Sunday, September 16, 2007


I've been plugging along at the store. Summer is I hear. I did go to Las Vegas because I found an air fare I couldn't pass up. That was the last week of August. My mom and 3 quilting pals manned the store. In about 6 weeks we will be going to Houston, Texas for Quilt Market. I am excited about that!
We moved the whole store around last Sunday. it was filling up and I ran out of room. My friend's husband built my first set of shelves, and he just did 6 more for me but said that's it! Also there is no more room in here. I think I have filled the store nice, building a good I just need them to come buy stuff.

I went out to a bar with Tina last night and drank a bottle of wine before I went out. Sometimes I think I am missing things in life..but let me tell you, I can live without hanging out in bars. I didn't care for the band and the crowd was young, which made me feel old! And I am paying for it today. We got home at 1:30 which wasn't too bad. I got up around 7 - 7:30 and was here at the store by 8. I was a little dizzy, probably still drunk from last night. I did take some aspirin. I think I am too old for hangovers too! Funny, I didn't feel like this in Las's that damn wine-gets me all the time.
I haven't gotten anything accomplished today. I did make a block but don't like it.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


I don't think tired is the right word. Saturday was the grand opening and we were very busy. It was an awesome day and we had lots of new people. There weren't as many people as I thought, but they apparently spent like crazy! We had lots of food left over.
The longarm business is going really well, I got in 4 quilts the day of the grand opening and 3 more today; 19 total. I' m still trying to figure out how to do it all myself. Luckily Mary Jane comes down and has been here the past 2 days helping me cut and restock fabric and kits. I am teaching her the computer now. I am fortunate that I have friends who can help out minimally for free! But...there is still so much only I can do. And I have yet to do any serious paperwork. I pay the bills and put the invoices in a pile.
I am waiting for a class to end right now and will run home and get in bed when they leave! I still come in most days by 7-7:30, sometime 6:30 and still it is not enough time although I do not open till 9. We'll see.
Harold did a blog for me for the store and I don't have time to post and monitor that...and I want a website??!!

Monday, July 09, 2007

Tina and I moved things around Saturday and this really opened the back of the store up. There is a quilt haning up now between the 2 shelves. I just got in 33 bolts of fabric and a lady dropped off a quilt, so I really need to get busy! The Grand Opening is Saturday!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

no telling

Yesterday was my best day ever and today no one....there is no telling what each day will bring.
There is still so much to do, samples to make and always dusting to be done.
Stop in if you are in the neighborhood!

Rima, I can't get to your!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

gone for now

Robert left yesterday afternoon. It was great having him here. We had a good visit. I am not good at goodbye, but usually I get through it. Our goodbyes are quick. In March he dropped me off at the curb at the airport, we hugged, said goodbye and I walked away. I need to do it quick.
This time I mulled about it for days and got very emotional. I knew that when he pulled into the parking lot on Wednesday it would be to say goodbye. Even as I write this, tears spring to my eyes. I had written him a letter Tuesday night and put it in a card, so when I walked him to the truck, I put the card in the pocket in the door. He asked what it was and I told him it was for him to read later.
How can you thank someone who has made your dreams come true? He is proud of me and the store and believes in me.
So now it's back to focusing on the grand opening in 2 weeks and the camera crew that is coming next week to tape a spot on the public television station.
I will see him in October, so it's not's see you in a little while.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

almost freaked out

Yesterday afternoon the modem went out, which meant no phone for the store and I couldn't accept credit cards. I called the cable company to let them know and they ask if it is unplugged. Don't you think I checked that before I called? They said they would try to send someone today. That about set me off. I told them as calmly as I could, that I can't take a credit card, don't have any phone services so no one can call into the store and that I can't set my alarm tonight. Luckily I had my cell phone. They did tell me that commercial accounts take precedence. Well big whoop!! I could have lots lots of sale over this!
So the guy gets here right at closing time and asks if I got his message. Ummmm, does he remember why he is fix the phone?! He said the modem was fried and hooked up a new one.
I hate that part of running a business; relying on someone else to provide a service to you. Take for example ordering from vendors. Most of the time I do not get a complete order; something is always on back order.
But I do love being here. It is so peaceful.
Robert and I met Tina out Thursday night at a bar. When we walked in she was with people from work that I don't care for. I didn't like the feeling I got, so we left and went and had dinner elsewhere. I still get the willies when I think of my old job; which is not very often. It amazes me that I worked there for 16 years and forget that I did and never think about the place until someone from there calls. One girl I am friends with and when she calls me, she usually says something about the place or a case she has. I don't want to hear it. When I tell her how peaceful I am, she says she doesn't want to hear it, so I think I will need to tell her that.

Friday, June 22, 2007

they made it here