Monday, June 10, 2013

 half a year,
 a half dozen,
June.......... the 6th month of the year,

it's the month my youngest granddaughter Hazel is turning ONE....
Six is the number of grandchildren I have....
Lincoln - Hazel - Addison - Olivia - Hailey - Emma

it's the age of my oldest granddaughter Addison,

Six is the  number of knees that seem to always need band-aids when the girls are over!!
(doesn't matter if there is a boo - boo or not!!)
Everybody has their own box of band-aids at Nana's house!!!

it's the number of months that have past since I last wrote a blog post!!

It's been a busy 6 months to say the least. Everyday life keeps it that way most of the time!!
It's a known fact that my days pretty much never go as planned!! 
We are healthy and good, just busy!!
 I count it a blessing to be able 
to be flexible with my schedule and help out family and friends when needed. 
We've been to
International Quilt Market (wholesale show).

In January we hit the road south, down to Ontario CA to participate in Road to California Quilters Conference and Showcase.
 We love this show and the friends we have made along the way the last 8 years there. 
Along with vending at the show I was able to teach two evening classes.
 These classes give me time to get to know the ladies who come to the show and share my love for working with wool!! 
This year I was so excited and surprised
 to receive the special honor of winning an award for
 Outstanding Marketing!!
Carolyn Reese
 presenting the award

I am already working on classes I will be teaching this next January at Road to CA!!
Check out their website for more details to come!! 

Four weeks later we headed north to Puyallup (Pew-AL-up) WA
 to the Puyallup Sewing & Stitchery Expo. 
This was our second year attending this show and it's close enough to home that our kids got to come 
and see the booth and bless their hearts helped up tear down!!
 Many hands make a load light!!
Jeff and our son Daniel "MAN-ING" the booth

Next up International Quilt Market in Portland, Oregon!!
Right here at home!! International Quilt Market in Portland 2003 is where I started 
my business!!
10 years time flies!! 
Again, having the show be so close to home I had lots of help from my family and friends!!
Me and our daughter Amy
 my #1 cheerleader
For those of you that are local if you haven't heard International Quilt Festival is adding a show.
It is called Quilt. Knit. Stitch. August 14-16 2014 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. 

So now..... with most of my shows for the year past...... I am hoping to get reorganized in my sewing room, 
my website, Facebook, and my blog!! Notice I said don't hold your breath too long!!! 

 Thanks for stopping by!!

Our "Gang"
Olivia, Hazel, Emma, Hailey, Addison, Lincoln

Happy Stitching!!

1 comment:

Beth said...

What a beautiful group of grands. (Sorry Lincoln, you are handsome).
Congrats on the win!
Glad to see you back blogging.