All went well with lawyer today so possession date is Nov.1!
DH and I then picked up a very busy 6 year old grandson for dinner and a sleepover. As I have been packing the Studio and the 2 upstairs bedrooms I have been filling the spare room with boxes and stuff. So Mikey decided we needed to camp out in the livingroom downstairs with the blowup bed. We got it set up and played fish and Rummicube on the bed while we were watching movies. When little man decided he was finally ready to sleep he demanded that I tickle his back. It’s his relax thing when he is missing his Dad. After half an hour or so he crashed.
I went to turn over and get up off the air bed and dislocated my knee! After trying to get DH’s attention unsuccessfully, I managed to pop it back in without waking up little man. Not a good time to do this!
I’m teaching tomorrow since it is the first day of our regular fall and winter monthly Quilting classes. I’m really excited as I have not only 6 or even 8 of my regulars (this is my 6th year of teaching this amazing group of ladies) but I also have 3 novice quilters starting!
Over the summer 3 of my students splurged and bought new Janomes at my favorite shop. It means the ladies have to drive almost 2 hours each way to get to Allan’s Sewing Machine in Trail. As far as I am concerned it is so worth it. Allan is the best technician I have ever dealt with and he was great helping my ladies pick out machines that are perfect for their needs and skill levels. He also showed them good machines for when and if they are ready to upgrade and will give them a good deal for a trade in. It also helps that he has a wonderful selection of fabric, batting and notions. An hour and a quarter from here we can get to Castlegar or Nelson. There is another Quilt shop in Nelson, Shannon’s Fabric. They also carry Janomes and have a good selection of fabric and notions. In Castlegar there is Fabricland. Then if we go north to New Denver, Kathy Provan has Sew Much More. It always surprises me how great her selection of fabric, notions, knitting and felting supplies is for the tiny shop she has. I can honestly say I have never managed to walk in to Allan’s or Sew Much More and come out without purchasing something. Considering we live on DH’s pension and any commissions I pick up, that is not always a good thing since I am trying to save up for a new or new to me longarm. Mine has given up the ghost. I think that by the time I recover from my heart surgery next Spring I will be close to having enough to start looking. Isn’t it great to have goals!
So here we go on to the next adventure in life! A move and then Studio time for me! The rush will be on to get a quilt made for my next to be born great grandchild in 4 1/2 months. I won a beautiful bundle of fabric that will be perfect. It’s the cutest little foxes and birds and critters panel with (if I remember correctly) 5 or even 6 co-ordinating fabrics. I think I have the design figured out finally. I’m sure I filled a notebook with design sketches. This next little one is my oldest grandson, Ryan’s first child. Every child is so special ,but this one is more so. Ryan had been told it was unlikely he would ever have a child but surprise……..baby is on the way. Best thing is, they don’t want to know if it’s a boy or girl. They want it to be a surprise. What fun! I’m itching to get at it, but the fabric is all packed except for the two UFO’s I kept out in case I had time to play with fabric. I had decided that I have to have all WIP’s finished before I can start anything in the new studio space. I’m almost there! Now if I can remember which box I packed my camera cords in I can get some of these photos uploaded to these posts. I still can’t believe I did that. Must have been an Oldtimers moment.
Until next time, try to make time to fondle fabric and think of each day as a new adventure. There’s always something to smile about or better yet, have a good laugh!
Keep reading my posts and my adventures and misadventures in the next month and a half will likely give you a reason to chuckle! 🙂