Thursday, September 29, 2011

Down on the Lakadaisies Farm Blog Lucky # 13 or Thank You Colorado

Down on the Lakadaisies Farm Blog #13 or "Thank You Colorado"

Hello Everybody:

Well, we just got back from the mountains. It sure was nice to "beat the heat", at least for a little while. It doesn’t seem so bad/hot now. Maybe it is just me or maybe I just haven’t been outside as much. We have been staying inside-trying to catch up and ship out those orders that piled up while we were gone and those that we took at the Quilt-A-Fair in Longmont, Colorado.

I would just like to say to all of the people that we met at Longmont, Thank You Very Much. I have not had such a good time in a while. You really do know how to throw a party. I really enjoyed watching John work so hard. He gave away so many "kisses" to other women that I think that he is going to have to start buying his own chocolate. I wish that I had counted how many were in our booth at one time-where is that camera when you need it. All I have are some pictures of the booth before everybody got there.

  Also, a special "Thank You" to the woman who decided to move the line outside the booth. I would send you something nice if I just knew your name/address. John didn’t get it, but he doesn’t get a lot of things.

Oh, I nearly forgot-thanks for making our son Josh feel so much at home. He went with us on his vacation. I guess I would call it a "working vacation". He works all the time at his job (he is some kinda higher-up at a HEB grocery store in Austin) and we think that he needs to "get away" more. Well he got away, or at least out of the frying pan and maybe into the fire. No, that was John that was in the fire. Anyway, he helped us a lot and he even tried his hand at stitching-John caught him on camera. He didn’t delete it so here it is.

Well, it is back to work time-I am going to stop by the gazebo for a "break" first. John says we gotta get ready for the next show.......Canton Texas...14th and 15th of October....... OK ...but right now I just need to get the proper attitude...but wait what do I see.... is that John with a bottle of wine....and... is that chocolate?........hmmmm.....maybe he is not so bad......

So like John always says.....Enjoy Life.....I am beginning to like that saying.....I might just steal it.........oh yeah ....... I already did dolores Storm

PS After a "heart to heart" with my babies-puppies. I have decided not to have a booth at The Houston Quilt Festival this year. I am going to concentrate on new designs and plan on having "BIG SALES" and getting our property ready to sale...... I need some sand between my toes....

Monday, September 19, 2011

Down on the Lakadaisies Farm Blog 12 or 2 Much Fun

Down on the Lakadaisies Farm     Blog #12

HELLO from “not quite so dry” Texas.  Yes, we had a nice rain out here on the farm-
nearly two inches.  I really hope that everybody else got one also.  For those that didn’t , I
will get John to order one.  He does that kinda thing.

So...anyway we met a lot of nice people at the Quilt Guild of Greater Houston Quilt
Show at Stafford.  We are revving up for the NEXT PARTY  in Longmont, Colorado at
Quilt-a-Fair on the 23rd and 24th of September.  And then, the guild show in Canton
Texas, on the 14th and 15th of October...........maybe Quilt Festival in Houston ........

I am having BIG SALES most weekends at my shop outside of Lampasas, Texas.... we
are downsizeing and fixing to put our place on the market....  We still have lots of
antiques and other FuN stuff left, and some of my originals will be “for sale” as well.
So......if that sounds like fun and you want to pick up some bargains....Come on down, or
up..... which ever the case may be......Call first, just in case.....we live right close, so I can
open any time .

I am thinking about changing my name to “2 Much Fun” because that is what I have been
having.  We just got through making these guys out of stuff we have (had).  I call them
the “spare parts people” and they are truly “one of a kinds”.  I made one and named him
“Sam”( I really put a lot of thought into that one).....

John made one and named him
“Rambo Hitler”.  Two of our children got inspired and went wild....and now we get to
look at “Teddy Borden”(imagine Teddy Roosevelt meets Lizzy’s Dad).

And now for the really fun part.  I have been giving classes.  I really should change my
We had so much fun in Dallas the other day.  I spent the day with some new friends-they
learned how to do “wool applique”.....we had a blast.  I am planning on giving some
classes at my place and I might even come to me...

With all of that in mind, I will just  add that I believe that  you should enjoy life..........
I am really trying.......its so easy........i can help......sounds like a song......maybe I am a
dadgum songwriter.........still not gonna quit my day job............if  I had one...........
.........hmmm........dolores Storm

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Down on the Lakadaisies Farm Blog #11 or Back on the Trail

Down on the Lakadaisies Blog #11 or Back on the Trail

Hey, I fell asleep for a bit. Well, we are back on the Quilt Show Trail. We are headed to Houston for the Quilt Guild of Greater Houston show at Stafford on the 9th and 10th, and in Longmont, Colorado at Quilt-a- Fair on the 23rd and 24th. Both of those are in September, of course. I am looking forward to some very cool weather in Colorado, hope I am not dissappointed. We will be at the guild show in Canton Tx. , on the 14th and 15th of October. I haven’t decided on the Festival in Houston yet......... I am procastinating. I am having big sales most weekends at my shop outside of Lampasas, hoping to downsize and be able to put our place on the market. We still have lots of antiques left, and some of my originals will be on the market as well. So......if you have nothing to do and want to pick up some bargains....Come on down, or up..... which ever the case may be......Call first, just in case.

Quinn is here , telling me he is I will be back in a few minutes....He can get pretty loud.... Well, that’s done... poor baby was starving. Maggie is finishing off his leftovers..... Now he wants a cookie. I am thinking he is a little bit spoiled..oh well they are just babies for a little while.....We went to Austin yesterday, had lunch and a movie with our daughter ,Ginny and our son, Josh. It was a quiet affair, Ginny lost her voice..... We stopped by a very cute shop in Georgetown, "Blends" close to Austin and I bought a sweater......That will come in handy......nothing like 100 degree plus weather to send me sweater shopping.....just kind of thinking...if I buy it, the cold weather will come....Well, one thing is for certain.....It couldn’t hurt. Life is what you make of, with that in mind......enjoy life...dolores Storm