Sunday, April 17, 2011


I have been working on paperwork (ugh!) nearly all day today!  It’s been a beautiful sunny, breezy day (even if it was a bit cool) and I’ve been stuck in front of the computer!  But at least, I’ve got a lot accomplished today – sales typed up, purchases listed, contact lists ready.  Not to mention updated my judging resume and sending out a few important emails . . .

My 15 year old daughter, Jessica, is running track again this year.  She’s had two meets a week for the most of this month, so that means lots of running (i.e. driving) for me, too.  Friday night, we went to Ritchie County for their Invitational.  They do a great job with the organization and running of that meet, but it’s rained every time we’ve been there.  Plus, it’s a bigger meet so they have to make it a two session meet to accommodate all the athletes.  It was so dark, chilly and damp; both of my kids have coughs and congested sinuses now.  Plus it was after midnight when we finally got in our house.


This picture is from last weekend’s meet at home – my son, Alex, is on the far left, my beautiful Mom is next, then my Jessica and her boyfriend, Dustin (who’s now like part of our family.  It was a cloudy day, but nice and warm for that meet.  Much better running weather!


Anyhoo, I’m very excited about my new website’s progress.  It looks like the design is coming along very nicely and hopefully, the programming will go quickly.  I’d like to be able to participate in the FabShop’s sale days at the end of May, but the Websites For Quilters project manager said it might depend on how quickly I can upload the products.  To that end, I’ve been working on the inventory listing today too.  I’ve got so many ideas for the different aspects of the website and its branches!  I’m anxious to see them manifested!

Also, I received word that Anne Simms has completed a top for me – I supplied the pattern and the fabrics (from my shop) and she made the top.  She keeps the pattern and the scraps and I pay her for the top!  I’m excited to see how it turned out!

At any rate, I must wrap this up and head off to bed!  Have a terrific week, everyone!

Barbara Ann