Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It has been a long couple of weeks.

My life has been upside down for a couple of weeks. My father in law died and it was difficult with my husband travelling back and forth 4 hours one way to the hospital. The memorial is Saturday.

The craft show was a bust. We sold 4 small items and broke even on the cost of the booth. I did make connections with other quilters who may need a longarm quilter and that may pan out.

I have been taking a bit of a break from long arm quilting. I will get going on a Christmas gift tomorrow. I pieced a top for a contest. Pic to be shown at a later time. I am tired and a bit discouraged.

On to work, living, loving and laughing!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Design Wall Monday

All of the above were worked on in the past week for a craft show my Mom and I are doing. I think we have a nice assortment of thing. I am going to make something with the yo yo's but not sure yet.

I made four of these blocks over the weekend and I need 2 more then I can start joining the top.

It has been a little overwhelming. They say bad things happen in threes, so I am hoping I have had my quota. My  father in law had a stroke and DH has been gone for 4 days trying to sort it out. I am coping by lots of sewing, playing violin, football and washing clothes.
Thanks for stopping by and check out http://www.patchworktimes.com/ for other design walls. Check out my long arm blog for the latest update on http://www.finishedstitches.blogspot.com/.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Veteran's Day

I  have the day off and was able to spend time with my special vet, my husband. I did work in the studio and finished a quilt top. Check out Finished Stitches for an update on all the quilts Mom and I have done.

Today I finished another customer quilt. I sewed. Cleaned up the messy house and visited with Dad and Uncle Lonnie. I was treated to lunch with my husband and we had a great time at Walmart and Subway, lunch didn't break out eat plan. I love days like today, they really are special.

I am on the countdown to the Black Friday Craft show. I am getting nervous, but we have the booth layout done. Now to make price tags, hmm, better yet I will see if my son has time to make them.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

life is good

I had a wonderful weekend. I bought this fabric in Canterbury Village. We got info for my husband kilt. The car had a wheel bearing go at the beginning of the trip. We are waiting to order after the holidays. Love the stores here.

Here is my design wall. Not any changes here.
A runner for the craft show.
While on our trip to south east Michigan, we went to Henry Ford museum.
Pretty cool stuff. I am in the diner. We also went shopping in food markets, malls and ate out tons. Diets weren't shot too badly out of the water. Buddy's pizza, and Macaroni grill were hits. I didn't buy tons but looked for gift ideas and was dazzled. We also went to a cider mill. Great time.

Monday, November 1, 2010

November 1!

It is here already, November. I have been working on finishing items for the craft sale on Black Friday. So has Mom. We have 2 more dates for little sales this winter. I hope something sells.

Mom and I have been working hard on quilts. We have several that need to be done by Christmas and we have 5 left to do. I think we will have them all done by then. I have no pictures yet. Check in later this week for updated pics. I have quilted three small quilts in the past week!

Yesterday was a beautiful day. We went to church, ate out at La's( we haven't done that in weeks!) and then drove to Petoskey. No leaves on the trees but the day was sunny and lovely. We went to the Celtic store and the meat market. Mom went with us and it was a great family day. Ahhh, now to get ready for the week.