I drove to Greensboro to see a dear friend, Munirah, to work with her granddaughters planning quilts they would like. And to get one of her awesome haircuts. NO ONE else has cut my hair the way I like it, the way I feel like me, for nearly 20 years.
The moment I entered her home at 2 PM, I was greeted by, not just by Munirah, but by her sister, Samira, too. It was as if I had entered a whole new world. Awesome home. Aura of peace. Compatible sisters sharing a home. Before the girls arrived, Munirah brought out her 2013 Red & White Twister Quilt. Next thing I knew Samira was brainstorming for a quilt for her bed.
We planned quilts in that whirlwind of activity & excitement from 2-6 PM. Samira ordered pizzas. We concluded our day in fellowship around the table. I had a quiet 2 hour drive home then sat down to capture the details in writing. Five hours later, I could rest.
PS: Anyone who has sent more than 70 quilts always gets top priority even over mine.
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Dec 05-16: I love doing this every year. Above is what I have in my stocking. You can see all the 12 days at Ye Olde Forest on Facebook.
Upgraded Cutting/Ironing Station
Nov 05: Kelley (Ye Olde Forest Quilt Shop) gave me an ironing board (he made several for the shop) & the table that fits perfectly where my old one did. So much better. So much sturdier. Much better cutting surface. YES!
Nov 09: I imposed upon some neighbors to help get my table inside & the legs back on.
Nov 10: Time for pictures of course.
Nov 11: Decided to try to fit the old work table into the sewing room. Knew it would be close. Turns out I like it so much better. Moved the small desk into the living room beside the new work table.
A Bit Of History
Ye Olde Forest Quilt shop is a dangerous place indeed!! I just love it there! I got everything i need to finish of several projects. I picked up fabric for a J&L Grinch quilt and a couple of irresistible projects for myself. Enough said. Pictures are more fun!! What my work table, living room and closet look like this evening.
On October 13th with a $14 check, I registered my business name with the Ashe County Register of Deeds and registered online for my NC Sales & Use Tax. Just like that, I am officially in business! For NC customers, this means I will be collecting sales tax on thread & batting as I resale it to you. No tax on services though! With my business registration on the wall in the quilting room & my new business cards, I find myself in a place I never imagined nor hoped for!
Years later the law changed so NC residents have to pay taxes on services too.
Life is an adventure with a plan of its own to be sure!