Hey Everyone…today is my day to post!….I would really love to thrill you with all the wonders of my “Hometown”-but If I am really honest…I have never felt like this is my hometown…I have lived here in Menasha, WI for about 20 years…my real hometown is 10 miles away…Little Chute WI…but this post is supposed to be about where I live now…Menasha is just under 20,000 people. Everyone knows Menasha by our sister twin city Neenah…they always say… yes…Neenah/Menasha….Neenah is the city on the right side of the tracks and we are the other…Menasha is home to mostly hard working blue-collar folks who love their High School Football, Green Bay Packers and the Milwaukee Brewers. We are sitting right on top of the biggest inland lake in the state…Winnebago, which means stinky water, by the way…and this year is was really “stinky”…but we will not go into that…It’s a sore spot…we have a nice boat that hasn’t moved since July 4th, which is supposed to be my escape… I will talk about this in another post…
Lately I feel like my home is at the next “Quilt Show”….I love the thrill of wondering who I will meet, quilters are the best people, how will my class go?, Will the quilts be awesome or just so so? Will our sales be higher than last year’s? When you work as hard as my crew does, you want to always to better than the previous year…and I have to admit…only twice it has not happened. Part of my home is on the road traveling by plane or a truck, pulling a 24 foot trailer loaded to the max with all that wool and quilting stuff! This week coming up is the 2nd time this summer I am not going to a show…I am trying to not have to do every show. I need some time to work on this Fall’s Market Quilts featuring my next line called -Snowman Gatherings. Nick will be gone and I will have a week before I have to leave for MN to teach at Gruber’s Quilt shop…This is kind of how my life works…home and on the road.
Now in the post I am supposed to talk about some of the best places in my hometown…hmmm…I’ve been thinking about these questions and I have even asked Luke and Jake these questions while were were driving home from the Madison quilt show last night and they kind of laughed…and then the answer from them was Primitive Gatherings!!! I have to admit I think the best thing about Menasha is Primitive Gatherings!!! When I was in front of the town board earlier this year, one of the board members kind of admitted it himself…he stated the only reason women come to this town is for your shop!!! So I think we are the best thing in Menasha…and the best place to eat is where??? my friends from my quilting retreat house know…Terri’s cooking!!! Enough said…
So lets get to the real reason for this post…what is my project!!! It is pictured below…you know I had to add some wool to those little charms…and most of you know I love 9 patches…so this is what I came up with for you!!!
Primitive Gatherings-Moda Candy Project click here for the directions
Below are three little gifts Moda has sent for this blog hop…By the way…Moda is the best fabric company! Right????
They sent a fat 1/8 pack and 2 honey buns…
I am also going to give away the kits for this project!!! Now here is the problem…I know I have about 10 of them….but if I only can come up with eight or nine you have to forgive me…
To try and win one of these awesome prizes….
comment on this post…tell me who you are, where you are from and if you love your “hometown” or if your heart is really in another place….
Jeter and Presley will be picking the winners…how I don’t know yet, but we will figure it out…lol
all for now…good luck! I will post winners on the 15th of September!!!
The next blog post for September 11