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.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Spring has Sprung!!!

Ah, Spring!  What a wonderful time of year.  The grass is green. The tulips are blooming, All feels right with the world.  My knee is finally starting to feel somewhat normal after my surgery.  Next week, I can start swimming again, and I am so looking forward to the exercise.  It has been four weeks since I have been able to do any kind of exercise!  I am also back to quilting in earnest trying to catch up on everything that I got behind on while I was out of commission.  I just finished what is definitely one of my best looking quilts ever the other day.  I used Kim Bruner's Twirly Whirly Feathers technique, and it turned out really cool.  I will be using more of that technique in the future, for sure.  Today, I am off to a baby shower for my daughter in law's brother and wife, who also happen to be former students of mine.  Looking forward to seeing everyone there.  After that, hubby and I are headed for a "date" with no particular plan.  I do believe it will include a stop at a greenhouse and the purchase of some flowers for my front porch, though.  Yay!  Spring!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Knee Surgery Stinks!

Wow!  What a crappy week I have had!  Started out with a fun weekend working at my mom's quilt shop for a Shop Hop and ended up with emergency knee surgery and a week laying on my back with my knee above my heart.  I was about to go crazy!  The bad thing was that I have a bunch of quilts that need to be quilted for my long arm business and I just lost over a week of work time.  Right now, I can only work for about and hour and then have to sit with my knee up for awhile.  Slow going.  Luckily, my customers are very understanding ladies and only one of the quilts is a graduation gift that must be finished in the next week or so.  Speaking of which, I better get in there and work on it for awhile!