Welcome to my blog. I was inspired by the book, "Blogging for Bliss" by Tara Frey.

Welcome to my blog. I was inspired by the book, "Blogging for Bliss" by Tara Frey. My goal is to share a little about my life, and a lot about my longarm quilting business, Lone Tree Designs.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Spring Shop Hop Begins Today!

This morning, I am just hanging out at work tying up a few loose ends until it is time for me to head to Kearney for the Spring Shop Hop.  It is a once-a-year happening that is really fun.  Women from all over the state travel around and hit as many of the participating quilt shops as they can in a 10 day period.  It is crazy busy at my mom's quilt shop, so I go to help her.  We see some people that we only see once a year during shop hop, and that makes it even more special.  We also get a chance to show off our newest products and samples of new quilts that we have been working on for several months leading up to the Hop.  All in all, it is a long 10 days, but well worth it.  I look forward to it every year.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Exploring other Blogs

So, today I read my first blog post belonging to someone else.  It was actually a letter from one of my former students to his soon to be born baby daughter.  It was so sweet, but so personal.  It's very interesting to me that the "facebook generation" is so open and honest in cyberspace.  My own son has 3 blogs (which I hate to report that I have never read) and his own youtube channel where he posts all kinds of videos.  Privacy, or the concept of privacy that I have always had, really doesn't exist anymore.  For now, I am maintaining my own privacy by not using my full name, or the names of my family.  Maybe, at some point I will be comfortable putting it all out there, but for now, I am simply:  renaissanceSandi

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

renaissanceSandi is born!

This is perhaps one of the strangest things I have done in awhile.  Right now, I feel like I am writing to noone (which, technically I am!) but it is an exciting new venture for me to see what I can learn and become through blogging.  Truth be told, I have never even read a blog, or looked at a blog.  However, since I have quit teaching full-time and have begun all kinds of new ventures in the last four years, I have decided to add blogging to my list.  Once I figure out the ins and outs of this adventure, I hope to find people who will come along with me as I explore a newly empty nest, experience being a first time grandparent, and expand my fledgling long-arm quilting business.