Thursday, April 30, 2009

A balancing act....!

This year, as a whole, my life has been a balancing act. I cannot say that I've stayed centred most of the time, but I managed to make it this far with still some hair left on my head! lol

As you know, school is finished for me. Convocation takes place early June. It will be nice to put a closure to that chapter in my life. Now, I begin a new Chapter, another dream come true for me.

Welcome to the chapter entitled Fibre Junction - A Quilt Shoppe

Stephen has been hard at work, building our furniture for the shoppe.  Pictures do not do justice to the beauty of these fixtures!

Our opening day is tomorrow, May 1! It will be a "soft opening" as we await the deliveries of future lines of fabric, filling our empty shelves.

Tonight, I left the shoppe full of excitement, thinking about tomorrow. As I stood back and looked at my dream, I became overwhelmed with tears of joy. I am truly thankful!

This blog will now also include my quilting adventures as owner of Fibre Junction.

I want to thank you for being a part of my book of life, accompanying me on a new chapter. I have met some truly wonderful people. You have been an inspiration to me. Thank you for your support.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Diet Monday ... Humbug...!

Well, it's that time of the week again. I think I'm ready to get back on track. I cannot say that I've been a good girl when it came to eating healthy, but today is a new day.

I went to Sam's Club today and picked up this book

It has different recipes from his previous version, so why not! I do like this program. It just makes it easier for me to keep track of what I'm doing. I have such a difficult time keeping points.

I cannot say that I've finished or started any quilts to blog about. I've been working on projects I started a while back.

I still haven't slapped on some fabric to play with Penelope. My time has been spent getting the shop, Fibre Junction, ready for our opening day May 1. I've also been travelling a lot. April has been a busy month travelling here and there and every where. This coming weekend will be the first weekend in a while that I stay home. I am sooooooo looking forward to it!

Keep well!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Back from MQX....!

Firstly, I want to say thank you to all that commented on my little bragging. Your comments meant a lot to me. You gals/quilters are quite supportive and oh so inspirational! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

MQX was a great learning experience! My days were filled with classes!

Sadly, I don't have pictures to show you. I asked dd if I could borrow her camera, which she hesitantly said yes. This is an 11 year old we're talking about. Her camera is quite small and oh so convenient! Anyway, she couldn't find the connector to charge the camera. Sigh...! How typical! Have you seen her room lately....? lol

This year, as I mentioned in a previous post, I took classes from teachers who used an APQS machine. I didn't set out to be all APQS, but it turned out that way.

I took a class from Sue Patten and let me tell you, she's a hoot! The class was on borders and sashing! I have never seen someone quilt a design in such a small space. Amazing!

Kim Brunner is another teacher that I found knowledgeable and entertaining! I learned many tip bits about marking your quilts and designs to use.

Dawn Cavanaugh was one that I took many classes from. By the way, she was nominated teacher of the year! Yea Dawn! Her breakfast on Solving Tension Headaches was worth its weight in gold! Her class Quilting Feathers when you're a Chicken was perfect for me! Bawk bock, bock, bock....! ;o)

Friday night was the banquet with guest speaker Mark Lipinski. I haven't laughed like that since the Ricky Tims' Seminar! He's quite the funny story teller, he had me in stitches!

As you can just imagine, it was a great learning and fun experience for me. However, the most important piece of information, aside from all the new knowledge, that I came away with is "slap on some fabric and play!" That might be obvious for most of you but somehow it never occurred to me that I should be doing that. I think it was partly due to having so little guiltless time that I didn't want to spend it not being productive. Well.... school's out, let's shout.... it's time to play with Penelope!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Can I brag...?

Well, I think I'm back! Yes sir, it's been a rough few months, but it's all behind me now. I am just so excited to share with you the great news. Please..... allow me to do a bit of bragging.

I'm finished with school! You read correctly. I will be graduating with my Master... oh wait, let's use the fancy word, Magisteriate in Arts in the History and Philosophy of Religion.

In other words I'M GRADUATING!

I am just so full of emotions at the moment! Tears of joy!

Thank you for allowing me a bit of bragging!

I'll be leaving for MQX on Thursday! I am so looking forward to a vacation! Nothing on my mind but fun! Finally, I'll be able to read just for the sake of reading.... Wait, can handle reading for pleasure? Oh my gosh.....

Quilt without guilt here I come! WOOOO HOOOOO! Party time!

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