Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Going to see the new grandson, the twins and Opportunity Knocking

The day has finally arrived. I am finally going to get my hands on Grady and spend some time with the twins too. The girls are learning how to blow kisses and say "I love you" Have to say it sounds like little lambs bleating but I'm sure it means "I love you Nana and Grandpa". The kisses are thrown using 2 hands and no lip movement. Real kisses will come. If I could figure out how to post the video I would but that will have to wait until I get back. DH will be staying home to take care of the critters.

You never know when opportunity will just slap you upside the head. Yesterday I took some of my quilts in for a couple nurses to see at one of the nursing homes I go to. One person asked if I sold them and I said yes. He asked how much for my red/orange/yellow fracture strip bargello. I named a price and he paid me on the spot! He had just redone his bathroom in a log home in these colors. He has been looking for the "perfect" art for a certain spot and chose my quilt. I am so honored! One of the nurses is now talking to me about making a t-shirt quilt for her college bound daughter.

Today I went to my favorite lunch spot - I treat myself once a week to their food. I just love the Blue Sky Cafe in Fletcher, NC. I digress... I walked in and one of the woman who works there said "...and there is the quilt lady now!" Turns out she had been discussing my quilts (yes, I am shameless and had brought them in for the staff to see one day) with a customer who is looking for someone to do some custom design and quilting/sewing to include bed quilt, coordinating dust ruffle and curtains. She will be in touch when I get back from playing Nana.

Life is good!

9 comments:

Mistress Girly said...

have fun with the grands. i know i love when i get to see mine. How awesome you are getting recognition for your work and actually getting some business in the process. congratulations.

Serena said...

Congrats on your quilt sale. I just found your blog. I know my daughter loves seeing my mom. It's all play play play!

Serena said...

Oh I just scrolled and saw you visited TN Quilts. I grew up not very far from there in the Boones Creek Area. You should have seen the store when Polly owned it and it was incorporated into the actual downtown area of Jonesborough. They moved because of over head to the building which use to house the Farm Bureau Insurance office...more space but not as much old timey feel.

Lynn said...

Please email me at lynnc66@comcast.net so we can speak about what you asked.

Lynn said...

Congrats on all the quilt selling and orders taken. I just sold one of mine and it was a wonderful feeling of having my art honored this way.

I also have twin grandchildren and adore my time with them. Looks like we have much in common.

Judy Alexander said...

Thanks for following my blog. I am in Murphy NC right now at our camper. I just love being a Grandma. My GD is 6. Beautiful picture of the mountains!

Irishgirlsews said...

Oh happy day, to be with your new grandbaby! I'm still waiting for grands. I just found your blog, so happy that you have found an outlet to sell your work, its great to receive recognition for your beautiful handmade work.
Good Luck
Wendy
I used to spend my summers in Blairsville, Ga, loved the Western NC area too.

Wilma NC said...

I see you live in my neck of the woods. Always nice to meet fellow quilters from western NC. And I'm a nurse too!!

ButtonMad said...

Oh enjoy those little ones...nothing quite like them...such a joy...