Lots of Fun

I don’t have pictures for you all this time, because I am keeping final pictures of quilts under wraps until after they debut.  Sky Horse was juried into Houston, if you don’t know that already.  You probably do, because I was obviously having a lot of fun on Facebook after I announced it there, but there may be a few of you who are not FB fans.

So today I finalized my plans for going to the International Quilt Festival in October.  I have the hotel, I have a roomie to split the cost, and I have the tickets.  I’m going!  I’ve never been to the show.

I also have just now finished my Chaucer quilt.  I am trying to decide its name.  I am thinking “Illuminated Chaucer” or “Illuminated Aprille” or just
“Aprille”.  What do you like?  I don’t have to put the label on it until August.

So this means that I am going to spend the next three months making a new wardrobe, cleaning my house, and getting into somewhat better physical shape so I can manage that huge quilt show and the flight.

One of the things that has occurred to me is that my wardrobe is looking a little on the dowdy side.  I managed to get to my retirement with a handful of slacks suits that have seen their better days and some blouses.  I made a few summer clothes last year, but I have to do something about my wardrobe.

It’s a very good thing I know how to sew and have a wonderful stash of fabrics fit for clothing, because my clothing funds are slim since I am going to Houston.  I figure I can make an embroidered black denim slacks suit I have had in the plans to make for some time now.  But I will also need something kinda dressy to wear to the rewards ceremony, since I decided to attend that.  And if I can squeeze it in, I should probably make a fall quilted vest and maybe a nice tote bag and clutch too.

It’s all very exciting.

Sew happy everyone!  Teach someone to sew or quilt…your mom, your dad, your husband, your married son, your grandkids, your dog, your cats.  🙂



4 thoughts on “Lots of Fun

  1. Maureen Ashlock says:

    Congratulations.. Going for the first time will be such a treat. In 2009 I had a wall hanging in a special display. I did not get to go. In 2010 our TAS group made a quilt for Elly Sienkiewicz that is in her book Baltimore Elegance. The quilt was in her Baltimore display that year so our TAS group went on a bus trip to the show. I also got to see my SIL who lives near Houston one evening and had not seen her for 42years. So it was a trip of a life time and I loved it.

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