Wednesday, April 22, 2015

April Progress Report

Well as I said in my previous post, this month is really busy.
The first weekend (after Easter) I went to Vancouver WA. to vend at the Clark County Quilt Show.
Here are some pics of my booth.

The show was wonderful. There were so many great quilts to be seen there.

This last week I was at a quilt retreat. I usually teach a class there, but it's really nice because the class is on Friday. So I actually have part of Thursday and all of Saturday and part of Sunday to work on my stuff. This is what I got accomplished there.

On the left is a pattern I designed and taught at the retreat last year. I had a sample hanging and this was in pieces on my step out board. Time to get it together. On the right is one of the projects for the Marti & Me club that I teach at a LQS. This is June's project.

These two are also for the Marti & Me Club. One is for July and one is for August.

On this one, the fabrics came out of my stash. The pattern is from Quick & Easy 3 Yard Quilts.

This one isn't quite done yet. I'm still playing with this one, trying to figure out what else I'm going to do with it to finish it off.

All in all it was a fantastic 4 days. The weather couldn't have been better (meaning--no rain).

Tomorrow I will be leaving for Odessa Wa. to vend at another quilt show. Yay!!

The only other news is that I have taken my other project, the 62 Ranchero, in to have the brake system totally gone through and new brakes put on. Also new tires all round and while the tires and rims are off they will be sent off to be powder coated (red of course). The restoration has begun!!!!!

That's it for now.
Happy Quilting!

Til later,
Hugs & Stitches,

Friday, April 3, 2015

Progress Report & LYOF Goal

I don't know what's going on. It seems the faster I go the behinder I get.
I am trying to get things caught up on the quilting front. The commission quilt I'm working on and trying to get done ASAP is on hold right now because the background for the back side of the quilt (2 sided quilt) was not enough. I couldn't find the fabric here so I went on line and found it at a store in CA. Got that ordered. Should have been here yesterday but found out it was sent to the wrong sorting facility and will take a little longer.
So I start on another quilt and get half way through that one and-----------went to turn on the machine to start up on the quilting again, and everything went black. I figured it was the fuse, so I changed that out. Light came on, I hit the switch to go and------nothing. Black again. Tried another fuse and same thing. Called the repair guy and found out it was probably a board. Did I mention the repair guy is a 3 1/2 to 4  hour drive away. So, needless to say, the next morning (at the crack of stupid) off we go to get the machine fixed. Luckily he was able to get it repaired by 1PM and we were on our way back home.
This month is a busy one for me. Next Wednesday I leave for Vancouver to vend at a quilt show. I have been getting some inventory together. Also, I have serviced 3 machines that I will take with me to sell. The following week I will be at a retreat from Thursday to Sunday. I will be teaching at this retreat, so I have had to write up instructions for the class and make kits. After I return from there the following Thursday I will be leaving for Odessa, WA. to vend at a quilt show there.
OK. I'm ready for a nap now. Just thinking about this gets me tired :-).

This month I'm also going to try to get my car quilt finished. This is the quilt I will carry in my 1962 Ranchero when it gets all fixed up. You can read about that project HERE.

This will be my goal for Lovely Year of Finishes.

Well I guess that's about it for now.
Til later,
Hugs & Stitches,