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. 🙂