Saturday, October 31, 2009

A Good Day

Today I did a craft show at one of the local nursing homes and had a great time. Sales were good and I had the chance to chat with some old friends. I sold one expandable tote/duffle bag, several clutch purses and change purses, some basic totes, and some scarfs. Also two fleece throws and one small quilt and other various things. I have two more shows coming up in Nov.. I wish I had the time to do more of these shows. I really enjoy them.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Hi Everyone

I can't believe that 20 days have gone by since I last wrote something. Halloween is here again and then November. Time flies by much to fast (Where have I heard that said before??). I have been doing a lot of things, but really haven't accomplished much of anything. The pictures I posted are of the Expandable Tote/Duffle Bag that I finished last night.
I have been working on two quilts that I'm making for the Senior Center. The first one needs to be basted and machine quilted. I'm still cutting out blocks for the second one. Both of them are done in the "Double Four Patch" pattern. That pattern is easy and quick and I like it.
I'm getting in lots of hours at Jo-Ann's. Last week I worked six days. That was to much. I was exhausted. This week I took two days off so I could try to get caught up on somethings.
Tomorrow is my first craft show for the season. I usually do three shows at this time of year. I'm hoping I have everything loaded in my car and will be ready to go in the morning. There are other things I would like to take, but I ran out of room. I needed to save a small space for me.
It's after 10PM and I wanted to get to bed early tonight. I'd better get movin' in that direction.
Good night...

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Two New Bags

I finished two more Expandable Tote/Duffle Bags this past week.
Both of them have six 12" deep pockets around the outside. The floral bag has an additional strip of four 6" deep pockets across one side for your smaller items like car keys and a cell phone. The bags are about 12" high when folded down and about 18" high when expanded. There is a draw string closure at the top. I have changed the design of the bag. Before there was another set of handles on the top and no draw string closure. The bag was 6" taller. We will see how people like the changes??? Time will tell.
These bags can be used for anything you would use a bag for including travel bag (great for bus trips), book bag (for students and teachers), shopping bag, etc. Use your imagination.

Yesterday I got an order for three of my quilts. I put them in the mail this morning before I went to work. It was very busy at Jo-Ann's today. My four hour shift flew by. It was time to go home before I realized it. I'm working again tomorrow. It will probably be another busy day. We have some great sales on this weekend. I actually managed to get out the door without making a purchase. I think I deserve a medal.

I thought I might go sew for awhile, but I'm going to get in bed with my book and read for awhile. I'm finishing "Lancaster Brides" by Wanda E. Brunstetter. Four very nice love stories about the Amish people in Pa..

Take care and Good Night...

Friday, October 9, 2009

My Birthday

Yesterday (Oct 9th) I celebrated my 75th birthday. I'm not sure what "75" feels like, but I sure don't feel 75. We had AJ all day as we usually do on Fri. We read books and did puzzles and talked about the differences in different cows. His "other Grampa" teaches him about cows and that sort of stuff. In the morning I made myself a pot of rice pudding and had some for breakfast. For lunch I had warm rice pudding with vanilla ice cream on top. That was sooo good. If you have never tried it, you really should. Our son, TR took us out to diner. I had pancakes and eggs. Another favorite of mine. Later we had cake and took some pictures that I will post here. The first one is of me and AJ. and Ducky. The second one is of me and my husband, Tony and AJ and Ducky. The last one is of the "three Anthonys" (my husband,son, and grandson) and Ducky.
I have had a busy day, So I'm going to get my book and get in bed. Good night...