Monday, November 30, 2015

Thankful for Allietare

Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving!  Even though I was visiting family over the holiday week, I was anxiously awaiting Clue 1 of Bonnie Hunter's Allietare mystery quilt. And Bonnie came through once again with lots of pieces, starting off with hundreds to make in the first clue. I had planned to make only half of the parts then decide after the reveal if I wanted to complete the full size. But I started cutting and cutting, and pretty soon had all the parts ready to sew. I sewed half yesterday and will finish the rest this week. Allietare!

During our visit with family in the midwest (a mere 22-hour drive away), we went to a wine-tasting event. The new winery owner, an energetic local attorney named Mary, gave a personal tour of her tasting room and event center. She had lined the walls with wood slats reclaimed from lots of old barns in the area. Many of the furnishings were collected from old buildings and hotels around the state. The vintage they served had lots of promise. Once they are licensed to actually sell their wine, I will have to visit again and buy some.

The guys were more interested in the vintage Chevy truck. Go figure....


  1. Glad you are joining in on another Bonnie Mystery! The wine tasting looks fun!

  2. very nice blocks! what a beautiful venue, so lovely making Thanksgiving memories with family

  3. Ahhh! Love the winetasting part..oh wait, we are speaking of quilts right!? Great going on your HST's! Hopefully I'll be finished up this week! Happy Quilting!