Tuesday, September 30, 2008

This is a gorgeous picture Lars took a couple of years ago. I absolutely love this pic!! This is taken from our boat on the Patuxent River. Aren't the leaves absolutely stunning?
Sooooo...... time for that first retreat! I have 4 students/guests signed up, so we have a full house! We went down last week, reopened the house and filled it with furniture, beds, kitchen utensils, new curtains, etc etc. Looks like a real home again! We've also taken it off the market for now. The market is soooo incredibly bad now and I can't plan retreats or classes or anything really with the house for sale. So, we're hoping that the retreats go well and will make the house payment for us! I don't mind working a little harder and teaching a little more!
OK, off to go finish those fabulous handouts for the retreat classes.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Bunch of sickos

First Naomi had strep. Had it for 2 days before the sore throat set it, so I had no clue that's what it was. The sore throat started on Saturday, of course. So on Monday we went to the Dr. On Tues, they got the test results and dished out meds. Had to be on meds for 24 hours before she could go back to school. So she went on Thurs. On Friday, the school nurse called and said Lara was sick. Same routine. I'm not feeling so great myself.

So......Lars had to go to NH by himself to do the quilt show. He's got help from Vickie, and all "my girls" have come by to bring him chocolate and cheer him up! This is a pic Vickie sent to me, taken while they were setting up the booth. I think they're doing just fine without me. Man, do I owe Vickie some favors now!!
Gotta go find some cough drops and crash on the couch.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Busy busy busy

I guess I'm a little overdue for a new post and you all thought I was gonna just drop this, didn't you? Well, I fooled you! Just been busy. Very busy, but that seems to just be the way my life is.
Last week we were at the PA National Quilt Extravaganza. We've done this show several times now, so there are lots of familiar faces in the crowd and it's always fun to see everyone! We just love our customers and friends to drop by the booth and hang out for awhile, and fill us in on all they've been doing for the last year. Too much fun!!
Next week, we had up to NH again for the World Quilt Show in Manchester. Didn't have much luck with this show last year, so we're hoping for a change this time. There's also lots of our customers and friends up there. We've gotten to know so many because we also do the MQX show up there in the spring. So, again, we're looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and I'm hoping Kim will bring me more chocolate! (Hmmm....wonder if she reads my blog, or should I send her a note?)
While I'm on the subject of MQX, I have submitted my class applications and gotten all 5 on the schedule. Have a couple of new ones planned, so I'm looking forward to working on my samples for those.
OK, gotta go feed the kiddos and do a load of laundry. So much for the exciting life of a quilting celebrity! HA!