Thursday, July 30, 2009

End of July

Well it is the end of July. Hard to believe the year is 1/2 over. I got my sewing machine back, she is all cleaned, timing back in tuned, and she has been put back on her frame to begin quilting. Ma & Pa Kettle did a wonderful job with her. If you need a janome or any other machine fix, your around frankfort, ohio area I would recommend them highly. they are in the phone book or google them.

Josh ( my oldest son) is offically in business. We signed the leased, got the licenses, banking accounts and things all set up. Josh's Skate Shop hope will be opened in a couple of weeks, the building was in a great shape so not a lot of work there. He is pretty excited. and so am I~~ So if your in the chillicothe area, be sure to check out Josh's Skate shop at 86 west water. He will be selling skateboards, accessories, and apparel.

Getting ready for a weekend getaway before I have my foot surgery on the 14th. Sooo looking forward for it, now I just need to get my exchange bag all filled up with quilting goodies, making a list of things to bring, and get some projects together to work on. I'm wanting to make up some more pillowcases, want to make a blue/cream quilt to go in my living room.

well we decided to redo our living room in mist of all of this chaos of helping my son with his shop, getaway coming up, and surgery. Woke up last monday to get husbands lunch ready for him, he said " start looking for some flooring for the living room" I about fell out of bed. I've been wanting to redo the living room for a long, long time. I've been talking with him on painting the paneling, so now we went gun ho~~~ We painted the walls in a "winter wheat", picked out some medium oak, laminated wood floor ( which is going in come tomorrow) and still going to pick out a large throw rug maybe next week. I'm so glad this is getting done & turning out so beautiful.

I'll post pictures once it gets done.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Where has the summer gone??

So where has 1/2 the summer gone?? I mean geesh I just got back from a quilt retreat in May, my son graduated finally. He got top honors in the Business classes, Yea Josh~~ We are so proud of him. Now he is on his own adventure of opening up his own skateboard shop, we've been working very hard on the business plan, finances and figuring it all out. Looking to opening it up come August if all goes well, keeping fingers crossed along with lots of prayers. I haven't been quilting much at all, got into a major slump with it. I'm planning on getting away in a couple of weeks, so that is the motivation I need. I've cut out some 9" squares to do bulleyes blocks figured it would be a good way to use up some scraps, plus a few of us are going to swap out some blocks. One of my quilt machines bit the dust, well the timing went out on my Janome 1600 dbx, taking it to the doctor today to make it all better. I can't complain about her because she is going on 4 years old & has performed wonderfully.

What do you all do to keep motivated?????