Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New patterns designed today!

Well I have some sweet news! I finally sat down and created 2 new "Ashlawnfarms Rag Quilt Creations" patterns today. I will have a 3rd one done shortly. My hubby will get them tomorrow so he can start the graphics and design layout for the pdf. document. I plan on adding these to my ePattern Shoppe hopefully this weekend.

You will just have to stay tuned to the unveiling of what they are of exactly!! I will be listing on etsy and eBay as well!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Project is underway.....

Some of the Rag Queen Quilters have entered into another group contest: 1st Annual Craft Fair Project. We have 5 categories: Baby items, Quilts, Home Decor, Wearables, and Purses. Each member could list up to 2 groupings per category. Our project committee consists of Barbara, Maryellen, Bea, Joey, and myself. The committee has posted pictures on Photobucket and the voting poles are going on now through Oct 22. If you are a member and have not voted, get yer hiney in there n' vote! We had a lot of fun with this and yes-it was a lot of work!

eBay's Paperless Payments

So today I was skimming the forums and ran across a situation where a buyer is wanting to send payment with Money Order when the seller is not accepting them. eBay is making a change that just so happens TODAY for the first time. No more money orders and checks. Personally, I am happy to see this. I like to get transactions over with quickly if I can and waiting on payment is hectic and inconvenient at times. Sure I wish the fees were not there, but when the transaction is complete in one day-I am done with it. That is a time saver for me and so paying those little extra fees is ok.

When eBay announced this back a couple of months ago I went ahead and started making the changes for me right away....that way I would not have many listings to revise. Sellers do have a grace period to get the information out of their item descriptions until January. Better go and check the listings.....lata!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Been Quilting!!



Last night I set up Grandma's quilting frame that has been hanging on the wall in the living room for 7+ years now. It is time. For those of you that do not know, she suffered a stroke in Jan of 1997 and lived until Feb 2004 in a nursing home until she passed.

Grandma had taught me how to sew and quilt, but usually I just made the quilt tops and she did all the quilting. We made over 20 quilts together. Through groups on ebay and etsy I have found my passion of quilting again, so I sat down at the frames last night and begun finishing the quilt that Grandma left unfinished. Ironically, the quilt in the frames was a log cabin that she bought at one of the department stores. So yes it is manufactured. However she did not like the way it was quilted and was taking out stitches and putting in stitch in the ditch stitches. It is a really good one for me to start with, you could say, for "practice." I have a stack of tops piling up that need quilting, so that is the plan for the winter months this year.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

My feature.......

Thanks FNQ for featuring me in your blog!!

http://fabricsnquilts.blogspot.com/2008/10/etsy-artist-feature-ashlawnfarms.html

Bodies

Here is where I am taking my class this month!! The students are very excited for this field trip and this will be the first field trip I have done since I started teaching 6 years ago. It will be interesting I am sure!

http://www.bodiestheexhibition.com/

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

October things to do.....

I have listed 3 new purses in my etsy shop and decided that I would forego listing them on eBay. Times are just hard right now for everyone, so I will keep my items around or just wait this crappy economy out for awhile. It won't last forever. :)

On my agenda this month are:

1. completing a baby rag quilt, matching pillow, diaper bag and burp cloths for my sister-in-law, Svetlana, and my brand new niece, Veronika (Nika.)

2. completing my items for the RQQ craft fair-those are secret for now.

3. making a baby rag quilt for my co-worker, Janae, who is expecting her first baby October 17th.

4. completing some fabric sandwiches to send to FabricsNQuilts for a Breast Cancer Rag Charity Quilt she will be putting together.

5. Finishing up a couple of traditional quilt projects for our new Block of the Month (BOM) project in October. I finished my first block today and will be showing that later on this post.

6. Taking my class to see Bodies in Indianapolis!

7. Starting Christmas shopping!

8. List items from the craft fair....after the competition.

Well that is it for now!!

project

Well we are in the middle of recieving pictures of items from the ladies in the eBay group for our 1st annual RQQ Craft Fair. I have a fe items sewn but not clipped yet and will be wrapping those up here soon. The pictures are due by Oct 15th!

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