Me & My Stitches

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

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Ready to Roll!

It's been a busy week - catching up after one show and getting ready for the next!  On Thursday, we are off to Clear Lake, IA for the "North Iowa One-Stop Shopping Spree".  This is not a quilt show - just thirteen vendors.  What fun, huh?  You can do your own shop hop, all under one roof - no need to drive miles and miles - we do the driving for you.  Here are the details:

North Iowa One-Stop Shopping Spree
Best Western (I-35 & Hwy 18)
Clear Lake, IA

Friday, November 15th - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 16th - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Here are a few log cabin pendants that we finished up to take along to the show:

Hope to see you there!

Do you all remember Lil' Punky?
I have just a few kits left for this pin cushion, and I will not be making any more.  If you are interested please visit my website.  The cost is $14.95, which includes the pattern and the kit.

Are you all on Facebook?  I have a personal account and a "Me & My Stitches" account - I'm hoping to get more Likes and then will start posting on there more often.  So, if you are on Facebook - please go Like my page! You never know, we may have a Facebook giveaway if we get lots of followers.

We had an inch of snow yesterday here in Iowa.  I thought it would only be a few flakes, but it really came down.  It seems way too early for snow, but they said on the news this morning that we had an inch of snow on the ground last year at this time too.  Maybe it's Mother Nature trying to put us in the mood to listen to the Christmas music already playing on the radio, and the decorations already out in stores!  I don't know about you, but I want to celebrate Thanksgiving before I think about Christmas!

I sold a lot of pin cushions in Lee's Summit last week, so I've been making up some new ones, and have a few more yet to do.  I also forgot to mention that a customer brought me the best scrap bag!  I would love to see the quilt that she made with these fabrics, because they are all awesome - not a bad one in there.  I don't know why, but it's always so much more fun to play with someone else's scraps - I've been using them all week to stitch an order for a new customer who has a shop in Louisiana.  Such fun - new scraps and a new customer!

Speaking of scraps - there was a huge loss to the quilting community last week.  I met Cindy Hathaway when Fons & Porter published my jewelry in their magazine "Love of Quilting".  She and some of the girls from F&P started sending me amazing boxes of scraps, and I remember Cindy saying that she would never look at her scraps the same again - and she just couldn't stand to throw away smaller pieces, knowing that I could put them to good use.  It was always so much fun to get a box from them.  Sometimes I thought she put some bright fabrics in there just to challenge me to see if I could use them. I always had fun making things with those brights and sending her pictures (to show her that I can sew with brights when challenged!).  Unfortunately Cindy lost her year-long battle with cancer last week.  I will miss seeing her posts on Facebook - she was always so positive and such a happy person.  She will be missed by so many people.  Please keep her family in your prayers.

I can't have a post without an animal picture..
As you can see, Boomer and Dottie have bonded!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

I'm home from Kansas City, and the Lee's Summit quilt show was great in so many ways!  First off, they do a beautiful job displaying and hanging their quilts for the show.  They have a huge pipe and drape set-up and the drape is all black, which just makes each quilt show so well.  They also do a great job of taking care of the vendors.  Everything is so well organized and they provide tax info, food and drinks, and even had someone there to hold the door open while we carried everything out after the show.  So helpful!

I've been at a few shows in that area and am beginning to see a lot of familiar faces - which is really nice.  And, on top of all of the great show attendees and guild members, I also got to meet a blogging friend in person!  I love it when you can finally put a face to the name.  Roberta from Cottonwood Lane Primitives blog came to the show to meet me!  Those of you who are regular readers know that I am terrible about getting pictures - so be sure to visit Roberta's blog to see a few shots from the show.  Here is a picture of us together in my booth (it's a little fuzzy, but you get the idea)...

The next show is in Clear Lake, IA on November 15th and 16th.  But first...I head to Des Moines later this week to see PINK in concert!!  I am sooooooo excited about this.  I've wanted to see one of her shows for a long time and was finally able to get tickets.  My daughter and I will be having a blast at the concert!  Can not wait!!

Will be back next week with more info on the show in Clear Lake!

Have a great day!