Thursday, October 20, 2011

Down on the Lakadaisies Farm Blog # 14

Down on the Lakadaisies Farm Vol. 14

It is Thursday, nearly the weekend. We are home now, just back from a guild quilt show in Canton Tx. Here are some pictures of our booth.

That cat seems to be all over the place. Actually, his/her name is Scaredy Cat and we sell patterns for him/her. On our website, click on Folk Art and the pattern is Stock # 415. They are all just a little bit different and look so cute in different clothes. I made several and I do have a few originals that I might let

My babies, Maggie and Quinn are following my every move, they spent yesterday with me in the workshop while I put some things back in their proper place. Now I am doing some long overdue cleanup. I am hoping to finish today so I can start playing again.

We had such a good time at the show, we saw some old friends and met some new ones. The ladies that put on the show fed us every day with the best food, it was like a family reunion....everyone bringing their favorite dishes with the best desserts going fast. I found two cutter quilts at the show from the 1800's that I will take apart for the fabric. I have lots of ideas for them and can’t wait to get started. I actually started one last night and John took the other one. I gave him the hardest one, because he has lots of patience.

My favorite find came from the booth next to us. A board that you can put over your ironing board to make it bigger. I think that is so clever. I guess I don’t get out enough, but oh my stars...I can come up with so many uses for it. Display table... and they (the couple who had the booth) were so sweet...I am adopting them. I don’t think I’ve had a better time. I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time..I am sure we had way to much chocolate. It turns out that they live right down the road from us at Lake Belton. He is retired and she was/is a fan of mine. She had bought some patterns from me a few years ago...Small world. She made the cutest pin cushions and Santa ornaments from old wooden spools...we made a good trade or two.

We recieved an email from Quilt Mania in France while we were there. They borrowed our new Christmas Memories Quilt a few weeks ago and it will be featured in the Nov./Dec. Issue. It will be the French version of their magazine, I will try to get some extras when I see them at market. Otherwise, Barnes and Nobles usually carries them..They sent us our ad to view, and it looks good. I cannot wait to see it...Yes, I know I have been in magazines before, But not in France.....I can already see the Eiffle Tower....I am going to have to hone up on my French...

Well, I am going to go enjoy a cup of coffee in the gazebo before I get started on my day. Everything looks so green... We got a little over 5 inches of rain last week and wow....What a difference. John is planting an oat patch.. So it will be nice and quite .......Remember to enjoy life

dolores Storm