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Summer is sure winding down fast, a couple of months and the fall weather will be hitting this area. On the whole we have had a pretty good Summer. I thank God that we don't get that unmerciful heat that some of you are getting.

I posted a picture yesterday on my page of an anniversary cake that I made for my cousin and his wife's 50th wedding anniversary.  It seems to never fail that someone else always asks if I will make a cake for them. Yesterday a lady wanted me to make her a baby shower cake. She acted offended when I told her I didn't want to get back into it.  They have no idea of the time it involves and I hate the clean-up end of it. I perfer to stick with my sewing and not cram any more into my already busy life.

And speaking of baby showers, remember awhile back I got a 3 day notice to a baby shower and made a quilt in those 3 day's. Well the same family (sister to the last one) is ready to pop and I got another invitation yesterday for a shower for her for Tues. evening.  What's with people who plan these things and expect people to show up on such a short notice. I'll tell you this much, I'm not busting my chops to make a quilt this time. 

I have been enjoying looking at all your creativity and chatting with some of you this Summer. It inspires me to tackle some of my own projects. I have many cut out but with preparing to move (not heard anything about the loan going through yet.) and helping a young lady make a purse, I haven't gotten around to finishing anything. I have had to do some alterations also. You all take care and try to keep cool.

 

 

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Comment by Maria Carroll on August 3, 2011 at 3:59am
Irene your cake is beautiful! But sounds like it's time to take some time for you! Keeping cool in Louisiana isn't an easy task lol I don't go out unless absolutely necessary.
Comment by Karen Stenback on July 31, 2011 at 3:32pm
Your cake is fabulous!  Yummmmmm!
Comment by Irene Gallway on July 31, 2011 at 1:41pm

Thank you ladies for your nice comments.  I won't be going back into it though. One, once in awhile is enough and depending on what size they are looking for will determine whether I take on an order at all.

The big ones are allot of work and harder to transport so I will stick to sewing and be happy.  But it's nice to dabble in it now and then.

Comment by Terry F on July 31, 2011 at 12:47pm
That cake is gorgeous!  You are a wise woman tho, not to stretch yourself too thin.  Stick with what makes you happy.
Comment by Pam/NY on July 31, 2011 at 10:43am
I forgot to look at the cake pic...that turned out so beautiful! You're one talented lady!!
Comment by Janet/MO on July 31, 2011 at 9:24am
Whenever I have received a last minute shower invitation I can't help but wonder if they didn't get enough responses from their 1st list so they invited people from their 2nd list.  Guess I just don't trust people's intentions.    I rarely make quilts for anyone else unless I'm really close to them as people just don't appreciate the work that goes in to them.  It sounds like the same thing happened when you were asked to make a cake.  They think you can whip them up in an hr or so including the baking time.
Comment by Connie/KS on July 31, 2011 at 8:18am

Irene....the cake is beautiful and it is in my favorite colors. I think you should come out of retirement and go back into the cake decorating business. You could make "big bucks"! I have really enjoyed chatting with you whenever we happen to catch each other.

Enjoy the rest of the summer and good luck with the move!

Comment by Pam/NY on July 31, 2011 at 7:58am
I hear you Irene on these last minute invites. I think they are so use to buying off a registery that they wouldn't even think of making anything! I hate sweet corn, black eyed susans and mums, because it means summer is coming to an end!

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