Monday, January 26, 2009

Something New!

I have a new blog! Its This is a way cool blog site, that has tons of options and groovy things. If you subscribe to this blog, or have this blog on your blog links, please go to the new blog, as this is the one I will be using from now on.
You might even want to consider wordpress yourself!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Cheryl Lou Who!

I finally got my tooth implant on Monday (over a year after my accident), and the dentist also did a tissue graft. So now the whole upper lip and right side of my face is swollen. Yes, I look like a Who down in Whoville. Or, Tonks in Harry Potter movie 5 when she makes her mouth look like a duck bill. Its lovely. But you'll have to trust me on this, because I'm not posting a picture! Not something for posterity's sake. I also have lovely shades of purple by my mouth and under the right eye.
This was by far the most painful procedure I've had done so far. Hopefully ever! Too bad it didn't happen at Christmas time, so I could really look the part!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Sign Off!

Ah, the lovely sounds of silence! Yes, the children are back at school, and Neil's back at work. Its just kitty and me at home.
I'm having a book signing on Saturday, January 10, 2009 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Quilter's Haven in Bountiful. This is actually the first "event" I've had since my book release, so I'm excited and nervous. What if no one comes? You gotta love insecurity!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Its Real!

I got 2 boxes full of my books yesterday. So, I guess they're real! I haven't actually seen one on a quilt store shelf yet, but that's the next reality check.
I'm having a book signing "meet and greet" event on January 10 at Quilter's Haven. I'm rather excited, actually! (Unless no one shows up. Oh, great. Now I've got something else to worry about!)
They were printed in China, which I found quite amusing! They've already been a long way!
The last of my "babies" (quilts) were also sent back to me from Martingale. I've missed them! They've been gone over a year! I was happy to see them again.
Check this out, too. My book is on the newly released page of Martingale.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

No Fanfare?

Yesterday was the official release date of my book! Wait... what? No fanfare? In fact, it felt pretty much like any other day. Huh... I guess I'll go do the dishes.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Baby has a home!

My baby long-arm machine Ginny*, finally has a permanent home! She has moved into the basement. Doesn't she look happy? She has been very agreeable having her own space. (If only my 17 year old were as accommodating!)
*When Julie Thorum owned the fabric store she started naming the long-arm machines like hurricanes. The one she brought was Annie; then she bought Baxter, who was a brat, just like his name; then Chloe, that Paul & Stacy took home when they closed the store; Dexter that someone purchased off the dock; Ellie, that was a little purple HobbyQuilter that was so noisy no one could stand her, and Julie sent her back; "F" was sold off the dock; then I got Ginny! (From Harry Potter) Just think, if I'd been one machine later, I could have had Harry himself! Oh, well. Ginny is the next best thing, and she's been a wonderful machine!

Monday, October 27, 2008

End of an Era

The quilt shop where I've worked for 5+ years, Threads of Time, is officially closed. I worked for 3 different owners! Its kind of sad, because I'll miss my friends! These are some of my favorite memories!
Cris: Ordering lunch from Applebee's. When she picked up the food, the order was all wrong. So, sticking up for herself, she called the manager and complained. The manager offered to deliver the right order, and threw in a couple of desserts, too! Only after the manager had left did Cris realize that she had called the Layton Applebee's when ordering, and picked up at the Bountiful Applebee's!
Cris: (again) Sticking her Harry Potter wand up her nose (Ewww!) When we told Paul to be careful because we didn't know which one it was, he licked it and said, "Nope! Not this one!" (Double Ewww!)
Cris: (yet, again!) Anonymously calling on the phone and asking if we had a beige fabric with small beige flowers, and kind of a beige background.
Mary: Doing ballet moves, or figure skating! Also, we would imitate what our children would do if we threatened to spank them (even though we never did!)
Mary: (again) "Why do you ever doubt me?" I don't know why, because she was never wrong!
Late night sewing... About 11:30, Janice would start laughing uncontrollably, for no apparent reason! Then we could go to bed.
Chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate. (Gee, I wonder why I gained 10 pounds working there?)
Classes, and learning from each other and just sewing for fun.
Tons of regular customers who became friends. Customers who couldn't leave fast enough! Crazy shop hops, open houses and block of the months.
Laughs. Lots and lots and LOTS of laughs!
I'll miss you, my friends! It was fun!