Saturday, September 28, 2013

Thought you might... to see this! My girl has been busy helping her mama out a little bit! Our logo is done, business cards are ordered, cheques are ordered and yesterday, we went on a road trip and brought home a truck load of fabric and batts!! Woohoo, that was fun! Stay tuned!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

I'm on a mission.... find items for my shop. I'm planning to sell wool for appliqué in the shop, I know of no other quilt shop in this province that carries it and I know it would be a big hit. Now there is a rug hooking shop about 20 minutes so that's where I've bought my wool over the past couple of years.

I think what they carry is called Dorr Wool. I don't know much about purchasing wool to sell, what brand I should or should not look for, etc. So, I would love to get some feedback on this if you have an opinion!

Monday, September 16, 2013

My Shop!

Just wanted to share with you the name that I've chosen for my shop. Kaaren from The Painted Quilt suggested it, and it was just too cute to pass on. "A Needle Pulling Thread" is under construction! It probably won't officially open until November 1st but as of today it has a Facebook page. If you're on Facebook and would like to check us out, you can find us here. Please drop on over and "like" and "share" the page! I'll have pictures to share in a few days!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Huge News!!

Some of you might remember the post I made here, about working in the quilt industry! Well I've taken the plunge, gave my two week notice at my job yesterday and plan to be opening a shop of my own in the fall. It's a huge step, and I'm crazy excited, nervous, freaked out and scared all rolled into one!

It will start small, but I hope it will grow and become a gathering place for so many others who love this craft as much as I do.

Today, I'm struggling with a name. I thought I had that all covered but because of what the province charges to do a name search, I really need to have one in mind that isn't similar to anything else in the province before I submit one. So, any suggestions would be welcome!

I'll keep you posted with more details as things come together!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Visiting and Pennies!

Oh my, my sweet girl and her hubby made an unexpected visit home late last night and I was up well beyond midnight visiting! It was so nice to see them! And it was lots of fun to surprise my mom with them this morning! We all had lunch at her place after church, and spent the afternoon together there enjoying each other's company!

Tonight, there's not a lot of energy to spare, so I'm snuggled into my lazy girl chair, watching the Hobbit with hubby and trying my hand at some wool pennies! This is a first for me, I don't even know for sure if I'm going about it the right way, but I think they're pretty darn cute and I'm enjoying the hand work!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

A New Addition!

Our family, well our extended family, is gonna have a new addition in November. My niece is expecting a little boy and tonight we are going to shower her with baby goodies. It should be fun! Lots of fun gifts, good food and tons of laughs I'm sure! lol

I wanted to make her a quilt, but decided to wait until after the baby was born just in case it wasn't a boy! But then earlier this week, I thought it would be more fun to share the quilt at the shower, so on Wednesday, I got busy and got it started. I saw one like this somewhere on the internet, can't remember where now, and so I apologize for not giving credit where credit is due. And I know mine isn't exact but it's similar! I hope she loves it! It's not quilted, and not even appliquéd yet, and I want to add the baby's name to it before we quilt it. And I was afraid to do that now, you never know, the name may change several times between now and when he's actually born. So she won't have the quilt when he's born, but shortly there after!

Happy Baby Shower, Jenna! Love you!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Time flies!!

Wow, it's hard to believe that it's the first of September already! The summer has gone by in a whirl! It's been such a busy summer, haven't had time to even think too much about it really! I'm hoping things will slow down a bit for me now, but I say that every season and it never seems to works lol.

Today was a lazy day for me. We went to church, and then in to my mom's for a quick lunch. Then home to spend some time in my lazy girl chair, watch the tube, and stitch some hexies! Perfect way to spend a day in my opinion! Thought I'd show you the progress on the hexie borders, I've made my way around one corner. It's show going when you don't have much time to devote to it, but slow and steady wins the race, eventually it'll be finished!