Monday, March 24, 2014

Am I the worst blogger ever?

No, I can't be.

I never really did love Facebook. Too many ads. I don't play games. Twitter? Not my thing. I'm not that exciting.

Instagram. Now that I like. Alot. I'm a terrible photo taker. I love to cook, but mostly the basics, hubs just 'wants to fill the hole' and isn't into anything fancy. Now my Dad, he was into that. I sure do miss him. Too much sometimes. My ipad is an older version and doesn't have the best camera. I can't text for beans so I don't take too many pictures with my iPhone, but maybe I should start. Some of the pictures I see are so amazing. I'm  assuming they are taken with a phone.

So, do you Tweet? Play on IG? Facebook? Blog?

Visit me on IG, let me know you follow me. Once I hit 400 followers there I have a super duper cool giveaway planned.

See you soon?


Friday, January 31, 2014

Quilt shows

Why do we go to quilt shows?

I like the interaction with other people. I went to the Rusty Barn sewing show in Phoenix today.

I met some really fun people. Did I take any pictures? Nope, not allowed. Did I think to ask, nope.

The other reason we go, shopping. I was a pretty good girl. Pictures to follow. I did splurge on an embroidery cd for Affairs of the Heart. I've always loved that quilt and have had the book for years. Now I might even make it, or start it.

Do you realize tomorrow is February?

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Instagram

I don't know if you are on Instagram or not. There is an ongoing #thegreatfabricdestash and #isofabric and #thegreatfabricdestashiso (iso is in search of). If you are looking for some great bargains or some shocking finds (Tula Pink and Heather Ross at $45 per yard--really?). Loads of fun. Hint--see something you like type MINE and then enter and go back to enter your email and zip (ask me how I know). Hot items: Anything by Bonnie & Camille, Tula Pink, Heather Ross and ...

I'd show you pictures, but I'm a dork when it comes to saving pictures from Instagram.

Happy (fabric) hunting (destashing)!

Longarm fund is growing.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Is today really Wednesday?

Last week flew by...and I guess it it really is Wednesday.

If you are on Instagram, there is a great fabric sale on #thegreatfabricdestash

I've seen lots of goodies and have posted some myself.

Got to be fast...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Moving on

I've been thinking about my goals for the year and what changes I'd like to make.

I bought my longarm quite a few years ago, but with some very stressful job and family issues, it sat collecting dust for the past couple years. I really did enjoy quilting when I first got it. I was able to spend the time traveling to take some classes so I could be a better quilter. I got to be a demo girl at my local quilt shop for notions. I make a mean yo-yo. I branched out and became a vendor at the local quilt shows. Loved that. I enjoy meeting people and showing them a better way to do something and demonstrating new products. I miss that. Maybe one day I can do it again.

So, I'm building up my website and selling off my inventory. I want to start fresh here in Arizona. I want new inventory. I want to quilt for people again. I like making shop samples. It's really fulfilling to show someone 'hey that sample on the wall, I made it'. I want to sell my current longarm and upgrade to a different system.

I'll let you know when the website is live. Won't be pretty, but it will work.


The photo above is one of my shop samples loaded on my longarm.

Thanks for listening.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Happy New Year

I know today is January 3, but I've been doing some thinking about what I wanted to do for 2014.

I joined Instagram. It is pretty entertaining. Now if I could figure out how to save some of the great images I see there, I'd be a happy girl.

I guess you all know we've moved to Arizona. So I had to close down my business. Well, good news. I'm starting up again. The new name is Desert Vista Quilts. I've been working on getting a new website up and running. I forgot how much work that is.

So, what would you like to see in my store that you don't see elsewhere? I try not to sell things that you can get in big box stores, but offer the niche items. I've got some great gift packages coming as well. I think you'll like them. And, a great way to buy ahead for holiday gift giving. Yes, I am that type of person who likes to buy a little here and a little there. Less stress come November.

If you missed out on certain precuts in certain lines (think Comma, Mama Said Sew, etc.) I may have some that have been in storage. I have a limited amount, but once they are gone, that's it. I even have a little of Verna!

ps, if you got a reply from my Christmas post, be sure to give me your address so I can mail your little gift!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Merry Christmas (early)

Well, here it is the last Friday before the big holiday.

Are you ready?

We're skipping Christmas this year. We still are not quite settled. Lots of little repairs to do around the house (hanging light fixtures, curtain rods, fixing broken switches and outlets). Really you say? Didn't you buy a new house? Yup. Don't think we'll ever, ever buy another foreclosure/flip. We did get a good deal initially, but things are adding up. Yikes.

Enough whining.

Tell me what you are doing this year. Be sure if you are a no-reply blogger (lump of coal for you) that I have a way to get a hold of you. Auntie has some presents for her followers. What's on your quilty wish list?

Talk to you on Monday! Lots of (quilty) news!