Saturday, November 15, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
DH and I met my sister and BIL yesterday in Wytheville, Va. They were looking at some property.Beautiful mountain property, but I sure wouldn't want to live there. It was way back in the mountains. No one has even built on it yet, but I am sure someday it will be a lovely place to live. I have no idea what they have decided to do, but whatever they decide will be a while away. They both are still working and this would be where they retire. I was hoping they would move a lot closer to us, but don't know yet. This is the first place they have looked.
DH and I got there on Saturday evening and I went to Batiks Etcetera &Sew What Fabrics, they are the closest Pfaff dealer around here that I am aware of and I needed 2 feet for the machine I carry with me when I travel.That was all I purchased, I am going to have to sew up some of the fabric I have on hand, my sewing room is full to the brim. I can hardly get around and I can't find any more " spots" to put things.
I think we are probably through working (traveling) until the end of the year so maybe I will get a LOT of sewing done. That is my plan anyway. I have quilted both the baby quilts I made last week, now have to bind them. I plan to have that done and get them in the mail by the end of this week.BUT first, I have a mountain of ironing to do , so I need to get busy TODAY and get that done.
Stay warm and go ahead and quilt memories, that's always FUN. BOBBIN
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
TAMMY TADD DESIGNS...What a fun place, and VERY SPACIOUS.....I loved every thing in that store.Do you have any of her designs? Well,check them out, I know my LQS carries them and bet yours do to, but if not, you can check her out at
Thursday, September 25, 2008
This was a very nice upscale shop, I am so glad I got to go there, as it's pretty far away from our hotel. It's in Barrington, IL. The ladies that were there was delightful and very helpful. The shop was FULL of fabric and there was 4 ladies opening boxes of fabric as fast as they could move. They had a long way to go to get it all out, I have no idea how many bolts they were trying to find a home for , but it was a lot***VBS***....The shop was decorated with lots of Halloween quilts and several Christmas ones as well,plus all the beautiful ones that were made for us to enjoy and perhaps "need" fabrics so we could make our own. This shop was brimming with EYE CANDY, and the best part was you could take some of it home and I am sure that would be greatly appreciated. I did not get the names of the ladies there but they did stop long enough for me to take their pictures. Of course the one sitting onthe ledge was doing absolutely nothing but watching all the others work, shame on her,I guess her job was just to sit around and look "pretty".
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
We just found ourselves in this mess, we didn't see any detour signs or anything about flooding until we couldn't turn around.We were on the interstate headed towards Chicago, I wanted to see lake Michigan, so DH had taken I 80-94 so we could see it, never in our wildest dreams did we expect what we ran into.
We had to go through 2 sections like this, the water was at least 12-18 in. deep.You can see the hood of the truck, looks like the lake, but am told just flood water. We were detoured off the interstate within a 1/2 mile distance, ended up going through the city of Chicago, that was no fun either.( We still haven't seen the Lake). Thank God we are ok, things could have much worse.
We have been here in the Chicago area all week, but I had not gotten our pics down loaded. I have learned one thing, all the pics you see of people doing crazy things ( such as driving through food water), I will never judge them again, sometimes you get caught in a situation that you can NOT do anything about.
I do have lots of pics, some of family and quilts, but will do that another time.Tomorrow the lady that we met here in the summer and I am going to visit some quilt stores and then next Saturday she and I are going to a quilt show....Lots of fun, I'm sure, I am soooo looking forward to a day out with my new friend.
This precious little lady I just met, isn't she just the cutest? She is 7 weeks old and her name is Maggie, she was such a little doll, I think Mommy said she weighed 4lb.9oz. when she was born and now weighs about 10 lbs. so she is doing well.I just thought you should know I try to find me a baby to love wherever I go.