How many times do I have to be hit on the head to make me realize --- YOU ARE GOING TOO FAST!?!
It’s like the famous Simon & Garfunkle tune:
Slow down, you move to fast.
You gotta make the moments last
Just trippin’ down the cobblestones,
Lookin’ for fun and feelin’ GROOVY!
Only This time the words go:
Slow down, you move too fast
From first order until the last
Signing and stuffing and press-to-seal-
Just do what you can, and keep feeling GROOVY!
I’ve pushed it so hard the past two days and run into a couple of things that have had me sitting on the floor, surrounded by envelopes and laughing out loud. Good thing I’m not crying, right?
The Essential Triangle Tool is backordered until FEBRUARY on Amazon.
I ordered 2,000 and was only sent 1,500. More are in production.
Orders are coming in like crazy, and things will STAY in pre-order status with orders going out in the order in which they were received until ALL are out. I am asking for patience.
I tried ordering more from Checker Distributors. They are ALSO out.
This is a GOOD BAD thing. And again, I’m laughing.
At the end of the day we are talking quilting here. QUILTS. It's not a life or death situation, so please bear with me and know I am doing all I can.
Yesterday’s 12 hours of order fulfillment.
The post office was closed yesterday. And I laughed. I ran out of tubs, and started filling orders in boxes, thinking I’d get more tubs this morning.
At the post office this morning at 8:30am!
We filled TWO of these large carts with 16 tubs full of orders. They are on their way to you.
But there were no more extra tubs to be had, so I have to wait with yesterday’s orders-in-boxes to get more tubs off the truck this afternoon so I can get them dropped off today as well.
For those asking why I don’t do “mail pick up” : Books are sent media mail because they are so heavy. Priority mail on heavy boxes of books would run your shipping cost way up. Postal “pick up” at my address doesn’t include media mail. So since I’m going to have to drop the media mail off at the post office anyway, why not take everything and be done with it instead of leaving it sitting on my front porch?
And I love the girls who work there, Sherry and Aspen held the door for me today and we chatted and laughed while all of this was coming out of the back of Moby and into the post office back room.
Last night’s reward.
Heath Klondike bar. YUMMY!
I love that these are “portion controlled” because if I had a whole TUB of ice cream I likely would have eaten the whole thing!
This morning I awoke to find that the internet was down, which is why this post is coming at you a bit later than normal.
What do girls do when they can’t fill orders because they can’t mark them “shipped” and send notifications on the shop invoice page as they go?
Clean the plasticware cupboard!
Someone please tell me why I have all these lids with no bottoms, and all these bottoms without lids? In the trash they go.
And of course, once they are gone, their counter-parts will show up. Isn’t that the way it goes?
For those asking about Quilt-Cam. No time for it now. I am literally filling book orders 12 hours a day. I can't do Quilt-Cam right now. But there are always archives under the Quilt-Cam tab at the top of the blog. Thanks for understanding that too.
Now that the internet is back up, I can post this and get back to the dining room. There are more book orders waiting!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
I find it hard to create when I am stressed out or feeling pressured. It's times like these when I need to take a long walk, pet the fabric, and work my way back into creativity.
Do you feel this way too?
This is the civil war era quilt that inspired my block and quilt Idaho Square Dance. And I am giggling out loud because voice-to-text wanted to type Idaho SquarePants!
Happy Tuesday, everyone. You know where to find me.