Sunday, September 19, 2010

Excuses, Excuses....

I know, I know, my posts have been few and far between lately...and I do have (what I feel is) a good excuse...I have been getting the new designs ready for release at the TNNA Fall Needlecraft Market (a large wholesale trade show for needlework shops, designers, and manufacturers) next weekend in St. Charles, MO. I picked up my printed designs several days ago and since then, I have been in a sea of charts, poly bags, and Stitch Starter rulers. Here is a brief look at the floor in my warehouse...keeping in mind some stock has already shipped for display/sales in St. Charles...

I am happy to say, I finished up the last of the bagging last night and now I am on to invoicing, packing, and these new pieces will be arriving at your favorite needlework shops soon!

Although time for "me" has not really been an option for the last few days, I did manage to piece the quilt block I mentioned to you in my last post took about 20 minutes to put together, as I had cut it the day before. This is block #4 (September) in the Accuquilt BOTM series I am working on and is called "Hourglass Star". I am super excited to have the first four blocks all complete and will be looking forward to seeing block #5 in October...

I am off to do a little charting tonight - I am working on some teaching designs for 2011...and if I can keep my eyes open, I may do a little prep for my upcoming class at Stitcher's Hideaway. I can't believe I am heading to Mystic, CT in a few weeks to meet two new groups of is going to be a wonderful event...and since this is my first trip to Connecticut, I can't wait to see the area. I still have some work to do on the class kits and binders (and a few surprises), so that will be on the agenda! I will do my best to make time to post this week - I have several things I want to share with you...


  1. Hope you have a great time at the market and then to your retreat. I love, love your new little stitch starter ruler and designs - so cute!

  2. Ah, the joys of bagging LOL

    I like your new stitch starter :)

  3. Wow Belinda, you sure have been busy! That's a lot of patterns and yet everything looks so organized. Your quilt block turned out great. Love the colors you chose.

  4. Have a ball at market.

    I'm really hoping that the Stitch Starter's make it over here

  5. Glad you had a little 'me' time and got your quilt block put together! It looks awesome, Belinda!

    Wow, look at all those charts! Happy to hear you got your bagging all finished!


  6. I'm sure you are going to have a great time at market. And as one of the ladies taking your class at Mystic, CT - I can't wait.

  7. Again I love the block you have completed. It's really pretty...and your stock - wow, you've been busy! Have a great market! You will do well!