Saturday, August 12, 2017

Quilts, Show and Sayings!!

Hello Everyone!

 Hope you had a great week and the weekend is here!  I struggled this week trying to figure out what to blog about.  I even went so far as to think that there was no quilting done to write about, so I took pictures in our home of some sayings  Seems I didn't do much at all this week except for watching westerns on TV with Bernie and working on lamps a bit!  After much contemplating, I finally came to realize that I did do enough this week beginning last weekend to blog about, but I'll share my sayings at the end anyway, so here goes.

Last Saturday and Sunday was the Pymatuning Lake Festival at Andover Beach.  It is a long two days usually, but this year they went fairly quickly.  Ann and I set up the booth on Saturday morning and for just the two of us beginning at around 7:15, we had the canopy up, tables up, dressed and ready to sell by 9:22!    Usually we have Bernie's help setting up, but this year he wasn't able to do so, so we were on our own.  Saturday was a great selling day.  Probably the best day we have ever had there.  Lots and lots of people and we had a new location across from our old space, which was under a huge oak tree.  Shade and cooler temps made it a nice weekend to be outside.  How did we do, you ask?  I sold four lamps, which is really good for a show this size and Ann sold most of her items at a discounted price to liquidate and between the two of us, we did $600!  Not too shabby at all.  We were happy and signed up for next year at the discounted rate you receive if you sign up at the show.

The weekdays were pretty much a blur!  I brought in all my wares from the show on Monday and got my sewing/craft area put back together.  Watched lots of TV with Bernie, Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater, Bonanza, Laramie and even a Matlock, Bryan would be proud!!  Bernie is still recuperating from his hand surgery.

Wednesday I went to quilting.  I worked on squaring probably 80 blocks that someone else made, this was a huge job!  Wasn't many of them that were even close to being square.  These will all be made into Christmas quilts that the center will sell.  Guess this coming week, I'll be putting them together.  I'll try to take some pictures.

On Thursday, I got notified that our booth number for the Christmas in the Woods is #130.  It is near the entrance of the show, which is great because we should get business from people coming and going back to their cars, and with the lamps, they are heavier so people can pick them up on their way out of the show.  We received pictures of the outside of the booth, but none of the inside which is what I need to see. So here these pictures are:

I love it!  We have the two doors so people can get in and out after viewing and hopefully purchasing our lamps!  You can see the fence behind the cabin and that is one of the entrances to the show!!

After getting these pictures, I was in the mood to do more lamping and quilting of some more runners.  I now have four runners made. Next I will be doing some Christmas themed ones.  Our booth has to be a Christmas theme.  So, I need to incorporate some greens and reds.  Any ideas out there how to decorate our booth?  Must be of the colonial nature, with no junking up too bad.

I actually finished two runners yesterday.  They aren't as big as the other two, but more square and I actually like them a lot.  They are wildlife themed.  Here is a deer and some ducks................

I love how the quilting on the back of these came out!  I primarily do "Stitch in the Ditch," having not tried free motion as of yet.  I'm not a huge fan of blue, but I really do like this deer one!  Which one do you like best?

So, now on with the sayings!!  I don't know if many people like to have sayings hung or placed in their homes, but it is one of my favorite things. Words spoken are so different than actually seeing them each day.  Some are motivational, inspirational, some are of life in general, or love, or simply, SIMPLE!!  Anyway, here are a few that I have around our home.

 This one is a favorite of mine!
I'd like to think that I'm still young at heart!
 Live as though heaven is on earth!  Live each day as if it were your last!  I love this saying!
 Sing as though no one can hear you!!  I really don't care if anyone likes my singing or not, I'm going to belt it out whenever I want.  It's funny, because I have always loved music.  I tend to crank it up in the car when I'm alone driving.  Funny thing is that I forget to turn it back down and when Bernie gets in to drive and starts the engine, he is blasted out and usually just shakes his head at me.  Doesn't stop me though, Music makes me Happy!!!
 Another nice saying!!
 This was from a little exercise we did at work, each person got a name of a person and they were their secret pal for a month.  They were to do three nice things for the person during the month, anything they wanted, regardless if they liked the person's name they got.  It was to make the workplace a nicer place to be.  Well, this was given to me by one of my carriers who had my name.  I absolutely love it.  It looks to be hand-sewn on fabric and in a primitive frame. Something I cherish!
 This was from Christmas in the Woods one year I attended.  I tend to love all sayings of this nature.  I have it hung in our hallway for all to read,
 My recent addition when we remodeled our bedroom.  I had it saved for a few years waiting on just the right place to put it!
 This was one of the first items we got when we were married.  The Art of Marriage poem.  We've had it for 40 years now.
And where would we be without the Prayer of Serenity!    Words to live by!

Well, enough sayings and I hope that at least one of these made you stop, think, make you happy and enjoy your day!

Please continue your prayers for our friends and family in need of them, and Hey!  Everyone can use a prayer now and then!!

Take care, have a great weekend and I'll be back again next week, if God is willing..(My Dad always said this saying).



  1. Itwas a good weekend at the craft show..
    I'm looking at the picture of your building trying to picture what might have been sold there before. Can't remember though

    1. I can't remember either. It was right at the entrance where we entered though.

  2. Which runner do I like the best? I can't decide! The ducks make me think of my dad, but I love the colors of the deer one!

    1. I really like the duck one because it is the colors in our home, but for some reason the deer is just such a nice colors in the blues.

  3. Glad you did well at the show and have a great spot for the next one! Position really does make a difference. Love the sayings :) xx

    1. Thanks, Joy. The next show is a huge one for us. I'm looking forward to it and to see how well our lamps do.