Friday, February 9, 2018

So Whats in Store for Your Spring?

What a beautiful SNOW DAY! I have a busy couple of months coming up. This Sunday I am doing a vendor show at The Radisson Hotel in Menomonee Falls. There will be over 35 vendors and Swag Bags to the first 35 people who walk in the door.  Do you need some more essential oils, Lu La Roe clothes, Lipsense, WildTree, 31 bags, Pampered Chef... and so many more.  Interested in trying Plexus?  I will have trial packs for sale at the event. It will be done snowing by Sunday so why not get out and shop?

 This upcoming week I am the guest speaker at my Oconomowoc Quilt Guild.  My lecture is my Journey from Artist to Quilter.  I'm excited because this is the first time giving this lecture.  Love my girls for being Guinea Pigs for me. I have so much to show from my first Stamping up set to a boat load of quilts I have made.  Today I will be packing all the artowork that I need to take.
Friday I leave for 3 day of Quilt Retreat. 6 of us are going to The Pilgrim Center on Green Lake.  It's a beautiful place.  I'm looking forward to being there in the winter.  My guild usually has their retreat there in the fall.  Either time it is always beautiful and everyone there loves it when "the quilters" come.  The food is also very good.. It's nice when you don't have to cook!

February 24th is the Winter Quilt show at Washington County Fair.  I hope to get there.  There is a lot of work to putting on one of these shows.. So if you can get out there and view the beautiful quilts.  And leave your checkbook at home if you don't want to spend money at the vendor booths.  ( I just take cash)  :)

March is going to come in like a Lion. I have pretty much just a normal schedule in March.  Hopeing to make my first trek in a long time up north.
I joined a photography group. Unlimited Vision.  They meet twice a month in Waukesha.  I'm so excited to learn more about photography  * the right way *  I took this photo of a Red Tail Hawk the other day.  It was in the tree across the street when I came home from work.

April brings one of my favorite Quilt Retreats. Ben Franklin Crafts in Ocomowoc sponsors a retreat to Osthoff Resort.  It's a beautiful place.  Spacious for quilting or Scrapbooking.  Theres a nice pool that we love to enjoy.  I have been blessed with so many good friends to go on these retreats with.
From what I heard there are a few spots left.  Check it out.

After Quilt Retreat I will be gearing up to go visit my parents and my sister in Arizona. To be honest that can't come soon enough.  I'm anxious to see mom.  I love Arizona!!  Not to live there but, I will always be visiting. I loved the hiking in the White Tank.  Dad has a really nice house. My sister's house and my dad's house back yards meet.  It's such a different environment than Wisconsin.  Again I am so blessed to have my parents.  Mom just turned 90 and dad will be 98 in 4 days.  He golfs 3 times a week. I don't think he would have been able to do that if he stayed here for the winter.  God bless them!!

And now the last most important thing in my life right now is Brayden.  My Grandson will be 4 months old this week.  He is growing so fast.  He is the love of my life.  Along with my family and my animals.  I thank God everyday for all the blessings he has given me.  I'll leave you with a few photos of Brayden.  

Friday, February 2, 2018

End of the Year Part ll

In the beginning of Dec. Mike and I went to Surprise and Sedona to visit my parents and my sister.  Here are just a few photos from our trip.  My mom celebrated her 90th birthday on Dec. 21.  Of course we had to have a party for her while we were there.  Dad had the coolest hummingbirds coming to his feeder!!