I used the new Moda collection… yep, you guessed it…. Ho Ho Ho. 🙂 Yeah… I can’t believe that I am thinking about Christmas already, either!
After the slowest SLUMP of sales I have seen since first opening my store with less than 70 items, business has started to pick up. (Thank heavens.) I just got in a bunch of Christmas batiks, and the pics just don’t do them justice! I also got in a collection from Moda called “Ho Ho Ho” and a bunch of other stuff. Yay!!!
I have been super busy tearing wallpaper off of my kitchen wall, a visit from my mother (who broke her arm after being here less than 24 hours,) becoming a first-time grandmother, and trying to manage the day to day life of my Etsy stores (yes, plural) it has been crazy. Temps have been so high that I have to wait until dark to walk my dogs since the pavement is too hot. Today it is raining and cooler, and I am not upset about that. 🙂
I just got a new program called Electric Quilt 7. I am just starting to learn how to use it but my first attempt turned out pretty well. I can design a quilt from scratch, or choose from thousands of layouts and blocks already there. I can then put in a swatch of fabrics that I actually own and put them in the design and see what the quilt will look like before I even start cutting fabric. I love this, since I sometimes pick out fabrics and wonder what on earth I was thinking. LOL…. I am excited to explore this program further and see what great features it has!! I also got a new seam ripper that I am trying out. It has a lifetime warranty, so I will report back since I have entire baby quilt that I quilted but I pulled it too tight and it puckered once I took it off the frame. DANG IT! I hope everyone is having a great summer! I will have more fabrics arriving daily.