Well, Saturday was dance picture day for the girls. It was a day l-o-n-g extravaganza for me. The girls are in 5 dances in the recital in June, so they had 5 different picture times on Saturday, which is why it took so long. I did really enjoy getting to see them all dressed up in each of their costumes. Preparations start the night before. I lay out all their “gear” to make sure we have everything.
10 outfits and 10 pairs of shoes…= $$$$$$. Trust me, when I see the girls up on stage during the recital…it’s worth every penny!! I usually have to keep from crying the whole time! LOL!
So where else does my time go?? Well, you all know I have a family, I’m a quilter…now a LA quilter, and I work one or two days a week at a quilt shop (does that count??…because I’m getting paid to touch beautiful fabric all day…LOL!). Some of you might remember I also work as a traveling makeup artist for a BIG cosmetic company. The company’s initials are E.L. When I first started my blog, I commented that I was the queen of part-time jobs. Now that it is Spring, I work at my friend/neighbor’s ice cream shop, The Dairy Delite. I work mostly in the Spring and Fall during the day while the kids are in school. The owners employ high school and college students, so I work during the day while the they are in school. It’s an awesome job because I love the owners, it’s close to home and I’m home when the girls get home. The only problem with that job…I’m surrounded by yummy, diet sabotaging food all day! 🙂 On occasion, I also work at my friend Daphne’s shop when she needs my help. Whew, and I wonder where my time goes??? LOL! I hope this helps explain why I’ve been posting less the past month.
Now that I’m quilting for others, I will be phasing out the traveling makeup artist role. I’m tired of traveling on weekends. It became too much time away from home, not to mention gas prices. Last Fall, we decided to make the leap into the world of longarming. I can be home with my family, while making a little extra cash. Oh and I am loving quilting for others! I am so looking forward to this new journey. I just recieved my business cards! I’m so excited!! The printing company also sent me some complimentary bags too.
Love it!!! I just received two rolls of batting for customer quilts. I will be able to offer Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 and Hobbs Heirloom Wool. I’m just getting everything figured out and set with my prices. I would be thrilled if anyone would like me to quilt for them!!! And honored…and humbled. Please email me with questions and details. I am so excited!! Have I mentioned that?? 🙂
I did find a few spare moments this weekend to practice on Annie. I loaded up “Paganini” for the third time. That’s a story for later. Seems third time is a charm because I’m finally loving it! Here’s a peek…