Sunday, June 21, 2009

New Quilt

I just finished a new Meandering Pines. Finally, I am happy with the colors. The one I hung in my booth at the last quilt show was too big. This one is just a baby size. My booth in Long Beach will be even smaller, just a half booth so I need to have smaller samples.
I really like the bluish greens...I figure those are Blue Spruce pine trees. Now, I need to hand it over to Amie to quilt. Hope she has time!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Santa Monica Quilt Show

I've finally recovered enough from this last show to sit down and blog. Why I get so tired from doing a show, I don't know. My kids put up and take down the quilts. I think that's the hard part. I just put out the things on the table. It must be my age!! Luckily I got to sit at a sewing machine and sew half-square triangles for two days straight. I was demonstrating my Stitching Lines. That's Carol and Andy sitting at the table.

When I came home I sewed all the squares into strips and got a good start on a really scrappy quilt. I'll just keep adding squares after every show.

I met some really nice ladies. I had great neighbors on both sides. Generations was one neighbor and Luella's Quilt Basket was on the other side. The ladies at Generations make hand dyed fabrics and also sell some beautiful fibers for making very light and airy scarves and such. I wish they had a website, but they don't.

Too bad the show was so slow. Someone said there were only about 900 quilters that came through the door.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Gettin' Packed Up

Boxes are stacked, the entryway is a mess, the hallway is a mess. Everything is a mess! That's what happens when I get ready for a show. Tomorrow I leave for the Santa Monica Quilt Guild Show. Set-up is at 2, and the doors open on Saturday and Sunday at 10. Andy and Carol are both going up with me. It could get a little crowded in the 10 x 10 space. But I am thrilled that they are both interested in what I do. Carol loves the "playing store" aspect of the whole thing. She's the money-man, although I did get her to do a little demonstrating at the sewing machine last time. Wow, was that a shocker, pleasant but quite a surprise.

With all this. I finally got around to writing directions for my next free block pattern for my Computer Desk pattern. It's called Cubbyhole.
I apologize that it is so late, probably 6 weeks late!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Meandering Pines is Now Available

My webmaster,actually my son Andy, put my two new patterns up on my website last night. They are Meandering Pines and a cute little miniature version called Mini Meandering Pines. There is still some fine tuning that needs to be done to the pages, but all in all, I am happy with it. Both patterns use Stitching Lines to make the sewing faster and more accurate.

This little quilt will look great hanging in my mountain cabin.

Photography did not do this quilt justice.

Of course, Tessy always makes everything look better! Isn't she wearing the perfect color dog collar for posing in front of this quilt?

Friday, June 5, 2009

My Etsy Shop

I am so excited. Sales started coming in through my Etsy shop. This is my third week in business on Etsy. I thought it might be a good idea to get more exposure with another website. Nothing happened the first two weeks, even though I paid for a showcase. (I think I put it under the wrong category) But today I have a showcase again under quilts and I have started getting orders. Yipee! But for some reason Paypal is not charging shipping, so I have to see if the changes I made will work. Where is Andy when I need him!!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Jungle Flower for Quilt Show

I just finished another Jungle Flower quilt top. It's ready to be sent off to my favorite quilter, Amie Potter. When I do the Long Beach Quilt Festival, I have just a tiny little half booth. So, I don't have much room for many quilts.

This is just a sample size. It's narrower than any in the pattern. I just make it! Amie will make it beautiful.

I am getting ready for my next show at the Santa Monica Quilt Guild. Everything is starting to look like a mess around here, what with all the boxes and tables and cash register. It's all pulled out of it's hiding place and in the upstairs hall. And I suppose it will be there awhile when I come back. Of course, that's not my favorite part of a show.......putting it all back!
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