So...I'm BAAACCCKKKK!! Man, how I have missed all of you. I haven't even managed to READ anyone else's blogs in months. I have a lot of catching up to do. Now, for the Cliff Notes version of my last few months.
I left my job of 10 years on June 23. That very evening, we started driving north to spend two weeks with family and friends in New England. We made wonderful memories while I finished up the shirt made from my MILs shirts.
See how I tied it with the buttons off her shirts? I never knew sewing buttons on by machine was so easy!
For three weeks in July, I taught quiltmaking and rag rug making at a summer arts camp here in town. The kids did a fabulous job!
|My next rug will be multi-colored like hers - what fun!|
|We only had time to make quilt tops, not complete quilts|
|She didn't yet have her borders sewn on, but how I loved all the color in her quilt! You can tell we used pizza boxes as project boxes to keep our stuff together. Put a bit of batting in the bottom, and it serves as a portable design wall.|
|See that precision! I hired her later in the summer to help me with Quilt Camp. Great girl!|
|yo-yo + button + hair elastic = ring bling!|
|We were a bit fidgety while we waited.|
|Here they come!|
|My beautiful niece and my beautiful aunt|
|There are many "kids on tractors" photos in my family|
|Did you think that was me in the pink top? I did, but then, how did I take the photo? That's my twin sister with my hubby, my boys and my step-father, with her hubby and son kicking the ball in the background.|
|We went crabbing for the first time ever. Fun!|
|Oops! Upside down, but I'm short on time. The half day campers made pillows using 4 embroidery stitches that I taught them and fusible. I love this night landscape in the mountains with the firefly going to join his firefly friends in the distance.|
|Oops! Upside down again! We're not supposed to have favorites, but this turtle was mine!|
|I guess it is just going to be an upside down day. You can see here some of the projects the all day quilters did - a QAYG strip pieced quilt, a pillow, a fabric tissue cover, fabric bookmarks and patchwork bingo cards. They also did the yo-yo rings.|
I've been open 2 weeks now, and things are going great! Lots of company all day. Sales. Classes that have filled to capacity. I am having so much fun! I want to do better about chronicling my adventures here, but I encourage you to check out the shop's website, www.stitchinpostva.com (which will eventually have a blog) and follow on Facebook if you want to know what's going on. And by all means, if you are ever passing through SW Virginia on I-81 or I-64, some sit and visit with me for a while!
OK, gotta go! I'm supposed to open in 39 minutes and I haven't even taken a shower yet!