I promise! I’m really close to home, so it’s almost like BEING home…only….I get to be in Mt Airy NC for the day, giving a Sister’s Choice Workshop to the Surry Quilt Guild!
And that’s just fine with me…I’ve been home “almost” a week, and a day trip means I’ll be back home by dinner time like “normal” folks!
Did you Know that Mt Airy is the birthplace of Andy Griffith?
I’m packing just a few things…a simple load of books, some of the quilts from the new book for a mini-trunk show I thought we would do at lunch time, and the demo quilt for the workshop.
You know, I have to confess something…I “USE” my quilts. What’s the point of having quilts if you aren’t going to use them? And I love this Sister’s Choice quilt, it’s one of my faves. It’s a simple easy quilt all from the 2.5” strip bin, and used a lot of pre-cut 2.5” squares too, so it’s a fun one to help people start their own Scrap User’s System.
And this quilt has lived on my guest bed for YEARS now…which means it’s been loved and slept under, and washed and used all over again. The border fabrics are starting to fade a bit…it’s getting that well-loved-patina. And I feel guilty because it’s not a crisp clean pristine demo quilt anymore!
But who has time to make a new one?
In preparation for this class, I removed it from the bed, and also figured it was time to change out the winter flannel sheets and put the cotton ones for summer back on there. I decided to pull out a quilt that hasn’t seen the light of day in a while and put IT on the bed:
It’s the ocean waves that I love so much….hello, old friend!
Do you change out the quilts in your home with the seasons? I’m thinking I need to even go around and switch out the ones on the walls, just to shake things up a bit.
It was a warm afternoon while I was remaking the bed, so I opened a window…and look who jumped up to enjoy the view and the fresh air? Emmy Lou!
I tried to get her to pay attention and look at the camera, but she is such a shy girl…
Mean Ole Chloe on the other hand, wouldn’t let me any closer than THIS before storming off in a huff for invading her space. I swear….I’ve given up on trying to win her with kindness. This cat is a BRAT!
Just look at that face…..can’t you see she is calling me every dirty name in the book? Ungrateful wench that she is….I figure she is at least doing her share to keep the rodents at bay!
I also have a confession:
I succumbed….I bit the bullet….I have ZERO will power and no resistance, my reasoning and rationalization won out this time around!
I stopped at the AT&T store today to cancel my “global texting” package from when I was in Germany. And while I was there I was looking at a kiosk of iphone cases that had been marked down from $35 to $5!! YES…$5! But they were all for Iphone 4…not for MY old 3G…but I thought about it. If I bought a new Iphone4 I would have to buy a case for it, and since that case was now $30 off, I was actually saving $30 off the price of the whole package, right? So…..
I am now the proud owner of a new Iphone4….with a cool blue case…the whole reason I need this phone of course, is for the FLASH that the cam comes with and the ability to take better pictures for….well…this BLOG for one thing! We’ll give it the test run tomorrow…..
Time to pack the car so I can get to bed at a decent hour, and have a fun little day trip tomorrow!