Wednesday, August 15, 2012

August 15, 2012

Dear Friends,

Thank you again for all of your lovely comments about the Quilts Along The Lake event. So many of you have made a point of stopping in to let us know how much you enjoyed it. As you know, this has become quite the event here in Roseville for the tourists and without you being so friendly and helpful they wouldn't come back. Thank you again.

Sam Holliday would like to mention that due to the blog yesterday about the cornhole games, he has been swamped with orders and is afraid he won't be able to fill the demand before Christmas. If you know of someone who enjoys woodworking or painting and would like a seasonal job helping Sam out, please give him a call as soon as possible. Sam has everything they need out at his place, so they don't need to worry about having tools or equipment. He would welcome the help!

Mayor Noonan would like to remind the citizens of Roseville that all dogs are to be leashed. There have been several complaints recently about dogs running rampant all over town and we just can't have that. Although you may think your pet wouldn't ever harm a soul, it's hard to tell what they might do if threatened. Starting October 1st, any loose canines roaming the city will be picked up by the police and the owner will be fined. So, please for the protection of your pet and for the citizens in town just snap the leash on to your dog's collar when you head outside for your walks. Thanks.

Finally, we have received many new fabrics over at the quilt shop. Friend Squared Quilts tries to stay right on top of the new designers. Come in and look around and sign up for a new class. The new offerings will be  out at the end of the week and this calendar will run through the end of the year. As a little added bonus, I'll be starting my retreats out at the Holliday Inn. The first weekend of November, we'll be quilting away from Friday noon until Sunday night, so look for it on the calendar under "Rhonda's Reindeer Retreat." We'll have a great time getting started on all of those holiday projects!

Enjoy your day!
Rhonda Bauer
Friends Squared Quilts

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

August 14, 2012

Dear Roseville Friends,

I know you have been wondering where I have been the last few days here on the blog, but as many of you know I was out at the Quilt Show Along The Lake! Once again, the attendance was wonderful! We surpassed our number from last year. You know what that means? The word is getting out that this is quite a show!

Matt and Mark were very happy to see all the men return for another year at their tent. The fishing seminars were a big success! For everyone who is waiting, I am to announce that you can find the name of the winner of the weekend fishing retreat on their web site. Mark will get you all set up with dates and everything you need.

We were happy to see the new vendors from around town this year. Did you happen to stop by and see Sam Holliday's "Cornhole Challenge" game? I thought it was great how he demonstrated all the steps in building his little game from start to finish. I was so surprised to find out that my sister Tiffany was busy sewing up the little tossing bags! What a surprise! Sam wanted me to mention that he has many sets available out at the inn, so you can drive out and see his display anytime. If you are thinking of giving sets as Christmas presents to friends and family this year, he wanted me to mention that he's going to need some time to get them done. Just give him a call and he'll put you on the list. Also, as you may have noticed Sam will not put team emblems on them. He will paint them your desired colors, but you'll have to buy your own decals for them. Really, it's not that big of a deal. He just got this new inn off the ground and would prefer not being sued for using logos unofficially.

Another booth I was especially pleased to see was from the 4 Paws Animal Hospital of Roseville. As you know, their staff does an excellent job from annual vaccinations to surgeries for your pet. I can't say enough good things about Dr. Katz and her assistant Katya. I just loved the fact that they were promoting the Companion Project. Our Packer, as many of you know for many years visited those in the nursing home here in town and brought happiness to many people. I would encourage you to support this program financially if possible.

Well, it's back to the quilt shop today-stop by Friends Squared Quilts and see the winning quilts from the show!

Rhonda Bauer
Friends Squared Quilts

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Quit Show Cometh!

August 9, 2012

Dear Friends-

As you know, this weekend is the our Quilt Show Along The Lake event here in Roseville! Tonight we will have the final planning meeting to discuss all the details and begin packing up to head out to the park first thing tomorrow morning!

We have been very successful in recruiting volunteers this year. We thank all of you who have signed up or helped us out in any way. The Methodist women were so gracious in supplying us with extra tables for our pie tent this year and we just can't thank you enough! It was unfortunate when all of our tables suddenly slipped off the back of Sam's Produce truck during the rainstorm and then got run over by the construction bulldozer on his way into town, but those things can't be helped! Good thing we are all friends here in town and are willing to go the extra mile to help one another!

Also, I'd like to thank all of the businesses in town who have so generously donated door prizes this year. This raffle drawing is  our new fundraiser at the Friends Squared Quilts tent to help add to the Roseville High School Scholarship Fund. We especially thank the Roseville Lions Club for the donation of the snowblower! Wow! That should help bring in people right there! Remember how deep the snow was last winter?

Finally, I've been asked to remind everyone that this show brings in a lot of tourists to Roseville. Please be helpful in giving out correct directions as to places around town. Last year, we had a group of tourists lost out in the country driving around for nearly an hour looking for the park. Let's put on our Roseville smiles and welcome all of our guests. Remember each dollar spent here in town helps to keep our small businesses thriving!

See you at the quilt show!

Friends Squared Quilts

Monday, August 6, 2012

Back From Vacation!

August 6, 2012

Hello Friends!

I know it's been awhile since I have blogged, but we've been on a big family vacation and just returned last evening. Today, I have been busy recovering from the big week by doing several loads of laundry and catching up on emails! What did we do before email?

Ok, let me first let everyone know that we had a great time. This is Anna, Mark's wife out on her sailboat. She apparently has sailed for many years and was thrilled to have a chance to rent a boat while we were on the water. I think she is so brave! I'd never do something so risky. What happens if it tips over in the wind? I don't even think that thought even crossed her mind. We don't know who had a better time-Anna doing the sailing or the whole family watching her!

We heard that a big windstorm blew threw town while we were away. There seems to still be some tree limbs down that are blocking driveways and even a few roads here in town. Mayor Noonan asked me to please ask that you make plans to have to debris moved as soon as possible. They pose a problem for emergency vehicles to get through.

The volunteer firefighter recruitment effort seems to be going along quite well. As always, if you are still interested in helping out you'll need some training. The first class begins next Monday at 6pm over at the fire station. Please sign up with Gary Garrison over at the Roseville Times newspaper office to get your name on the list.

Karen Johnson would like me to announce that she is sponsoring an all day bus trip to Watertown and Miller's Creek in September. The trip will include a tour of the plant who do all of her coffee roasting, lunch on the deck at the Miller Creek Lodge that overlooks Lake Wisconsin and shopping at the outlet mall at Miller's Creek to finish off the afternoon! She will have free coffee, muffins and scones at her shop beforehand and Gene invites you to stick around for a cook-out when you get back! Sounds like a lot of fun, doesn't it? Stop by and sign up! Karen and Gene Johnson can give you all the details!

Well, time to get back to all that laundry!

Rhonda Bauer
Friends Squared Quilts