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Normal is Good

Life here has been getting back to normal. So catching up… was the plan of the week for everyone but Goldie. She just plays with toys, first one and then another…. If I pick them up… and put them in the box she spends a little while taking them all out. If she is impatient she up ends the whole box! This is Goldies idea of normal! 

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Goldie sleeping in her upstairs crate. She sleeps upside down a fair bit.

What else is going on? In September I was a vendor at the local Quilt Show. It was so much fun, that I decided to also have a booth at another local Quilting Event. It is called the “One Stop Shop Hop of the Bluegrass” over the weekend of October 19 & 20 in Shepherdsville Kentucky. Pretty local … about a half hour up the road!!! If your are local-ish its a good day out and you get to visit with about 20 stores under one roof. There is a Fat Quarter Pot, (exchange a Fat Quarter for a ticket) and Booth Visit Bingo Game.

So I am spending a good deal of time preparing for a booth, again. There is so much to that… from having inventory to displays and the logistics of getting it all from point A to point B! Fortunately it is all aspects of creativity, so while I am not in the Creative Space much;

sample Chicken Dance blocks
New Chicks… 

I have been working on the Chickens (I have been asked if there is a pattern for my Chicken Dance quilt so I have had to check measurements and requirements) so I am making a smaller quilt. I have also been working on a new sample for an upcoming sharing/teaching (Threadpainting) opportunity later this month locally.  I shared this technique in July as well with some ladies in Indiana!

Thread painted flowers and vase
Flower Vase.  All those bright flowers make me smile!

These are some of the flowers for the Threadpainting…. I try not to make too many the same/similar.

Threadpainting flower assortment
Threadpainting flowers

Well this post got a bit waylaid as I was writing it. But most of it is still relevant! That is the not so eventful life I lead! 

Whats been keeping you busy?

More Later! Beth

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Behind the Curtain

Things at IHaveANotion are once again busy behind the scenes.

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Locally, the other guild (I belong to 2) is having their annual Quilt Show in September. The show set up is on Thursday and of course the show will be on Friday and Saturday. I will have a full 2 weeks of preparation!!! for sure. Lots of little details to pull together. I have a huge respect for those that do this several weeks… in a row! A couple of times a year… is almost enough for me.

 

So if you are passing through… stop in for some eye candy and vendors.

IHaveANotion will be there… too.

So getting ready is taking up lots of time!!!! and energy! But I love meeting people and sharing… the quilty life! So my time will be well spent.

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Speaking of quilty life… I just had to add a little something to my car…

that subtly indicates that a quilter is driving!

and a sneak peek at what I am working on…. in the Creative Space

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If I don’t see you …. over the weekend…  Have a Great End of Summer and Labor Day holiday!

Beth

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Mea Culpa

Some Things NEVER go as planned!

I don’t know why I try to plan things…. beyond the daily stuff…. and even that often doesn’t quite work out as planned. Like today… I have to go to the laundromat! Thought I was done with that… in my lifetime, but no the washer decided to have a breakdown… and it will need parts… and well it had a load in it when it went on a mental detour.

So the drawing from comments… dates were wrong… partly because we didn’t go live as planned… some glitches… and I had planned to use raffle copter, but when I got that all set up and ready to go I discovered that it doesn’t like to play with WordPress…. and now they say it does, so work around.

Go figure.

So all commenters (9) if I counted right…. on the opening blog will get a little something in the mail… and we will just have to try it again soon. Will be sending email to the nine in a bit.

In the meantime… I will leave you with a picture of a chicken.

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Do your carefully made plans often get scrambled?

More Later-Beth