One weekend each year, our cozy little city bulges at its seams with people from all over who come to celebrate The Defeat of Jesse James Days. It is one of the largest festivals in our state. It began last night, with what the locals call “townie night”. The food vendors are open on Bridge Square and other activities are beginning, so the locals come out and play to get the busy weekend rolling. The weekend is full of food, art fairs, antique car shows, and reenactments of the bank raid. If you’re in the area, come and join the fun and see how Jesse James and his gang put our little city on the map. I may not get to any of the festivities this year; BigJ and I are sneaking away for our anniversary.
Meanwhile, I’ve been doing a little quilting and sewing. Here’s my roundup for the week.
I finished this mini.
And these three wool applique blocks for two different BOMs.
You can read more about those blocks here.
I also finished this little mini quilt. I quilted in the ditch and then stitched inside the larger pinwheels.
I finished the July block for the River’s Edge Antiques and Quilt Loft Mystery Block. I wasn’t sure I would like this block, but now that it’s done I’m happy with it.
Those are my finishes for the week. It’s been a productive one, so I’m happy with it. Tonight we are having guests over for dinner, so I’m off to try to make my home look presentable! There are quilts to be hung!