Thursday, October 11, 2007

Boy I'm Blitzed!

Thought that title might get a little attention :-)! Last weekend at the shop was the Reindeer Dash. Eight local shops participated, with customers dashing (not really!) from shop to shop, with Christmas of course being the theme. We all wore antlers so here I am...........

OK Sharon, let me have it ---I know it's coming :-) I love when we have quilt runs. We get to see customers we haven't seen in a long time and then a chance to meet lots of new people. I worked with Dasher (aka Susan) on Saturday, and the both of us being reindeer's in our mid 50's, well lets say we were worn out by the end of day. We had to put our hooves up and just have a time out before we pranced home!

You would think after a quilt run things would slow down, but this week was as busy as ever! My little home binding business is going strong and this time of year everyone is getting those Christmas quilts done, so they are sure to have them quilted in time by the longarm quilters. Mr friend Carol (actually we call her Nurse Carol) makes so many wonderful quilts, and I am lucky to get them to put the bindings on. Thought I would share a couple of her quilts.

She makes more quilts than anyone I know! She is such a good piecer and the bindings always go on so easy. She is a nurse in a pediatric care unit (hope I said that right Carol), and she hangs up her quilts, changing them with every season. What a wonderful treat for the kids and their families as well as the staff. I'm going to go visit her soon and I will take some pictures of her quilts hanging in the unit.

Fall is slowly creeping in to California. I've been enjoying all the blogs from people living in other parts of the country where Fall really has showed up. Here's a peek at the beginnings of our change of season . If you squint real hard, and close one eye, and stand on one foot you might be able to see a slight yellow tinge starting to show up!!! I love these Liquid Ambers along our driveway. Hopefully in another week or two they will really put on a show! Well I better get to those bindings! See you later alligators :-) !

22 comments:

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Hey are you sucking up again?? I'm telling Donna to watch you!! LOL!!! Im just sayin!!
You are gonna have to start riding in the back of all the reindeers cause Rudolph should not have to be responsible for your laggin butt fallin behind this year. He's got stuff to deliver alright?? He's got a schedule or santa will give him and you the heave ho!!! Oh, I MISS YOU!!!
And where's MY quilt? I am dying to see.

Carol said...

What great quilts...love those antlers!

missyballance said...

Reindeers in your 50's??? You aint got nuthin on Santa's real reindeers! LOLOLOLOL! Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog :) I love all of you gals, and hope to meet you in person one day! You all seem like SO MUCH FUN! and about your new PT Cruiser... you are so lucky! I had one and I miss it sooo much! They are the best cars EVER! :)

missyballance said...

oh! And if you change your comments to allow annonymous comments, it doesn't mean you'll get a bunch of wierd comments... just that non-blogger account users can comment :) They can't the way you have it now! Open your world up to lots more fun!

Kairle said...

Your antlers look so fetching! And Carol's quilts look great, too!!!

Nan said...

The Reindeer Dash sounds like such fun! Love your antlers - very cute!
Those quilts are lovely, too. I think it's wonderful Nurse Carol shares her quilts where she works. I bet the kids love seeing them!
I hope you take another photo of your trees when they've changed into their fall glory - I'd love to see them!

Cheryl said...

Miss you too - but glad you can still harrass me from way over there :-)!! I don't know about your quilt - what quilt. See you are leaving all your fabric to Kim - think I'll keep the quilt! Just kidding.. I need about 20 people to hold it up so I can get a picture - it's BIG, but so beautiful. You are going to love it!

Cheryl said...

Thanks Carol. I left work and went to get frozen yogurt to take home and went in with my antlers on!

Cheryl said...

Missy we would all love to meet you also. You are so creative. We do tend to have a great time! I love my new car - I'm such a shrimp, it's a nice fit for me. Thanks for the tip about the annonymous comments, I will go fix that!

Cheryl said...

Thanks Kairle! I think it's quite the look for me! Just visited your blog - what wonderful pictures, and that's the cutest pumpkin princess I've ever seen.

Cheryl said...

Nurse Carol is one amazing person Nan and I know she's a wonderful nurse. Every holiday she makes sure there are special quilts hanging for the kids. I'll definitely post a picture of the trees when they are really colorful.

Cottage by the River said...

It sounds like you had a very busy and eventful week. Love those quilts.
Bristol

Cheryl said...

Carol makes the most wonderful quilts Bristol! The week was crazy, but they usually are, with never enough time. Thanks for visiting!

Doe said...

I'm squinting really, really hard! I need a closer picture of that tree! lol! Just kidding, Cheryl.
Say hi to Nurse Carol for me.

Cheryl said...

They've even changed more since that picture. I'll wait a few more days and take another picture. Will tell Carol hello for you!

Kim said...

Have you considered that maybe your antlers are confusing your trees? They think they missed fall! LMAO! Hey, if you get bored while Sharon's gone, you might consider sticking pink flamingos all over her front lawn to welcome her home. I'd do it myself, except I'm a bit far away.

Cheryl said...

I bet you are right about the antler thing! Pink Flamingos, hmmmm! Maybe I could just hide in her shrubs with my antlers!

Cheryl said...

I bet you are right about the antler thing! Pink Flamingos, hmmmm! Maybe I could just hide in her shrubs with my antlers!

Sharon said...

OH NO YOU DON'T!!! There will be NO hiding in my bushes!! I'm watching you!! LOL
MISS YOU!!

Cheryl said...

There you are Sharon!!!! Should have put my antlers on sooner. When are you coming home?!! Miss you also!

Sharon said...

Hi Cheryl,
I'll be home in 6 days. LOL!!! Seems like a long time away doesn't it? I miss you terribly. I feel like doing some sewing. I brought some handwork I'll do tomorrow maybe. Dennis can't decide if he'll be around or not. Gota work you know.
Love ya
Sharon

Cheryl said...

6 days?! Seems like you have been gone forever! I bet your sewing machine really misses you!