Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Jason is doing really well with school so far, it is Jason as his best and I love to see him like that! He is an amazing husband and Daddy... I couldn't have asked for a better guy.... ok one that plays less video games but besides that.... haha kidding... I am truly blessed! He is my best friend even if he does fart alot! haha DID I SAY THAT ALOUD??? Ok I think the loneliness is already kickin in......
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Well today, I got into my car right before 9am (crazy I know, anyone that knows me knows I don't get up that early for ANYTHING!!) and started my way to Camden, SC. It said on mapquest it was about 45 minutes away but for me, it only took 30 minutes, the show didn't start till 10 am so I decided to take a spin around. The town is beautiful... amazing housing, plenty of Antique shops, historical building... just that good ole town feeling, it has a presents in it that was very inviting! I found the Fine Art Center located on York and Littleton Street and went in and sat down. The ladies were all very friendly, I had a few come and chat with me.... don't know if it was because they felt sorry for me being by my lonesome or if they were just really nice and friendly ladies, either way, it made me feel very welcome. Right before it started, Sue found me and invited me to sit with her, right in the second row... of course, I followed... I LOVED the show, she showed us her AMAZING quilts, tips and techniques, the templates and patterns of how to quilt faster and more accurately. Pat was a fun woman, she dressed in a long flowwy brown dress, a nice long sleeve shirt and some sandals, she referred to herself as a flower child but I don't think it was only because of the 70's it was because she loves to fussy cut herself some flowers! haha She was crazy and cooky like her sister, just a overall fun person and she made the show very laid back yet pleasant. The overall experience was a lot of fun, I am so thankful I ran into Sue and was invited to this trunk show! I couldn't have expected a better day away from the kids and house by myself.
To add to the fun day, I ended up buying some items from the show... I got a few patterns (1941 Nine Patch and Pinwheels & Rectangles), I also got some templates (Mini Ruler Set and Triangle Square Up Ruler) but the best thing of all that I got... was an very personal invitation to the next Worker Bee's Guild meeting.... so this experience will not just be stopping here, I may have found myself a Guild... which is really good for me! It was an amazing time! Here are some pictures of the quilts that were presented to us at the show!
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
As many of you DON'T know, I made a bid on a quilt from Alchemy and won! Alchemy is on Etsy.com and the buyers post a request looking for the certain item they want to purchase, sellers make bids on the request and the buyer selects one person to do it for them. Kathy, the buyer, wanted a special quilt for her daughter Ashley's amazing, special made, log toddler bed... (you should see it, its breath taking!) she wanted appliques of bears, canoes, trees, moose, cabins... something to that affect! I decided to just see what happens and ended up making a bid, something completely different then I am ending up making. Anyways, Kathy and I emailed back and forth and found out how much we had in common, she is a fellow Michigander, her family is from the U.P. and we both have family member in the logging industry. After many emails back and forth, just shooting the poop about our lives and stuff, we ended up coming to an agreement of the quilt I will make for Ashley.
I will be making a toddler quilt, 9 squares total, 5 appliqued with a bear, trees, mountains, a canoe... and 4 log cabin blocks. This is the beginning fabric of the quilt, I need to go get more calico type fabric but I wanted to start posting the events that take place for this quilt. I will be posting along the way in this journey of "Ashley's Woodland Dreams" so stick with me.....