Thursday, April 24, 2014

Shar and I worked in the Annex yesterday. We're starting to get set up for our Eclectic Garden Junkstyle show (May 23, 24, 24). I cleaned out a small shed at the farm over the weekend and found a lot of the display pieces I used to have for the Prairie Christmas Boutique - quite interesting. I hope to convert the building to a potting shed someday soon.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Just playing around with some ideas for the Eclectic Garden Junkstyle show. this is really upcycling - the rug I cut up for the backgrounds was made from rags in the first place.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Last weekend we celebrated my mom's 90th birthday. Here she is with my brother, sister and I. Jan's the youngest, I'm the oldest and Tom's in the middle. We had a great time. Many of her grandchildren, great grandchildren and her great great grandson were able to be with her.
Mom is very independent. She lives alone, just got her driver's license renewed for two more years and loves to stay busy with her crazy quilts and crafting. Yes, we know how very lucky we are.

Mom will be moving to Florida in the Fall. My brother and his wife Barb are already there. Jan and Jim will be retiring there too. I will spend 5 to 6 months a years there also.

We've been busy cleaning out Mom's Johnston townhouse. I'll have a lot of her antiques at our Eclectic Garden Junkstyle in May. Then, June 13-15 we'll open up the annex again for Treasured Textiles Junkstyle. Mom will be selling a lot of her fabric, craft and quilting supplies at this sale. Shar and I (and probably other staff members) will add quilts, fabric, patterns, books and antique quilt blocks from our own collections.