I’m still overwhelmed, and while many may have heard what Craftsy has chosen to do with there designers in the pattern area I never thought the changes would be so drastic as I found out today when 622 of my patterns were deleted.
Basically, a week ago, all the designers received emails that Craftsy would be changing things, that those who were chosen were deemed a “Top Designer” and would get to stay with Craftsy. Yes, Craftsy is my main selling shop and I love selling there, but it’s not like I was making a fortune either or even a small fortune for that matter. While I do get to stay many designers lost their shops altogether. We don’t know what the criteria was in order to stay or be removed, nor were we told how drastic the deletion of our patterns would be except that they would be reducing the number of patterns. I am lucky, I do have most of my patterns on Payhip, but the double commissions at Payhip are a killer. So I’ve dropped everything to work on the cart I set aside last year and get a cart working on my site.
I was away this week so while I have been online and working I was still visiting with my sister. My niece got engaged on Christmas day to her longtime boyfriend and it was a nice Christmas when all said and done.
Wasn’t yesterday fun!! I know I enjoyed visiting the blogs and seeing what the other bloggers are up to and even seeing how many UFOs they have is fun. While I know I have a few, I am definitely behind the mark in having a lot of them. Since I use to sell a lot of my finished stuff or gave it to charities and even to friends and family I use to finish many of the projects I had. Most of my UFOs are from swaps I’ve done on the internet in the late 90s. Even the UFO for my featured day comes from one of those swaps.
Today’s schedule is as follows:
Friday, March 16, 2018
| FunThreads Designs | Elizabeth Coughlin Designs | Quilting with Vanda |
| Life in the Scrapatch | Thrift Shop Commando |
Winners for the X-Blocks Template Rulers
| Liz H | Susan R | Lori S | Elaine S | Sherry N |
I’ve only just drawn them so please watch your emails.
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Oh Man, it’s been quite a week. After Monday last week, I was so busy, I just didn’t have the time to do any posting. I needed to finish our wedding gift for our nephew who got married this past Saturday.
I did finish adding the Continuous Line patterns to those of you who ordered the bundles.
On another front, I’ve also been busy finishing up block 10 for Twas The Night and I expect to release that on Friday. Sunbonnet Sue/Sam will also see a release possibly Friday or Monday.
Somewhere in this world, at least 1 person hasn’t even started there Christmas shopping. I can remember as a single person always waiting until the day before Christmas to hit the malls and get it done at that time. Back then, there was no internet, the malls and shops were always very busy, parking was a nightmare. When I got married that all changed. Everyone in my new family was not even in the same state we were, so we had no choice but to ship everything. In today’s world, thank goodness for the internet, I can shop online and have it delivered right to them, no need to wrap, no need to guess at what they like or dislike, a gift card does the whole thing nicely. I love gift cards. I do give gifts of my sewing projects, but I’ll be the first to admit, that my sewing this year has concentrated mostly on wedding gifts I’ve made for the wedding were just at, and the wedding we have in February to go to.
I hope you have your shopping and even your sewing done. By the time you get to this date in December, it’s not too likely you’re going to even get a package to someone in time for it to arrive by Christmas Day. I think all the shippers have set today as the last day to do Express type mail, so if your planning to still ship… you need to Express it today.
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The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
gave the lustre of midday to objects below, is block 08 of Twas The Night Before Christmas. Isn’t it a beautiful block?
Much like the first block in some ways but I love the night sky, the snow falling, and the additional trees that the artist added to the block. I do not think it was easy for him to come up with artwork for the lines in this part of the story.
This is the Flickr Reward block.
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Well, here we are, one day before Thanksgiving. I’m guessing most of you are making your preparations for the big day tomorrow. I’m making a simple meal this year, bought our favorite part of the turkey which is the legs, and am just planning to roast them. I’ll make a sweet potato casserole in the morning along with a pumpkin pie. I’m thinking I might do some Jalapeno Poppers in a wonton… I saw these on Facebook the other day and thought I liked the idea of a putting the popper in a wonton crust so am planning to try them.
So today, I have finished updating the Continue reading
Are you excited… I am very excited about finally being able to participate in a full row by row experience.
During the last five years that this event has been held, I have lived in Europe, so could not participate, even last year when we were still there, no shops in Italy participated. There was one in Germany I think and one in the Netherlands, but I never got that far to get to go and enjoy the experience. Instead, I joined some Facebook groups, and the wonderful ladies in those groups picked up kits for me and I was able to experience the fun of the event in that way. I felt guilty tho that I couldn’t do the same for them. In some cases, these women pick up kits for others and drove many many miles to get kits for other people. This year, it’s my turn to try and help and I will go to as many states as humanly possible. I will note those FB groups below if you are planning to participate and I really encourage you to do so, but this event has many good things and like all things, in life, it has some bad. I’m going to walk you thru my experiences last year.
A year and a half ago, Continue reading