Once in a while I feel I need to throw in a quick blog post to keep you up to date on everything that is happening at the farmhouse 🙂
Last week brought a few changes to my world…some big and some not so big….the not so big news is that my part-time online job that I had been at for almost 2 years was no longer mine. That was a bit of a bummer because it had been part of my daily life for quite some time …. But I decided to see this as a growth opportunity and am going to take this time to grow my online presence via my new Facebook business page ( that sounds very dull and boring, doesn’t it?) It is NOT :). On my new page I share patterns, tutorials, and pretty pictures that I find around the web, as well as my blog posts. I like to think that my facebook PAGE compliments my facebook GROUP. Or maybe it’s the other way around…. Anyway, I hope you will go visit and “follow” and “like”.
So you might wonder why I would need a business page as well as a group. My group is more for interacting with other quilters and my page will allow me to conduct business such as selling patterns ( when I get to that stage). Because that is another thing that my job loss has encouraged me to do! I am going to try and get some patterns ready for publishing! This is a big and scary step and I can’t believe that I am writing this “out loud”, but now I have to follow through, right? Below are some of my own designs 🙂
Last year I bought EQ mini, the quilt design program, but I really have not had a chance to play with it much….my newly available free time will allow me to explore it a lot more and I am excited about that. I also have a bunch of Craftsy kits and patterns that have been patiently waiting for me to notice them. I cannot wait to dive into those and share that progress with you all!
Another thing that has been on my to-do list is to take some Creativebug classes! I signed up for a monthly membership about a year ago. It costs about the same as one coffee at Starbucks( or so I have been told~ I am a tea drinker :D) and you get access to ALL their classes! I took one class with Kaffe Fassett and it was mesmerizing! They have thousands of classes on all sorts of topics and I can’t wait to start watching some of them to get my creative juices flowing!
Alright, so that was my “little” news, now for the BIG news….my husband got a new job so we will be moving at some point in the new year! We are very excited about it because it is a great job and will put us much closer to our oldest son who is away at college. Trying to get a house ready to sell and all the stress surrounding the move won’t be very much fun, but I am planning on de-stressing on a regular basis with you, my quilting friends.
So, big and little changes in the works and I am excited about them all! I hope you will continue to follow along and be the super supportive people that you have been. I am planning on blogging and facebooking throughout it all, so nothing is going to change in that regard.
Finally I have to remember to announce the winner of the Simply Vintage Magazine Summer Issue ( I am sorry it took so long~ lots of things happening!). You all came up with some great suggestions of what else I could use my Bee Happy templates for, so thank you very much! But unfortunately I can only choose one winner and that is……
Paula Hedges! Congrats Paula, please contact me so I can send you your magazine ASAP.
Until next time, when I will reveal the fabric/floss/bits and bobs, that you will need to complete this month’s Christmas ornament ( and there is a give away happening there too!!)
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