Whew! It's so nice to be past the craft show and able to slow down just a little bit!! Actually, there's not much slowing down but it is nice to think about something else for a while. I hope you had a fabulous week last week, and got lots and lots done!
|My little pixie….|
Before I get to this week's to-do's, I want to tell you something funny that happened today. A little history first, though. When Lilli was little and we'd go to Joann's, she always wanted a bolt of fabric in front of her across the cart, and she would drum on it while I shopped. Emmy wants a bolt of fabric there, too, but she pets it and oohs and aahs over it - showing off some fabric addict tendencies! Today we were shopping at Joann's, and she was doing her usual petting of fabric. We went up to the counter to get it cut, and I took the bolts and gave them to the counter lady. Emmy watched with suspicion as the lady spread the fabric out and measured, then picked up her scissors and started to cut…
PANDELYRIUM!!! Emmy let out a blood curdling scream as the scissors cut into the fabric!! I comforted her and she quieted down… until the lady started cutting the second piece of fabric, and the whole thing started all over again! She didn't completely quiet down until we gave her the folded fabric, but even then she looked at the counter lady with suspicion. You could almost see her thinking, "You killed it!" I can see her future as a total fabric addict, one of those who buys pretty fabric and then can't bear to cut it!!
Now let's see how last week's list went…
1. Lots of ministry quilts! We did an emphasis on the quilt ministry yesterday in church, and I've received nine quilt requests since then! I quilted three today, so those need to be bound, then six more need to be quilted and finished off!
We finished six quilts that went to new homes last Wednesday. The numbers are getting kind of jumbled in my head, but I think I have eight more on the list right now!
2. Cut the white fabric to make the cover for the craft show framework.
3. Make some more mug rugs.
4. Print out signs and name tags for the craft show.
5. Price and tag items for the craft show.
6. Pack everything up and load up the car for the craft fair.
I've lumped all these together for picture purposes - here are shots of our booth from this past Saturday.
|My beautiful daughter, who made lots of the non-quilty crafts |
and worked the booth with me...
For those of you who want to know how it went, I wish I could say it was a rousing success, but… It was very cold (about 30 degrees when we got there) and that kind of cut down on foot traffic, plus they stuck us out in a secondary pavilion that was not marked well. I made enough to pay for the booth and a bit more, but will probably not try this again. But - - - I did set up a Facebook page for the shop and I'm putting some of the things we had at the craft show on the FB page for sale, so come check it out! Search for Fabric Addict Quilts and More on Facebook, or click where it says Facebook page above to find it - and if you'll LIKE the page, and leave a comment on one of the posts, you should start seeing it in your feed. It's a good way to keep up with what's going in the shop, and maybe pick something up before I list it on Etsy!
7. Keep up with any additional quilt ministry needs that arise.
I'm trying! I think it's a case of "be careful what you wish for" - we've had a flood of requests since we did the quilt ministry emphasis at church, and if it wasn't all written down, I'd be lost for sure!!
And here's what's on the list for this week…
1. Quilt at least five quilts for ministry needs.
2. Make Emmy's Halloween costume.
3. Make a pillowcase for Emmy's bed.
4. Quilt a top for a friend.
5. Write up a price quote for a commission quilt.
6. Cut charms for the Kate Spain Charm Swap.
7. Make some items for small custom orders from the craft show.
8. Start working on an antique quilt repair job.
9. As always, try to keep up with any additional quilt ministry needs that arise.
There's probably lots more I need to do, but this is what I think I can actually get done.
So now the question is - - - what are YOU working on this week?