Back here at the shop. The month of May will be busy and exciting.  Deb and I will be talking at the Appleseed Guild meeting on May 2nd, this may be the comdy of the year. Then there will be a book signing reception for Marie Bostwick on May 3rd 6:00-8:00pm. With this weather it looks like we will have coffee and Tea instead of lemonade. Stop in and hear Marie's story and check out her books. May 10 and 11th Al and I will be vending up in Big Rapids, Michigan. Mother's Day May 13th (so come get one of Marie's Books as a gift). Cathie Phillips will be doing her class on the Kanzashi Flower pin May 19th. There are only a couple of seats still available, so call and register. Check out the calendar for addtional classes. The last weekend in May I may be in DC doing a Quilting Demonstration, details pending. Right now there is a bang bang bang going on here at the shop, we are replacing the stairs to the apartment upstairs.
Too much to tell about the trip East. Lots to do and see and not enough time. Had to put Mom's house on the market. She still thinks her social security is paying for her assisted living apartment.  Went to a gallery opening in Providence, RI where my sister Cheryl had been juried into the show.  She sold one of her pieces to a Federal judge!  My two sisters, my daughter Barb and I had dinner together.This was a rare opportunity to coordinte 4 schedules.
See you soon'
Sandi
 
 
Well if you have been into the shop did you notice I'm not there? Bet you didn't. I am kind of on a vacation. Yes, the trip involves Boston.  Al and I headed out of town and the first stop was in Corning, New York. We did some checking out of the area. There is a lot to do and see. Kids are welcome. They can even make their own glass piece. Lots of arts and crafts shops,  a Western and Native American Art museum all within waliking distance. Restaurants are good and fun. We planned to stop on the way back to see the museums.
Boston was a mess. We had forgotten how the Boston Marathon disrupts traffic. On top of the race there is always hometown Red Sox games. If you are a timid driver don't drive in Boston. Just think of a very congested city with over 26 miles of a road blocked off, you can not cross Commonwealth Ave During the race.  We had forgotten that the race is a fund raiser for many charities. Heat was a dangerous factor this year. It felt like 100 degrees just walking.
Checking on Mom and seeing daughter Barb are a must . We all went to see the movie Bully. It is a must see for everyone that is invloved with kids especially teachers and staff.  i feel it should be a part of a workshop for schools. Oh, Mom said she had seen it 3 times!  She also wants to know when we are moving back to Boston since Al has retired and will get a cost of living based on where we live- and life goes on.  Next on this trip is Providence RI, for the opening of an Art exhibit my sister Cheryl was juried into. til then
S
 
 
Mark your calender on May 3rd. 6:00-8:00pm.  We would love to see you come in and meet Marie Bostwick, a New Your Times best selling author. She will be here to speak at 6pm and then autograph books. Check out her web www.mariebostwick.com . You may pre-order her books, we will have a limited supply of all five books. Her 5th in the series will be hot off the press!  Her books would be great for your summer reading or a book club! We are looking for a couple of the characters in her book, can you discover who they might be?
Spring has brought out the allergies and the Bunnies. Don't know where the month of March went but here we are in the throws of flowers blooming and trees budding. We have decided to have a Spring Fat Quarter Blowout. Come in and buy one fat quarter and get one free. Stock up on thread too. Buy one small spool and get one free.
Happy Hopping