Poor Sadie Jane.
She looks a bit neglected and dejected – wondering why Mama hasn’t left the dining room table all day.
And WHY has the living room turned into a warehouse of boxes of all things?
It’s a well known fact that Sadie does NOT like boxes of any kind. We think she was traumatized as a pup by being put in boxes as she shakes when boxes are brought into the room, and even the task of breaking down boxes so they lie flat sends her into the other room to hide.
And bubble wrap? She hates that too!
We got Sadie as a nearly 1 year old pup from a no-kill shelter when living in South Carolina, so we have no idea what her previous life was like, we just know we are her third family and some experiences from early pup-hood are rooted so deeply that there is no getting over them.
But Sadie! These boxes are unavoidable! And they will go down quickly as we do this:
This is pull #1 of many yesterday!
We have started in earnest! And some of you will be receiving these within the next few days as I dropped off the first load at the post office yesterday.
I even brought a copy of the Addicted to Scraps Book with me to show the postal gals just what was in all of these packages that have been going out over the past eight years. In all of this time I had never handed them a book to check out just what it is that goes on a mere mile from the little country post office and they were tickled to see it!
[Yes, my social life at home consists mainly of visits to the post office and the grocery store!]
I love these gals. Sherry has been there since I first moved here as postmaster. Aspen is the other postal worker and together the two of them run this place. Who buys a house based on proximity to the post office? ME! And these gals are always ready with a happy greeting “Welcome back! Where have you been? Tell us where you went. Where are you going next?” They’ve got my business and my back and I am excited to see their excitement as we go into yet another book release event. “Bring it on!” they say as they hand me more mail tubs for the next day’s filling.
Those of you who are waiting for the Essential Triangle Tool or have placed an order for the Book & Tool Bundle will be receiving an email saying that your order is PROCESSING along with those who ordered just the book. Processing doesn’t mean that rulers are in house yet, it just means that your invoice and mailing label has been printed, and I can go ahead and stick the label to your package so I am ready when the tools do arrive. It gets them out of the queue in the Quiltville Store so that I know which invoices have been printed and which ones haven’t.
Invoices are then filed into one of two camps: Those that can ship NOW, and those waiting for the tool. Sort, sort, sort!
The bundled orders or those orders with Essential Triangle Tools will be filled and shipped in the order in which they were received as soon as tools arrive – and I hope it is soon!
So just know that “Processing” means I’ve printed you out and you are ready to go as soon as we have delivery. YAY.
This is off the machine!
I was able to quilt the last few rows while invoices were spitting out of my printer last evening. Nothing like double timing in the studio.
A somewhat scrappy plaid back!
I’ve got some largish hunks of plaids and homespuns that made up for a quick backing with plenty of character to match the front. This is a big quilt. I’m sure I cleared out 7 to 8 yards of somewhat large-ish pieces. I love clearing out stash this way. That big hunk of red? I don’t know where I got it, but it looks and feels almost vintage due to the weave. Happy to find a place for this large plaid to land.
The quilting design is called Agave by Patricia Ritter of Urban Elementz. I like this so much that I might be putting it on the Sandy Strings quilt too….great texture, don’t you agree?
This might happen this evening.
Right now there are more book orders to attend to. I’ve got it down to a system. I fill fill fill until it’s time to get them to the post office – about 4:15pm to avoid the last minute lines.
In the evening I can putter a bit in the studio while the invoices print for the next day’s round. I’m doing everything I can to get as many as I can out before I head to Rhode Island on Tuesday. This book delivery thing happened at the PERFECT time! It’s going like clock-work!
Did you enter to win?
We’ve also got an exciting giveaway going – We are bundling Nancy Mahoney’s Beginning EQ Webinar AND Designing with EQ7 Course for one lucky winner!
Click to the Giveaway Post to enter to win!
Read down the page, find the blue “Add your link” button, put in your name and email address and wait and see! Drawing to happen on Monday evening. So far over 1,000 of you have already entered. It’s going to go to someone, it might as well be YOU!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Wanderlust quilt from my new book release Addicted to Scraps, in pre-order status on my website now!
Come see all of the quilts and read the nitty gritty HERE! SEW EXCITED!
It’s Friday! Have a good one!