A Busy July 4th

Hope you are having a great July 4th weekend. I hadn’t planned on much quilting as friends were coming from Miami, but weather intervened, their flight was delayed for hours, and we postponed the visit. It would have been too much for their young son.  I made good use of the time and got busy…

This Thing with Bees

I have never had anything for or against bees. Sure, i squeal when they buzz around me, but it’s nothing personal. I just don’t want to get stung. But yesterday there were bee references all day long. It started Tuesday evening. We just launched a reciprocal mentoring program at work, The Pollination Project. The idea…

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…

Dressing Things Up

  Well after two years and hundreds of orders from both craft shows and Etsy, I am dressing things up. I guess all those happy, shiny Vistaprint commercials finally got to me.   First up, labels for my tea towels. Unfortunately they are too big for the front unless I get bigger bags which isn’t going to…