Saturday, April 24, 2010

News from Richmond, Va.

WOW, everyone should know by now how very excited I am to finally be close? to home.....
and truly I am. I have already had company....our very good and longtime friends came to see us on Wednesday....we enjoyed that a LOT....Then on Thursday my sister and neice came and we spent the day at Short Pump, Va. I didn't buy anything, but I sure did enjoy being with family. My sister and BIL are coming tomorrow and will spend the night, since we are off on Monday we will have a little time to relax and enjoy them. Also tomorrow my nephew and his family are going to come to our event and maybe we can go somewhere and get a bite to eat when we get through, I am lookingforward to seeing them also. I don't get to see them very often, so it will be a treat.
I must remind ya'll of our trip here last year and the fire at the motel,well..................about midnight we were awaken to a very loud ,shrill sirene.....YEP....the fire alarm. Of course I get all excited, am rushing around like something crazy,and my DH says, you know if it's necessary, we can just step out the window....there are definite advantages to being on the first floor. There was no fire this time, just teenagers playing. But, yes we went out the front door like civilized people! Never a dull moment around here***LOL***
Gotta run, take care and hope all is well with you.... BOBBIN

Sunday, April 11, 2010

2 Baby Quilts

Finally, I got a couple of the baby quilts finished***YEEHAW***
I still have 3 to make, but I'm on my way. Well, will be when I get home....heehee
The first one (the blocks )is for a sweet baby girl. I hope when she gets old enough she will drag it with her wherever she goes. But since she is only a month old, that remains to be seen.
The one with the cowboy was LONGGGGGGGGGG OVER DUE....He was already a year old when I got it to him. Mom said he really liked it, I hope so. All these babies are dear to me and I am ashamed of myself ,but I just had a lot of problems last year and didn't sew nearly what all I wanted to.
I have one more baby top to show, but not today, blogger isn't co-operating, maybe tomorrow. After that, until I take more pics, I will have nothing to show. I do hope in the next day or so, to photograph the gift that "Country Log Cabin" gave to me. I wasn't thinking when I very neatly packed it away. But I have to get in the trailer tomorrow or Tuesday and move some things around, so will take pics then.
We are going to be awfully busy this week. We are trying to get ready to head to Va.,and that means everything in the trailer has to be very securely tied down and I also try to downsize things that we have to take in at night while traveling. Of course there's laundry to do also.
We have an event to do on Wed. then the rest of the week we will be at the race track. Hopefully we will be able to leave on Sunday afternoon by around 3pm. and travel a few hours, from here to Va is almost 1300 miles, so that will take a while.
We are at a motel in Lewisville, Texas and will stay here until we head East. That makes life easier,so I know I will be ready to leave ASAP. I can't believe we have been in this motel several days while here in Dallas,with a large Mall right behind us and I haven't even been there.I can see Macy's door from our window. Guess that shows what kind of shopper I am...LOL
Take Care, have a great day, Bobbin

Saturday, April 10, 2010

What is the name of this pattern?

When we left home Feb. 18th. I had no idea it was going to be this long before I would be posting this quilt. BUTTTTTTT....Obviously it is and I can not possibly tell you what the pattern is nor the fabric line. Shame on me****UGH**** My LQS owner is going to have my head on the chopping block.....sorry "S".............I guess I need to make notes....Anyway....
I made this quilt either the end of Jan, or early Feb. I made it for my LQS,and it really turned out nice. I do plan to make another one when we get home.If you have been keeping up with the last few posts I have written, you know I have a lot of plans for when we get back....heehee
We have been outside all day and other than the wind it has been beautiful. I love the blue skies here, it seems you can see forever... If you've never visited Texas, you really should,I think we have been over most of the state ( we were here 6 weeks last year) and when we leave here next Sunday ( not Tomorrow) we will have been here around Dallas for 4 weeks. I am ready to head back toward home, but this really is a pretty state. Very nice people here as well. So if you get a chance, come on down***you'll be glad you did.
If you come to the races next weekend, come by and visit with me, I'm the oldest woman in the Scott's Booth. We are there to advertise for Scotts lawn products as well as for Carl Edwards. As most of you know my DH and I work for Roush-Fenway Racing and Scotts is one of the sponsors. We also have a corn hole contest, so come by, see me and play a little corn hole. It's a very simple game, you just throw the bags in a hole ( across the lawn)...not hard and there are a lot of females. As a matter of fact, at Atlanta, one of the ladies teams one the "social" event. So come on by, and have a little fun before the race.We are pretty visable, we have a trailer that
is 38ft. long with a picture of Carl and his race car#99....You can't miss us. So come on by.
Have a good weekend and start a new project and quilt a lot of memories, Later Bobbin

Friday, April 9, 2010

Table runner,made in Dec,09

This is the table runner I made in Dec,09. The name of the pattern is "Love Letters". I changed it quiet a bit, all the center ovals call for embroidered designs, but I fussy cut mine. It's also called a dresser scarf. I enjoyed making this and it also gave me a reason to practice my free hand stippling with my BSR. I added the borders too. It wasn't wide enough to suit me. I made another one,and it looks entirely different, but I didn't get it sandwiched and quilted. Will do that when I get home.
Is the pollen bad where you are? It's terrible here, I feel like my eyes are constantly full of dirt.
But thank goodness it has turned warm,and for that I am greatful. I just don't do well in cold weather.Now, if the wind would just calm down a little, everything would be good, but I'll take what I can get**LOL**
I need to go to Wal-Mart tomorrow if we can find one. I have been making a list of things we need. I guess we have been gone long enough that we are running out of the basics (deodorant, toothpaste, etc). I really am not much of a shopper ( except for quilt shops), so am not looking forward to this.I am also running out of books. I think since we have been gone I have read 23 novels, that is a lot of books***
I hope everyone is having warmer weather and also finding time to quilt some memories, have a good weekend everyone. Later, Bobbin

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Quilts and More, Midlothian, Tx

A great shop and great people working there. I did so enjoy meeting and talking to all of them.It's located at 211 W. Ave. F,
Midlothian, Tx.There was a good selection of fabrics and also lots of patterns to choose from. I do wish I had taken pictures of Ruth and Myself ( or HAD someone take at least one) Ms. Goodneedle posted yesterday about memory loss and having to make notes,
I think I left my memory in NC. Well, I hope so anyway***LOL***
We have had to change motels everyday this week and that is hard, moving everything is just aggravating, Poor me, Whine, whine....Next week we will be at the race track, Thurs. through Sunday then head back toward home, not home, but close....We will be in the Richmond, Va. area. I am ready to be home for a while. SOONNNNNNNNNNNN.
The LQS that I go to most all of the time, also I work there some, has moved into a much larger place and I can't wait to see it. I know it is great. I miss all my working friends and so many of the customers. The owner is sure missed also. I can't wait until I can post pics of the new place.
I am pretty tired so am going to get off here and get ready for bed. Take care everybody.
Always, Bobbin

PS: To all my friends at home we are (at this time) scheduled to be home the 2nd of June. See you then

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Still shop hopping in Texas

Ruth from Log Cabin Quilts and I will continue our journey. This is the second shop we went to, a very nice shop in a quaint little town. The address is Common Threads Quilting
315 S. Rogers St. Waxahachie, Tx.I was very impressed with the red quilt above. the dresses stood out, sorta like 3-d and the rest of the designs was embroidered. Everything was so neat. The store was in a building that was over 100 years old. If you ever find yourself there go visit, you'll be glad you did. I know I was...
The town of Waxahachie is worth the trip. That is where we had lunch. We went to a Tea Room and had a very nice salad. The restaurant had an antique store also. Ruth likes antiques, I like to look at them, but that is about all I do. When you get to be my age, almost everything I own could be classified as an antique***LOL***, well maybe not everything!
She and I went shopping on March 27th, Sat. That happens to be my DH's birthday, he was 70. So what did we do special????Not a thing, he worked and I went shopping.I had wanted to give him a surprise BD party, but unfortunately we were too far from home. But he was happy,so that is all that is necessary.
Well, we have one more store to show and maybe I will get that done tomorrow. But, we do have to work and we work from 1-7 pm. So after getting something to eat, I will just wait and see.
I hope all of you are still quilting memories. I do have some pictures of some things I got made in Dec., Jan.,and Feb. But I wanted to show where we shopped first. So, will be back soon.
Later, Bobbin

Monday, April 5, 2010

Shop Hopping in Texas

OK,I'm still lousy with pictures,but just bear with me. I want to tell you about our shop hopping.
The Log Cabin Quilter came and picked me up at an event my DH and I was doing, and off we went.The first shop we went to was "Just Stitching" located at 605 Cedar Street in Cedar Hill, Texas. A very nice store. The 2 quilt tops above are ones that were BOM's, neither was hers but she had done one. Hers was very pretty also. We also went to 2 more, but I will post about those in the next day or so.I am so sorry, but I didn't take a picture of any of her show and tell.shame on me. I also didn't think to get a photo of the two of us. I don't think I will get my photography license any time soon....LOL... But I really had a nice day.I do hope she enjoyed my company as much as I did hers. I hope if ever we are around here again, I will get to see her.
DH and I will be here until April 18th. Then we head to Richmond, Va. I am anxious to get back closer to home. I feel like we have been gone forever.While in Richmond, I hope to see my nephew and his family,and am planning for my Sister to come from Hampton and visit(maybe we can shop a little) heehee. Hopefully our close friends from Hampton will come see us as well. So being in Va. will be nice ****
The weather here has been great the last several days,warm enough not to wear a jacket during the day, but needed in the evening.No complaints from me.
I have so many pics to post, but they will take several posts to get through all of them. Please, come back soon, I do want to share all of them with you.
Take care and keep quilting memories, Later, Bobbin