Friday, August 29, 2008

What do you mean Labor Day??? (now with pictures)

No, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. But how did it get to be Labor Day weekend? I know I've been running around like a headless chicken, but WOW. Suddenly the summer is gone. The real wake-up call came when the Adult Ed coordinator called to see if I want to teach quilting again. It just doesn't seem possible!

I have been busy- lots of customer quilts and I even managed to get a couple of my own done. One was from swap blocks and was donated to the local animal shelter's annual raffle.

Yes, those are scalloped edges.

I also finished my class sample from last winter's quilt class. I'm glad I took pictures because I sold it about a week after I finished it.

OK, I admit it I like LOTS of quilting on a quilt. I like the way it looks and I like doing it. But I would hate to have to pay me for my quilting!
I shared a booth at the Blueberry Festival with my friend Sarah (Downeast Quilting & Interiors). I sold two quilts! And handed out LOTS of information. Somehow it takes a month to prepare and 2 weeks to recover from a 2-day fair. I don't know how Bonnie and Judy do it- Trunk shows, lectures, classes, Oh My!

I have decided in all this chaos that I need to put aside more time for my own sewing. I needed some hand work to do and wanted to work on an applique BOM, but needed to piece the basket blocks. Once I sat down to sew it went quickly and came out really well and felt so good. It seems like ages since I have done any piecing.

I also need to get better at keeping up with this blog. Almost 3 months between posts is awful. So- my To do list for today:

  1. Finish the quilt on the Machine
  2. Call to confirm about teaching at adult ed
  3. Cut out Judy's BOM block #1
  4. Load another customer quilt

That's not much of a list, but I'm gonna start small and see how I do.

"Don't tell me not to burn the candle at both ends
Tell me where to get more wax!