Monday, July 14, 2008

Proud New Owner of Quilt Frame!

I am the proud new owner of a Next Generation Quilt Frame!!! I went to Sioux Falls on Friday with my parents to pick it up. We were on our way to a family reunion and made a side trip to pick it up. We stopped in Chamberlain at the Quilt Shop there and found some fun new projects. Then it was on to SF where we got the frame at Heirloom Creations and several fabrics on clearance and some new masterpiece thread colors. We went to Mills End and found some fabric for baby items. Then we headed to Brandon and stopped at the shop there. She has all the Lazy Girl patterns so mom and I each got a new one we didn't have. Then we took the county roads to Dell Rapids. We visited the quilt shop there too. It was awesome and they had the best selection of fabrics and new ideas we had seen. I had been there about 5 years ago and remember the owner was a student of my moms back in the day. Well she recognized my mom and called her by her maiden name! She thought it was so cool that her old home economics teacher was there. We found lots of fun projects there. One involved a 60 degree triangle ruler and it was so cool. Then we headed back to SF and went to Joann's ( We don't have one close). Then it was back to Mitchell to meet my hubby and little bro for the family reunion. Sat. we did some errands, including mom and I stopping at quilt shop in Mitchell. They were having crazy days and I got a bunch more fabric and some stencils to use. We went to the family reunion and then spent the evening at the motel. I helped my great aunt with her magic box and downloaded some embroidery designs for her.
Sunday we headed home, but stopped at the boat races on the Missouri River and got some fishing in. I got a nice burn on my legs and arms. We made it home about 5, but were completely exhausted. Paul helped me for an hour and we got the leg pieces together on the frame. Then we were done for the night. Tonight we worked on Thank yous and we put an hour in on putting the frame together. We have the base put together and standing now.
I spent some time Thurs. night putting a label on Molly's quilt, clothesline on Fri, Sat, and Sunday and did some more frog stitching on Sat. & Sun. I'm behind again, but I haven't been home since Wed., so now I'll have to get busy to catch up. Today I only got an hour in while supper was being fixed.


Hazel said...

Don't worry about being behind in the hours it sounds like you spent some quality time with your family thats more important .

Gina said...

What a great time you had. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself. Poor you getting a burn. That's normally my ending to a day out as well though.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Michelle said...

Gee, Moneik. Here it is 4:33am. I just got thrown out of bed by my alarm clock. I am really not functioning yet, and barely awake, and reading your post totally wore me out, before I even started my day! Slow down girl! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend marathon!

What a FUN trip it sounds like you had. Congratulations on your new frame! We will all be anxious to see it.

As far as the quilt challenge...GO Moneik, GO!

Now go back to work and rest up.

Cindy (aka Peony the House Elf) said...

You have been one busy girl and it sounds like you had a great weekend. I can't wait to see a picture of your new frame and of course your first project.

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Congrats on the frame! You are such a busy woman. How's married life going? You always sound so happy! Now, you need a day of rest.

Connie said...

Congrats on the quilt frame!!! What a fun new toy! Sounds like it was a really nice weekend and I'm glad you had such fun.

Regina said...

Missed you while you were away - can't wait to see your new frame all put together and operational!!!

Carol VR said...

Congrats, on the new frame. I'm glad you managed to fix the warp problem. You ought to be able to whip the quilts out now. I'm sure you'll be caught up the Jen in no time at all.