the party’s over…

Wow! What a wonderful Open House we had! Thanks to everyone who came or participated via the internet!  It took us all day Monday to sort and pick through orders, and we still didn’t get to them all.  We are cutting kits for the “I’ll be home for christmas” quilt.  We had to make 61 more coupon books just for the people who were at the open house.  So the last two days have been work, work, work…no sewing, but…Here is one of the things…I am working on…my shop kit for the Civil War Tribute quilt came in and I am having a blast making these big blocks…18″, the last blocks I made finished 4 1/2″ so it is nice to do a switch..Here is my kit..

Here is the first months blocks finished…two blocks are in the first month, 18″ and 12″ finished.  It is so fun…and the fabrics are so cool…  

getting back to the open house, we had a great response to the bed turning ….Carole Charles graciously showed some of  her quilts with us….we will do it again! Here is the grand finally of the bed turning…I am looking forward to going this weekend to Homestead Cabin Retreat, in Hillpoint WI, It is pot luck weekend so each few of us is responsible for a meal and that means that Patsy gets to sew with us!  I am trying to pull fabrics together to start working on a new quilt for the next book Carole and I will be doing…along with trying to do my part of the meal preparations…my list is as follows: Strawberry Slush, Chicken Enchiladas…i just have to make the meat, we will assemble there, and Texas Caviar…plus anything else I want to eat…sounds good doesn’t it.  So far, the groceries have been bought and the slush is in the freezer…well it is time to get ready for exercise…and I need to remember to get more sizing….this time i am buying all they have…all for now!

7 responses to “the party’s over…”

  1. Mary Ann Avatar
    Mary Ann

    I wish I lived close enough to your shop so that I could participate in all of the fun things you do! Please post more pictures of the bed-turning if you can. I have been working on A Primitive Garden BOM and it has been so enjoyable – I love it! Thanks for having so many great projects to offer! I can’t wait to get the open house quilt kit and get started! Perfect project for the long Northeastern winter!

  2. Margaret Avatar

    So glad you posted some pictures for us internet blogetts, love seeing more. It must have been so good to see all the customers that love your store.. Wish I could have been there in person but just like browsing via web..All of your good work is paying off and new friends too.
    Happy Holiday to all

  3. Carrie Proulx Avatar

    Wow, Carole’s quilt is fabulous, thanks for sharing! I’m mesmerized!
    Your new project looks well under way, love all those fabrics. Have fun during your weekend trip, your menu will be a hit.

  4. Pam L Avatar
    Pam L

    Living in the deep south is just no good for visiting shops like yours! But now I am so glad that I signed up for the Civil War BOM. The blocks are so pretty and now I’m really looking forward to starting that project after the first of the year. Thanks for sharing the photos.

  5. juliez Avatar

    Love the crow table runner–is it an up coming (or existing) pattern?

  6. Carol Haynes Avatar
    Carol Haynes

    I am so excited to view your pictures and read your blog Lisa! I only wish I lived close enough to be at your shop and maybe even be a friend! Your blog makes me feel like I know you and seeing you every year at Houston is fun too. I love the new little Christmas quilt! Can’t wait to get it!
    Norman, Ok

  7. Michelle Avatar

    Hi Lisa
    Did I read on your blog or in the emails I get that we can’t
    order the quilt “I’ll be home for Christmas” It’s so cute!
    I’m hoping I could order it.

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