Oh my, I had no idea that it had been so long since I posted last! Where does the time go? All is well here, but very busy as usual.
The end of June, we went to Roanoke, Virginia for a family reunion. It was a great time. Nice to see those that I haven't seen in the last two years. The area was gorgeous. We went to the Dixie Caverns in Salem. And hubby played golf on a course with a hole that is actually a Par 6! Two of the area quilt stores are now carrying my pattern, which was also exciting. The weather there was great! I would love to visit again.
So far in July, I've been busy with all sorts of quilty stuff. I'm on the board of the guild now in charge of programs and trying to adjust to the work involved. I'm also on the retreat committee for next year's retreat. So, I'm really trying to adjust to my "new hats". I've come up with some fun ideas that I'll share with you all later. But I'm always open to suggestions from all of you creative ladies and gents.
I bought a new sewing machine while getting my other one fixed, which it is fixed now thank God. I got a Janome Sew Mini from the Hancock's. It is not a bad little machine. Perfect for just getting your piecing done and has a great stitch. It is also so light that I just pop it into a little tote and sling it over my shoulder like a purse. It is actually much lighter than my purse. So, it is perfect for taking back and forth to classes and sewing groups.
In addition to the typical BOM guild blocks, I've been busy with Gentry's quilt and the one for my next pattern... I'll call it JMC for now. I have finished the top and will hopefully get it basted soon. I want to the pattern to be available before the end of August. As for Gentry's... well, I'm not nearly as far along as I should be. Shame on me! But that is the only thing I'm going to work on tonight, tomorrow and the weekend. I also made a little purse/tote/bag from a Quiltsmart pattern. It was very easy and turned out well. I'll try to get some pictures soon.
Finally, I'm in Harry Potter land now that the 7th book is out. I had the hubby go out at 11:30 at night last weekend to be there when it went on sale at Midnight. Yes, I admit I was bad and woke him up. I am reading it very slowly, savoring each and every word. I'll be sad when it ends. But we probably still have more movies to look forward to. I haven't seen the one that is out now. We usually wait until they come out on DVD.
Have a great weekend, everyone!