Back in Action, News Thread 12.4

I have been busy, plain and simple. 

I have successfully started a new project and sent out test samples.  I’m waiting on feedback prior to launching everything.  I had hoped to have an Etsy store running by December 1st.  Looks like that may not happen until February. 

Baby Ryan’s quilt has become a hit.  His mom is getting stopped by people to find out where she got it.  Time to start looking for my Gators fabric!  Of course, right as they are trying to play for the SEC Championship game. 

Personally I have bought fabric to make a quilt for me.  Out of all the stuff I have ever made, none of it was for me.  I have photos of my most recent work, but none really from my early stuff.  That is probably a good thing because my techniques have improved greatly.  Maybe my quilt will be done before 2011. 

While out running errands today I visited a new shop.  Great selection of fabric and reasonably priced.  Why is it that the staff at some stores are snotty??  Hello, I want to spend money in your store and you’re rude.  I choose to support local business so I do not have to purchase so much online.  I asked a question about a product and she looked at me like I had just spoken Russian to her.  Really, you don’t have anyone in the area with a long arm machine??  What kind of a place is this?  My little shop has spoiled me. 

Off to bed and start resting.  I will be heading back to Florida early Sunday!

September FabShopHop

Are you looking for a Holiday project?  A specific material?  You should check out the FabShopHop during the month of September.  You can visit over 100 shops during this month’s Hop. 

Sign up to become a member and they will track how many sites you have successfully found the Bunny.  Look for this logo around each site. 


What did you find that you want to create??

Don’t forget this supports Project 95!!

Shopping Independent Fabric Stores – Project 95

I have a new obssession…shopping online for fabric.  When I say shopping, I should clarify and say browsing or window shopping.  There have been minimal purchases made.

In an earlier post I mentioned that 95% of fabric is bought in chain stores.  I have done my best to resist the coupons that come in my email and support the independents.  The ideas, books, knowledge is well worth the couple of extra dollars.  As for shipping, everyone seems reasonably fair. 

Today I’m showing my support for Project 95.  Do you need a list of good independent shops?  Visit to find quilt stores that have great fabric and good prices. 

Here is a link to the shop right around the corner from my house.  These ladies are the best!!