Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bali Bed Runner

Here it is.....finally! It's been finished for a couple of weeks now, but I've been low on photography time since the sun sets so early these days. I really like the way it turned out, the stars are nice and bright. I did decide to go with only two colors in my stars instead of 4, and I really love the way it turned out. It measures in at a whopping 30" x 104". And now off to work, see you all soon!

Until next time!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Hello Monday (and December)

Hope this Monday brings everyone great cheer as we get back to real life, and the joys of of Christmas surprises (I am a big proponent of the no hints Christmas). I LOVE surprises, which can be a challenge in a house full of people who can't keep secrets! So, for now, no peaking at presents, and no pictures here of things I've made because you never know who will be reading...

Hello Monday !
Hello December (how did you get here so fast?)!
Hello Christmas shopping and present wrapping.
Hello Christmas carols on the radio!
Hello new fabrics from Riley Blake (yummy).
Hello split pea and ham soup (did I mention that the only reason I like cold weather is for the soup).
Hello Santa Ana's and the accompanying sniffles. Hello Vitamin C and Halls.
Hello birthday preparations.
Hello kit making and sample making.
Hello meetings and prioritized task lists, oh how I love you.
Hello seeing everyone's Christmas quilts dropped off in a rush, so that they will be back in time for binding, oh how I love to see what everyone has been working on all year long.
Hello stocking stuffers from little vintage stores.
Hello Anthropologie, how I loved your weekend store displays.
Hello kid's Christmas movies, I really do wish you could stay longer, you are always such fun when you visit.

Alright folks, have a great week, and hopefully I get something done this week that I can share (I can hope, right?).

Monday, November 21, 2011

Hello Monday

Hello short week in the office -- crammed full of things to do
Hello instagram - I have been loving you from afar for so long, it is now time to come home (new phone, yippee!!!)
Hello samples to quilt
Hello instructions to write
Hello turkey, cranberry, and sweet potatoes, we really should visit more than once a year
Hello family and friends visiting and playing Tripoli
Hello Thanksgiving week, I heart you!

Monday, November 14, 2011

1 week

So, it's been a week since I last posted which is pretty good for me. I got a lot done this week, and have an even bigger to do list this hello to....

Costco Runs (thanksgiving is almost here)!!!
finishing unpacking the trailer from Market and Festival (almost done, just a few boxes left)
finishing up a bunch of new patterns
finishing Inklings Designs
teaching on Thursday night at Amidon in Poway (Bali Wedding Star)
working on 6 new designs for Hoffman
working on samples for the booth
finishing the calendar for 2012 (can't believe it's only 6 weeks away)
shop mailers out the door
christmas decorations -- it's time for you to see the light of day
stockings to be made
last chance for handmade christmas items (really, it's almost here folks)

Have a great week everyone -- I got my camera back yesterday, so we should have some pictures this week!!!! Yippee!

Monday, November 7, 2011

It's a list kinda day/week

For those of you that know me well, you know of my obsession with lists. For those of you who don't know me yet, let's just say it's a mild compulsion, as in, I make at least one every day. There is something so incredibly gratifying about making the list, and the crossing out the items as they get finished. Not sure what that is about, I am sure there is some deep rooted psychology to it, but I'm not sure I want to know more. Just make the list already. Or in this case, multiple see it's that time. The time has changed and suddenly I always feel like Christmas is upon us, and I have not really started my Christmas shopping....well yes, I have a few things that I tucked away in the summer, and a few that I purchased at market for a few special people, but other than that, zip, nadda, zilch. So, I'll start this week off with a number of lists.....

clean the house
invoicing (which I ADORE, not!)
project plans
order new fabrics for the shop
online shop research (yes, I will be changing providers by the end of the year)
confirm teaching in January and February
Send remainder fees for January and February Shows (which all means balance the checkbook)
Sew new samples for January shows
Finish Amazon Star
Finish Bali Wedding Ring Bedrunner
Update the website with new pictures and schedules (yes, she is getting very sad and lonely)
work on taxes for Q4
call a couple of friends
call Mom
make Christmas list
Thanksgiving menu (yes, it's a list, yippee)
play bunco with the girls
plan a retreat for March/call Sharon/Margie
order new books for the Nook Color
Call Brooke - make hair appointment

Maybe instead of Happy Monday or Freebie Friday, I'll do a weekly to do list...perhaps that would make sure that the "blog weekly" got done.....what do you think?