Thursday, August 3, 2017

Thursday Again! and now it is August!

Hello everyone,

Another week went by, Wow!!  time sure flies after you retire.

I wanted to show you from last week what I worked on at the center.  I explained how the one lady made the tops for the cushion and pillows and I had to put it together, stuff it, and hand stitch to finish.  Anyway, here is what they look like.

As you can see they are really scrappy.  These are not something that I would have made.  I'm not into the really bright colors and this lady, loves red and hates green.  Notice all the red and lack of green.  I would be the complete opposite.  Ha Ha!

The weekend was full of getting things done around here, we worked on lamps getting more ready for the Oct show.  Bernie did a lot of chores as he knew he wouldn't be able to do much after the surgery on his hand on Tuesday.  He is fine and recuperating and I'm playing Nurse Nancy!!

Yesterday, Wed, I decided to not go to the center for all-day quilting, I did run over and pick up the Christmas quilt I was working on.  It had been quilted by the long-arm lady, Joanie, and I had to bind it.  Here is what it looks like:

These are the colors that I like.  The hunter green and deep red.  Wish I could keep this one, but they will sell it to make money for the center.  I don't want to have to buy my own quilt.  Now I just have to find all these fabrics to make another one for me!!!

I've been getting ready for the two-day Pymatuning Lake Festival which is going on this coming Saturday and Sunday over at Andover Beach.  This is a show that I've been doing for probably 5 years or so with my friend, Ann.  I take some lamps and some other crafty things that I've had a while and Ann does some interesting crafts like quilling, and using unusual items to make primitive or country items.  It's a fun two days and this year I requested a different spot under a large tree and we got it!!  Yay!!  No more afternoon sun hitting us in the face.  Morning sun I can deal with, but afternoon is brutal inside a booth.  Ann and I will be setting up bright and early Saturday morning.  Here is a picture of our booth from last year.  I'll have to take some pictures of this year.  We never know what our setup may look like.  That's Ann to the left of me and Macy came to visit with us!

That's about all there is going on here.  Please continue to pray for my girlfriend, Eileen, as she has just finished her fifth chemo with only one more to go!!  Yay, Ei!!!!  "Let's Kick This."  That's her motto!!  Prayers for Danny as well.

Until next week,
Everyone take care.