Sunday, September 29, 2013

Another year older

The birthday week is over, apparently I've milked that enough this month according to Hubby. Actually we celebrated my birthday early, wednesday night by having dinner on the Plaza in Kansas City with our son and his fiancé. It was a beautiful night and we ate out on the patio of Cafe Trio, looking out over the city, great food, great company, birthday wish granted! 

My real birthday on Thursday was spent setting up my booth with Hubby for the Greater Kansas City
quilt guild show. Phew.. you forget how much work that is until you do it once again. By the time we finished setting up, stopped at a nearby spot for a quick dinner and got home I would have been way too tired to blow out a candle!

The show was Friday and Saturday. Lovely show, was able to meet and talk with so many nice quilters. Also had the chance to chat and meet other vendors, and buy some stuff, which is always a problem being around so many goodies for 2 days! I was not however able to talk Hubby in to buying me one of these beautiful Featherweight machines :(  The vendor next to us sold these, all in perfectly restored condition and running beautifully.

So many beautiful quilts displayed, created by guild members, I have shared just a few of these with you in this Smilebox.. enjoy the show!

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Happy Fall!

1st day of Fall and what beautiful weather we are having here in Kansas City! Our chilly nights make for perfect sleeping weather with nice sunny days to enjoy being outdoors. This weekend I found my perfect pumpkin for the porch, he's nice and round and big. Can't wait to carve him! 

I found plenty of other Fall goodies too, who can resist candy corn this time of year! Not I, but I didn't buy the whole basket lol. Actually I bought some for Hubby, he likes it mixed in with peanuts.

Next I found this adorable fabric at Joannes...Hello Kitty Halloween Costumes from Springs Creative Products Group. Just had to have some, maybe I'll make myself a Halloween pillow case. Or... just add it to my stash of cute kitty fabric. 

Most of this pretty week has been spent indoors though. Printing patterns, gathering and stacking up stuff in the dining room.... yikes.. no company allowed this week! Getting ready to vendor at :

Quilters Guild Of Kansas Citys "Tomorrow's Heirloom Quilts" show.
Abdallah Shrine Temple- 5300 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park 66202
Friday- Sept 27th. 10am to 6pm
Saturday- September 28, 9am to 5pm
$3.00 Admission- vendors, raffle baskets and more, proceeds going to the Shriners Hospital.

If you live in the area, stop by, I hope to see you there!

Oh, and it's my birthday weekend :) I'm so excited LOL!

Monday, September 9, 2013

A new Christmas design for you!

Another weekend come and gone! Sunday Hubby decided we should head on down to The Plaza in Kansas City for a little early Birthday girl shopping and linner (Lunch & Dinner). Have not been down there in a while and it is always a pleasant way to spend an afternoon or evening. I have been turning in to such a houseplant anyway, it did not take much persuasion on his part to push me out the door. After our shopping, (I got 2 cute tops for Fall weather), we went to the Cheesecake Factory. So many wonderful restaurants on the Plaza, yet I love to sit outside here near the fountain and watch all the shoppers go by. I always feel like I could be on a plaza in Spain or just about anywhere here! 

We had the Lunch size portions, can you believe it? And boring me, even with a huge item menu I still always get the same thing... the crusted Romano chicken... and a frosty frozen Peach Bellini.. YUM, YUM! By the time we were finished we were ready to head home. It was 96 degrees and although sitting outside was pleasant at 1st, we were ready to crank up some AC.

I have a new pattern finish this week, hot off the press! Adorable Elves doing what they do best,
this runner is fast and fun to make for your Holiday decor. 
You can find it now on my web site by clicking on Cleo's cute little picture on my side bar.

Enjoy your week!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Bring On Fall!

September. The word has a Fallish ring to it but Mother Nature is having none of that just yet here with temps still in the 90's. Summer has been long and I'm ready for a change of pace and color. Outside the leaves may still be firmly attached to their branches. Inside however I am in control of the seasons and I say, let there be Fall!!

So this week I dug out a few of my Fall things from the basement. Just a few.. I always begin changing the seasons in my kitchen cupboard 1st. A pretty garland to drape across the top. I've changed all my dishes inside to my old Fiestaware, the yellow, orange and cream colors work well with antique and the real pumpkins which I'll add in October.. A wool felt leaf hangs from the front knob. 

Oh and I couldn't resist sitting out these little guys. They make me smile :)

Do you ever buy fabric just because it is too cute too resist? You might not have plans for it, but it just calls your name....Barbie Jo...Barbie Jo. This piece by Alexander Henry does just that for me. It is part of their "The Ghastlies" fabric line for this year. Amazing artwork, just look at those expressions :) So whimsical and fun! I had to own a piece of it. 

And that cat, Sebastian I believe is his name, Oh my gosh, that look ha ha...I want to pick him up and pet him but somehow he looks like he would not like that lol! 

Oh well. Busy month here. Still working on writing up the newest pattern. 
Getting ready to vend at the Greater Kansas City Quilt show later this month
which means stacking stuff up all over my dining room and making a big mess.
More info on the show to follow soon. 
And this is my Birthday month and I plan on milking that for as long as I can!
So have yourself a great week and thanks for stopping by!