Sunday, August 30, 2009

Back In The Saddle Again

Well, I feel like I’ve been gone for a month (oh my, it has been a month!).  I have been going nonstop and it’s time to get back on track.

When we left off, I was heading to Denver for the National Button Society Convention.  I entered 2 trays into competition (no ribbons, but no “measles”), made lots of new friends and spent WAY too much money on gorgeous buttons!


This is a photo of my roommate, Roberta Schuler from Tucson, AZ.  She won several ribbons, including this original sample card from JHB Button Company as a prize.

I was also thrilled to meet Millicent Safro of Tender Buttons in New York.  She liked my books so much that she purchased several copies as gifts for her friends!  Now that’s what I call an endorsement!


I was recently in Loveland, CO for a show where they had a fabulous display of the Hoffman Challenge Quilts.  I sure do admire those who can create such imaginative creations. This one is by my dear friend, Sharon Schlotzhauer (her talents are also displayed in my Busy With Buttons book!).  She received a 2nd place, if I’m not mistaken.


Last, but certainly not least, I have been at the ball park, feeding and cheering on my Reno Aces / Diamondbacks who were visiting the Colorado Springs Sky Sox.  I could go on forever about “my boys”, but I’ll just post a couple photos and say that John Hester was called up the next day and hit a home run in his first major league at bat!  Could it have been my Rice Crispy Treats and words of encouragement?  Probably not but I’m happy for him anyway!

022 Manager, Brett Butler.

127 (2) My buddy, Chris Young.

 014 (2) Catcher, John Hester, the newest Diamondback!

To be continued tomorrow!