Do you know, that simply by saying “GOOD MORNING!” and meaning it, you have set the tone for your day?
And this morning I am starting out with a couple of quilty things just so I don’t bore you with the details of envelope stuffing.
Or the fact that the g key on my keyboard doesn’t want to function….tap tap tap, pound pound pound…maybe it needs new batteries? It’s like a dull rotary blade, just a few more cuts and THEN I’ll change it.
I stopped the order filling at 7pm last night. Enough was enough. I needed some relax time.
I finished season 4 of Longmire not long after it was released last year, and I have been waiting for The Hubster to be out of town so I could binge-watch season 5. Made it through TWO episodes last night while stitching this binding!
And scrappy 4 patches and strings!
Great combo, don’t you think?
I’m making great headway on the quilts needed for the next book down the pipeline, the follow up to String Fling. (Hit the g again, and again and again….don’t leave it at Strin Flin!)
This quilt makes me happy!
And notice the quilt on the back of my binding chair…more on that down the post.
More bins were acquired at the post office in the afternoon run!
What a beautiful October afternoon!
In total, I dropped 33 bins of orders off at this little country post office yesterday. And I can officially say that:
If your invoice number is 5120 or lower, it is on its way to you!
I made it through invoice box 2!
Now I know this sounds like it is going to take FOREVER for me to get to those higher invoice numbers, but it’s not as bad as you think. About half the people ordered just the book, not the book and ruler together, or just the ruler. Those invoices have already gone out. And there are a vast number of invoices between all of these numbers that were digital pattern sales when I was running the special sale for the release of the H is for Happy and Spanish Rose. Those orders were delivered automatically to people’s inboxes, so those invoices weren’t even in the line up to be printed.
It’s less than HALF as bad as you think!
It’s less than HALF as bad as you think!
Also good news from C&T. More rulers are on their way. I should have another 500 rulers by the end of the month. And another 2,000 is due in November, along with another 2,000 copies of the Addicted to Scraps book and that should get us through to January. WE ARE GOOD!
Questions that have come in: “Will we be using the Essential Triangle Tool in this year’s mystery?”
Now that we are just a couple weeks away from the release of the theme, colors and yardage requirements I can let you know that YES! We are using it for the mystery.
Never fear, if you have the rulers from previous mysteries, you can still use those. But if you want to upgrade and follow along with my tutorials that will be given during the mystery [what a better time to teach the ins and outs and the differences and benefits of the Essential Triangle Tool?!] you might want to place your order now so it will be delivered before you need it at the end of November. And I’m selling it for $3.00 cheaper than Amazon. And they have it back-ordered until February.
And Sadie watches on as mama stuffs envelopes!
And I spent a tiny bit of time with this because I couldn’t stand it.
It’s time to add the backgrounds to my string pumpkins. I had an idea. What if I use the gifted grey scraps that were sent to me after Allietare was revealed and use THEM as the background for the pumpkins instead of the solid black?
It has a softer look that is more “fall” not strictly “Halloween.” And the black is SO stark. And then QUILTING becomes an issue because I don’t like black thread crossing over the pumpkins and green stems, and I don’t want orange or lighter colored thread going over the solid black areas either. Solid fabrics show EVERYTHING.
Okay. That’s it. Time to change batteries…this keyboard is driving me nuts…be right back….
MUCH BETTER! [It’s the little things, right?!]
So this is where I’m at.
Just a couple with grey backgrounds and I really like them!!
I posted a couple photos on Instagram and Facebook yesterday and the consensus was 66% liking the black, and 34% leaning toward the grey….and I think I’m going to have to do TWO quilts. LOL. What a problem to have.
Maybe the large quilt with grey, and a table runner with the black for Halloween?
But I’d like your input. Even though I will likely go the way I WANT to go, it’s still fun to see what you think. Remember, this is a pattern for the NEXT book, so you won’t see the final layout for a long long time, just showing the blocks here, not giving a pattern.
Oh, and the quilt on my chair? It’s the Quote of the Day:
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Vintage broken dishes in a nine patch quilt found in North Carolina.
Every day is a brand new chapter. We can fill the pages however we want to. The past doesn't dictate who we are becoming.
But my present dictates that I’ll be in the dining room stuffing envelopes with book and tool orders, and blowing lots of quilty wishes inside each package!
Have a great Wednesday, everyone!