and fellow fabric fondlers and quilt lovers........
My long-armer friend Sandy and I will be vending our wares at a QUILT SHOW in South Holland, IL this weekend!! It is located at FAITH FAMILY FUTURE CENTER 16932 South Park Ave, South Holland,IL. It is being put on by the Heritage Quilters of South Suburbia for more info and a map to there. http://www.southholland.org/midwest_fall_quiltfest.htm We will be featuring out Longarm Quilting(WE ARE LONGARMLADIES!!!) services of course...AND
BOOKS FROM LEISURE ARTS DESIGNER FABRIC SAMPLES (cheap!!) HAND-DYED FABRICS HANDMADE GLASS BEADED SCISSOR NECKLACES HAND MADE NATURAL SOAPS ORGANIC CATNIP VINTAGE APRONS QUILTS FOR SALE BIG BOARD IRONING BOARDS STOP BY OUT BOOTH AND SAY HI!
FINALLY!!! One of the "girls" pictured has givin it up! #1 in the race for the first egg!! Very EGG-CITING!! Aruacana/Americuana chickens lay pale Blue and Green Eggs. Just ask Martha. This one is a lovely pale dusty green. I tried to give you some sense of color with the pink yarns. Its a "pullet" egg and it's smaller than an adult egg. Although I was surprised at how big it was. I was Egg-specting something even smaller, but what do I know?? I'm a first-time Chicken Mama! Buffington has been jumping on top of the girls lately we just noticed. Today he has been extra vocal....really Doodle doo-ing it up!! (typical guy:"I'm so great !!!Look what I did!! Let me tell you how great I am!!!) So I guess this means we will be having more eggs than we need and will be able to finally start selling them!! They are ORGANIC,SEMI-FREE RANGE( for safety reasons but very happy, just ask them!)and probably FERTILIZED!! If anyone is interested let me know. $1 for 6 OR $2 for one Dozen . Cash and Carry only!!
Here is the latest effort from the longarm studio here, down on the farm.
This one is owned by the very gracious Joanie B, she is a new customer and kindred spirit. Story goes: My mom happened to be in a fabric store looking for the Reproduction fabrics when a stranger ( not for long!!) steps up and guides her in the right direction. Naturally my Mom starts chatting her up( UNBELEIVABLE! not) ( well ok maybe it was a mutual thing!) one thing leads to another and this person is looking for a longarmer in the area ,mom mentions my name ,she says it sounds like the name that was referred to her by a lady at the library(thanks Linda!)and wham!. Next thing you know we are all meeting at my mom's house for some serious quilting chat; fabrics, retreats, shops, guilds etc. yadda yadda and 3 tops to quilt!!!We all hit it off right away and had a lovely visit. If you look closely, you can see a very unusual and fun feature to this quilt. The small triangles are actually 3 dimensional and form tiny pockets in the corners.Joan told me the pattern called for sewing the edges of the triangles down but she decided to leave them open, like small triangle shaped pockets. Which, I think , makes the quilt so much more creative and interesting! I hadn't ever seen anything like this and enjoyed all aspects of the challenge in actually creating the quilting design ,the execution of it and of course the final result. The piecing called for a simple enhancement of the triangles. I felt an overly busy quilted pattern/design would distract and or compete with the piecing, as would a contrasting or variegated thread. So thats the latest installment kids... NEXT UP: Twin Log Cabins.......stay tuned.........
I love connecting with other creative people!I am a Sales Rep for APQS Long-Arm Quilting Machines as well as run a Quilting Business which enables me to help people finish their quilt tops.My primary focus is fiber and I enjoy all aspects of it.Quilt history and Art quilts are another interest of mine along with collecting antique and vintage quilt parts.I live with 4 cats, 3 dogs,8 chickens and my Husband who is a Godzilla/gamer/Theater geek.We live on a small farm and enjoy riding our motorcycles as much as we can in the warmer months......even though we should be mowing or gardening!