Tuesday, August 28, 2012

It's all good!

I have nothing to complain about today!  My beautiful first-born son is celebrating his 10th birthday today:

My zig zag quilt is on its way back from Marcia, from whom I won free quilting in a giveaway on her blog.  (by the way, you might want to go visit her - she's having another giveaway...)

C'mon, somebody have a baby - I'm READY with a fun quilt to give!  I love how she added all the circles to my dots!




I had a FANTASTIC time at my booth at the Community Festival on Saturday.  The sun didn't shine, but it didn't pour down rain, either.  Instead, there were intermittent light showers that didn't really scare away the crowds.  Remember this quilt from my quilting bee at my house years ago? 
Funny thing - the woman in the striped shirt holding her hands up was in my booth this Saturday!
It still isn't done, so I set it up in my Ulmer frame in my booth and taught anybody who wanted to learn how to put in a few stitches.  About a dozen people sat down and learned how to prick their own fingers.  :)

As quilts are wont to do, the ones I had hanging from the sides of my booth drew people in and they stayed and shared stories of quilts and quilters from their past, both men and women alike.  I wasn't alone once the entire day.  What a wonderful way to spend the day, stitching and chatting with old friends and making new ones.  PLUS, some kind souls even BOUGHT stuff from me!  I had 14 paying customers total, and made back my reservation fee, lunch for me and the boys, and took home a tidy profit to boot!  All in all, a great day!  Unfortunately, I don't have photos, but many people took photos of my booth or items in my booth, so maybe I'll see some here and there that I can share.

And, as if that weren't enough wonderfulness in my life, a good friend is coming to stay with me over the Labor Day weekend!  Ain't life GRAND!

7 comments:

Becky said...

Sounds like a wonderful experience!!

wackywoman said...

Happy birthday to your handsome son! Love your little zig zag quilt.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Yea! Told ya you could do it. I may get to demo both my vintage machines and quilting next month.

Piece by Piece said...

Sounds as if you did very well at your booth--ain't life great!!
Love your zig zag quilt.
Your son looks a lot like you, happy birthday, young man.
Patricia

Shay said...

Happy Birthday Mr. 10! Double digits!

Im so glad you had a good time at the market Erin. Told you so!


Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Happy birthday to your 10 year old!
Your zigzag quilt is adorable. Love the bright colors and it will indeed make the perfect baby quilt.
Glad to hear that your booth was successful. What a great idea to have set up the Ulmer frame and let people give stitching a try.

bernie said...

10 years old - what a sweetie! Sounds like you had loads of fun and got paid for doing it, glad it turned out to be such a success. The zig zag quilt is perfect for a baby, very happy. Bernie