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Monday, January 02, 2012
New Years Housekeeping Stuff!
Today I’m teaching a String Spider Web class over at Fabric Fanatics in Plano, Tx --- and if you love batiks, let me tell you, it is ALL batiks, ALL the time, and that is all they have!! It’s a candy store for batik fanatics, and I’ve seen some gorgeous quilts coming together this trip!
I’ll have pictures to show probably tomorrow…..we’ve been going going going and doing family stuff with Dave’s brother and his family every night. Dave headed home last evening, and I went out to dinner with the shop crew…so there hasn’t been a spare moment to edit down pics. I’ve gone to bed happily exhausted every night!
There are some things I need your input on. I’m hoping you will leave a comment so I can put some things together.
FIRST! I was contacted by a few of you who want to do a link-up with our leader/ender cheddar bow tie challenges so we can see how everyone’s are coming along. Are you up for that? Would we have enough participation to make it interesting for everyone to see? I’ll give you time to write a post about your progress, or you can even link it to an older blog post. I’d just like to do a big cheddar bow tie blow out link –up ----so if YOU can post on those, leave me a YAY in the comments. I’d like to give ONE MORE Mystery Monday Link Up next monday for those doing Orca Bay to show their progress….and then we can do it the week after that. Deal?
SECOND --- Remember a couple of weeks ago I did a Yard Sale Saturday post? That was fun! My blocks were snatched up quickly, and YES I do have more stuff to list. I’ve been contacted by a few of you who would like to participate as well. Just that the holidays were not the right time to do it ((No duh!!))
How this works is ----you write a post about something quilty that you want to sell….and you link back to me on the linky…and it will be like a neighborhood yard sale!
There will be some ground rules…These items need to be QUILT RELATED. Patterns, Books, Fabric, Notions, Partial UFOs…whatever you want. This is for gently used –white elephant type items, not new-sell-at-retail-stuff or new crafts you have made to sell.. Understood? Think YARD SALE. When your item has sold, mark it sold on your blog page so people know.
You must link your post back to my YARD SALE SATURDAY POST, not just my whole blog --- The url to use will be provided to you.
You write the post on your blog, you come back here and link it up. It is up to you to decide how you are going to interact with your buyers. I’m going to use paypal, and the selling price does not include the shipping. The shipping price will be figured depending on where the person lives, and the shipping price will be added to the purchase price.
Does this sound like something you’d like to do to clean some stuff out? There is no limit to the number of things you want to list on your blog….you do your own listings and take care of the details, we just all link together in the linky as a “one stop shopping” spot for people to peruse our wares – yes??
If this is something you are interested in, I’m thinking we pick something like the 1st Saturday of the month, and do it once a month. What do you think?
Please leave me your comments below and feel free to email me with any further questions, etc --- I think it could be FUN!
If there are enough YAYS to it, we can do our first Yard Sale Saturday THIS Saturday --- how does that sound? Choose one thing to list, choose 10 or 20 – give it a shot. If it doesn’t go it doesn’t go, but I think this could have some real possibilities if we work at it!
And with that….is there anything else you think you’d like to see on here? I’m open to suggestions. Any tutorials or explanations or –just something you’ve wondered about? I could use your ideas to keep this an interesting place for quilters to gather!
Quipped by Bonnie K Hunter at 3:00 PM