Tuesday, January 26, 2016

And you are invited...



If you live in the Houston / Sugar Land area and even if you don't...
and need an excuse for a Road Trip with your girlfriends...

YOU ARE INVITED!


To join us for our

Grand Opening 

of
It Seams To Be Sew...

Saturday, February 13th, 2016
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

We will have so much food, fun and giveaways...
You won't want to miss it!

I will also be having an 
online 
Giveaway
on 
Monday, February 15th 

for all my out-of-state quilty friends...

Please join us, I'd love to meet you!




Friday, January 22, 2016

It's a GIRL y'all...


UPDATE:
Thank you to everyone...we do love her so much...

Lana



It happened so quick, and she's graced our lives forever...
Magnolia McCall Dillender arrived this morning weighing in at 8 lbs 4 ozs...and BEAUTIFUL!
After 5 grandsons with still another one on the way, this little doll baby has us all AMAZED!
Our daughter Jennifer is doing great, as is our SIL JD and big brother Riggins!
Welcome to the world little Maggie...we ADORE YOU...


Thursday, January 14, 2016

This door is to remain unlocked when occupied...



Two clear sentences continued to be set before
us this past couple of months...

First...
One of the most notable quotes history...

"If you build it, they will come..." 
from the movie
Field of Dreams.

And then...
Believe it or not, this one from 
the bottom of the shop door.

"This door is to remain unlocked when this space is occupied"

We will talk about both and 
I will try not to lose you.

*SPOILER ALERT*

Everything you see from here on down...
WAS BUILT BY HAND
 and I wish I could take credit for it all, 
but I can not.

My husband jumped in with everything he had
 on this one and even as my list kept growing,
he kept working. 

For example:

I needed shelves. 
He Built Them.



I needed a little sink area with a table leaf on the 
side of it so I could have a coffee / snack table.
He Built It.

(disclaimer: this one is not finished but 
only needs the sink and faucets now...I will
update it later)



I needed the shelf he built me at home
for my online shop 
painted and altered a bit.
He Built It Out.



I saw a cutting table on Pinterest months
ago that I had pinned from
and I showed it to Bill.
I bought the shelving units from IKEA and
put them together, but...
He Built that top.

To tell the truth...everything in this space 
he fixed, replaced, cleaned or re-tiled 
BEFORE 
He BUILT everything else.
(including putting together my Handi Quilter Avante')

All that hard work led up to this....


These shelves with beautiful fabrics...


A place secured so I could display my favorite 
virtual rabbits from


It led up to a perfect Studio feel...


An even better classroom, all bright
and cheery...


A cutting center to make me never want to
cut anything anywhere else...EVER.



more displays of many, many colors...




Finally, it all led to this door.


My entire life, I've walked in and out of doors
because I was either told to 
 or I knew I had no other way out.
I spent a lot of time 
 looking in from the outside.

This time, the door opened.
I walked in.
I heard it silently drift closed behind me 
 and I thought...

"This door is to remain unlocked when this space is occupied"


The important doors in my life will remain unlocked 
as long as the space in my heart is occupied
with faith.


Thank you Bill 
for all the hard work, late nights, and hugs.
It Seams To Be Sew...

Lana