Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Getting the Word Out on My New Venture

I'm excited to tell you that I am going to start making T-Shirt Quilts!!!

I have been asked many times by people if I could make a T-shirt quilt for them.  At the time, I was not ready to take on that task.  After much thought, I thought it would be rewarding to be able to make a keepsake for people that they would cherish for years to come.

I have a made a few, and silly me, I did not take pictures of the finish products.  The clients were happy with the results and asked if they could refer me to friends.  With that, I gained the confidence to pursue this venture.

If you are interested in having a T-shirt quilt made just send me an email at and be sure to reference T-shirt Quilt in the subject line. Let me know how many T-shirts you have.  I will have my pricing put together within the next couple of days.

Obviously, I will not be able to make one for Christmas but keep me in mind for upcoming graduation gifts.

I have also been doing some knitting for gifts.  I'll post some pictures of these items.

Thankful for So Many Things

Thanksgiving has past and there is so much to be thankful for.  This past year has had it's up and downs.   We had a bad experience with Inspiration Remodeling doing the work at our home.  They ended up quitting on us and we were left with quite the mess.  My new craft room was complete to insulation, the bar was a mess, baseboards were taken up in areas they had not even started on.  Their professionalism was lacking.  It is not good when your neighbor says "They are always outside smoking and on the phone, no wonder they are behind on the job".  But in came Richard Williams and Associates.  They were wonderful.  They came at 8:00 and left at 5:00. Every worker was professional and hard working.  It was so wonderful we have hired them to do more work.

Enough of that, I'm so thankful and blessed that we were able to add a room onto the house so I can enjoy my hobbies.  I'm still sorting things out and will be ready to get rid of things I know I won't need or projects I won't do.  Aunt Terry was a huge help in getting my room organized.  In three days, we cleaned out a lot of things and it felt good. 

This summer the whole family went to Japan for two weeks.  It was a wonderful vacation enjoyed by all.  We were not sure if the boys who are 11 and 13 would enjoy it but they loved it too.

The downs of this year were the loss of two friends who were so young.  One was my neighbor that passed of pancreatic cancer and the other was my maid of honor who passed of cancer as well.  They passed within a month of each other.  It amazes me how much younger it seems people are passing away due to cancer.  I think of them both often.  They say backdoor neighbors are the best and Marcia sure was.  Marietta was such a giving person and even though we lived miles apart we always managed to connect when I was home or talk on the phone.

Well, I hope to keep this blog up more this year and share photos of various crafts that I do or adventures I take.  I have pictures to post but they are on the other computer so I will post later.

Until next time....enjoy everyday to the fullest and count your blessings.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Fast Forward to June 2011

Well, it is already June 2011 and I still don't have a spinning wheel. But that is OK with me. I decided it would not be "my thing". I have discovered what "my thing" is and it is quilting. I love love love everything about it. It has been three years since I started quilting and I finally have my sewing room the way I want it. I have been quilting like crazy and hope to post all the quilts I have made on my blog.

The best part of quilting is sharing the craft. My dear friend Cheryl got me interested in quilting. She is like a second mom to me. My mom lives in Canada so it is wonderful to have such a dear friend here in Texas. The other great part of being friends with Cheryl is that I also acquired an Aunt. Her name is Aunt Terry, Cheryl's sister. She also quilts. My favorite thing to do is head out on a Saturday morning and go to quilt stores with both of them. We always have a great time.

This summer I will be learning how to do applique. I can't wait.

I recently sent out 7 quilt tops out to be quilted and cannot wait to get them back. One of the quilts is my favorite. I will have to post pictures at a later time because they are still on the camera. One of the quilts is for my 12 year old son. I finished his quilt in March and just haven't had time to send it out and he keeps asking me when his quilt will be finished. I'm so pleased that he loves it so much that he can't wait to use. Again, I will post a picture of it when it gets back.

I'm heading to Connecticut next week and plan to spend some time in New York too. I look forward to going quilt shopping. My cousin has already asked a quilting friend of hers where some shops are. Yeah!

Well, until next time happy crafting.