Hand applique

Monday, May 14, 2007

Busy week end

We've had a busy week end. Sigve turns 10 yrs old tomorrow, and he had his birthday party on Saturday. Needless to say, I was busy baking and getting the house ready on Friday. I also managed to get down to my shop and assemble a few more shelves. And then yesterday DH helped me get a desk and a large table in there, and he helped with a couple of tricky parts on the last shelf, so now I'm ready to get the merchandice in. Last week the first patterns arrived from Northern Quilts and AnnAKa. Wonderful patterns all of them! I've started on a stitchery from Northern Quilts,(the one in the photo) there is a saying on it: Not a day without coffee, which will be on the left side of the cups. I just think this is so cute.
I will also be carrying "Fons and Porters love of quilting" magazine, and they will make the first shipment this week. Other Magazines I will be carrying is Quilts and more, American Patchwork and quilting, and Quilt Sampler. I'm still working out the shipping details on these, but hope to get it in order this week.

Thank you all for your supportive comments along the way! I try to reply to all of you, but sometimes my days aren't long enough... ( I know that happens to a lot of us!) We should all just meet up at a cracker Barrel one of these days, I understand I'm not the only one who loves their cooking (and especially their chicken and dumplings).

Have a wonderful day everyone!


  1. It's so much fun to read about the process of your quilt shop slowly coming together. Happy quilting!

  2. These are exciting days for you as you equip your shop with all sorts of goodies! I would love to visit there one day.

  3. I am so excited to see your shop open. Good luck and godspeed.

  4. You must be getting excited - so close to opening. Very cute little embroidery -- that is me for sure, got to have my morning coffee. Good luck with the rest of the plans. Have fun.

  5. I love those coffee cups - I'm a coffee lover! Something about coffee fabric makes me feel happy. It's so fun to read about the progress in your shop as you share your plans.

  6. Oh how exciting! Have fun organizing the shop with all the goodies that arrive! :)

  7. A happy birthday to Sigve!!!
    Also my days are so short, the time is never enough for me!!!
    I have just made a subscription to Quiltmagasinet, your place mat I like a lot!!!

  8. Hey! Happy birthday to Sigve!!!

    It's wonderful to read about the progress you are making on the quilt shop :o) It must be so much FUN!!!

    And the blue stitching is really cute!

    Take care!

  9. Så gøy å høre at du allerede begynner å få inn varer til butikken. Er spennende å følge med. Vil ønske dere alle ei kjempe flott 17. Mai feiring. Hipp hipp hurra!!!!!!

  10. The coffee cups are cute! I remember when you bought that pattern.

    I'm glad that you are enjoying the process of getting your quilt shop together! Don't forget to rest.

  11. WOW! To be allowed to buy fabric and magazines as much as you want. That´s my dream! To make such a big step is very courageous of you and I bet a LOT of work. I am curious to learn more about your shop. I see as well that you still have time to sew, amazing! I keep my fingers crossed that everything goes well. Take care.


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