Sunday, August 30, 2015

                          Calm Before the Quilt Show Storm

We have been home from the Wisconsin wedding for a week now, and I'm still tired.  Doesn't help that we came home to a oven of heat and humidity.  I love where I live, except for the 2 weeks in August every year that heats up and makes me wish for air conditioning. 

This is my last weekend home until November.  We have shows every weekend, except for a quick trip to Seattle to another wedding.   I have a stack of quilting projects that need quilting, but the room is so bloody hot that it is going to have to wait.  

We have been working on my first set of Wool Christmas Ornaments.  We are going to offer completed sets at Sample Spree this year at the Houston Quilt Market.  Sample Spree is an opportunity for shop owners to purchase completed samples for their shops.  Also fabric manufactures are there offering the newest fabrics, designers are there showing off the newest patterns and notions.  A bunch of work has to happen now to make it look as effortless as it does at market. 

I have lots of wool to prep, but I'm so looking forward to getting back on the road.  

My first show is the Big Bear show in Big Bear CA, next Saturday & Sun  Sept  5th & 6th of Sept. 

If you are in the area, please come by and say hi.  Shawn

Friday, August 21, 2015

                 Day Before the Big Day

Last night Lisa and the crew here in Wisconsin threw Brooke a Bridal shower.  We had a great time.  One of the games involved your cell phone, which I had left at the house.   Times have changed when cell phones are used in a game.

Today is all about the Lake House wedding ready.  Lots of hands will be on deck, so imagine the work will go fast.

Brooke and Kayla

  Tina, the hostess make Sangria and a Nacho Bar that was delish.

This was the largest gun case I have ever seen.  We are in Wisconsin.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

                                                                Day 3 in Wisconsin

 I had to go to the Primitive Gathering Store yesterday.  I regard it basically the Mecca to the primitive quilt world.  So many projects that I would love to get my hands on.  She has a pattern wall for other designers, and I had to snap a picture of the Rusty Crow pattern that had a place on the wall!! Yahoo. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

                                Wedding Week in Wisconsin

We are so happy to be here in Wisconsin this week to celebrate with our daughter Brooke and future son-in-law Luke.  They are getting married this coming Saturday at his mom's lake house.  It is going to be beautiful and low-key, just like our Brookie.  

Mike and I have never been here before, but we feel like this is going to be a second home.  Nick & Lisa have been so welcoming, we couldn't ask for nicer people to share our family with.  We hope they feel the same.  

I will try to post more pictures this week.