Wednesday, April 21, 2010

One Day at a Time

So many things are happening here at Morning Star Quilts that it makes my head spin. We survived our first Quilt Rush Shop Hop and had a blast while we were at it! Thank you to all who participated. We met so many new friends and shared a lot of laughter and fun. The participating shops will be meeting next Wed. to draw our winners - hopefully you.
I wanted to have a fun display of pincushions for the shop hop so the girls have been busy making all sorts of them, elephants, turtles, pears, strawberries, tomatos, roosters, hearts, cupcakes, sundaes...... We have a nice selection of wool, floss, and antique buttons to create the pincushion of your choice.
One of the newest additions to the store is Leo the Long arm. We are now selling the Avante and Fusion long arms from Handi Quilter. You can visit Leo in the store and take him for a ride or make an appointment to try Diamond the Fusion.
Mark and I had a great vacation with our friends Gary and Cinde. While we love the ocean and all the critters swimming in it, it is always nice to come home. I am such a baby about missing my family, friends, and of course Ziggy.

God Bless,

I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.
Ashleigh Brilliant

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Things I Miss The Most

Vacation is always a time of reflection and appreciation for me. Because so much of our time while away is spent underwater I have a lot of time to think and less time to talk. Imagine that, less time to talk, so I talk to myself underwater. Today I was thinking what a blessed life we have been given. I have a husband who I adore and who has taken such good care of me for 37 years. Tomorrow April 7th is our 37th anniversary. Mark has been my best friend for so many years and knows me better than anyone. He has always supported any endeavor and dream I have pursued. He also knows my weaknesses and tries to help keep me in line. What a tough job that is, and definitely not an easy one! I'm always so thankful that Mark's parents raised such an awesome man. My advice for marriage - put your spouse first, love unselfishly, spend time alone, take care of each other and love the bad as well as the good.
We have been gone from home for 10 days and have 5 more days of vacation left. While we enjoy and relish our vacation time we (I) start to miss home. I get especially homesick. So here are the top ten things I miss the most from home:


Ziggy (lets be truthful)

Friends (the She's)

More friends

Our bed (my back is killing me)

My cheese grater

Fitted sheets (I sleep like a cat in a burlap sack)

Ronda Brown's Birthday ( she's 49 tomorrow)

Coffee ice cream (for that matter any ice cream)

Fabric (to fondle, feel, and drool over)

Take care I can't wait to see you all!


Monday, April 5, 2010

Hi Ho Silver Sea Horses and Away We Go!

I don't know how this will come through from so far away but I will try. I'm hoping Mark can add some of his photos. We are having a great time in Bonaire. The diving has been fabulous. Lots of sea horses this trip and no frog fish so far. The reef actually looks more healthy than the last time we were here. Quilting is never far from my mind. When we are under water I get such inspiration for batiks. The fish, coral, water and everything else makes me think of gorgeous fabric, and I have to tell you there is no limit to color. Mix it all and always add in black and white. I am always amazed and breathless at God's underwater creation. I feel so blessed to be able to enjoy the underwater beauty and quiet calm that the ocean brings to my life.
Chain Morey and the third picture is a Sea Horse!
Marsha and her dive buddy Cinde Nelson!

The girls are doing a great job running things at the store. Jen and Brian just got back from a trip to Disneyland with the boys. Jen is leaving Friday April 9 with Brian to vendor the Auburn Quilt Show. If you are at the show stop by and say Hi. We are also busy getting ready for Quilt Rush which starts April 14 thru Sunday April 18. The theme is Rock Around the Block. T-shirts and project bags will be available as well as our store block and kits for Morning Stars version of the 2010 Quilt Rush Quilt. Even if you are unable to do the whole shop hop please come by and say Hi!

Bon Bini