Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Show Set-up Day

Today we set up our travelling store in the all purpose Event Building at the Arizona State Fair in downtown Phoenix.  There has usually been an animal show in the same building the weekend before – cows, sheep or even pigs.  The fair people give it their best shot in cleaning but a lot of the “city folk” vendors are very delicate and don’t like the left over smells.  We two country girls are not offended by barn odors….adds to the charm of the place!  No matter who was there last week, this is always a great show and we enjoy all the Snow Birds and other southwestern shoppers.

If you are coming to the show, remember to go to www.RustyBarn.com to print out a discount coupon to enter the show.  We open tomorrow, Thursday, January 29, at 10 am.  See you at the show!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Back to Blogging!

After posting my one and only blurb, life got a little out of control!  In getting ready to hit the road for 3 large quilt shows and 3 classes early in January, I zipped off the side of my thumb with a rotary cutter.  That put a damper in getting ready to leave the next day.  We finished packing and began our travels south to Road to California Quilt Show in Ontario, California huge bandage and all.

Road to California was a wonderfully busy show and we met and re-met lots of great quilt-types.  All were happy and upbeat in spite of all the sad economic news.  My thoughts are that we all need our needlework to stay sane and happy…Stitch don’t Stress… is my new mantra.

Tina and I plus pooches are now in Tucson, Arizona where they are receiving some very welcome rain.  It seems like sprinkles to us but they are quite delighted.  I have 20 ladies coming to Bella Quiltworks to make our new Lacey Heart Sachet  in wool appliqué.  Everyone is planning on a fun few hours and completing a Valentine gift for themselves or someone special.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Getting Ready for our Next Shows

Welcome to my FIRST blog.  I chat all day (just ask those who know me!) and write newsletters twice a week for www.BirdBrainDesigns.net but this is just different.  Today we, at the studio, are very busy getting ready to leave for 3 quilt shows and 3 classes in the next 4+ weeks.  The place is a disaster area of pattern parts, bolts of wool and muslin waiting to be cut and kit makings all in a tumble literally all over the place.  The needlework pooches, Mackenzie and Campbell are out of harm’s way cozy in their beds under the computer table.  Then know when to snuggle up and get out of the way!  Please check out our Show Schedule and see if we are coming near your home.  Tina and I would love to meet you!