Monday, April 29, 2013

The Big Dig

The time has finally arrived!  It's been a long time coming, but Pam & I never rush into these kinds of things!  Yes, it's true, the Buggy Barn is expanding!  We'll have about double the floor space we had before, so we'll still be small since we were tiny before, but it sure will feel spacious to us!  Actually, it'll probably be packed to the rafters just like before, who am I trying to kid?  So, as you can see, the floor has been poured, and the walls will be up soon.  Once the new front room is complete, the old wall that the main door was in will come down and we'll have one big room.  The shop is open as usual during construction and shoppers are entering using the side door by the bathroom in what used to be the pattern room.  Stop by and check our progress!

We are anxious for our Australian teachers to arrive for classes Mother's Day weekend!  It will be great fun!  This photo is of Gail Pan from Gail Pan Designs standing in front of her Berries & Bluebirds block of the Month.  She will be doing a retreat with Helen Stubbings, another of our favorite block of the month designers.  I'm so sorry I don't have a photo to share, but there is still room in the retreat, so come, enjoy, learn, and make memories of your own!
Meanwhile, I am frantically, madly, designing and piecing for a new book for Spring Quilt Market just three short weeks away.  Just writing that makes my stomach drop.  So best I go and do as the sign instructs!  Easier said than done!  Pam was so clever and gave me this sign for my birthday last year.  It's the gift that keeps on giving!