Thursday, October 14, 2010

Holidays are a comin' is certainly that time of year...all the leaves have changed and are now on the ground.....hubby is chomping to start a wood fire..It has been a beautiful fall here in the north. But, along with all the beauty have come lots more customers! It is great actually, I love to teach and talk to these people bringing me their quilt tops. Everyone is so proud of their accomplishments and rightfully so. A lot of time and love goes into piecing and I am honored to be able to help them finish it up. I am also thankful to the customers who have enough foresight to bring me their treasures early on in the season. Christmas is right around the corner! I am staying super busy, but I must start my own preparations before I run out of time. Especially my "Random Act of Kindness Gift" - I really like to choose an unsuspecting person and bless them with a quilt as a "thank you for being you" gift.

New items have been arriving for my Etsy shop. It is so much fun to get the Moda deliveries. Although today, it was more about..."Hmm, what pattern can I use with this layer cake?" It was the new "Wild Rose" line just released by Blackbird Designs. It is GORGEOUS. Almost antique-ish looking. I can certainly see it in many places in my house....

The quilt class gals are making great strides with the new top they are working on. New techniques, styles and fabrics make up for a wonderfully country sampler style quilt! I am guessing they will be finishing up in the next couple weeks, then onto something new. They have been some of the easiest students I have ever had. It has been wonderful.

Starting this Monday, I have signed up for a class of my own. I have never had any formal training in piecing or long arm quilting, but I decided that was gonna change. I live in such a rural part of our state, that NOTHING is available without having to travel and spend lots of money. Soooo, online class it is for me. I am very excited. I found her blog months ago and was totally mesmerized by her quilting. Just my style. I refer to her blog for inspiration all the time. Well, she announced a few weeks ago she was planning an online stay tuned...I am hoping to learn lots more and "wow" my customers!

Hoping to spend the weekend home while the guys go to the woods....planning to light some candles, turn up the music and get lots more done. Hope you all have a great weekend yourselves!