Thursday, October 3, 2013

Fall Blessings

I may be the only one who sees this post since I have been so abscent.   I have been working on some fun quilts and keeping busy working.  
Since my last post I did get to go to my first quilt market in Portland.  It was wonderful and overwhelming.  I would love to go again next spring.

My friend Cathy, of Wild Hare Fibers, took Michelle and I along and we had lots of fun with her at market.  I'm not sure if she thinks that was such a good idea now.   We talked her into a BOM, that has been a good success for her and we nodded with each purchase she made.  If she didn't buy it we would be so hard to shop for a quilt shop at market.  It is so easy to get caught up in all the creativity.  It is a smorgasbord of color, texture and pattern.

Cathy, Michelle and I at the Primitive Gathering booth having our picture taken by Lisa.  I just love everything in their booth, especially this Tree quilt.  

The Barn Chicks...Pam and Janet.  They are soooo nice and I always have the best time at their Quilt Show in August.

When I get away and do anything the number one item on my list is SLEEP.  I have been having a hard time with fatigue.  I have been doing something about it since late summer and I am hoping to get some answers.  I also have joined a gym, I have been going for three weeks and finally don't feel like I am going to die at the end of my class.  I love it and I Love all the wonderful people that attend my class.  This was one of my New Year only took me nine months to get it done and I am so glad I did.

In August I went to the Buggy Barn Quilt Show and took a class with Sue Spargo with mom and my sister.  It was wonderful.  I feel so blessed to share my love of quilting with them.  
Here they are with there new baskets from the Folk Art Sale.  
This quilt is one that I am working on with a group of friends.  I have several blocks prepped and will get them stitched up on our trip.
This is mom at Sue Spargo class,  I think we will take another class with Sue, it was wonderful.

This week DH and I are going to German Wirehair Nationals in Lincoln Nebraska.  We have packed the horse trailer with everything but the kitchen sink, including horses and 4 dogs.  We are really ready for a fun road trip and visiting with friends from the East Coast to the West Coast.  Our son and family are coming on Sunday to visit before the field trials start.  I am looking forward to the boys getting on Pilgrim, our Tennessee Walker, and going for a ride.

We are traveling with a storm at our back so it is our goal to get through Wyoming by Thursday evening.  The weather man is talking about several inches of snow.  Can you believe it, darn, I am so not ready for winter.

Now that I have figured out how to post from my ipad I will enjoy keeping in touch on my blog.  I am pretty slow at figuring this stuff out  but finally I have done it....

Happy Fall.....the colors are beautiful!
Until next time.....Carrie


Michelle said...

Yeah! Now, I if I would follow suit and post on my blog. I only have 12 followers though and need to figure out how to get more.

Have a safe trip and enjoy the triples and your son and DIL. Maybe I will see you when I go to Bend with friends on the 19th and 20th.

Lori said...

How fun to enjoy a class with your family! Travel safe and good luck at nationals!

Karen said...

I have never taken a class with Sue Spargo. I have heard it can be very enjoyable.