Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Still Clearing Out

A blog post begins with a single key stroke and hopefully a photograph.  As I’ve been engaged more and more with cleaning out the ranch house in anticipation of a sale, it’s become increasingly easy to procrastinate about blogging.  Not that much sewing is happening right now either. 

Here is a tiny bit of the vintage sewing related stuff that came home with me.  The little green tool box belonged to my grandmother and still contains a few of her sewing supplies including paper templates for a quilt pattern.  Hubby tells me that the sewing machine oil is still good.  As far as I know the machine attachments work though I don’t anticipate ever using them.

Our garage is crammed with things we have transferred from the country.   We can still get our cars in it, but it is really hard to negotiate around the stuff we added.  I am determined that I will sort, donate and pitch so that we don’t have to rent storage.  It’s still hard saying goodbye to some things, but I think doing this now is one of the kindest things we can do for our daughter down the road.  

Monday, February 12, 2018

Guild Quilt Show

Guild Donation Quilt

During the past several weeks my Guild friends and I have been consumed with preparing for our biannual quilt show which was held last weekend.  My assignment during the show was to assist the treasurer in record keeping by being the shepherd of six cash boxes.  That meant I was there well before the doors opened and among the last to leave after the doors closed.  Despite the early arrival of a cold front and a new venue, the show was a success.

Silent Auction

We had a fabulous silent auction.


 And a boutique loaded with handmade items.

Since I don’t subscribe to any magazines, I always look forward to our Bits and Pieces area where members have donated anything sewing related they no longer want to hold onto.

Score ($5)!

Of course, I had to visit the vendors as well.

We had 147 gorgeous quilts, but I was so busy once the doors opened, I didn't get any pictures.

The whole weekend was a lot of fun, but oh I was tired when we finally wrapped up.  I treated myself with a trip to the massage therapist today to work out some of the kinks.