Getting Organized for 2016

I love having the week off between Christmas and New Years. Beyond the visiting we do and the company we have, it is a great time to organize and plan for the coming year.     My quilting project plans are usually all over the place – in a big notebook, in my work notebook, and…

An Unusual Custom Order

I do quite a few custom orders and every once in a while people will send me the source fabric to sew or items to embroider. Sometimes it is a tote bag, jacket or apron to embroider, and sometimes it is t-shirts or a special fabric for a quilt. This Christmas I met a nice…

Custom Order for Baby Evan

 Bibs were a hot seller at the fall craft shows, with “baby’s first Christmas” leading the way. One of my regular customers had an idea to get a series of “baby’s first” bibs, and brought a friend.   Her friend ordered a whole series for her newborn grandson for Christmas. We did Christmas, Valentine’s Day, St.…

 Santa’s Workshop

  Things are very busy right now with custom orders for the holidays. One order that I thought was especially cute is pictured above. A lady ordered five matching embroidered and personalized aprons for her son and his four young cousins. I would love to see the five little ones running around the kitchen with their…