Wednesday, April 30, 2014

End of the Month Catch Up!

I can't believe this month is already over with. It has been a very busy month for me.
The first week I had a quilt show to vend at. Then the following week I taught at a Quilt Retreat. I had one week off to try to make more inventory and quilt a client quilt before I was off again this past weekend to vend at another quilt show.
While I was at this last quilt show I was a very bad girl. The town has a lot of yard sales going on. One of them started really early in the morning so I had time to stop before going to the show. I found a Singer 99 in a cabinet. Well, it came home with me.

I was able to get it in my van along with all the inventory.
Next, we spent the night with a super, super, super good friend after we packed up from the show. (We stay the night with her so we don't have to drive over the pass at night-----scary!!!!) When we got there she said she had something for one of us (either Linda or myself) but we would have to fight over who got it cause she only had one. Well---since I had the keys to the van (my van) guess who got the gift LOL.  Here it is.

A lovely little lightweight SewMor by Necchi.
After leaving our friends house the next morning, we decided to stop for lunch in a small town. As we pulled off the highway we noticed a "Estate Sale" sign and decided to stop. Welllllllll, guess what?
This was sitting there looking for a home.

How could I resist?
We managed to fit everything in the van, but it was totally loaded to the back door.

So now, I hope, everything will go back to normal. I have really got to knuckle down and get busy on client quilts. They are stacked to the rafters (well, almost). Next Monday I'm back out at the LQS for Block of the Month.

This weekend I will update the Stash Report (failed miserably on not getting new fabric). That's another story.

Well until next time,
Hugs & Stitches,

Sunday, April 20, 2014

What I Did Today

You know the saying---"Make hay while the sun shines". I took advantage of the nice weather today and got out in my little garden area. Slowly but surely it's starting to come together.
I needed to get some of my herbs planted so I worked on that.

Then, I've been wanting to fix up a little fairy garden. I had an old wheelbarrow that I got at a yard sale for a quarter, so that was going to be for the fairy garden.

I've also cleaned up and mucked out the pond. DH put up an electric wire around it to keep out the raccoons. Last year they cleaned up on my fish, so now I'll give it another try and see if the fence works. I just have to remember to beat the cat out of the door in the morning to turn it of during the day.

The rest are just general garden spots. I still have to work on some areas. Next round I want to pick up some annuals and get them planted in my area and some pots on the front deck of the house.

Garden Entry


Now that I have that done for the day I think I spend some time working on my hexies. I've made some pretty good progress but still have a ways to go on them.
Tomorrow it's back to making inventory for a quilt show we will vend at this next weekend.

Til later,
Hugs & Stitches,

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Goings On from 4/7 thru 4/15

Well where do I begin? First things first.
When I got home from the quilt show last week, I had this waiting for me.

Meet Sadie!!! My new Candy Apple Red baby.
The problem was-----I didn't have time to play with her. Sunday was spent doing paperwork from the show, and balancing everything out.
Monday-out at the LQS for Block of the Month(from 9AM to 7 PM.).
Tuesday-Finishing step outs for the second class I was teaching at retreat.
Wednesday-Picking up client quilt and going to friends house to load up her stuff for retreat.
Thursday thru Sunday-RETREAT!!!!!!!!!!!
I finally got to give Sadie a workout at the retreat. She sews beautifully!
One of the classes I taught at the retreat was Costa Maya. Here are some of the ones being worked on--

Here is a pic from the second class (Feeling Groovy) that I taught.
This is the Raffle Quilt that my friend Linda made for the retreat and I quilted it.
All in all it was a very good 4 day retreat.
Monday-it was back out to the LQS for the Marti & Me Club. Out there from 8 AM until about 3 PM.
Tuesday-Deliver the Reach for a Cure Totes to the Cancer Center and run some errands.
Today (Wednesday)-Spent time in sewing room cutting 22 more totes and some other stuff for inventory. Next week we have another quilt show.
I didn't do my stash report this last week so I will just report everything up to today.
Fabric in: 6 yards
Fabric in YTD:  105 3/8 yards
Fabric Out:  38 1/4 yards
Fabric Out YTD:   100 1/8 yards
Total Used: 5 1/4 yards (red is in the hole)
Well that's it for now.
Til later,
Hugs & Stitches,

Monday, April 7, 2014

Progress Report 3/31 thru 4/6

This week is going to be crazy.

Monday-Laundry (so I have clean clothes for the weekend) (vending at a quilt show), pulling out bins of inventory to get ready to load for show, assembled 5 mini table runner kits, made up three 2 1/2" scrap enhancement packages, sewed up display sample of mini tablerunner kit.
Tuesday-went to bank to get change for register for show, load  inventory into van, worked out in the garden in the afternoon since it wasn't raining. I have now cleaned all the flowerbeds and gotten rid of the "rock" gardens and re-did those spots. I've also put out all my solar lights. That garden is really going to be lit up at night.
Wednesday-left early to go to Vancouver (WA) to set up for Quilt Show. I will be there until Saturday vending at the show. While there I also spent time after show hours (in the motel) writing up a pattern for the class I will teach at retreat this next week. Nothing like waiting until the last minute. :-)

Here is some eye candy from the show. Enjoy.

This is the Best of Show. Not a good pic but the lighting wasn't real good and they had extra lights in front of it. It had crystals all over it.

This is the front.

This is the back.

Of course, found a Bonnie Hunter Celtic Solstice.

That's it for now.
Til later,
Hugs & Stitches,