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Quiltytherapy is Moving!!! December 30, 2009

I have not posted in some time because I have been preparing to move.  Gone are my days of living three miles from the ocean, back to the cold Midwest I go.

My favorite quilt shop filled with amazing women will not be right around the corner from me anymore.  Don’t worry they are an email or phone call away in case of emergency.

Now I must find new shops.  This will be fun, but scary at the same time.  It’s like finding a new favorite restaurant.  What do you like?  How much help do you need?  Do they have everything you want or will you have to find somewhere to supplement a craving?

Luckily, one of my good friends will be around to help me out with this endeavor.  She is just into quilting so it will be great to get her perspective.

Before leaving Florida though I did use a technique that I had never tried.  A very sweet client wanted to complete a quilt-as-you-go quilt for her granddaughter but was struggling with the piecing.  She brought her blocks in and asked for our help.  Since I had nothing else to do, hahaha, I said I would take it home to do.  The process is easy to do, but watch out for pins.  I was pricked so many times by pins on this project.  It was great that each block was already quilted especially since this was a full sized quilt.  I’m going to have to try this on a smaller project.  Luckily, I have about three baby quilts to make for 2010.

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Holiday Shop Hop December 5, 2009

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Bored?  Have some time to kill and want to register for great prizes?  

Check out the FabShopHop running until December 15th.  There are more shops than you can imagine.  This time of year most are running pretty good specials on fabric!  Prizes and cheap fabric, count this girl in. 

How many bunnies have you found so far?

 

Back in Action, News Thread 12.4

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I have been busy, plain and simple. 

I have successfully started a new project and sent out test samples.  I’m waiting on feedback prior to launching everything.  I had hoped to have an Etsy store running by December 1st.  Looks like that may not happen until February. 

Baby Ryan’s quilt has become a hit.  His mom is getting stopped by people to find out where she got it.  Time to start looking for my Gators fabric!  Of course, right as they are trying to play for the SEC Championship game. 

Personally I have bought fabric to make a quilt for me.  Out of all the stuff I have ever made, none of it was for me.  I have photos of my most recent work, but none really from my early stuff.  That is probably a good thing because my techniques have improved greatly.  Maybe my quilt will be done before 2011. 

While out running errands today I visited a new shop.  Great selection of fabric and reasonably priced.  Why is it that the staff at some stores are snotty??  Hello, I want to spend money in your store and you’re rude.  I choose to support local business so I do not have to purchase so much online.  I asked a question about a product and she looked at me like I had just spoken Russian to her.  Really, you don’t have anyone in the area with a long arm machine??  What kind of a place is this?  My little shop has spoiled me. 

Off to bed and start resting.  I will be heading back to Florida early Sunday!