Are big and bright....deep in the heart of Texas...
Before I tell you about my trip to Texas, I'll tell you about my new Janome! I love her. I've been sewing on a Bernina Activa 220 for 6 years now, and though she's still running fine, it was time for a new machine. This time, a quilting machine. Boy, does she hum! And for what little I've played around with, the quilting stitches are fantastic! One of the things I appreciate most was being able to purchase this machine from a local sew/vac shop. Supporting the local shops means a lot to me in this era of big box stores. I'm looking forward to many years of quilting on her!In progress are some mug rugs....
And Farmer's Wife blocks. I can hardly believe that I am *almost* done sewing my fwqal blocks. As in, I'm down to the last 2-3 I am going to sew before piecing them all together to make the actual quilt. Wowee! I know I originally set out to make all 111 blocks. But recently I decided I'd sew roughly 80 or so and make a smaller lap sized quilt. With my Swoon quilt in the making and other quilts on the "to make" list, I will be happy with a smaller version of the Farmer's Wife. Plus, I am *slightly* impatient and I want to get 'er done! ;)
So.....Texas. I flew to Texas 2 weeks ago to meet up with friends and to go to a concert. A concert by none other than Jordan Knight. If you've been reading my blog for any length of time, you know what a *big* fan I am. He pretty much rocks my socks. For 23 years and counting now. And like a fine wine, he only gets better with age. Seriously.
Here I am with my friend LD who lives in AZ. We're standing outside the theater which was this super neato theater from the 1930s. It was a real treat to see him perform there.
And here I am with Cami, who lives in St. Louis, and Alex who lives locally in Dallas. It was such a wonderful time, not only to attend the concert, but to see friends too. I cherish all these wonderful memories made with such dear people. I also look forward to the next time we will all meet up!
Here's a little snippet from soundcheck, a couple hours before the concert. *Sigh* This man is really something else.
So tell me, what have you been up to lately?