Me & My Stitches

Me & My Stitches
Click on the picture to go to my website. These are 1' x 1 1/2" pendants.

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!


  1. wowzers! You are turning in to a machine cranking out those awesome charms. I think your charm bracelet marketing was a genius idea! Looks like the family who received your quilt are very appreciative and it will be well used - the best compliment of all! Fun that you & Missie got to hang out!

  2. I was so excited to receive my Charming charm!!! Isn't it wonderful to see one of your quilts being used and loved? There's no better feeling in the world!!!

  3. Hehe I couldn't resist visiting when I saw the title of your post (visit my blog to see why I giggled!). What an amazing pile of charms!! Your 'bright' quilt was truly well received - how special and rewarding. Our furry creatures keep us on our toes too!

  4. Whew - you have been on a whirlwind, gal! Club Charming is a roaring success - yay! Don't you just love how the ugly quilt is being loved and used - and I still think it is NOT ugly ;>) The kids are too cute - don't they just make every day interesting?!

  5. We just love your charms, will you post to Austalia? you have some serious patience working with such little treasures x

  6. How in the world did you only come home with one kit???? That is the most dangerous booth at any quilt show.

  7. Goodness Julie! You have been one busy lady!
    So fun to see the entire family enjoying your "not so ugly" quilt... the truth is in the pictures!
    Missed seeing you in the PG booth at the DM show... I visited on Friday. My sis and I spent a whole lot of time in there... and a bit of cash! Loved hearing Nick's Wisconsin accent as he packaged our goodies. It was a great show!
    Hope you get a bit of time to relax before the next show in Missouri... you're in a whirlwind!!!

  8. It sounds like a whirlwind trip! But oh so fun with terrific memories!!

  9. Sounds like some good purchases at the show! I also wonder where cats get their lack of modesty?! Did you see today's picture of Zorro yet. He's a DORK!

  10. I love the photos of the twins and Joe under your quilt. Really lovely!!! I am ecstatic with my charm and charm bracelet and cannot wait for the next one... okay I will if I have to!!! Love the cat photos too and I hope you get a chance to slow down and relax sometime soon!!! Thanks again for my little piece of artwork!

  11. Loving my new bracelet and its delicate and glorious little charm !~! Thanks so much for including me as an extra; I am so appreciative of your miscount. I have worn my pendant several times and get compliments every time; I love it, Julie, thank you so much. I look forward to the next charm in the series.

  12. You have been busy! Lovely charms, so fun to see all those little packages - all the smiles they will bring. Funny cat, good thing she isn't a borrower, you might zip her in for the road trip. I know,how busy the PG booth is, so you worked hard!!