Thursday, October 18, 2007

Going to the Longarm Quilter

This evening two baby quilts are headed to a new machine quilter, so that they are ready to take with us to Texas at Thanksgiving. After being home with pneumonia for several weeks, I decided the only way to get these done was to send them out! It is also a good project for a new machine quilter, to see if I like her work, etc.

The first one features the monkey sock fabric, which makes me laugh every time I see it. It brings back fond memories of my little boy jumping on the bed singing "3 little monkeys jumping on the bed..." My little boy is now 19 and no longer could jump on the bed without hitting his 6 foot 4inches body on the ceiling!

The second one is left over minkee fabric from my Stash!! Yes, I am making a dent, ever so small in my stash!! Even after making both of these quilts, I still have leftover Minkee. I was hoping this quilt would be the end of it! It reminds me of sewing with polyester fabric, as it is so slippery...definitely not my favorite.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Tokyo in January!!

After several weeks of indecision, today I booked my plane ticket to Tokyo in January to see the Tokyo Great International Quilt Show!! Most of my dilemma was around the $1100. cost for the plane ticket. Knowing this is my sisters last year in Japan and that it would be my last chance to go for awhile, I was desperate to figure out a way to go, that wouldn't cost so much.

Last week, while home with pneumonia, I decided to check to see how many airline miles my son had. I discovered if I transferred a few thousand miles from my account to his, I would soon have enough miles for a reward ticket for under $200!! Thanks wonderful son for the plane ticket!!

I'll be meeting my sister that lives in Okinawa and my niece for the week in Tokyo! I'm so excited and looking forward to going back again this year. We had a wonderful trip last year...see earlier posts for many wonderful quilts from that show. Now it's time to plan some day trips for the days that we are not at the quilt show or in Nippori fabric shopping...ok bloggers...any ideas? Also, would love to meet for coffee any fellow bloggers that are going to the show.