Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Quilter Waits Until the Last Possible Moment

That is a shock, isn't it?  I mean, my waiting until the last possible moment to do something...Yeah, right.  This project has been hanging over my head for months.  Of course, I am leaving in the morning for Houston and this rug is going with me so for the last two nights I have stayed up until 4:30 and 6:30 in the morning trying to make up for not working on it for all of those many months.  I finally got the first coat of varnish on it this morning and am crossing my fingers that I can get it done soon enough to avoid having to hang it out the car window to finish drying, especially taking into consideration the size of this baby (10' x 7').  I think that is called a sail.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

A Quilter's Prayer

This is really selfish.  I am already thinking in terms of praying for lots and lots of support, and sales, of my new fabric line.  I am using a loud speaker to start calling in all of my favors that are owed to me (cannot think of anyone who owes me anything, but, it cannot hurt to call, can it?).  I am reaching out to all of my BFF's...both of you, for assistance in this endeavor.  Family, friend, co-workers (ok, so I am retired but I used to have co-workers), everyone I know even casually, hey, if I smiled at you in passing, you qualify as my new friend, all of you, I need your help.  Go to your local quilt shop and tell them to look for our booth, #2302, in Houston at the Houston Quilt Market this coming weekend.  Tell them you want to purchase my fabric by the BOLT.  Um, wait, if you want to do that, call ME.
I need at least 100 shops to buy the entire line.  That seems like an unsurmountable number. Like I said, prayers, prayers, and more prayers.......

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Yeah, Yeah Yeah

What a Notion- Quilt on a Chair
Large Clipboard with I Dream in Color
You have so-o-o heard it before--I am too busy to think.  Truthfully, I finally made it to bed at 7:30 this morning.  I slept for two hours and then hit the ground running.  Check these babies out:

Now, I can hear you saying, "That's not so much to get accomplished." Well, please add to the equation that not only have I made these guys, for two of them I created and then printed the fabrics before I used them in the projects.  So there, take that and sit on it....please, do sit on it.  It is comfy...... O.k., so I am just looking for a little sympathy.  Is it working????
What a Notion -Small clipboard

Friday, October 19, 2012

Hello Quilters

Sorry, still to busy to think of much of anything to write.  Please bear with me.....

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

My Cups Runneth Over

Here are three more with more to follow.....hope you enjoy! (check out the distortion on the outer cups.  O.K, so the IPhone is not perfect.)

Monday, October 15, 2012

Quilted Cup

So-o-o cute if I do say so, myself.  Yep, I am back to making the finished Quilt in a Cup kits.  Actually, I will be making several more of these babies as well as some Clipboards and Clocks.  If anyone is interested, (do I count as one of the "anyone's??? BFF alert!) I will be posting the images as I get them done.  I need some to sell at Sample Spree in Houston so my booth will be "legit" for selling stuff.  I am there mainly to give away brochures for the fabric, heh heh. 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Check it Out

One smart gal used my Quilt on a Chair pattern to make this beauty.....I am delighted to have been part of her fun! You go Karen!!!

Insomniac Quilter

Luckily, it has been a while since I have had this much trouble sleeping.  My mind just won't let me rest.  My "To Do List" just keeps growing and the longer it gets, the less sleepy I seem to get.  I get wired.  Most folks that know me say, GET wired? how about get even MORE wired?

O.K., "Manic" just happens to be my middle name. 

As if getting ready for introducing our new fabric line at Houston Market, and preparing our kits and stuff for Festival, and prepping for teaching more classes is not enough to keep me sleepless for days, I am very excited about a discovery I have made.  There is a new product called "Nerium" that I am hoping will make me look 20 years younger, hahaha.  What I should do is post pictures to see if anyone notices the years fall off....hmm, that would require my revealing my face without make-up....hmmmm.  I am pretty sure I can judge this for myself.....

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Gadzooks It Has Been a While

Sometimes when I have neglected this Thread for several days, I think, "Bad Bad Girl." Then, I realize that the reason I am neglectful is because I am too dang busy to stop long enough to write.  At the present time I am doing my best to get ready for Market and Festival in Houston.  Check out the picture to see our progress on the new Booth Look....

This is part of the backdrop for promoting our new line of fabric.  Just to give you a size guide, the scissors are 60 inches long.   Any guess as to the name of the line?  Duh.  Anyway, wish us luck because we need a bunch of shops to buy this so we can actually take it to a printer.  Please call your local shop, MONDAY, to ask them to find us and buy buy buy.  Don't take it for granted that they can find us.  We are small, new, and, there are TONS of other fabric companies they are affiliated with and change is difficult for us all. 

Thanks for the help, support and your patience, heh heh

Monday, October 8, 2012

Quilter Heaven

Ha ha ha, you guys thought that I would be discussing something with a needle and thread.  Nope.  This is another of my "projects" that requires no sewing at all....first, it is where I wrap myself up in Tom's arms and smile 'til my cheeks hurt.

It is also where, once more, I find myself thanking my lucky stars for all of my blessings.  I had two delightful shows, back-to-back, neither of which were even remotely profitable, financially, but personally, and emotionally, they were dynamite.  Probably, the highlight of the shows was when a beautiful lady walked up to me, hugged me, and handed me a card that contained thoughts of support and caring.  You know who you are....bless you.

It is where I say, "Thank you, " to those wonderful folks at AQS for apologizing to me, for my inability to keep my schedule straight, for forgiving my tardiness to three out of four classes and for understanding my inability to be in two places at the same time....and, a thank you to the participants of those classes for giving me such glowing evaluations, making it more difficult than usual to find a hat that will fit....

And, last, but certainly not least, for all of you who are reading this very tardy, I would love to add to this list of blessings the ability to get a real night's sleep.................that truly would be Heavenly.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Totally confused Quilter

I need some serious help. Well, I do need help in lots and lots of areas but, for the sake of this discussion, perhaps I should narrow down the field. I need help at this moment with this computer stuff. Not narrow enough? O.K., I need help with this "sharing" thingie I keep seeing on things like "Facebook," "Google," "Google+," you name it....oops I suppose that just un-narrowed the field. Hellllllp. I am told, "Dianne, why don't you just hit the sharing thingie so you can post your blog on Facebook? Or, why don't you "share" on Twitter? Or, "share" some of your creations on.....WHATEVER!!! I DON'T KNOW TO DO THIS, STUFF!!!