Thursday, August 25, 2011

In 1966, I took sewing lessons at a sewing store in Midland Park, NJ. I was nine years old. My first project was a very 60's, hot pink dress with neon green rick-rack trim. My teacher hung my dress in the store window for all to see. I was very proud!! (I still have that dress) My teacher was Virginia Fawcett. During my visit to NJ on August 22nd, I stopped by the store to see her and to thank ...her.....but she wasn't there. Such a bummer. I really wanted to let her know that my love affair with sewing has been such a fulfilling and wonderful experience!!! I will have to try again to meet up with her on my next trip. Anyone in the area who is looking for sewing lessons.. you have to check it out

Thursday, August 11, 2011

ETSY sale!!

Set of 2 Cream/Natural Valances with an Apple Edging.

Yeah... I just sold a set of valances on Etsy. 

I have to get some more items listed so I can start getting more activity.
So glad I sold these valances.. they are really cute with the apple fabric trim. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

found this on Facebook.... really GREAT and had to post!!

The Story of Life…

Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there, to serve some sort of purpose, to teach you a lesson or to help you figure out who you are, or who you want to become.

You never know who these people may be, possibly your roommate, neighbor, coworker, long-lost friend, lover, or even a complete stranger, but when you lock eyes with them, you know at that very moment they will affect your life in some profound way.

Sometimes in life, things may happen to you that seem horrible, painful, and unfair, but in reflection, you find that without overcoming those obstacles, you would have never realized your potential, strength, willpower, or heart. "If you want a rainbow, you have to put up with the rain."

Everything happens for a reason, nothing by chance or by means of luck, it happens because it is meant to be. Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness, and sheer stupidity, all occur to test the limits of your soul. Without these small tests, whatever they may be, life would be like a smoothly paved straight flat road leading to nowhere. It would be safe and comfortable, yet dull and utterly pointless.

The people you meet that will affect your life, will be the success and downfalls you experience though out life, they are who will help you create the person you will grow to become, even the bad experiences can be learned from. In fact, they are the most important experiences because, "Failure teaches success."

If someone hurts you, betrays you, or breaks your heart, forgive them for they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious when you open you heart, how you must only give to the ones who are worthy of being loyal.

If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because they love you, but also because in a way they are teaching you about how to love, have trust and about loyalty. Give them that chance to give and receive what they deserve for and from you. "Everything in life is temporary because everything changes, that's why it takes great courage to love, knowing it might end anytime, but having the faith that it will last forever."

Make everyday count. Appreciate every moment and take from those moments everything you possibly can because that may be the only time in your life you will ever have that experience.

Meet new people you have never met before, talk to people you have never talked to before, and actually listen to what they have to say, it might teach you something valuable, but always remember who your true friends are, "A true friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words".

Let yourself live, love, and break free, make no boundaries, for you can accomplish anything as long as your heart is into it. This is your life, you run the show! Hold your head up because you have every right to. Tell yourself you are a special individual and there is no other out there the same as you. Believe in yourself, for it will be hard for others to believe in you. "If you don't stand up for something, you will fall for anything". You are in control and you can create your own life, so take chances, and go out and live it with absolutely no regret. "The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be".

Most importantly, if you love someone tell him or her, for you never know what tomorrow will bring. Don't let one moment pass because it could change you forever. Don't ever fear life, because "What doesn't kill you will only make you stronger". Learn a valuable lesson in each day that you live. "The rich person is not who has the most but who needs the least".

Life is too short to take seriously, so remember to begin each day with a smile…"Never frown, you never know who might be falling in love with your smile." Everyone who walks through your door will make you happy, some on the way in and some on the way out…but always remember to leave the door to your heart open because you never know what may come your way. Believe in Karma, because what comes around really does go around.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

My try at marketing myself

This morning I went to Upland Vac and Sew and brought with me some of my quilts and wall hangings. The reason why I met with them was to see if they would be interested in hiring me as a quilting teacher. I think I made a very good impression. Since the one of the owners had an unexpected family thing going on, I'll have to go back on Tuesday night to show her my stuff. However, I was able to meet with the other owner and the manager. My task was to show them something new and different.... I showed them my jelly roll race quilt with the appliqued saying, "Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love." They currently do not sell jelly rolls, however, I still made the suggestion that they might think around carrying them... I could do a jelly roll race class. I think the idea went over pretty good....we'll see on Tuesday night. All in all, I think it was a good meeting!!! :-)