This was the look I got from Miss Emmy Lou as I crawled into bed last night --
It’s about time you paid some attention to me, mom!
Poor sweet thing, she likes to be where I am watching what I am doing. In the sewing studio she comes and climbs up into my comfy chair and watches me while I sew or work at the computer.
She is vocal and likes to let me know she is watching. Meow meow meow she says. And I must obey and come give her some ear scratches and chest rubs.
From the time we got her at just a couple months old her purr has been deep and touch activated. You touch her, she purrs. That’s how it works.
I love how they do that! How do they do that? It’s such a comforting sound.
My view of the dining room this morning of last night’s work!
Since Book Vortex of 2014 is still in full swing, I again want to let you know that I am filling orders as quickly as possible in the order that they came in. So if you ordered this past Friday…those who had ordered the several days before you are going out before yours. This is what I call in good humor, “Take a number, ma’am!”
If you saw a news clip about 900 crazy people lined up in front of Best Buy for days just waiting for Black Friday to open? And felt sorry for that person who is #847 in that line up? That could be you in line for me to process these – by myself! Because no one else can personalize and sign these for you but me.
I’m getting out about 100 orders a day. So please be patient with me. ((And yes, I was not kidding about the 900 orders thing! Imagine if you are all lined up outside my front door, up my driveway and down my street!))
It’s ALL GOOD! And my goal is to have them all out this week.
On the Broken Store front thing…we are back up and running! YAY! SO that is fixed.
I have received many messages asking me to please run the NEXT mystery at a better time of year for them.
I understand. It’s BUSY. It’s HECTIC. But I want you to know that there are reasons I do this at this time of year. The above photo is just one of them.
I wanted to share a comment that was left on one of my Quilt-Cams...This wraps up so much WHY I do this mystery between Thanksgiving and New Years. It gets many people through. Including me.
If you know someone who's lost a loved one, just know that the holidays make it doubly hard, so please keep them encircled in your friendship -- invite them to dinner, to go see the Christmas plays, concerts or lights or whatever..just don't let them sit there alone.
And of course, the big reason for me is that I need to be HOME to do this. I can’t do it while I am out on the road teaching.
The GOOD NEWS is --- just because it is released during the holidays doesn’t mean you have to sew it then. Sew it later. Print the steps as they are released, participate in the excitement by watching others’ progress…but don’t sew your own until you have time. Of course, it won’t be a mystery to you then because all will have been revealed….but that’s the way it is!
Over the next few days while my scenery isn’t changing and I don’t have much to post about, I’m going to share with you some cute tutorials I have found around the web ---I hope you enjoy them!
Free Pattern & Video Tutorial for this adorable elf stocking!!
Find the pattern and video HERE.
And of course, don’t forget:
I’ll see you right here, right then, everyone!