Sunday, January 1, 2017

Well "Hello" 2017

It's been such an amazing, tiring, emotional, wonderful, stretching,
painful at times, exciting and overwhelming year.
I sometimes think that stitching is my therapy.
I'm sure it keeps me as sane as possible....ha!

Jose and I attended our first retail show.
We were blessed beyond what we could have imagined
when we attended the Needlework Galleria in St Charles MO in October.
We purchased a trailer and headed out.
It was so much fun to meet some
of our sweet customers face to face.

Our sweet children came to Idaho to spend
Thanksgiving with us.
I love my Minions!!!
We got them all matching gloves and beanies
and I needed to buy them fun egg cups....right?
I also made them all new flannel pillow cases.
We found a little doll bed at our neighbor's yard sale,
and Jose painted it white
and I made all new bedding.
The girls had a good time playing with it.

We we are certainly loving our new home in Idaho.
The snow is a rare treat for us.
There was so much more to share,
but we've been swamped with business,
which is an awesome problem to have
but I am hopeful to try and stay updated on my blog.
Here's to a wonderful 2017!!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Getting ready....

In 5 short weeks we will leave for CA.
My mom is turning 80 and we will be having
a party to celebrate her with all our friends and family.
We will be leaving CA the next day
 to drive to St Charles MO. for the Needlework Galleria.

This will be our first Needlework show as a vendor.
I used to travel for work years ago
attending trade shows twice a year
but this is the first time it will be for SewMuch2Luv.
We are excited to see how it goes.

We've been busy getting things ready.
We now have more than 60 stitchable stockings,
170 side kicks, 40+ Lil' Big Bottom Bags
and I'm currently working on the larger bags.

In between I've been working on regular orders
as well as custom orders.
I always love doing custom work.

And I have to show you the garden my hubby planted for me :)
Our 12 foot sunflowers are almost at 6 foot now
and the pumpkin patch has flowers,
so we are on our way!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Happy Monday :)

I know I said I would be posting more.
But the end of July got away from me.
We had a Sewing Day at our new church here in Idaho.
We were making dresses

It was such a great day!
The youngest among us was 11 years old
and had never sewn before.
She ended up making 3 dresses!!!
20 dresses were made in total
and it's so cool to think about the little girls
who will be blessed by them :)

Then I needed to finish up
 the 60 Bag of the Month packages for August.
The club keeps growing and I'm so grateful
to all my amazing customers!

I'm sewing as fast as I can 
to get an inventory together. 
This October we will be attending
 the Needlework Galleria show 
 in St Charles, MO.
My bags are "made to order" 
so I don't have an inventory laying around.

And last but not least I have to show you
the little giftie I bought for myself :)
Sometimes you just need something
super cute that comes in a super cute tin.
It's called Frivols and now I just need to figure out
when, if ever, I'll have time to sew this little quilt...ha!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

July Birthday Club Winner!!!

Congrats Ramona Stone!!!!

(Sorry for the delay is posting July's winner) 
I've been super busy with orders in the shop.
Don't forget to join the birthday club 
if you haven't already done so :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

ooh la la :)

Little by little we are getting settled in.
It's taken longer than I thought because
we've been so busy with our Etsy business
that we've hardly had time to decorate.
So far I've managed to make curtains
for the eat in kitchen area
and dining room.

This fabric is all from Breath of Avignon by American Jane.
I've been hoarding this fabric for years
and I'm so happy that I finally have 
the perfect rooms to showcase it.

My hubby painted the walls in a pale yellow.
The perfect backdrop for the french blues
and of course the reds :)

Well that's all for now.
Back to work!
Oh, by the way,
I'm having a give away on my Facebook page right now.
Hop on over and enter to win a project bag.
The give away ends Saturday 7/23

Saturday, July 16, 2016

My King Arthur :)

I made a little pillow with a pocket
from a finished cross stitch piece I did
in memory of my sweet kitty.
Now Arthur can still keep me company as I stitch :)

Last May I had to say good-bye to my Sweet King Arthur.
He was 15 years young
but his kidneys failed.
He liked to sit with me while I stitiched.

He and Barkley became good buddies over the years.
Barkley struggled as much as I did
when we lost Arthur.
Its amazing how much our fur babies
bring joy to our lives.
No matter what kind of day you are having
they will greet you with unconditional love :)
They are a gift for sure.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

July Bag of the Month and a few others :)

Since moving to Idaho in January 
we have started a Bag of the Month Club.
This is the July package. 
I can share it now
 as my customers have all received their surprise packages.
It's been so much fun to find the fun themed tuck ins
that go in every month's packages.
The cost is $40.00 with free shipping in the USA.
If anyone is interested in joining,
please email me with your email address
 and I can send you the info.

This is one of the fun bags I listed in the shop yesterday.
It's just so bright and fun!

These 2 feature hand drawn pen and ink artwork 
by the Artist Michelle Palmer.
Her work is ah-mazing!!!
I love trying to find just the perfect fabric
s to showcase her artwork.

Well I'd better get back to work.
The August Bag of the Month bags won't sew themselves......