Monday, June 11, 2012

A Small Sneak Peek...

I have been keeping extremely busy, trying to tackle some major projects and meet a few deadlines before my fast approaching mini-vacation (the AccuQuilt GO! Retreat and Barn Quilt Unveiling Ceremony for my winning quilt block)....I can't believe I leave next week! I am definitely looking forward to 5 days away, but I am also feeling quite guilty for taking some time off...

The framed portion of the Salty Yarns class project is complete and headed to the framer later today...this is a tiny sneak peek (shown upper right) for those of you who are anxious to see the project. I don't want to share the entire design until the two special smalls are ready and Sally and Sara have a chance to approve it...but this will give you a little idea of the colors and a just a hint of the design...

Last week, I finished the warehouse move...and I am happy to tell you, I am sleeping much better with all the charts in our finished basement. I have five new sets of warehouse shelving and they work wonderfully - it took me an entire day to build them all (I love my new rubber mallet!) and get the stock placed in design order...but I guess that isn't bad with inventory of over 100 designs. I also installed new thermo curtains and blinds in the room to keep the light from fading the exposed chart covers. Each set of shelving is 48" wide and has five shelves - and fully stocked, they pretty much run from floor to ceiling. It is a much better set-up and my brain isn't working overtime worrying about the being buried alive under a pile of charts and rubble while I sleep...

The to-do list for today is quite long (but what's new?!), so it is back to work for me - enjoy the rest of your Monday!

...and one more thing...I will be announcing a giveaway here very, if you like my cross-stitch designs, be sure to stay tuned...


  1. Thanks for the sneak peak...those colors are singing to me.
    Love the set-up you have to house your charts, I just put up thermal backed curtains in my craft-room and what a difference it makes in keeping down the temp form the sun shinning in at the heat of the day.

    Enjoy your vacation and take load of pictures,


  2. Thanks for the sneak peak, Belinda! Looking forward to seeing the entire piece! Such pretty colors in the sampler! Congratulations on getting your warehouse set up and thanks for sharing the pictures!

    Wishing you a wonderful mini vacation next week!


  3. Love the piece for Salty Yarns. I can't wait to see it all and start working on it in October!

  4. Your warehouse looks amazing!! I can see why you had nightmares about the ceiling collapsing, lol, but what a fitting way for a stitcher to go - buried up to her neck in charts!

  5. The sneak peak looks very promising...can't wait to see the full reveal.

    Great job with all the shelving and organizing. What a big job!

  6. oooooooooo nice sneak peek and wow look at all that neatly stacked charts ... well done that girl :) and don't fret over a few days off every one has to have some you know even self employed peeps :) love mouse xxxxx

  7. Love the warehous! What a job! Now all ya gotta do is label the shelves so you can walk right over to what you want and retrieve it. Can't wait to see that project - love the colors and what I can see of the design. After all of this, you deserve some time off for sure ( - :

  8. Wow, that warehouse shelving looks great. Congrats on getting it done.
    The sneak peek really peeks my interest..LOl.
    Judy in Kansas

  9. Wow..that's a pretty impressive feat, Belinda! Can't wait to see the rest of the design..that sneak peek has me intrigued.