Thursday, September 29, 2011

Just a Quick Note!

I have been so busy working on new patterns and the website that I totally forgot about my Blog again. ~~sigh~~

I got the new fabric line in last week and I've been feverishly working on new quilts day and night. I'm trying to get a lot done before the quilt market in Houston. In my spare time, I keep adding more quilts to the website. They are selling like hotcakes and we're shipping them daily around here. I guess one of these days I'll run out but for now, there's still quite a pile to go. If you haven't looked lately, check out the new ones just added.

I just listed a Winter's Song finished quilt for sale. I've got a Winter's Majesty quilt in the pile to be offered soon also. It feels so good to let it go!

Thanks for all of the kind notes I keep getting and updates on your families! It's funny but I always assumed everyone would post their comments on the Blog but I get most comments in private emails! I enjoy it though so keep it up.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Did I miss it again?

I totally missed another weekend. I do not know how that happens. Too much on my mind I guess. I changed the look of the Blog again, do you like this one?

I have had puppy duty each weekend and Toto, or Taco, as my husband calls her jokingly, is training up really well! She can play ball for an hour, and sit, speak and come. She doesn't, however, shall we say, poopoo outside every time she goes. ~~sigh~~ We're still working on that one. Let's just say I use a lot of Pinesol on the kitchen floor these days!

She's a keeper though. She sleeps through the night now which helps after getting up several times a night for potty breaks and hugs! She officially weighs 3-1/2 pounds now.

She is so happy to see me in the morning and she follows me everywhere with the sweetest little conversational growl. It's her way of telling me everything that happened in the night I guess. I just go along with it since I have no idea what she's really saying! It's so cute though. She truly warms my heart!

I haven't had an inside dog for 30 years. Shameful, I know! I had a indoor cat for 8 years and after sneezing all those years, I decided not to have another inside pet for a while. I'm so glad I changed my mind although I spend a lot of time playing now instead of working.

Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow, right?

I got my fabric last week and been going through it and trying to decide which fabrics to use on the new quilt designs. I'm having a harder time trying to decide (could be puppy sidetracking). I have my favorites and I want to use them on everything! Can't happen though. The fabric won't actually be available for sale until January so I'm not posting pictures of it yet.
~~another sigh~~
Hopefully after Quilt Market ....

I have been listing quilts on the website and they are selling like hotcakes. This is a good thing because I need room for new designs and I'm a pack rat as it is. Some are my favorite quilts over the past few years but I'm learning to "let go". Some of them had two or three models of the same title. It was time! I still have a pile to list so check it out when you get a chance.
It changes frequently.

Other than that, I'm working on the new quilts in between puppy play time. Market in Houston comes in late October.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

WOW- We have LOTS of Winners!

OK, only 1 or 2 people actually got every single question right. Turns out, some of the questions were tricky I guess. Surprise? to even me! I started off correcting all of the wrong answers but it was taking all day as there were LOTS of entries. SO, I just left it alone and told everyone to email me with choices. It went much faster. Check your email if you played the Scavenger Hunt.

Also wanted to mention, I have 2 Facebook pages. One for Quilts and one for Cross Stitch. That was the question missed the most. The Contact Page on my website has both links on it.

I am working on fabric designs today and trying not to watch too much TV on the 9/11 tragedy. I'd sit here crying all day if I did. I'm sure you all know where you were when it happened and we will never forget. I also lost a high school friend last night so I'm so saddened for his family today.

Friday, September 9, 2011

We're on a Roll!

Happy Friday!

I just listed a bunch more quilts on the website and refreshed everything. I sold a few quilts so I had to remove them. I'm loving being able to control my own website. I should have taken it over years ago. Check it out when you can.

While I was in the design mood, I changed the look of the Blog. How do you like it? I decided to go the shabbyblog way. It's a fresh new look and I'm loving it also. Homework's done, house is clean, puppy is learning tricks, so there's nothing else to do but design. After all, what's a girl to do, right?

I heard from Benartex, my entire new fabric line is on the way to me so I'll be doing some serious sewing later next week. I'll have to check with Benartex to see when I can post pictures of this next line.

Don't forget the contest this week if you get the newsletter. Deadline is Saturday night. I'll be contacting the winners next week for choices on patterns.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Better Late Than Never!

I don't know where my time goes but it seems to fly these days. I finally got all of the updates done on the website. I corrected everything that I could find and I added new graphics to the cart. OK, now that it is done, I can move on to better things like working on a quilt. Still waiting on fabric to show up. Oh, the drama of it all.

The puppy is doing great- she's a sweetie and I think my blood pressure has gone down since I got her. Nothing like a snuggle with a sweet puppy to warm your heart! The weather is wonderful finally and almost chilly at night. Considering it was 98 degrees last week, a high of 72 this week is a delight. Fall is almost here. It's time to consider where to set the pumpkins for decoration. Oh, decisions, decisions.

I got a newsletter out to both lists yesterday so if you are on either the Quilt list or Cross Stitch list, check your email. There's a little Fall Free For All Contest and you could win a free pattern or chart. The deadline is Saturday to turn in your answers by email.