Sunday, November 03, 2013


I've had a birthday since I last bogged.  My daughter Rene, son Mike, daughter-n-law Maryellen, Mel for short and grandson Josh went out to dinner to celebrate the day.  Josh and I share the same birth date and so it was a doubly good treat for us all to be together.  Mike and Mel have returned home but I couldn't resist taking his picture while he was here.  He travels with his camera and I was able to get him to take some professional quality images of a few of my newest pieces which I am hoping to get on my website soon.  It has been a long while since I updated the site.  I feel a bad.  Updating it was on my 2013 list of things I wanted to get done this year. 
    Here is a picture of my son Mike.   The "killer" chair got him as it does most everyone who sits down on it for any length of time.  I avoid it like the plague especially when I want to get anything done.  Comfy... a stuffed sleeping pill is more like it.
     I  started painting but had to put it on hold for a few days because I went to Brookville to vend at a small quilt show.
     I was not so sure about my chances of selling my work there once I saw the place where the show was being held, but I was quite pleasantly surprised.  Got a warm welcome.  Got to talk to a lot of the guild members and everyone who came to see the show that was held at a golf course.  I was one of only 9 or 10 vendors but sales were good, so I am promising never to pre-judge again.  Josh, the grandson went with me as muscle. You need those to haul quilts and I needed him to operate the I-pad with the square-up.  It was a good thing that  his I-phone operated as a hot spot since there was no Wi-Fi on site to connect to even though I told there would be.
I had about 25 feet x 8 feet of vending space so I was really spread out with my quilts and hand dyed fabric. 
     Brookville is 80 miles from my front door,  but it took over two hours to drive west toward the Gulf,  because there is no good way to go other than across SR50 which is a heavily traveled, traffic light laden roadway. 
     I am home today, doing laundry, making a grocery list and getting organized to go teach in The Villages on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Between these little task I am making more hexagons.  Yes I am still at it thanks to my friend Lois who let me come raid her stash and slice off 3" x 22 inches pieces from as many of her  red fabrics I wanted.  She has a "lot" of fabric and I got through less than a quarter of her reds but that has been quite enough to keep me busy for the last past week or so.  The pile of hexagons is growing.

1 comment:

Susan Turney said...

I can see from the photo why you did well! I'm anxious to hear how it goes at The Villages. I looked there a few years before choosing to retire in Las Vegas .