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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Okay, so it took a little longer than I thought.  And I'm still not quite finished.  But here it is ..... 


by Cheri Payne

I will have this kit available at shows and it will include the background cottons.

It finishes 24" x 24".

Speaking of shows, I leave early, early on Thursday morning to go to my next show in Charleston, South Carolina for the Cobblestone Quilters Quilt Show.

The dates are Friday and Saturday, March 2nd and 3rd from 10am until 6pm both days.  It is being held at the Gaillard Auditorium, 77 Calhoun Street.  If you have never been to Charleston, put it on your bucket list!  It is steaming with history, the weather is spectacular (in the winter) and you will never be bored.  And don't even get me started on the food!

Blessings, Cathi

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Besides dying pot after pot of wool for the last three days, I have been working on a new sample.  Here is a little sneak peak.  Yes, it's a new Cheri pattern.

I hope I can show you the whole thing by the end of the day tomorrow.

Remember on Saturday is the Carolina One Stop Shop Hop in Lancaster, South Carolina!

It will be open from 9 to 4.  It is being held in the Bradley Building on the Univ. of South Carolina - Lancaster campus.  I would just put USC-L (as it is referred to here on the East Coast but it may confuse some people that live in a slightly larger state on the West Coast!)

There will be 19 vendors including at least 7 full-size quilt shops and plenty of smaller specialty vendors including me, a yarn shop with yarn from their own alpacas, a featherweight machine dude, the White House (owned by Jim Shore and family), a vintage textile booth, a lady that hand turns (woodworking) neat quilting gadgets like seam rippers, etc.  Something for everyone!  

With the price of gas, it's a real deal ..... visiting 19 shops at one time with just one trip.  Come with a carload of your quilting buds and save even more!

Blessings, Cathi

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Wool Barn update . . . . .

Not much to report other than all my "stuff" is moved in. 

I bought this cute little chair at Goodwill.

It's covered in white pleather.  It will probably feel great in the summer but right now is a little chilly.  It will be great to sit in while doing handwork. It will also be a great chair for Dear Hubby to sit and visit when he wants.

The electrician is scheduled to come in the beginning of April to finish wiring.  I'm starting my heavy show schedule next weekend and won't have time to move things around for him to get in there to work.  Even if he did come in to wire, Dear Hubby and I wouldn't have time to do any work in there until April anyway.

Still up to my elbows in dye pots.  36 pots last week and hopefully at least as many this week.  

Blessings, Cathi

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Almost Wordless Wednesday . . . . .

Drying in the late afternoon sun . . . . .

Blessings, Cathi

Sunday, February 12, 2012

In the Dye Pots again . . . . .

I wasn't able to participate in yesterday's Christmas Quilt a Long like I should have but I have been busy in the dye pots again.

I finished 41 pots this past week,

This is only 2/3 of the wool I dyed this past week.

Loaded software onto the new pc (the worst part of a new computer - feels like I did this already!),

did paperwork, paperwork, paperwork

and even cleaned a little bit.

Next show is in 2 weeks from now at the Carolina One Stop Shop Hop.  It will be Saturday, February 25th at the Bradley Building on the Univ. of South Carolina - Lancaster campus. It is one day only and runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Bunches of vendors all in one place!  Come visit us!

Blessings, Cathi

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Happiness is . . . . .

having a computer programmer in the family!

Thanks to Computer Geek for hooking me up with a new computer and getting me back into the blogging world!

I'll be back soon with something worthwhile to talk about.  It's amazing what one can do when they can work on a real computer monitor instead of a little 10" netbook.

Blessings, Cathi