Monday, May 20, 2013

Where you going May?

Does it seem crazy to anyone else that it is already the 20th of May? I know it sure does to me, next week is Memorial Day and then we are staring summer in the face. I have no plans for the summer but I would like to make it to the Quilt Expo in Raleigh again this year. I am looking at several classes right now and trying to justify the costs to both myself and the hubs, with the Expo, class fees, hotel, travel, food and of course shopping – it all adds up rather quickly. 
My showing on Friday went well and I am looking forward to the next 3rd Friday event coming up next month.  Sold one piece, got a custom order and had some other people interested in making purchases. It was a good opportunity to be out in the community and meet some fellow artists. I am thinking of making up some wall hanging quilts that mirror the barn quilts I have seen in the area as this might have a well reception. I tried out my large rolling tote and find that this is a much better way to transport my goods instead of bags or smaller bins. My ladder is a nice display but for these smaller events I needed something more portable and got a large drying rack to try out at my next showing.
In other news I finally upgraded my phone – I’ve had my Dare since it was new to the market and it is starting to struggle some with basic functions like taking photos and group messaging. I hate the Verizon store because that place makes me very anxious and last time I had to just leave because of the negativity I was getting. Best Buy was so much better – no commissioned sales person trying to force things upon you that you don’t want and they are knowledgeable about different plans as well as the phones. I got the newest IPhone and so far I love it and once I figure out some of the basics it will be much easier for me to adjust to the newness of this technology.  
This weekend I saw Star Trek Into Darkness and it was AMAZING. Treckies and non can all appreciate this movie.  As a self proclaimed movie snob this one comes highly recommended. Last weekend I saw Iron Man 3 – also very much worth seeing. I didn't think it was as good as the other Iron Man movies or the Avengers Movie but still a good way to spend a few hours. I am thinking about seeing the Great Gatsby sometime soon because I have been told good things about it and DiCaprio usually makes a good movie.
With the showing Friday night, getting a phone Saturday and going to the movies it didn't leave much time for actual creating but I did get the top of the table runner ready for the zakka swap later this month and need to finish that up this week. I also need to finish up my candy crush quilt for the easiest sew along by the end of next week. I am going to be using all my spare minutes this week to accomplish these goals because the in-laws are coming next weekend and I will be rearranging the craft room probably Saturday morning  to make room for the air mattress but at least I’m off Monday and can get some sewing in then.  
Happy Quilting Everyone 


  1. Glad you had a good show! I am struggling with getting sewing done, the weather has been tempting me when I get home each evening!

  2. The good weather here has finally quit for a bit, so now I can come back inside and get some sewing done! I think my hubs is in for it - I saw you mention Quilt Expo in Raleigh and we will be in the Outer Banks during that time, flying home through Raleigh that weekend. The brain is churning for sure!