Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve, 2012

Here it is, Christmas Eve, 2012.  Where has the year gone?  We're skipping our family Christmas party this year; however, we will see all our kids today.  Our oldest DD & her family are in from The Woodlands and will stop by for a quick visit this AM.  After evening Church, we'll have a small buffet here and our other DD & oldest DS will come by with their families.  Of course, our youngest DS lives with us and will be here.  Hope other families are getting together at this festive time.
Since I've finished the Memory Quilts, I feel like I'm missing something, lol.  I spent so much time sewing these last three weeks; haven't started anything else as I'm preparing for Christmas finally.  I'm posting another quilt; it's the only one with denim on the front and a vintage flannel on the back.   My selling blog has the Memory Quilts listed now -- check it out.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Finished Memory Quilts!

So much for posting about my progress on the Memory Quilts, lol.  I stayed busy from December 3rd until last night when I washed the last two quilts.  My customer picked up the 7 lap quilts today and was so pleased that she cried.  She has been a wonderful customer and even payed more than we had agreed on.  I'm hoping this is the beginning of a new career for me.  I'm still trying to figure out my price list.  I'm positive I charged less than I should have on these first ones.  However, I look on it as a learning experience.  Here are 3 of the quilts:

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Beginning Memory Quilts

Here it is the middle of the night and I'm wide awake.  I went to bed early, but woke up with my mind thinking of new ideas.  I've had an order for some memory quilts and have finally started them.  There will be seven lap sized quilts in all.  I've never done them; but there is always a first time, right?  I want them all a little different and think I've come up with a plan.  I'm lucky that my customer is the best ever; and she's leaving everything up to me.  Also, it's very good that there are lots of clothes to choose from.  I'll blog about my progress.  Later on today, I'll have to take a photo of the beginning squares.  Forgot to take a photo of the clothes before I started cutting them up.  As a note, it was hard to take that first cut, lol.  If anyone has any ideas, I would surely appreciate them.  I'm doing this project as I've done most of my other quilting projects -- doing research on the internet and praying for the best.  I'm also keeping track of my expenses and my time.  I know I've undercharged, but this is a learning experience for me.  Wish me luck!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Birthday Time!

Today is an important day; it's my 3rd DGS's birthday.  He's 15 and looking forward to driving soon.  Happy Birthday, Gabe!
Oh, he doesn't like to take pictures.  Here's a picture of him when he was 5 and at Comedy Cuts.