Archive for October 31, 2013

Halloween Already?

October has been such a busy month for me. I took Traveling Trixie out for her last trip this month. I am very sad to have to unload my vintage trailer and store her belongings for the winter. She is going to be undergoing a renovation this winter so I am ready to begin that process.

I also turned another year older this month. I think that I am getting better and better each year. I hope those friends and acquaintances continue to keep in contact with me during this next year so we can have a huge celebration for one of those big birthday years coming up.

My darling sweet pea of a dog was lost for two and half weeks in the wilderness. Who knows what adventures she had. I am so thankful to have her return to me. Thank you to my friends for their help.

I was able to spend time with Claudia Pfeil and my sister in Portland this month. Wow, Wow, WOW is all I can say! They gave me a great surprise party. I loved her class the best!

My pup and her sister (Aspen and Juniper) turned one year old this month. I think they are just darling!

I have been working on a king size memory quilt. More pictures to follow in the next post.

Hard to believe that we are approaching the Holiday season. Keep an eye out for those little monsters tonight and be glad you have chocolate in the house.


Keeping Quilting As A Focus

I definitely am passionate about the quilting world, but sometimes lose focus as I see fabric, kits, and patterns that are such eye candy. I seem to get that fever of “isn’t that just too cute?”, or “that would be so easy or quick to make” or even “what a great present for (name of someone dear to my heart)”.

I am thinking that the problem is the lack of focus or as I like to call it, “my eyes are bigger than my time”. I probably really need to look at time management so I am more on task with daily activities. I might have more time to work on quilting projects just for me if I was a bit better at taking on fewer things. Unfortunately, at my age, I do not think there is much hope for change. I am not going to give up though. I would like to try and utilize this fall season as a time to get ready for a new year coming. Look out projects! I intend to finish most of you.
BBQ booth with Trinity
My sister and I decided to have a vendor booth at the Boise Basin Quilters’ annual quilt show. It was a lot of work for both of us for two days.
It was great to be able to display examples of our work, see old friends, and meet new ones.

Today was a return to work. Fortunately, I was focused and worked on two t-shirt quilts and a memory quilt. The rainy day helped, and the fact that my vehicle was in the shop, kept me home and inside quilting. Watch for new pictures of these projects as I get a little closer to completion.

Again, it was great to have spent the weekend around so many quilters and quilts. I truly am thankful.

Please continue to send prayers for the return of my sweet pea, Aspen. Aspen

Remember, time management can keep quilting as a focus if it is your passion. I just need to remember that I am supposed to have a focus.