Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Down on the Lakadaisies Farm Blog 16 or THANK YOU

Down on the Lakadaisies Farm Blog 16 or THANK YOU
It is the day before Thanksgiving, so I decided to write a short note about being Thankful for what we have. So many people wonder about what what their life would be like if they had chosen another path than the one they took. Most of them are convinced that the other path would be so much better...Life would be so great...All of their dreams would come true....They would have more money, a better house, they would of course be married to the perfect mate....But, really.....I don’t think so.

The path we chose to begin with may not be so bad....If you aren’t doing what you want to do in life, you can change it....There is no law against it....Of course you may have to work a little longer for it, but it is there for you to do...

I asked myself the other day what I would do if I suddenly won the lottery and had all the money I would ever need to live on. After several hours, I decided I would be doing the same thing I am doing now. So...I guess I really did choose the right path and I am thankful for it.

I am thankful for my family, my puppies and the chance to do what I love to do for a living. I am truly blessed that I am supported by them and you. Without either of you, my life would not be so Thank you .....for supporting me and believing in me for so many years.

I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving...and a wonderful start to the holiday season.

Enjoy life...
Dolores Storm

Monday, November 14, 2011

Down on the Lakadaisies Farm Blog 15 or Busy Having Fun

Down on the Lakadaisies Farm Blog 15

I can’t believe it has been a month since my last blog....I sometimes get lost in my own little world...sad but true...and I have been so busy having fun...........

I did not vend at Quilt Market and Festival in Houston this fall, and I feel so stress free that the ideas are flowing so fast my hands cannot keep up. I did go down to Market on the first day and had a very nice visit with my friends at Sulky and some other old friends that I only see at Quilt Market. I also visited with some of the magazine people including Quilt Mania-we have a small problem-I don't speak French. They do speak a bit of English, however, and we had a nice visit, I thought.    

I was so happy to see Connie of Starry Pines Pattern Co., she is one of my favorite people in the world and I was so sorry to hear about her husband having a stroke. I wish him a speedy recovery. Connie has a store in Windsor, Colorado...The Little Wool Shoppe...if you are in her area-stop first because she does close for a few months in the Winter to redo the store.....Her work is so do not want to miss it.

Anyway...........we are gearing up for the new year....John is booking shows and workshops....right now looks like we start the new year at The Jefferson Quilt Show in Jefferson, Texas on January 27, 28 and 29th -Great Show(they fed us so well last year we have to go back for "seconds") is a link to their site ..... then it is down to the Valley for the Rio Valley Show at the Convention Center in McAllen, Texas...Febuary 24 & 25th....I have heard a lot of good things about this one- here is a link to their site  .....from there we head North to Lancaster, Pennsylvania for the AQS show-they always put on a good show-one more link for you   ....March 14-17..that sounds like four days to me...hmmmm....John wants to set up a few speaking gigs (yes, I do "speak" at Quilt Guilds) or workshops that might not be too much out of the him if you are interested... we will be listing more as they come up...

Meanwhile, I am playing....I have finished one quilt and now I am starting on two more while doing some new redwork patterns on the side...I am a multi-tasker...this answers the question about getting lost in my own little world....

Thanksgiving is next week...who knew..... well I guess my daughter and myself will be whipping up dinner. She just got a job promotion....We are so proud of her....She is a multi-tasker like her Mom....only smarter...and younger...and cuter....and still single...Told you she was smart....

Maggie and Quinn are enjoying the cooler weather...Quinn is snoring from the bedroom right now, and Maggie is snoring under my feet.. Life is good...Ok....enough chatter....I am going back to playing...catch you later and enjoy life.... ds