Sunday, October 27, 2013


What a relief!!  The costume fits and he likes it!!  Below is a picture of the one eyed, one horned, flying purple people eater (without his horn and wings) in his scariest pose!  My DIL is making the horn and wings. :-)

Yesterday was the Harvest Heritage Festival at Cedar Hill State Park and my quilters' guild always participates by setting up a booth to demonstrate quilting.  It was a perfect day for sitting out at Penn Farm, which is located in the park.  Penn farm was settled during the 1850s and stayed with the same family for over 100 years.  Here are some pictures of our quilting booth and other activities going on during the festival.

We had our raffle quilt on display and sold lots of tickets for the drawing to be held on December 9.

Wagon rides pulled by these draft horses was fun for the children.

Look!  The leaves on the tree behind the horses are turning yellow!  We are in Texas, so fall starts a lot later and we don't have the flaming colors like the northern states have.

Who knew there were vintage base-ball clubs around?

They even make their own balls and bats!

It was cloudy a lot but didn't rain.

Me hand quilting a doll quilt wearing my period costume.

Another guild member hand quilting an applique quilt.
Isn't this quilt gorgeous?

She is one of the founding members of our guild and also an excellent quilter!

It was a good day.


Lori said...

I bet you are thrilled to know the costume is perfect! He looks happy as can be!
What a lovely raffle quilt!!

Marsha said...

Jonah is adorable in the costume, you did a great job. Did you have a pattern or just wing it? It is so cute! Love your costume for the festival, you look quite natural in your role. It looks like so much fun.

---"Love" said...

Jonah's going to have a blast on Halloween with that outfit; he will scare the wits out of the other kids! Hope you win the pretty raffle quilt! The applique quilt, and the two behind you, are beautiful. Sounds like it was a fun day for all, and the weather could not have been better! ---"Love"

Janet O. said...

Excellent job on the costume, Ruth! What little guy wouldn't love to wear that!
I enjoyed seeing you in costume, too. I used to dress up in 1860s period clothing and quilt at our local heritage center. That is what got me started in using the CW repro fabrics.
That is a beautiful applique quilt!!

a good yarn said...

That's one scary but cute Purple People Eater! The raffle quilt is gorgeous and hopefully the lucky winner enjoys owning it as much as I know I would. You certainly look the part in your period costume.