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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Jacksonville, Florida .....

Last week was a whirlwind of activity.  10 hours of driving to Philadelphia (truck and trailer in tow).  Setting up, selling, selling, selling.  10 hours driving home. Restock the best I could within 24 hours. 
Back on the road this morning at 4 am.  

Do it all again.

Today, I am in Jacksonville for QuiltFest of Jacksonville. The quilts are absolutely beautiful.  I saw the most wonderfully made Baltimore Album quilt and it had a second place ribbon!  Can't wait to find the first place quilt.

Don't have any pictures to share today but hope to show some tomorrow.  Hope you can come by!

Blessings, Cathi

Sunday, September 9, 2012

You CAN go home again . . . . .

I'm heading home to the place of my birth, the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia.

I'm leaving early this week to go to the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza which is located in Oaks just north of Valley Forge and west of Philly proper.   It's located at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. Show will be next Thursday thru Sunday (Sept. 13 - 16). Hours are 10 - 6 Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 10 - 4 on Sunday. I will be in Booth 532. Hope you can come out and visit!

New at this show will be my new Halloween ornaments that I have been working on this past week.

Aren't they just adorable?  I love how they turned out.  They are available in kits.  Each kit includes enough wool and buttons to make either 4 pumpkins or 4 cats.  The kits include the pattern sheet.  Each kit is $14.50.  They aren't available on the website yet since I will be traveling for the next 2 weeks and won't be able to ship any orders. 

If you would like to reserve a kit to either pick up at one of my next 4 shows (Philadelphia, Jacksonville, FL, Asheville or Cabarrus County) or have shipped when I get home between shows in 2 weeks, send an email to me or leave a comment.  I'll be glad to put your name on a kit!

Blessings, Cathi

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Yup ... still here ......

Yup, I'm still here and still in the dye pots, cutting kits, making samples.  I don't even seem to make the time to take pictures of what I have finished.  Well, almost finished.

Notice I said "MAKE" the time instead of don't HAVE the time.  We all have time, it's just a matter of if we really want to make the time for something. 

Back on the second Saturday of August during the Christmas Quilt Along,  I posted about this new project.  I cut out the pieces and did a little handwork.  It didn't take too long to finish it but sure did take a while to post about it!  

As with most of my other projects, it's still a flimsie.  I may have to hand quilt this one! I think it turned out really cute.  This one will never be sold or given away ...... it's a keeper.

It's called "Merry Christmas" and is a Cheri Payne pattern.  I have it available on my website on the Winter patterns page.

Also up on the website FINALLY are at least some of the threads.  I have the Aurifil wool thread on there.  Still have the Valdani to go but it's a start!  Baby steps, baby steps .....

Blessings, Cathi