Friday, August 24, 2012

Down on the Lakadaisies Farm blog #26

Down on the Lakadaisies Farm Blog # 26

I would like to thank everyone that came by our booth at Long Beach. It seemed that nearly everyone loved our new designs and that is so flattering. We met so many people-I am horrible with names, so I am not going to mention any because I know I would leave someone out.

I am going to "mention" the stores that now carry our patterns. Ruth, the "Wool Lady" came by and loved our stuff. We went by her store in Temecula on our way home and made some trades. She has so much wool-I was in heaven. Georgia has a Quilting Obsession in Beaumont and she bought some kits. She is taking a little "time off", but should be carrying our patterns real soon. Our old friends, Bob & Debbie, from Carriage Country Quilts in Des Moines, Washington, were there and went home with a few of my Originals. They also took home some patterns for Redwork and Wool Applique. Please, be sure and shop with all of these fine merchants-and tell em that Lakadaisies sent you.

Well, enough of that. We are gearing up for Sewing With Nancy. Actually, it is Quilt Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. I don’t know how John did it, but we are headed north. Please come and visit with us at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison September 6, 7, and 8. I am so excited.

Got to go...As always...enjoy life......ds

PS Took a little trip to San Antonio and found this great Wool Shop. Tricia Travis, of Country Gatherings in Braken Village, showed John a little rug hooking...maybe I can talk him into taking classes. She has a lot of wool and a lot of room. I think I can have a lot of fun with her later.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Down on the Lakadaisies Farm Blog #25

Down on the Lakadaisies Farm Blog #25

Hello Everybody

It is so good to be back home.  We just got back from the International Quilt Festival/Long Beach in Long Beach, California.  It is so nice out there.  A little crowded but nice. It felt so good to get some sand between the toes.  We ran into some old friends and made so many new ones.  It seem that everywhere we go we meet so many new friends. It really is great. I will tell you more about that in a few days.

Right now, I want to let you know our schedule for the next little bit.  We are going to show off our new designs (be vendors) at the Quilt-A-Fair which will be held at Longmont, Colorado on September 21 and 22.  We had such a wonderful time there last year.  Next, we go to Des Moines, Iowa for the AQS Show on October 3, 4, 5, and 6. (first time for us)  After that, we will be in Houston for the International Quilt Festival/Houston on November 1, 2, 3 and 4. (oh yeah-party time)

Next year, we will help our friends in Jefferson Texas celebrate their 10th annual Quilt Show ’Quilts on the Bayou’ January 25, 26,and 27. Then we travel back up North for the AQS show in Lancaster Pennsylvania on March 13, 14, 15, and 16.  That is all I know for now.  I will let you know more when John tells me. 

Well for now ...I got to go ......enjoy life......ds

PS We are planning on doing a lot more traveling this year and I really do enjoy speaking at guilds and teaching workshops/classes.  I just might be in or at least close to your part of the world...Stay tuned to my blog or call/email for more information.