No, I didn't run away! (although sometimes, I feel like it) I know it's been a long time since my last post, and I apologize for that.
It's been a very busy season in my ETSY Shop and just haven't had enough time each day to do everything. Am sure you know what I'm talking about. Orders for my Redwork Dishtowels Days of the Week have kept me glued to my embroidery machine......ain't that wonderful?
Here's what I finished this week:
and even more of these
I'm beginning to think it's going to be a Gift Card giving year for me as I haven't done any shopping or decorating ..........YET! What about you?
I'm such an expert at delaying, putting things off, changing my priority list......yada yada da! Sometimes, I wonder if I'm the only one who has all these ideas, intentions, plans......and can never get them all done, let alone.... started. This is why I recently won the Procrastinator Award. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
I love to promote ETSY and specific shops, artisans, handmade items, individual talent...etc. and have had this idea of sharing some people and shops here on my blog for quite a while now.
Finally, I'm going to be checking this one off the list for today.......hurray! This post is my first of what I hope is many others to come.
Need some graphics help with a new banner, new avatar .....how about your business cards?
Lots of people have told me they really like my new avatar & banner for my ETSY shop, Facebook page, Twitter, chat groups, blogger, etc. New business cards were in order, so it went on there too.
Well, the lady who is responsible for this look that totally captured my shop did such a terrific job for me is getting my first "shout out" to others. Clickhere to find out more about her Shop. Don't let the name of her shop fool you......she is a sweet, helpful, fun person. She even talked to me a couple times on the phone until she got the exact look I wanted.
Here's the business card too......sure stands out from the typical, doesn't it?
I love my new Fun look she designed just for me and think it definitely goes along with my name....Sew Fun Quilts.
If you need a new look or some new business cards.......contact her, you won't be disappointed. Be sure you tell her Sew Fun Quilts sent you. ok?
(Blogger is giving me fits today as I tried to change my background and colors to go along with my new look....so will do it another time.)
They are having a Countdown to their BIG Black Friday SALE event. Starting today, and everyday for 8 days, you can have a chance to win $200 worth of reward points by registering your email address with them.
These reward points are like cash and you can buy lots of things with them at Accuquilt - maybe even a GO!
Boy.....I've been MIA here lately in blogland. It's due to the time of year and I get very busy in my ETSY shop. I've been doing a lot of machine embroidery and have finished up 65 Redwork Dishtowels like these for some of my buyers......yikes, that's a lot of dishtowels.....AND I had to iron each one too.
Okay...enough of that. Today it's back to sewing/quilting time...yay!
Here's a few of the "after" pictures. Of course it rained and shows the little muddy kitty footprints on everything and I didn't take the time to hose it down for the pictures.
This rug is normally in my sewing room and was getting yucky. So, took it outside, hosed it down.....scrubbed it good. After it dried I put it on the porch. It looks nice there, so I'll just leave it for now.
I even had my Hottie Handman build a small wall to cover up the messy underside of the porch next to the steps. (Notice the hard cracked dirt........we need rain so badly!)
I promise, I promise, I promise my November Giveaway will be in the next few days, and not the last day of the month. Be looking for it.
1 1/2 yards of Scarecrow/Pumpkin patch cotton fabric
Scarecrow Door Panel Fabric
Easy Peasy ways to win! No jumping through hoops. No visiting your local Pumpkin Patch. No dressing up in a costume. No Trick or Treating required.
All you have to do is be one of my blog followers, go visit myETSY Shop and choose your favorite item. Then come back here to leave a comment telling me which one you chose. Last month I had comments from people with no way to get in touch with them, so make sure you either leave your email address in your comment, or I can reach you from your blog or maybe even facebook.
The winners will be chosen on November 1st by my special random generator, and announced on my blog.
Each month I have Free Giveaways, so if you want to make sure you don't miss any of them, click on the "Subscribe Feed" on the right hand sidebar.
My front deck has needed a complete makeover for over a year now. I've painted it two times myself......but it needed more than just "cover-up make up". If you don't believe me....just look at these pictures. I live in a large mobile home and even tho my front deck is covered with a nice roof, the HOT Texas days, and the rainy days we had before our drought played havoc with all the wood.
Time to call out my Hottie Handyman to do some much needed repairs and do a makeover for me. Remember...he's the same fellow who redid my floors in the kitchen, dining room, laundry room with Pergo flooring here.
Here's the old stairs ......showing a lot of old rotting wood.
Yikes........what a mess!
And here's the start of the new stairs.....with less pitch/angle to them and much easier to climb.
I'll be sharing the final results in another post.......so stay tuned '
Have you noticed all the neato Giveaways here lately? Lots of 'em. Must be the cooler days and the "giving" time of year everyone is feeling.
Ya gotta go see the Men Quilt Too! show at Pigtales and Quilts and check out all the gorgeous quilts these men are making and then vote for your fav. I did this on the very first day I learned about it and look what I won......just for leaving one eensy weensy comment.
I believe there are really no accidents in life...and this is one of those times when it proved to be true! Leah Day is the gal behind this book and she created the Free Motion Quilting Project, and I had just watched several of her videos the week before. If you aren't already familiar with her videos, you're missing a lot of good info and heap of fun. Here's a couple of the fun samples I played around with, and still have some ready to go when I get some more time.
Now I just need to find some more time to practice.
Blog giveaway winners have been chosen.........but first, "this message from our sponsor". (I couldn't resist doing that and wonder how many of you clicked on the word sponsor?? tee hee...)
You didn't think I would actually get to the winners names first thing did you? Well, then you must be one of my new followers and don't know me very well........... :) I love to have fun and teasing ya'll with this put a smile on my face.
I had full intentions to get this announcement done first thing this morning and could NOT get online with Internet Explorer and Yahoo. Arrrrrgh! I tried so many times, rebooted the computer twice! Gave up for a while. I did my morning chores, took a shower, load of laundry and thought I'd give it another try. NO..still wouldn't work.
DUH! (as she hits her forehead with the palm of her hand)....I reset the modem power......and here I am. Sorry for the delay.
Winner of the purple & green fat quarters - Kristy Lou
Today's the last day of September and that means it's my last chance to have my monthly Giveaway. Since I waited until the last day of the month, it's 3 different items for 3 different lucky winners.
3 Fat Quarters - purple & green
4 Sesame Street Fusible Iron On Christmas Appliques
One set of 20 Christmas 4" quilt squares.
To win all you have to do is be a follower or become a new follower and leave me a comment. Easy, huh? Of course it would put a big smile on my face if you told someone else about my monthly giveaways too :)
The deadline to enter is by midnight next Friday, October 7th, and the winner will be selected by my special random generator (calling one of my sisters) and announced on Saturday, October 8th.
(For you new folks and those of you who do NOT have a blog, please leave your email addy in your comment, so I can get in touch with you if you win. Thanks.)