Sunday, May 29, 2011

Getting ready for Arizona

I have a show this next week in Prescott, AZ. If you have never been there, it's definitely worth a trip. Very small, but quite historic wild west kind of town. There are two quilt guilds that take turns every year hosting a quilt show. This will be my third year in a row as a vendor.

Hope all my Arizona friends will make a trip up the mountain to kick off the beginning of summer and see a great show.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Mittens in May

I'm writing this with my favorite fingerless mittens that a dear friend gave me at Christmas. Now I do love them, but I didn't think I would still be using them in May.

I'm have gotten a couple of customer quilts done this week. I'm working on Patterns that need to be sewn by someone other than me for testing.

I'm glad summer is just around the corner. I need a break. I'm trying not to be feeling guilty for not doing the Long Beach Show, I got asked again yesterday. Ugh!!!

I think I will grab my nook and a quilt and go sit by the pool, it's too cold to stay in the house today. Happy Holiday Weekend to everyone.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday after a Quilt Sho

Mondays after a quilt show are always a day of running into things. Things I need to do, things I have forgot to do, things I want to avoid. So I do the things that have to get done, the ones that affect others and keep me out of the doghouse.

Mondays should be a day off after a quilt show. Shows are hard. I love them, but they are hard. People either love your stuff or go screaming by your booth with blinders on. Not a lot of middle ground. It would help if I didn't feel like I need to bring everything I own, but I like the way the booth looks after 6 hours of set-up.......

When I get home from a show, my truck always stays packed until Wednesday or so, I grab things out as I need them, like a big mobile closet. Pillow and toothbrush first, next day maybe my show notebook, my dirty clothes the day before I leave again.

However, today, I have to unpack the whole thing, Mike says we need to make a Costco run. No one wants celery or half a bag of frozen pot stickers for breakfast, and the hot dog buns don't fit in the toaster. But I'm buying a couple of pizzas, no cooking for me tonight.

Happy days to all of you, Shawn

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ok, I'm going to start this again.

Friends and family have been after me to start a Blog. Lots of changes are starting around here and it seems I need to write them down. It is going to be an amazing year, I should keep a closer tab on all the great things that are coming. Writing has always been a love of mine, so this should be this hard.
So I go to sign up for this blog and realize that I did this a year ago. I just read them. So here I am, I found this little treasure that I'm going to dust off and try to keep going.

Quilting is another love of mine as are the people in it with me. Quilters are some of the nicest people I have had the pleasure to have in my life. You make it easy to live.

So thank you and I hope to have the chance to talk to you again.