My husband and I are really getting excited about our trip to Florida. We have been avid campers all our married life. Our first camper was a pull-type that we got in the early 1970's. We have had four or five since then. We are now traveling in the rig that you see in the photo to the right.
Now that Jerry is retired, we are looking forward to seeing our country. It is our goal to visit all of the lower 48 plus Alaska. We took care of part of that last year when we took four months for Jerry's retirement trip to the west coast, British Columbia and Alaska. It was a dream trip.
We travel with our 80 pound golden lab, Daisy, Babs, Silly Goose, Rubber Nose, Knobby Head Haidle. We've really got to stop adding to her names. She can remember them all but I can't. We got her as an 8 week old puppy about 2 1/2 years ago. I don't know if we just lucked out or if we trained her to love traveling. Either way she is the first in the pickup when it is time to go. She will ride patiently for days at a time, existing on long walks in the evening. She can potty in less than a minute when we pull over for her. And she doesn't argue about getting back in the pickup. We are trying to train her to stay on a small blanket during my trunk shows. It is usually too hot to leave her in the pickup unless we run the air conditioning and that isn't very "green".
Attention Potential WorkshopParticipants
Can't decide if you want to take my workshop or not? Let me tell you a little about it. One of the techniques that is included is how to line applique patches and how to sculpt applique patches. If you are taking the beginner class, you will watch me demo this technique. If you are taking the intermediate class you will actually either line or sculpt a patch yourself. (You get to choose which you would like to do.) The photo to the right shows a flower that has been sculpted. I have used two types of batting. I'll tell you all about them in class. Have I tempted you yet?
Attention Workshop Participants
If you don't already know how to make a quilter's knot you will need to learn. There are a number of good YouTube videos that demonstrate this knot. Click on this link to go to one of them. I don't know the individual teaching this knot, but she does a nice job. The quilter's knot is just one of two knots that you will need to learn. I usually don't take the time in class to teach these knots. I will give you a link to the other knot next month.
Before I close, I want to share photos of a few of my quilts. Some of these will be in my trunk show so you will be able to see them up close and personal. I will also have the patterns for these quilts with me.
"Christmas Memories" only has 5 blocks. It also has a simple "paper cut" border.
"Jennifer's Jiffy" is a beginner's applique quilt.
"Celestial Chorus" is often made for churches to use during the holiday season.
"Christmas in Baltimore" has 16 - 8" squares appliqued with Christmas motifs.