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…

Craving Spring

  I just shipped a custom order of these cute spring tea towels. There were 15 in total that a woman ordered to be a favor for a family party she is hosting next week.    It is always fun to see a large order come together. It can be tough sometimes to ensure precision and…

Ideas from Customers

  Someimes the best ideas really do come from customers. I wrote in December about the customer, Judy, who had the idea of a series of “baby’s first” bibs. Seems obvious, but I never would have made them as a group to sell as a package. Judy’s friend bought them that way, and Judy got a…

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.…

New Toy

When I first decided to add machine embroidery to my sewing repertoire a year and a half ago, I really wanted one of the larger machines with a larger sewing bed. But I just couldn’t reconcile the price tag so I got a middle-of-the-road Bernina. So imagine my surprise when a local shop was closing…