Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The lateness of my posting

Dear X-Blocks fans and friends, forgive the "lateness" of my posting. I've been on a whirwind month - hosting grandkids and exploring X-Blocks. Specifically I went to the LA/San Diego/Orange County shop hop last week to demo the X-Blocks tools and quilts at The Quilt Cupboard in Garden Grove. What a fabulous success - I ran out of anything to sell on Saturday!

Sheri, the shop owner, just moved into her new location on Valley View in Garden Grove. It's a fresh and fun store with room to move around, a very helpful staff and of course - Annie, the resident cat. She is the perfect shop pet. Greets everyone with a 'walk-by' and 'look-over' then leaves you to your shopping. Be sure to stop by and say hello.

And now, about the grandkids' visit. Were they ever fun! Ages 7 and 9, suddenly they are into cooking. They invented yummy brownie-ice cream-sprinkle pies and oreo-pudding-cool whip surprises. We prepared a gourmet ginger pork roast and sweet rolls and apple pie, oh my! Everytime I was near the kitchen they wanted to invent something new. And --- they cleaned their plates! And said OK Gramma when I had to say the occasional no - or please don't.

PLUS! I've had some time to create a new-to-me way to make an interesting, striped/squared/half-square triangle kind of quilt block. I'm still fiddling - it's going to be a class soon.

I'll keep you posted,