Saturday, April 24, 2010

Garage Sale today

So the garage sale with craft tables was pretty good. It was pouring rain but I guess that brought lots of people in since they couldn't work in their yards. Quite busy for most of the day although it completely died after lunch. I had a lot of compliments and lots of people looking which i think is always good. Sold one lap size quilt so a successful day but sold none of the kleenex paks I thought would be so popular or the potholders but that's OK as I now have lots ready for the next sale or for the weekly country market I'm considering. I think the next step is business cards........
The other great thing today was Skype, my son recently told me to sign on and we could talk for free and that was neat and I think we will use it a lot but neither of us had a camera(didn't think i would want that) but today I talked to my sister who has a camera on Skype and it was so cool to see her while we were talking. She could show me her quilts and her house and it was great. It is so easy to use I will be looking for more people (and a camera).

Friday, April 23, 2010

Ready for sale tomorrow

Yeah, I finished the 8 potholders that I wanted and made 5 tidy totes for the sale tomorrow; it is a large community garage sale with an invitation to arts & crafts people so I'm taking mostly small inexpensive things and see what happens. It is from 9 - 2 and was only $10 for a table so I thought it was worth a try. Now to go sort through my 2 tubs of completed items and decide what else to take; I think there a few spring table toppers and some sets of placemats so it should be interesting. Wish me luck.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Other activities

When I'm not admiring the flowers I am getting some sewing done, recently finished these 2 baby quilt tops which now need to be quilted.

Then on Sat I found out about a large community garage sale next Saturday which will have a section for arts & crafts tables so I phoned and there was still some available so trying to finish some more small items such as pot holders, Kleenex pocket paks(see picture below) and hopefully some book covers(only have 1 done so far.

Don't know how come these pictures are here twice but I need to get back to sewing instead of sitting here so here they are.

flower pictures

apple and cherry trees
not sure what this gorgeous tree is but it is sure pretty
tulips and bluebells.
Hope you enjoy the pictures.
Here are a few of the pictures I mentioned yesterday, I absolutely love them.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Is it really a month since the first day of spring???

There are so many flowers open I am in color overload, what a way to go. Last year at this time we were back in Alberta by now so I only saw about half of our flowers, I will post some pictures tomorrow. Meanwhile I have been sewing quite a bit between working and weeding; this many flowers takes a lot work although Dave does most of it. Recently finished 2 baby quilt tops that are ready to be quilted and finally finished the binding on a large BOM that I started at least 10 years ago. It was a class we had at the store and I had the brilliant idea to make 2 at once; well of course only 1 got finished and one got put in a box for quite awhile.
We are not going back to Alberta for Dave to work this spring but hope to go for a visit in June for a few weeks. That gives me a lot more time with my sewing machine as I don't do as much when we go to Alberta because I can't take too much with me. Anyway I better go do something productive.