Friday, July 30, 2010

Self Care

I forgot to say-I did do some self care in July. Yesterday I had my annual mammogram. OUCH! I told the tech that I thought I felt something so they're probably going to call me back and take more pictures. I'll post the results here.

This is Tyler, our grandson. He's 15 months old and is so full of life!! I watch him every Wedsnesday for our DIL so she can work. She and our son are trying to save for a house. Right now, they're living in the lower level of her parents' raised ranch. Family comes right after my Lord and I will do whatever it takes to help them.

I need to be able to work on my own quilts. I love working on my clients' quilts, don't get me wrong but I don't have anything to relax with at the end of the day. Here's the last thing I worked on. I took a class at my LQS with Becky Goldsmith about 6 or 7 years ago and I just finished the last block this srping.

I don't even have the fabric for the sashing-I must have used it years ago. Got any ideas what I can use?
My brain is spinning with all the possibilities-do I want to do applique, art quilts, piecing? What? Mike says why choose. I just want to quilt!!!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

It's a new day!

I've joined a blog group called Charming Chatter; I'm hoping that I'll be able to set some goals for myself for quilting and for life in general. One goal I'm going to work on is posting here more often. I've told myself that nobody would be interested in what I have to say but hey!! Who knows, right?

I've been a member of SAQA for about a year and a half. I volunteered to be one of the regional representatives for NY state, along with Susan Schrott and Marcia Eygabroat. They're both very accomplished fiber artists. I'm telling you this because one of my goals is to complete the art quilt I started 2 years ago. I've been stuck, feeling why bother? But this quilt won't leave me alone! It's crying out to be finished. I'll post a pic soon.

I've been using homemade business cards since I opened my doors in 2000. Well, I finally worked with a designer and I've got new brand new cards! They're out of this world awesome!! I'll have to take a picture when they get here.

My other goal is to get my butt in gear as far as procrastination and organization. These are 2 gigantic monkeys sitting on my shoulders.

All this being siad, I am very happy to be part of this group of quilters. I'm looking forward to "meeting" everyone.