Busy Busy in the Quiltville Mail Room!
Aka…My dining room table! And I am so excited with how Wonky Wishes has been received. Quilt-Con happened this past weekend in Southern California, just after I left for Phoenix, and all weekend long I was receiving texts and emails from folks telling me they had seen Wonky Wishes on display in the C&T publishing booth.
Some messages included PHOTOS! I loved seeing you taking selfies while holding my new release!
I set right in yesterday filling the orders and getting as many to the post office as I could up until the time that they closed for the day. Those orders that came before I left for California and were left waiting because the FedEx truck arrived after I was off the ground and headed west are now on their way to you!
See the tissue paper in this photo? They come between the patterns to protect them, and my inner frugal quilter is telling me that I should try some string piecing on these! I’m nearly giddy with anticipation of putting the throw away tissues to good use. Am I sick or what?
There is still so much more going out today, and by tomorrow we should be all caught up. So be looking for QUILT-CAM to happen TOMORROW evening at 9pm Eastern! This girl is raring to sew and spend some time in her own studio.
But today you will find me here:
The glamorous Quiltville
Dining Mail Room!
It’s not just Wonky Wishes going out, there is a whole lot of EVERYTHING going out. And exciting things coming in, too. I’m adding several new titles to the Quiltville Store as I retire several old favorites. I should have those added by the end of the week.
The last copy of Tonya Ricucci’s Word Play Quilts went to its new owner yesterday and has been retired from the store. It’s out of print. I hope you have a copy you can keep of your own.
I found ONE last copy of Devoted to Scraps that has my quilt Lady of Lake Erie in it. If you checked last week to see the website said Sold Out, it’s listed once again, but just one copy remains at the sale price of $14.00. First come, first serve!
The after dinner batch got this far!
I don’t think anything has ever tasted as good as the peanut butter and strawberry jam on toast that I had for dinner last night. Two weeks of eating out. Fun, but much too much, and toast and tea was perfect for me!
These are “odd weight” packages waiting for net stamps to be printed so they can go out too.
Grey strings of happiness!
I also opened several gifty squishy envelopes that had accumulated while I was gone. I can’t thank you enough! I love all of these little snips and bits so much! And the variety is off the charts amazing. There would have been no way to shop for this much varied grey-ness! Can Quilt-Cam come soon enough?
Uhoh. Someone is not so happy!
Emmy Lou says " So...you expect me to be cuddly and purring on demand after you've been gone two weeks?" Yup, looks like I'm in the dog house again. I was going to say cat house, but as that’s a whole nuther kind of thing, dog house it is! LOL!
And just to make this a bit quilty:
I did a whole lot of THIS while gone.
This is usually just worked on when on planes and in airports, but I had extended evening time with my dad, greatly enjoyed. There is no machine at dad’s, and I like it that way. I would rather sit next to him on the couch and quietly stitch while watching movies and talking, than be completely self absorbed at a machine. I made GOBS of progress!
Laid out with the Mother Ship!
That neutral section now has 136 hexies in it. It doesn’t look like it, but it does.
These sections complete two opposite corners!
Two mirror image corners will finish the job. I am being realistic here. There is more than a year’s worth of hexies left to piece, but it isn’t a race and I love working on this. This weekend I hope to get the one completed corner added to the upper left while at the cabin – evening tv stitching.
The lower right corner won’t likely be touched again until I fly off to Cincinnati Early March. There are also 3 venues in Michigan in March and it will travel with me there as well.
In this fast paced life that we are living, I love the slow progress I’m making on this project. Not everything needs to be finished in weeks or months.
Just one hexie at a time!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Since the quilt was out for photography, I decided to use it as the backdrop for today’s quote by H Jackson Brown Jr.
I love this quote so much. May we all be too busy working on ourselves that we have no time to criticize or compare ourselves to others. Putting other people down does not elevate us higher.
And with that, I’m off to the dining room to start stuffing more envelopes.
Did you catch yesterday’s Quilty Box Giveaway? Click HERE to read about it and leave your comment in the linky there to be entered to win!
Have a great Tuesday, everyone!