Tuesday, April 29, 2008
I have never wanted a very large house, cause I do not like housework, that is something I do out of necessity...........I can not imagine taking care of a house that large.To the people who live in our town, believe me, they were as large as the Reynolda house, if not bigger.
Was I impressed, I really don't think I was envious, but I sure do admire people who can afford that type home.
I asked the lady at the motel last night about the lack of homes in this area and she informed me that this is an industrial/business area and people ( for the most part) live in the outlying towns.
This area is approximately 6 miles long, one road in and one road out,There are several small side roads, but they just wind around and back to the main road. The buildings ALL look new, so now I wonder how long this "town" has been here. I need to do some detective work, inquiring minds, you know.
Well, so much for my ramblings, will share pics tomorrow of the shop we found today.
Have a good evening everyone and finish your day Quilting Memories, Later, Bobbin
Monday, April 28, 2008
Aren't these "babies" just the cutest? They were in the back room at the Quiltsmith's Quilt store. She didn't make them but one of her customers did. They are weighted to the same weight as a real newborn.I forgot what she said the hair was made out of, but it felt real, when I first saw them , I was stunned, I thought "how quiet those babies are, and both awake, then I realized they were dolls..... Silly Me****VBS****
Our event (show) was cancelled yesterday, due to rain, so we came on to Mo.It actually quit raining about 15 minutes after we left and didn't rain again until we pulled in the motel parking lot. Just so we could get wet, I guess.........
It took us about 5 hours to get here, but was nice to get here and be able to have 2 full days off work,DH has gone today to get some work done on the trailer and I am here in the room. BUT, it has been a nice day, I have my sewing machine............ Have needed to let out the waist and hem DH's uniforms, all 5 of them, have now got that done, and think maybe tomorrow I will sew some more on GGS quilt. I am getting itchy to get the top finished , at least. I have sooooo many projects I want to get done. I just need to always bring my sewing machine in the motels and sew when I have a few minutes. DH sure doesn't mind bringing it in for me, so that is what I am going to try and make myself get in a habit of doing. Don't you think that would be a great idea?????
Here is our schedule for this week, if anyone is interested.
Wed,Apr 30th, Wal-Mart 1307 Hwy. K OFallon, Mo 3-7pm
Thu. May1 Lowes 290 THF Bldg. Chesterfield, Mo 3-7 pm
Fri, May 2 Home Depot 4245 St. Charles Rock Bridgeton Mo 3-7 pm
Sat. May3 Lowes 14810 ManchesterRd. Ballwin, Mo 9 am -3pm
Sun May4 Home Depot 6190 Mid Rivers Mall St. Peters, Mo 9am-3pm
Hope someone will come visit, would love to see you.
I am looking forward to Thursday, the place we will be is a shopping mall, with LOTS of stores, I plan to do some shopping, I need some new shoes really badly, so hope I can find something that looks nice and be comfy at the same time. I really have a hard time finding comfy shoes. I guess that's cause I really don't like to wear shoes, never have. I will be glad when I grow up***VBS***
Hope all of you are nice and comfortable and dry, its very cool here and damp, so that made it especially nice to be able to be at the sewing machine, even if I was mending ugh...
Take care, and keep on Quilting Memories, Bobbin
Friday, April 25, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Klassy Katz, catchy name, don't you think?
Would you have thought this to be a quilt shop? Not me, but indeed it is a very nice shop.Lots of quilting fabrics and a room with lots of clothing fabrics, yes they make clothing there as well as quilts.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
To be able to sit in front of a window and quilt and look up and see this scenery, nothing could be more serene. That is what you see out the Quilters Village window. The shop is on the side of a hill/ mountain, just a beautiful setting. The 2 ladies I met while there were great also. the owner's name is Pat and she is all bubbly and full of knowledge. I am sure she would be a great teacher and just fun to be with. If you are ever in her neighborhood go by and visit, you'll be glad you did.
I think the red, yellow and green quilt is cute also, she said that is what she teaches first timers, looks simple enough for me. The other quilt is a small redwork, very nicely done also. Pat also has a longarm, and does her own quilting. That keeps all her business in house, great idea.
I must tell you about my new friend, Amanda, she was our rep for all our events in and around Bentonville. A lovely young lady, as we talked I mentioned seeing the Quilters Village, and she said she was going "home" this summer and her Grandmother was going to teach her to sew, and that she wanted to learn to quilt. SOOOOOOO, on Saturday when she came by to see us, she told me that she had called the Q V and they were open until 5pm, which meant we had time to check them out if we wanted to go, so as soon as we closed everything down, off we went,I think she may have found herself a place to learn to quilt right close to home. The other lady( I did not get her name, sorry) and Amanda started talking and the other lady has a daughter about the same age as Amanda and is just starting to learn to quilt, so I think they are going to start trying to get together on Saturdays. I hope they both like their new adventures and find themselves over the course of time QUILTING MEMORIES.
Monday, April 21, 2008
This post is going to be a little bit about what I have been doing the last few days. So if you're not interested you have been forewarned.......
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Bags repacked with all our clothes clean. When we got in this afternoon I done our laundry. It just seems easier to get "there" with clean clothes rather than knowing the first thing I have to do is laundry.Anyway, we start back to work on Wednesday:
Wed. Apr. 23rd Home Depot 7260 Interstate Blvd. Horn Lake 3-8
Thu. Apr .24th Lowes 8300 Hwy. 64 Bartlett 3-8
Fri. Apr 25th Home Depot 3469 Riverdale Rd. Memphis 3-8
Sat. Apr 26th Home Depot 8010 Giacosa Memphis 8am-4pm
Sun. Apr 27th Lowes 671 Vann Dr. Jackson 8am-4pm
Our schedules sometime cahnge hours a bit,especially on Sat., and Sun., we usually start about 9 and leave about 3............ So if you should get a chance to come visit, please come between 9 and 3 so we will be sure to be there.Rarely do the stores change, so that shouldn't be a problem.
Does anyone know of any quilt shops in the areas? We usually try to find one on Tuesday, that is our only full day off. If you know of one, please email me, I will check my mail tomorrow evening as well as Tuesday am.
When we get settled tomorrow I will try to post the pictures of the quilt shop I visited on Saturday evening. I had a great time also hopefully I have made a new friend, will tell you about her then also. Amanda if you are reading this, hope you are having a good day. Will catch all of you later, get busy, time's a wasting, you gotta be quilting memories....YEAH..... VBS... J
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
SO, If you are reading this consider yourself tagged, and tell us your 6 word memoir. Hope to hear from you soon. Going to bed and "think" about Quilting Memories" LOL......... Night Everyone, J
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
As I said, I read a lot of blogs and would like to challenge each of you to show us your favorite quilt shops, complete with addresses. Remember, I am everywhere....VBS.....Tell us all about them, show us their quilt makings,whatever that takes you to them, will be so interesting.Tell all your blogging buddies, have them link to my blog and leave me a message , and yes, I wiil put a little something together from my travels and have a drawing. If you want your name in the pot, we need pictures and you need to let me know so I can get to your blog. May 1st. will be the deadline, so HURRY, HURRY.
While you are posting your favorite shops, PLEASE, send me some sunshine and warm weather..
Fortunately,We got to go in late this am, and also leave early this afternoon,and that was nice and we were very grateful for that. We also are going in a little later tomorrow, maybe it will be warmer tomorrow and the wind will lay down. Thank Goodness for the beautiful Oklahoma sunshine..Take care everyone and I do want to say to all of you I do enjoy seeing your quilts, then I know you are quilting memories..J
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Monday early we will leave here for Bentonville, Arkansas. If you are nearby come check us out..
Wed. Apr.16th, Wal-mart 2875 West 6th street Fayetteville 3-8
Thurs. Apr. 17th, Wal-Mart 100 Commercial Drive Pineville 3-8
Fri. Apr. 18th, Wal-Mart 406 South Walton Blvd. Bentonville 3-8
Sat. Apr.19th Wal-Mart 4208 Pleasant Crossing Blv. Rogers 8-4
Sun. Apr.20th Wal-Mart 2110 West Walnut Rogers 8-4
The next week we will be going to Memphis, Tenn. So time justs move right along...
If you are in the area of any of the Wal-Mart's in the Bentonville, AR. area, come see us, and bring some of your projects for me to enjoy.. Catch all of you later and hope you are somewhere warm and DRY Quilting Memories Later, J
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
What I got done yesterday. I felt pretty productive, but when I took a picture it sure doesn't look like a lot..VBS...Of course I have a long way to go before it's finished, I am going to put a large border at the top and put his name and a teddy bear on that. I am kinda doing my own thing, I do have a pattern that is inspiring me,but when I get through my quilt will be quiet different.Hope Mommy and Daddy will like it when I am through..I had to lay it on the bed for photos, sorry
As DH and I was going to find the quilt store yesterday evening a young man came up beside us at a stop light and motioned for me to roll down my window, and reluctantly I did so. He told us that the inside tire on the back of the truck was down. So, we had to then find a tire shop, and it took them 2 hours to put on a new tire. I realize that they had to take the outside tire off, then the inside tire (what was left, it was shredded)off, and replace both, but 2 hours seemed like a very long time.I guess we should just be thankful we found a place that could take us right away and also have the tire we needed. He did leave the hub off, so DH is back over this morning to get that back... It seems its always some drama in our lives.I suppose being on the road makes everything seem worse than it should be...
Well, that put us about 5:15 getting to the Quilter's Corner ( they closed at 6) so I had to hurry. Maybe that is also why they weren't as friendly as most quilt stores I have been to. I was probably in there 5 or 6 minutes before anyone spoke to me,and I was the only customer there.
Would I go back, probably not, and YES, I did leave before 6pm. I always get out of anyplace that has posted hours on time. Maybe they were having a bad day and just wanted to get home.
So, today, I plan to cut out my applique pieces and try to get them ironed on, so that tomorrow I may be able to sew a while before we leave here for work, or maybe tomorrow will be the first day I let DH go to work by himself and I just stay here at the sewing machine***Nice Thought***. The Home Depot we work tomorrow is visible from our motel room, actually I could probably walk over later. If the street goes through, I will check that out when we go out in a bit.
Ladies, It is COLD here today and this afternoon around 3 pm ( thats when we start work) we are supposed to have bad thunderstorms, with high winds and tornado warnings. I am not looking forward to this afternoon at all. This weather is supposed to last all night. Maybe they will have a place we can take the car inside. If not we may get to leave early as we CAN NOT let the car get wet.. All the sinage on it is decals, plus no windows and the hole in the hood would let the rain go right through to the motor. Carrying this car around is like carrying a baby, you sure have to be careful.LOL
Gonna get up from here and get to the ironing board and press the fabric I need for today and tomorrow,catch all of you later. Have a great day..
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
This is just a portion of their shelf of oranges. They do have a web site, but I CAN NOT find the card they gave me, I am sure its in the trailer, so will post it soon. I'm sure they do a great mail order service.I also have several more fabric pics , but will post those later.
We are leaving here in the am for Oklahoma City, Ok. Should be there sometime after lunch. I have enjoyed meeting a lot of Texans, but am ready to move on. The more I move the closer we are to being through and I can go home, but that is a long time away.And that's ok, we will get there when we are supposed to.
Hope all of you had a nice spring day, It was cold here this am, but around noon time, the sun appeared and it got hot. But we are now in the motel and I need to get up from here and get ready to leave in the am. So hope all of you are quilting memories. Catch you later, J
PS: I have been doing some red work, and for now enjoying it, already finished one of the designs. Will show it sometime next week.. BYE