Here I am...back in Jacksonville until February. I must admit...I'm a bit pooped! This year we have traveled to Virginia, Texas, Iowa, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Pennsylvania... and there may be more but I just simply can't think of them at the moment.
It's now time to be with the gals at the shop... enjoy each other's company.. and get ready for the holidays. The store is decorated simply gorgeous. If you haven't been to our website in some time, please do so and look under Gallery.
However, my mind never stops thinking (maybe that's why I'm tired!). I've already come up with new ideas for a new booth design next year, new patterns to draft and publish, and fun new events for the store.
I'm currently piecing a wonderful quilt by Sandy Gervais with HUGE stars made from homespun. Since we have a HUGE selection of homespuns, I'm excited to get it finished. I know the "guys" will love it.. very manly looking! PLUS.. I'm also piecing a new pattern of a reproduction quilt - I'm calling it Pop Clyde's Bow Ties ! PLUS... I promised Jill (she works with me) that I would piece a halloween quilt for her that she finished stitching. PLUS... I'm finishing up a block for Jan Vaine's new book - it's a dove flying with a branch/berries in it's beak.
I've just found the greatest product - Transfer Eze! I must have Heather add it to our website. It's so easy now to transfer patterns (for applique, embroidery, needlepunch, etc.) to your background fabric....NO MORE LIGHTBOX....NO MORE TRACING!!! LOVE IT!!
Tonight I am finishing Jan's block then I must get busy on my Christmas gift. We draw names here at the store and our Christmas party is not far away and I haven't cut the first piece of fabric! eeeeekkkkk!!!
We're putting the final touches to our "Jingle Bell Quilting Cruise" !!! We're going to have a blast!!
Watch for more posting soon... I have a friend that will be helping me out !!! I can't wait.
Happy Sewing to All!!!!