sponsoring my qive away! Everyone loves your beautiful patterns! x Teje www.nerospostbox.wordpress.com

Nancy J said...

Erin, Congratulations, We don't need a quilt to see how beautiful you are. .. A booth at the curling club, is this an indoor one, and the plowing, a huge area of land for the competitors. You will do Absolutely Fabulously!! ( Just not at the wheel of a tractor)

The Cozy Quilter said...

Congratulations to your daughter! Have a fun weekend at the quilt show! I am sure your patterns will be very popular! I hope you have a chance to go around to see the quilts too.

Little Quiltsong said...

This Fish quilt is one of my husband's favorite! Don't be nervous for the Plowing Match Quilt Show - it will be great! Congratulations to Erin!! Love the burst of color in your garden!

Heide said...

Congratulations to you beautiful Daughter! How exciting for her.
I hope you have help at the show....as I think you are going to be one busy lady!! Your quilts that you made for the show are great and I am sure you are going to have a busy booth.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

beautiful daughter, have fun at the show

Leanne Parsons said...

Your daughter is gorgeous! Your quilt is gorgeous too :) I love the fish and I think it will be a very popular pattern for you. Good luck at the show this weekend!

Patty D from NC said...

Congrats to your daughter - she is beautiful and I hope she enjoys her year 12. Cute fishy quilt - would make a fun baby quilt.

SandraC said...

Beautiful daughter in a beautiful dress! I wish the plowing match were closer, I'd be sure to stop by....maybe next year!

Laura said...

Love your fishy quilt! I wish there were more babies in our family to sew for. I might just make this one in anticipation of the next!

KimB said...

Congratulations to your beautiful daughter!! I must say I like the kissy fish, ok let's be real I like all of your patterns. My grandson is 1 1/2 and I am thinking he just might need a kissy fish quilt, his dad is a fisherman. Love your imagination and creativity, can't wait to see what's next!

Lori Smanski said...

congratulations to your lovely daughter. what a fun thing to have experienced. have fun at both places. you will be just fine. those fish are too cute.

Ruth-Anne Hayes said...

Hi Lorna! Congratulations to you and your daughter Erin! She is stunning. You amaze me with the speed at which you finish quilts! Get that baby quilted! ;-)

Ruth-Anne Hayes said...

Hi Lorna! Congratulations to you and your daughter Erin! She is stunning. You amaze me with the speed at which you finish quilts! Get that baby quilted! ;-)

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

It sounds like a pretty awesome week, Lorna. I hope that you have a wonderful time as a vendor and I look forward to hearing about the new adventure when you get home. :)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

The fish are so cute and what a lovely picture of your daughter; she's just beautiful!

Jayne said...

I love those kissy fish! I could see a rainbow school kissing! Congrats to your daughter, she is beautiful!! And you...you'll have a great time and you will have so much fun! List making is a must when doing something like this!

Cheryl said...

Congrats to both you and your daughter! Have fun at the quilt show.

Gretchen Weaver said...

I have Hibiscus flowers too, I just love their big flowers in August! They just make me feel happy. Congratulations to your daughter too. This should get her off to a good start for her last year of high school. Blessings, Gretchen villacrestfarm@gmail.com

Kathi Riemer said...

I LOVE your Kissy Fish quilt. Congratulations to your daughter! Have fun!

Carla said...

Your daughter is beautiful Lorna! Congratulations to her and of course to you and all your quilt accomplishments.

Pam said...

Lovely and beautiful young lady is your daughter.

Lesley Gilbert said...

A beautiful daughter, a lovely fishy quilt - what more could you want? Of course nice (but not too hot) weather this weekend - enjoy your booth and plowing time with your friends :)

PegP said...

Congratulations to Erin! Have a great time at the quilt show.

Rachel said...

Congrats to your daughter! Those fish are very cute. I like how the blue ones are all wet. ;P Good luck at the show!

Tish Stemple said...

Lorna, I'm so excited for you this weekend. I'm sure you will have lots of fun and get to talk to so many people. And congrats to Erin! What a beautiful picture. Thank you for sharing her accomplishment so we can cheer her on too. Can't wait to hear about the show next week. Have fun! We will all be with you in spirit.

Quilts By Laurel said...

Congrats to your daughter! She's beautiful! :) I love that fishy quilt so much that I've already bought the pattern. Can't wait to have some time to make one! :)

Margo Yang said...

You must be very proud of your daughter. She is beautiful just like her mom. You quilts are beautiful, as usual.

trudie said...

Love your hibiscus! Gorgeous blooms!

Sandra Walker said...

Ooh, look at you SEW!! I'll bet you get that quilted in time too! Congrats to your lovely daughter and good luck in Harriston this weekend!

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Congratulations to your daughter on winning a prestigious award. It's always fun when our children succeed at something important to them. Wow! that is one gorgeous hibiscus!

Sarah Craig said...

Congratulations to Erin, and I love your Kissy Fish!

Martha said...

Congratulations to your daughter!
I love your new quilt top. The fish are adorable. Good luck at the show I hope you get to get to bring this new quilt with you as well.