Thursday, June 16, 2011

Whew -

I feel like I have been on a treadmill that just keeps going faster!  Graduation, grandson leaving for Marine bootcamp, surprise birthday parties, visitors from NV,  PA, Phoenix and downstate MI and then there is the quilt shop.  Good thing I have great hard working staff that keep things going at Hearts To Holly - I don't know what I would do without them!  Hearts To Holly will be vending at the Little Traverse Bay Quilt Show Friday and Saturday this week.  It sounds like they have some great quilts for us to see.  I can't wait to see the creativity and workmanship.  I think we have some of the best quilters here in northern Michigan but then I guess I am a little biased!

We are also getting ready for our shop hop - August 13 through the 20th.  We had Island Batik design a special batik for us (six shops that are part of the shop hop) and it is really pretty.  Our theme this year is fall and I think the quilt blocks and quilts will be beautiful.

Well just wanted to let you know that everything is good here at Hearts To Holly - just busy!  So happy quilting and I hope to be back again soon with more updates!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

June is busting out....

June has brought lots of blooms and blossoms.  What a beautiful time of the year. The blossoms above are from a tree outside of the shop.  The tulips are done now but oh were they pretty!

The shop is busy - visitors are stopping in and our staff is bustling about cutting kits, fat quarters and more.  They have been great filling in for me while I have been out attending open houses and going to my grandson's high school graduation.  What a great time we had this past weekend.  Braden graduated, his mom - our daughter, Leslie, was the commencement speaker - chosen by the senior class - and she was great.  Braden is now in San Diego for basic training at the Marine base there.  He will return in September after his graduation from basic training to attend Eastern Michigan University.  So many many things that just makes my heart swell with love, happiness and pride!

Best get to the shop now - Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June 1 and counting

June 1 and the days are nice and long.  The sun doesn't set until well after 9 p.m. and is up in the sky early - it is so good having the sunlight.  Today is sunny, warm but not humid - a perfect day.  The shop has been busy - new people coming in, quilters starting and finishing projects - it's all good!

We will be hanging our fabric challenge entries today and voting will go until the end of July.  We have had 14 entries and they are all so different!  The quilters do such a good job - I am always amazed at the creativity - the imagination - of everyone.  They all start with the very same fabric and this year we put no size limitations on them and we got small things to large.  I will be taking some pictures and will post them asap.  Monies raised from the votes will go to Women's Resource this year.  Hopefully we will raise lots!

Happy Quilting!