Monday, May 4, 2015

Taking a Quilting Break!

I have been so taken with quilting lately that I really needed a short break from it.

This weekend McClendon's had their annual plant sale. Time to spruce up the yard. We went Friday morning early to beat the crowds. We got all  kinds of plants for the planters for the front porch (6 of them) and 5 hanging plants (4 for the front and 1 for my area). Some of the plants were extra for my little garden spot.
After I got everything planted in the front planters I went to the back to start cleaning up my spot. I do mean CLEAN. I had all kinds of weeds in the planters that I hadn't cleaned up from last fall. I spent all day and part of the next working in my little area. It still needs some work, but I think it's looking pretty good. I also had to plant all the Herb's that I had started and had in the kitchen window.

Here's a few pics of the progress so far.

All in all, a pretty good 2 days time well spent. I only hope I can get all the dirty grime out from under my nails :-).

Today it's back to the real world (that would be quilting). I have to be out at the LQS for Block of the Month.

Til later,
Hugs & Stitches,

Sunday, May 3, 2015

April Wrap-Up

Well I ended April by vending at another Quilt Show in Odessa, Wa.
I really love doing this show. The ladies of the Guild are fantastic. The quilts are beautiful. I buy tickets every year for the raffle quilt, and by golly, one of these days I'm going to win it!!! They even bring in one of the Hoffman Challenge traveling exhibits. Here are some pics of the show. First pics are of our booth set up.

Now here's some eye candy.

Here are a couple of the Hoffman group.

One thing about going to this show, is that, that weekend the town is full of yard sales. Some start early enough that I can go to them before the show opens.
This is what I found.

At the yard sale where I found the Singer and the Spartan, if I had had a few hundred dollars to spare and a larger  van, I could have made a haul on some vintage machines. Oh the agony!!!!!! Well there's next year I guess.

Now it's back to quilting. Have 4 quilts to deliver this week out at the LQS, and I'm STILL working on that double sided commission quilt. Sigh!

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