So, September is always a busy month. This year is no exception! I have been trying to get caught up on Quilts after working 16 extra weeks this summer... and get ready for my retreat this weekend and the Nelson Quilt Show next weekend! I'll be bringing things from Poppins Quilt Parlour to the show, so if there's something you'd like me to bring along, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll make sure it gets packed!
Have you seen my Debra Quilts Lots Facebook page recently? I post pictures of all of the quilts I have quilted once they've been received by their owners,,,, check it out, there's a huge variety of patterns, fabrics and techniques on there.... the biggest reason I LOVE quilting for others (the hugs are pretty good too).
Hey! I'm home today and I've spent my morning putting together the latest episode of Debra Quilts Lots and Knits Bits where I share my quilting and knitting adventures..... so grab a beverage and your knitting or listen along as you create in the sewing room....
Almost ready to to go to Fibrefeelia Fest this weekend!!!! I have a bagful of things to drop off in Grand Forks, another batch of deliveries that are going to be picked up in New Denver and a whole other gaggle of things to take to Castlegar for Monday morning!
I still have room for stuff to go if you're in need of anything!
There is still time to sign up for classes at FibreFeelia too..... it would be awesome to see you!
It's early in the day, so I'm going to go and finish up some custom Project Bag orders and do a little quilting before I head off to Poppins for the rest of the day. See you all soon!
A few years ago, I could manage/ juggle just fine. So, when I committed to fill in at Poppins while one of the girls needed 4-6 weeks off, I told myself I could work at the quilt shop all day and come home and quilt in the evening.... and I was able to-for the first month. Now that my play time has been extended at the shop, I seem to be ‘pacing myself’ and my home productivity has lost some steam. So I’m a few weeks behind where I wanted to be with customer quilts. They are getting done and I’m waiting for a few to be picked up so I can share their pictures. Thank you to all of my incredibly patient Quilters,I just need a 2pm latte to replace my nap and I’ll be caught up soon!
In March, the Vlog/Podcast had a giveaway..... at the very end of the video, I asked you to leave a comment about what you were working on. Shirley was the sole commentee, working on her Butterfly shawl! Thank you for participating Shirley! You get to chose a Sock Size Project bag! Please email your choice and I'll get it out to you!
Yesterday morning, I was able to film Episode 5, so please enjoy! If you haven't subscribed to my channel on YouTube, please do. I need 3 more subscribers to impress my daughter! I may seem a little rambly, but I decided to try to get the whole video done without editing.... I even had notes this time!
We took a drive through Orchards in bloom Friday afternoon to arrive at Heart n Sole on Grand Forks for a wonderful visit with Cathy and Rod. Then off to the school to set up our booth. Barb and I split a booth, I took some project bags and patterns and Barb had a sampling of things from Poppins. After a dinner visit, we stayed at a quilter’s home. She’s all set up for small retreats and we stayed up late visiting with Delilah and Joanne from Cottage Treasures. On Saturday, we were treated to an amazing presentation, lots of hugs and visits from old friends. Kathy from Fruitvale brought her One Block Wonder from our class!
We got to see some amazing quilts, buy ourselves some treats and then it was time to come home! I was able to deliver a quilt and pick up another....
Today, I went out to the Modern Guild Sew Day to give a little demo but I was too tired to stay and sew... I wanted to, but my old body said no so I came home and had a little nap! Looks like they had tons of fun...
Mid month already and things are rockin’ ! I’ve been filling in at the quilt shop all month and coming home full of inspiration every day! Friday I carried a bagful of new fabrics home for project bags and managed to quilt some quilts and some bags too!
I love every new fabric that comes into the shop and I’m finding panels all over the store! It’s more fun than work, really!
We are headed to Grand Forks April 27 th for the Western Kootenay Quilt Conference, I’ll be bringing my bags, and a selection of things from Poppins, so if you need anything specific, contact the store. Email is email@example.com or call us at 250-493-1815.
I’d also be thrilled to pick up your quilts to quilt, so bring them along too!
I filmed Episode 4 today, pretty much all in one fell swoop, I didn't edit anything. I did have two starts but I got a little teary eyed when I was talking about my friend Jana and her son Zach, who's searching for a Type O Kidney match. All of the links to the Donor Registry in BC and the Live Donor program are in the Show notes, so if you're wanting to ensure you have registered as an organ donor, go to the registry page and sign up. You can also verify whether or not you've registered with your personal health care number. Only 23% of Canadians are registered as organ donors....
Here is the link to Episode 4! of Debra Quilts Lots and Knits Bits. And there are a few new bags and some DPN Holders/Needle Nannies too!
If you watch to the very end, there are details about the GIVEAWAY!!!!!
After many technical glitches that I'm sure many wouldn't have, I retaped my video this morning....it is missing these pictures at the end but I'm going to leave it as is and put these close up shots here for you. Enjoy! Episode 3 Debra Quilts Lots and Knits Bits