Thursday, October 27, 2011

Overload! I drove to South Amana (Iowa) to deliver the quilts to Stephanie. I get there and she looks over the projects and gives me all this wonderful praise which in itself was enough. But then she tells me she wants me to keep designing with this fabric and another line coming out soon...she's talking about all her plans and I'm listening and I'm dumbfounded. Doesn't she know I'm just a 'retired' physical therapist? I'm no artist! I'm just pretending...or am I?

I get in the car and ask my did I have the "deer in the headlights" look on my face that I was feeling inside? She laughs at me and says no, I didn't look or sound like an idiot. When I started my Etsy site a couple years ago I felt humbled by all that is available out there but figured I'd at least try it, but it will surely be at least a year before anyone would buy anything and even then...I probably can't make any real money at this...and no one respects you for making quilts.

Boy was I wrong...moral of the story: Keep on towards doing what you love and quite possibly it will work out and you will never have to complain about your job again!!!

Now I am back home and I have so many ideas in my head I cannot sew fast enough. I have to remind myself to breathe and just enjoy the process. I have a hefty list of projects to accomplish over the next few weeks and money coming in to pay off those pesky bills to boot:) Life is good!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Huge Project Completed!!

Big sigh of relief...project completed...quilt, tablerunner, and pattern ready to drive to Stephanie Brandenburg in the morning:) She is taking it to Houston quilt market to help sell her new daydreams line...which by the way is amazing! Might even put the pattern in a magazine??!! More on that when I find out more:)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Daydreams II Projects

Well, as usual it has been awhile since I have been here. I cannot yet seem to manage everything efficiently. Life has been busy and The Meandering Thread has picked up considerably:) I have nothing to complain about except that my house is a shambles and, it seems I can live with that!

I wanted to share my most recent projects. Stephanie fav fabric designer (see photo to right:)) asked me to design a quilt using her new fabric line Daydreams II. She will be taking this to Houston quilt market next week so I have my work cut out for me this weekend quilting this and writing up the pattern. While I waited for fabric to arrive from Stephanie I put together the 2 table runners shown using what I had at the time. This fabric is so amazing! I have many more ideas running around in my head but for now I must focus so I'm off to quilt!