Monday, April 23, 2007

Getting a bit more done

Today has been a productive day. I was able to ship off some of my doilies that sold. I completed a bear that had been ordered. I also worked on the marketing materials for IDEX and completed the give away item. Over the weekend I had a bit of time to work on a new pattern too. I finished the notations and am in the middle of stitching it up to test it out. If it comes out the way I view it in my head then I'll have someone test the pattern for me. If that goes well then I should have a new pattern available soon. Tomorrow will be a busy day out doing errands. I need to pick up some supplies and threads for a couple of doily orders as well as checking on a new video card for my computer. The card I have now works fine but doesn't have enough memory for some of the programs I use on a regular basis. I'm off to try to get some stitching in tonight before my eyes get tired...lol.... Til next time... /hugs, Mary

Friday, April 20, 2007

Giving It A Go...

I've not done any blogging before but thought I'd give it a go and see how well it works for me. Many of you know I have a website (Peachtree Cottage™), belong to the Thread Artist Guild® (Master Artisan), and am the Publisher and Editor for Mini Teddy Hugs™. So to make this site a bit different this will be more of a journal for me. Entries here will be about things I'm working on, frustrations and joys, ideas and concepts, etc. Right now I'm working hard to prepare the marketing materials for the Thread Artist Guild's display at the Las Vegas IDEX Show in June. I think I've finally got the brochure set up where we can use it to display contact info for all the Guild members. It's been a test of my desktop publishing skills to get all the information on one brochure! I'm ready to start working on my creations to go to the IDEX show. I keep having to delay working on them to complete orders or test patterns for friends, etc. I love being busy but things are starting to get to be a tight squeeze to get it all done...lol That's it for now. Check back in a couple of days and I'll try to have more. /bearhugs, Mary