Thursday, July 31, 2008
I have to pick my daughter up at the airport tonight. We are having a family reunion picnic (at my home) and she is flying in for the weekend. We haven't seen her since March, so we are really looking forward to it. I got chosen because my husband gets up early in the mornings to go to work, and I work at home, so it is easier for me to sleep in if I have to.
We are having 40 or 50 people, and I have a small house, so I really hope it doesn't rain! My son can't make it, and one of my brothers and his family can't make it, but most everyone else will be here. I always enjoy it, and I always am tired the next day.
Well, I'd better get back to work. I have a big order that I have to ship out tommorrow.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I have been put in a treasury for the first time. Thank you QuiltTop. I am very excited.
I am really enjoying my etsy shop. Thanks to Imkquilts and Kimbuktu. I am now in 3!
I love doing custom orders. I have alot of experience copying cherished items for people. My main business is dressmaking and alterations. Just leave me a comment with a way to contact you, or visit my etsy shop and leave me a convo.
Last night the Quiltsy Street Team had a live chat. It was so much fun. I have never been in a chatroom, so I didn't know what to expect. They are a great bunch, and they all do beautiful work. Our group blog address is listed here. Check it out. I think you will be glad you did.
Well, off to get some work done. Please check out the treasury. Lauren
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
This is my son's dog, Bosco. He is the closest thing I 'll have to a grandchild for a while yet. When Timmy got Bosco, he had been abused by the previous owner. He hadn't been dewormed as a puppy, and didn't have shots. He was afraid of people , especially women, and he had no strength in his back legs.
Timmy has had him for about a year and a half now, and he has made tremendous progress. Bosco didn't used to eat, now he's on a diet!
My son acts like he is a parent, so I guess it's good experience for him. I have to admit, Bosco is awfully cute! The best part is, I am allergic to animals, and I am not allergic to him.
I got alot of sewwing done today. I still have more to do, but I am making a dent. I have 62 items in my etsy shop now, so please stop by and take a look.
Have a nice evening, Lauren
Sunday, July 27, 2008
May be some day I will learn how to garden. For now I have my pictures! Lauren
Friday, July 25, 2008
The mod ,bright colored is alexander henry. I just love his fabrics. I have 2 more coming soon. I can't wait to cut into these, they are so beautiful.
Speaking of beautiful, that describes our weather today. I hope it is nice where you are too!
I just joined the Quiltsy group on etsy. It is the first etsy group I have been in, and I am very excited. I love to quilt, and belong the the mohawk valley quilt guild here at home.
Bye for now, Lauren
Thursday, July 24, 2008
I am going to be listing this bracelet and earrings set on etsy in the near future. I made it out of sterling silver wire that I hammered and shaped . I soldered the links closed with silver solder. These coils are joined with jump rings. I handmade the clasp. The set is very delicate and light weight. If anyone would like to know more, please leave me a comment and I will contact you.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
I have some great new fabrics coming. I will post them when they arrive. I got some Alexander Henry and some Amy Butler. Stay tuned, I hope they're here soon.
Another rainy day. I will definitely get some sewwing done this afternoon. They are forcasting alot of rain in the near future. I sure hope they are wrong.
Please check out my etsy shop, I add new things all the time. The link is attached.Well, I should get to work.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
We had another rainstorm today, about 1 hour long, but monsoon-like. This is one strange summer. I hope the weather is good where you are.
Monday, July 21, 2008
As we get older, different things make us happy on our birthdays. I enjoy not cooking dinner, getting cards and phone calls from wellwishers, and relaxing. It wasn't that many years ago that I wanted to go out and party , but that just sounds exhausting now.
I think I will go sit and enjoy the breeze.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
I also got some really mod new Alexander Henry fabric. I will photograph and post it soon. Enjoy the weekend,
Thursday, July 17, 2008
This picture was taken outside the wine museum. I couldn't tell you the name of the town. We went on a tour of a vineyard and them came to this little town. Italy is such a beautiful country, I hope I get to go back someday. We were with someone who spoke Italian, which helps alot, but most people understand English.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
These are 3 new cuff bracelets I listed on etsy. I am getting better at jewelry photos, so I will be listing more jewelry.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
This is a great day for sewwing, though. I got alot done, but I still have alot to do. I think I will bake something delicious instead. I love to bake, and since I found out how high my cholesterol is 2 years ago, I can't do it as often as I would like to. Oh well, what can you do? Applesause and splenda do not make cookies taste the same as butter and sugar do.
Days like today always remind me of getting off the school bus ,and the lights being on in the kitchen, and my mother baking cookies. It is one of my best memories from childhood. I do not think that my mother really baked everytime it rained ( I am the eldest of 6 children, she didn't have enough time), but in my memory she did.
I hope you have great chilhood memories that you can enjoy on rainy days too. Lauren
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
I just wanted to show the skirt I made today. It is a custom order. It shows how many things can be made from the fabrics I have listed. If anyone has anything they would like made, please ask. This person did and it turned out to be really pretty.
I also want to mention how thoughtful and helpful so many of the sellers on etsy are. They give advise, answer questions ( even silly ones from newbies) , and are generally a great bunch of people. So when you get a chance , check out the shops on etsy. I have links for mine and several others, but you might find one that you just love.
Try to stay cool, and enjoy July. Lauren
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
I hope everyone is enjoying the summer weather. We are experiencing very hot and humid weather ( thankful for air conditioning). It seems that it is true July weather.
No photos today. Enjoy your day Lauren
Monday, July 7, 2008
I have not had any reponse yet to my potholder sale, but it is only the second day. I hope you'll take advantage of it. It is never too early to stock up for holiday gift giving.
Enjoy the rest of the day. Lauren
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Hello ! I just had a great idea. Until further notice, I will be giving 25% off on potholders with the purchase of any apron. You can purchase them to match the apron, or choose from any that I have. You can een mix and match if you don't want 2 alike. In order to get the discount, please convo me after you make the purchase, but before you pay. I will send you an adjusted paypal invoice. If you want to mix and match the 2 potholders, then take the apron and convo me about which ones you want.
So, I hope that you take advantage of this special. I have yet to decide how long it will last, so start shopping today. Christmas is right around the corner, so get one for you and one for a friend!
Have a great day. Lauren