Hello from Quilt Villa!
We made the great escape this afternoon as one of the doors we ordered for the cabin was IN at Lowes. Those doors we ordered in October. The doors that were supposed to be here before Thanksgiving…..well, maybe next Thanksgiving anyway!
But I am happy to say that I have made strides over the past couple of days in the studio, and I now have plenty to bind during Christmas Movie Fests in the basement by the warmth of the fireplace.
The baby quilt is quilted, trimmed, label on, and binding ready to sew down.
Didn’t it turn out cute?
Ready for trimming and binding.
Another close up of the quilting.
This is the cute backing fabric with cars, trucks, planes boats and buses…
It is actually more brick red than this, but there is a lot of light going on in the studio.
Red binding to finish! Hooray!
There is still settling in to do over here – I thought I’d shoot this up before crawling into jammies and putting my feet up for an evening of slow easy hand stitching.
There are still some orders that did not go out because Scraps & Shirttails II was in re-print mode. I talked to Kansas City Star today, and they are on their way from the warehouse in Missouri to me now. Of course, they won’t make it before Christmas, and even if they did make it to me by then, there is no way to make it to those who ordered it on the last day of my sale when I ran out. I feel bad for those customers.
My hope is that the boxes will be waiting for me on the 27th, I will fill those orders and get them dropped off at the post office on my way to the airport on the 29th. Again, I apologize. No one could foresee just how BIG this sale was, we moved thousands of books in a 2 week period of time and did everything we could to get them to their new owners on time. If there had been enough of Scraps & Shirttails II in the warehouse, and reprint didn’t need to be scheduled we could have got it all out.
I am still awaiting a shipment of 200 blocks by Quiltmaker, and it left the west coast on Wednesday. Same scenario. Even if it makes it to me by Monday/Tuesday, it would still not make its destination by Christmas, so again I apologize for those two titles being delayed due to re-order and the craziness of the holiday season.
All of these delayed orders were from the last day/night of our cyber sale….so those who ordered early should already have their packages.
And that’s where it all stands!
It’s jammie time!
Have a great evening, everyone!