Saturday, January 31, 2009
The concert featured great praise and worship, and also an appearance by Jon from Jon & Kate Plus Eight. They live in the Reading, PA area.
After the concert, Jon was signing autographs. We just happened to stumble upon the table as he was just getting started, and we were third our fourth in line.
Hannah had really wanted to go tonight, and we had planned to take all the kids, but she started not feeling well in the evening. I had Jon sign a picture for her as well. She was already in bed when I got home, but I gave it to her and she was so happy.
Friday, January 30, 2009
Overnight, we had just a few flurries fall. When I got into my van this morning, snowflakes were just gently laying on the windshield. It was neat because you could see them each individually. I had to take a picture of it. They're each unique and each beautiful.
Tomorrow I am taking my embroidery machine (Brother 180-D) to be repaired. I knocked out the timing on it making Kurt's embroidered blanket for Christmas. I filed my taxes tonight, so now I will have the money to have it repaired.
I am looking forward to going to the shop to have it repaired. They are a Viking and Brother dealership, which is perfect for me since I have a Viking sewing machine (Freesia 425) and a Brother embroidery machine (180-D).
I am also going to begin working on my "top secret" quilt. I'll write more about that tomorrow, But for now, I am going upstairs to snuggle under my antique singer print fleece blanket and read a quilting magazine -- ahhhh - that is my idea of a perfect Friday night!!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
We're in for quite a snowstorm tomorrow, tomorrow night and Wednesday, so it will be nice to have new, warm scarves to wear when we play out in the snow.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
I have flirted around with several different types of quilts but have finally decided that applique is my absolute favorite. I've only done one applique quilt so far - my flip flop quilt, and it was a lot of fun. I am eager to get started on this Sunbonnet Sue quilt.
"Sunbonnnet Sue Visits Quilt In A Day" by Eleanor Burns. -- http://sunbonnetsue.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=451
This afternoon, I went to Burkholder's Fabric Store. http://www.burkfabrics.com/index.php It is only 8 miles from my house, but it is on the other side of a mountain. It is a beautiful drive!! Here are a few pictures from my trip to Burkholders at sunset.
While at Burkholders, I got everything I need for a Sunbonnnet Sue quilt.
This picture was taken from the parking lot of Burkholders. The pond is frozen.
This picture was taken as we made our trek back down the mountain to home.
I moved here for my job, but that was just an excuse to move to this beautiful part of the country.
I've been fascinated with the Amish for many years, having lived in Pennsylvania for a year in 1990, and also having lived in northern Indiana for 9 years near a large Amish community.
I've always been intrigued by their simple lifestyle and amazing sense of community. In addition, I love their beautiful, intricate quilts.
Sewing has been one of my favorite hobbies for years, as I have sewn for my children for the past 16 years. Now that they are growing up (ages 16, 13 and 5), my focus is turning to quilting.
I am finding that quilting is even more fun that regular sewing. The possibilities to be creative are endless!! Not only that, I am just 30 miles away from Lancaster County, PA -- home of dozens and dozens of incredible quilting shops.
I have kept a sewing blog in the past, but because I am starting over in life in Pennsylvania, I decided to start over with my blog as well -- one that reflects the changes that have gone on in my life.