Me & My Stitches

Me & My Stitches
Click on the picture to go to my website. These are 1 1/4" pendants.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Kansas City, Here We Come!!

Boy, time sure does fly, doesn't it?  Tomorrow I leave to head to the Kansas City area where I will be vending at the Lee's Summit Quilt show on Friday and Saturday (November 1st and 2nd).  The quilts last year were really gorgeous and the guild does an amazing job of displaying them.  Here are the details on the location and hours:

Woods Chapel United Methodist Church
4725 NE Lakewood Way
Lee's Summit, MO 64064

Friday, November 1 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 2 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

If you are in the area, come to the show - it will be fun for sure! This would be a great time for a little road trip - gather your friends!

As I am rushing around trying to get everything packed and ready, this is the help that Ozzie is giving - he just can't resist a pile of quilts (I mean, really...who can?).

And outside...Boomer and Dottie are just hanging out together.  They really are a cute pair!

We don't want to forget about Callie - (she would never let us forget about her!)
She feels the need to hold down this pile of fabric!

I better get moving - still have to pack my clothes!

Hope you have a great weekend - come and see me at the show!!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Coming up for air!

It seems like forever since I've posted - it's been busy around here!  First we were finishing the first charm for Charming 2 - this shows about half of them.

And here they are, waiting for Marty the Mail Lady to come and take them away!

And speaking of MTM - you know how I love fun mail days, and here is what came on one of those days...
These are from Barb of Fun with Barb blog.  When she found out that I like homespuns, she sent me all of these! They are more than scraps - that red piece (my favorite color!) is yardage!  Fun!  Thanks again Barb!

And you remember the Not So Ugly Quilt...I finally got together with the recipients of this quilt - we met for lunch one day.  Nicole sent me pictures later that night - seems they like the quilt!  I loved giving this quilt to them because they really appreciate the time and love that goes into it.  Here are their twin girls snoozing under it.
 And while Nicole was putting the girls to bed this is what happened...
Yep...Joe stole the quilt.  Not sure if she ever got to use it or not.  But, I'm so, so happy that they like it (and didn't think it was at all ugly!).

Next I was getting tons of quilts packed up for a trunk and had lots of help, as usual!
She makes it very difficult to get things done!  I decided to go pack my clothes while she furred up my quilts, and this is what happened...
Just watching!  But, then she decided to hop in with my clothes too.  Thank goodness for lint rollers!
And while Callie and I were busy packing, this is how Ozzie was passing the time...
That just makes me laugh.  He obviously needs to learn some manners!  Nothing like letting it all hang out!

DH went to the trunk show with me and helped set everything up, played Vanna (held up all of the quilts while I yakked about them) and helped pack back up. Then we loaded all of that into his van - he took everything home and I went on to Des Moines where I worked in the Primitive Gatherings booth during the AQS show!  What fun that was!  I'm not used to being on my feet all day, so it was definitely exhausting, but it was a blast!  We had a display of my jewelry there and a huge booth full of awesomeness.  I wish that Lisa would design something ugly just once, so there would be one thing of hers that I didn't want to make!  She brought the pre-cuts of her brand new fabric line, Floral Gatherings, so of course, I had to bring home a bundle of that.  And one little kit made it's way into my bag as well.  I think that was pretty good, since I was surrounded by all of it for four days - it was really difficult to pick just one.  I didn't have much time to check out the rest of the show - we did walk around a little one day before everything was open and took a peek.  I also had a chance to see some of the quilts of the Des Moines guild.  They are a very talented group - so many amazing quilts.

It was a really fun week - I stayed with my daughter (but didn't get to see her very much!!) and rode back and forth each day with Missie from Traditional Primitives (be sure to check out her blog for some pictures of a few of the quilts).  It was nice to be able to spend a little time with her!

Now I am back home and trying to get caught up - I finally got my laundry finished and all of those quilts put away.  Now I am focused on the next show, which is in Lee's Summit, MO on November 1st and 2nd!

Have a great day!