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.

Monday, February 20, 2012

February is Flying By!

  Well, I am officially another year older.  I had my birthday last week, and celebrated it, as I have most of the past decade at State Wrestling in Omaha.  I enjoy going to state, and I love being in Omaha, so it is a fun way to spend my birthday.  I went to Archiver's with a friend and spent too much on scrapbooking supplies!  At the end of March, I am heading to a scrapbooking retreat, so I have been stocking up on embellishments and papers in anticipation of that weekend.  Today, I finished up a baby quilt, and quilted a small wallhanging and another baby quilt.  I am trying to get as much as I can finished before I go to Kearney this weekend so that I can deliver to my customers there.  Below, I have included a couple of pics from the quilt I finished last week.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Balancing Life

For the past couple of weeks, I have been working on quilts and going about my normal life.  I have spent some time at the quilt shop working with my mom, and last week, I was able to go visit my grandkids for the day.  Their other grandma and I drove out together for the day to see our grandbabies, and it was a lot of fun.  I have attended several wrestling meets, and am heading out tomorrow for two days in Omaha at State Wrestling. I have also spent some time scrapbooking with a friend and with my daughter.  We even made Valentine's for our husband last week.  All these activities keep me busy, but I am still struggling with how to balance real life with a home based business.  Work is always there waiting, and when I choose other activities, there is a nagging sense that I should be working.  I would be interested to know how others who work from their home strike that balance.  After over two years, I still haven't figured out how to achieve it.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Always Room for Improvement!

  For those of you that are not from Nebraska, the picture is of this year's Nebraska State Quilt Guild raffle quilt.  It is the most beautiful quilt that I have ever seen up close.  A committee of several ladies designed and made the quilt, and a young, very talented quilter from Lincoln, NE quilted it.
This quilt reminds me that there is always room for improvement, that excellence sometimes takes collaboration, and that quilts are works of art.  Needless to say, I bought several raffle tickets for this beauty!  If I win, you will hear me scream with excitement from wherever you are!