Sandi wrote: "loved your booth... best one in the show...didn't get anything, except what I got from you :-)
Thanks Sandi! I ALWAYS love seeing you at the craft fair and in my home!!
Kim wrote: "Gwen, your booth was awesome, missed you, you were taking a break. Hope your husband told you I said hello. I have a friend that wants to talk to you about her stamps, I will hook you all up later. Hope your sales have been stellar!!"
Here are some photos taken Saturday during a lull....
If you want to see my stamp room, and where the retreat will be, then be sure to check out my funny funky video "I" made the day of the barbeque. Lolol- I am NOT a videographer, I need to learn to slow down just a tad but I was trying to get it filmed right before the guests arrived.
and I did not stop to show everything because you just need to come over and see it!
Here are both log cabin quilt tops! I will be taking them later this week to Ivonna the Machine Quilting lady. Unfortunately it takes about 6 weeks to get them back because she is SO busy and there is a waiting line! The sooner I can take them the sooner I can get them back, she has the quilt top now for the double sized bed in the Cowgirl room and I can't wait to get it back. I told her just to quilt it "cowboy" because she always does such a wonderful job and I am pretty excited!
I will also be putting dust ruffles on these beds to match the curtain in either a navy or a black check (black seems very popular in all the magazines right now) and it will match the cute black lamp with the blue lampshade I have too, so we will see.
anyhow I know many of you are anxious to see the photos of the quilts so I thought I would show them before they are quilted and again when they are all done!
Kay is finishing up the Customer Appreciation Barbeque Video tonight so it will post tomorrow- part 1 anyhow! If you want to see my stamp studio, my storage and my crafting area in my family room where all re-treaters will be creating then check this video out!
As you know I am opening a retreat in my home, here are some photos of what is happening with it!
I spent all of Monday painting the Americana room
No, that isn't a green primer but it sure looks it here. As you can see by the photo we just have the primer up. Kay was to paint the ceiling last night but he got home from work at 10:30pm and it didn't get done. It will be painted tonight and then I can roll the real color on the walls and we are removing the closet doors and I will be painting them as well. The closet is nice and white now too! The trim will be a vanilla color but more toward the brown vanilla than the yellow vanilla colors.
Here are 4 placemats I made in less than 2 hours last night. It feels SO good to be sewing again! These are for our Retreat Guests that come during the Fall. Click on them to see full sized and to see that each one has a different picture. I machine quilted them too and used fun matching fabrics for the back. I still have cloth napkins to make but ran out of time and fabric! oh darn! Another trip to my favorite quilt store! (shhh dont tell Kay but I am buying another full set of these so we have 8 ) lol
Here is the Log Cabin Quilt top. It will have one more solid navy border tonight after I get this posted! lol
Here are the fabrics I have chosen for the RED log cabin , with all the fabric I have I had to buy 3 pieces to match what I wanted to achieve! lolol sheesh I will be working on this quilt top the rest of this week.
Well, there is my update on the Retreat progress. We already have bookings and we will be ready to go within 10 days, so feel free to email me for info and the NEW website will be up within a week! I hope your week is productive as well and I would love to hear what you are up to!