Monday, November 24, 2014

Down on the Lakadaisies Farm Blog #45

Down on the Lakadaisies Farm Blog # 45

Hello and greetings from the Lakadaisies Farm.

It is so nice to be able to relax.  Nothing major on my plate until Thanksgiving, which is 4 days away. My nephew, Skip and his wife Janie have invited our family to their house. We are looking forward to having a wonderful time.

John and I just returned from Victoria, Texas. I gave a speech of sorts and taught some classes. They treated us just like family. We had such a wonderful time, we really hated to leave. Girls...I am sending you out a big hug and a huge thank you for making our stay so enjoyable.

Oh, and I want to thank everyone who came by our booth at The International Quilt Festival in Houston. I really appreciate your kind words and support. It was a wonderful show - we got to catch up with so many old friends and made so many new ones.

Carol (from Quilt Mania) came by and liked several of our new designs.  She wanted to visit my home and shop and maybe take a few pictures before the Houston show, but John wasn’t ready.  She said a few choice words to him in French and then gave us both a big hug.  John promised her that he would be ready next year. She picked out four designs to put in one of her magazines next year.  So, I am sending out a big thank you to Carol and all of her staff. You make my designs look so good and for that, I am thankful. Thank you for putting off our photo shoot..I will make sure John puts the Shop back together in time for the next one...

I decided to take the weekend off. I just sat around, sewed, cooked and watched football...John says I do that every day....but... I don’t. I hardly ever watch football. Today, it is back to the old grind. We have a long list of things to do. I am going to work on my workshop. Then, I will be able to give classes at home and work on my designs without taking over my entire house. John has to put the shop back together...He promised. So...he will do it...

Next up for the Road Warriors (Team Lakadaisies) - We are Southbound. South Florida to be specific. To be even more specific, Palm Beach in January. I haven’t been home in so long, I can hardly wait.  The Mancusco Brothers are hosting the World Quilt Show Florida VI, January 8-10 at the Palm Beach Convention Center. Here is a link for more info . I should have enough time to design a few things before the show.

From there I have a few days to get to GRAYTON BEACH FLORIDA.  My good friend Hannah (Hannah’s Quilts) and I have rented a large beach house and we still have a little room for a few friends.  I told you about it in my last blog.  From there we go straight to Jefferson Texas to show off our stuff at the 12th Annual, Jefferson Quilt Show ‘Quilts on the Bayou’, January 23-25, 2015. I can’t wait to see what Edris and Vickie and the other girls have cooked up.  It is always a wonderful show and they really know how to take care of their vendors.  Here is a link to their website .

Next up is our Retreat in Temple, Texas.  I know that I told you about it in my last blog, but again, I would like to invite you to come have some fun with us.

I am pretty sure that we will be at Puyallup, Washington-they wanted me to teach but I don’t think that John can handle the booth alone - it is always so busy there.  But, I am scheduled to give a few classes at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. I will tell you more about that in my next blog.  Right now I have to get back to just sitting around and having fun.

Just remember to (as always) enjoy life