Monday, November 30, 2009

So today was a fun day...I ran errands and almost got everything I wanted to do finished.
First I went to the commercial embroidery shop that I use to work at and got a shirt embroidered for a friend. It took longer than I thought it would. My ex boss had to rearrange the stitching. It was great seeing my friend Sherry. She had gone on a red eye trip to NYC over the weekend. Her goal was to buy a knock off purse, and eat a wiener from a street vendor. She accomplished both, good for her.
Then I went to the quilt shop where I work part time, had lunch with my current boss. I don't work till tomorrow, but it's always a fun place to hang out.
After that, I actually got two quilts from my quilter today. I still need to trim them and get the bindings on both of them. They are both charity quilts. They both go to Pennsylvania. One to a lady I signed up to do a quilt for on Charlotte's Garden, and the other is for Quilts For Kids. They sent me material for the top and backing. I just added batting and binding. This is my first quilt for them. I hope to more in the future.
The only thing I didn't get to do was to start another quilt. My brother in law called about two weeks ago and asked me what he needed to do to get a quilt made. He has a co-worker that hasn't been able to work for awhile now and they want to do a benefit for him and his family. I should have started it about a week ago, but you know, some of us just work better under pressure (that's me!).
Tonight I helped with a Girl Scout troop (20 little girls) that is making a purse. Each girl is making a raggedy purse from Girl Scout fabric. This line is so cute.
If you've gotten this far, I still need to let you know about a sale on Fairy Frost. Our shop has it on sale (lots of colors) for just $5.99 per yard. If anyone is interested, let me know and I'll send you the phone number for the quilt shop.
Oh my, that's a long post! Happy quilting!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

She's Gone Again

I had great holiday weekend. I hope you all did too. Sara was home for four days. We had a good time together. We went to see "New Moon" together. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie.

Of course we had to do some shopping. She hadn't been home since August. We love to shop. She gets it honestly. I love finding things for her. I really don't buy much for me (unless we count fabric!).

Sara is going to a wedding in December so we were looking for something she could wear to that. This is what we found:

I really think my daughter looks better in the dress than the model. I'm probably a bit biased tho.

Monday, November 16, 2009


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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Tired & Broke!

What a fun two days I've had. The girls that went with me kept me laughing all the way. Good friends, and great company.

My feet hurt, my back hurts from driving for two days, but I'd do it again in a heartbeat! There were so many great samples at the quilt shops, I think I'm on sensory overload. I want to start at least 20 new projects :)..... I just don't know which one to start first!

Now to the broke part. I spent about $130 on the kits to make the quilt that was displayed in each shop. I was buying a kit for one of my friends that couldn't go with us. So really only $65 of that is actually my debt. But I definitely did a fabulous job keeping all the pattern writers and designers in business. I haven't added it all up yet and I don't think I will. Ignorance is bliss!

That's it for me tonight. I'm feeling pretty good about posting two days in a week!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

2009 Shop Hop

Well, it's been a long time again. I'm not sure where all my time goes. I can guarantee you it's not spent cleaning! I wish I could say that I've been busy sewing, but I can't even claim that excuse. Seems like I'm just fiddling away my time.

Tomorrow is going to be a fun time. I am going on the Amish Shop Hop with two of my friends. We will visit nine of the shops, and finish the last three on Thursday. I love going to all the different shops and just looking at all the samples on the walls. The girls that are going with me are so much fun. I hope I don't break the bank. I love to shop!

Maybe I'll post some pictures tomorrow night. Hopefully I won't be too tired!