Handmade Beaded Jewelry

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Saga of the traveling Quilt

My husband and I have been talking about going to Paris for a while now...Something different then going to Italy.  But we haven't been able to get there because we always seem to end up in Italy...We Love Italy.  Well I just went to check up on my quilt and guess where it is.....Yap...My quilt got to Paris before us .....

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sent my Quilt

Well I finally bit the bullet and sent my entry to Verona. Via FedEx....the final cost. a whopping $123. But at this point I'm just tried of obsessing over it. It is what it is and part of the cost of doing business, so to speak...I don't think I will be doing many overseas shows...At least I don't have to pay for it to get back home. They are letting me pick it up after the show. I wish I could show it to you all, but I have to wait until after the show. Now I will pray it gets delivered without any problems. I put down "For exhibition Only" $1 value textile sample. So we shall see. I will let you know what happens...

Sunday, January 16, 2011

sending quilt to Italy

At this point I'm still trying to figure out which way to send my quilt to Verona.  USPS is $58.00 but The Italian mail service does not have a very good reputation when it comes to the delivery of overseas packages. Most people have suggested FEDEX. I went to the FEDEX store yesterday to get a quote. OMG I nearly choked when he said $200. . What! the hold thing is barely 2 lbs. Box and all . It has been suggested that I get account at FEDEX so that I can get a discount. I will have to wait until Tomorrow to do that. Even the online service is closed on the weekend. It would be interesting to see how much it would be then.  I was just on the UPS website and they quoted me at $156.20.....So that's where it stands at this moment....to be continued....... 

Friday, January 14, 2011

Challenge Quilt

Every year one of the quilt art groups that I belong to, has a challenge. This year my friend Debbie is the coordinator. We all received a fat quarter of polka dot fabric in different color ways. We were to make 12 square mini quilt in any abstract design we can come up with.  This is a stretch for me because I don't generally do abstract.  And really, one I'm not happy doing.... here's is my contribution.     

 Now, if you want to see a really nice one go visit my friend Norma's blog.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I'm going to Verona

You can't imagine how nervous I was to open that email...I'm beside myself with happiest.  Doing a happy dance around the house...Now where are those cheap flights I kept seeing and didn't book....

Monday, January 10, 2011

Ruby's quilt

I just finished this top for my latest new great niece. Oh and she is the sweetest little girl and so adorable. Her name is Ruby Rose. Anyway, I been trying to keep busy today while I wait to see if I got into a juried show that will take place in Verona Italy in March. Notifications are suppose to go out today.Well, it's now 2:35p here so that means 8:35 there. I guess I will have to wait another day. This can be very nerve racking.  In the mean time I will now move on the next baby quilt for another great niece due any day now.
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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Making lemonade out of lemons

As you know we didn't get to go on our cruise due to a  blizzard we had here in NY.. It was disappointing, but we just took it in our stride. No sense in getting bent out of shape. I like to think that Tom and I can go with the flow.  So we did. We had our  un New Years Eve Cruise Party. My husband loves to cook.  Our menu was Fillet Mignon with roasted potatoes, grilled vegetables and a salad. With several bottles of champagne, red & white wine and lovely Italian pastries.  Here are our photos.