Saturday, May 11, 2013

Where Do I Start?

 Today I share with you a few things that have been arriving in the mail these past weeks.  The above is from Kaaren.  The hand painted box is a piece she painted a few years ago and decided to pass it on to me.  It's absolutely beautiful.  She also tucked in a few of the other surprises.
 Sue was so sweet to make and send me this table topper quilt "just because!"  How nice is that?!  My friend Michelle has a block featured in the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks and surprised me with an autographed copy.  This girl has some talent!  I entered to win a book giveaway at Loris' blog and won so now I have a book for the beach in June!
Today I finally managed to get my Etsy store opened with the help of Kim Brackett's artwork!  She made my Etsy banner and I'll ask her to make a button on my blog too.  In 2009 I went to sign up for my Etsy account to find that somebody had the name Quilt Hollow but they weren't using it.  I inquired and they wanted to sell me my name.  What a mess because you can't just do that with Etsy; once a name is taken it is taken and not to be used again.  I was spitting mad but what could I do?! Etsy store name is Quilt Hollow Quilter and it can be found HERE!

A fellow blogger posted this title, "Bloggers...wanna read something funny?"  She goes on to say it is one quilt blogger's rant about online quilting.  Well, I had a bit of time with the morning cup of coffee and went over to read THIS POST.  OMGosh, OMGosh....laughing out loud funny!  Be sure to read comments too!  Warning - some ugly language there.

Are you heading to market?  If so...please look at this link for fabric that I would love to get my hands on BEFORE it releases in December.  It is a Northcott Fabric called, Marie Antoinette by Deborah Edwards.  This is the EXACT colors used for my son's wedding next March.  We hope that some of the tables could have some quilted runners/mats and such from this line.  I've emailed the company but have not heard back from them. (insert sad face here)  OR...if you read this and know of somebody in the company or heading to market who could help me...please pass my info on!  Thanks bunches!!!


Jan said...

What a riot! Thanks for the linky.

belarmina said...

felicidades!!! esos regalos son maravillosos
el trabajo muy bonito

Sue said...

WOW! You lucky girl :-D Great gifts and I just love your quilts you are selling on Etsy. Just beautiful quilting !

Wishing you a Very Happy Mothers Day !

Karen said...

Congrats on your wonderful mail - always fun to find something in there from a friend. Also good for you jumping into the Etsy world - you do beautiful work. I did read that post and it was a hoot - she has a wonderful sense of humor. Happy Mother's Day - Karen

Carol said...

Is your Son's wedding the aqua or pink color? It's nice fabric. I know you didn't want your Etsy name Quilt Hollow Quilter but it totally fits with what you do, I think it's a good name for your shop. Love all your gifts.

Lesley said...

Aren't blog friends the best! Love seeing your new treasures from your friends. Congrats on the opening of your Etsy shop. I think you'll do very well there! The fabric line is gorgeous...hope you are able to get what you need!

Janet O. said...

Your mail box has gathered lovely things for you from friends.
Hope your Etsy shop does well, Mary!

Mary said...

I favorited your two little quilts on Etsy. Good luck with your shop.

The Babysitters Love said...

Congrats on your etsy shop! Hey, did you move to K.ville with your recent move?

Needled Mom said...

What lovely gifts you have received, Mary. Aren't blogging friends the best?

Good luck with your Etsy shop.

I WISH I was going to market. Someday..... I hope you can get hold of the fabrics before they are released.

Happy Mother's Day.

Lori said...

What happy mail!! Love your etsy site.

Quilt Rat said...

Hey...thanks for pointing out that was terrific! Got me smiling this morning!

As for Etsy and the name thing...well yup, I made sure I registered my name a long time ago....have not set up shop but I was more concerned about someone using my name and causing "confusion"

I am confused enough. LOL!

heartsease54 said...

Re the fabric - contact the designer. The company usually sends them the first printings to check color, then sends them the first cuts to make up patterns for market, etc. That said, since it is not going to release until December, you may just be out of luck on that one.

Loris said...

Lovely treats in your mailbox :-)
Love the table mat!
I'm glad you found a good variation for Quilt Hollow. It's nice to be able to keep some consistency. Hope you get some help with the fabric. Somebody will be given some of it to make quilts for market...maybe that could be you :-)

andsewon said...

Wonderful mail days! Best wishes for many sales on your shop! Sorry about the name prob but new name works too!

CraftyGardenMom - Tanesha said...

Thank you for the link to my post! I was so pleasantly surprised to see so many new people stop by to read it and leave a comment. Glad I could bring a smile to your day. Your Etsy shop is just wonderful - I wish you a lot of success with it!

Darlene said...

Happy, happy mail is always fun to discover in the mailbox. :-)

Your Etsy shop is wonderful, Mary. Good luck!

Wendy said...

Congrats on the fun gifts in the mail. The name for the Etsy shop fits perfectly. Now I'm going to read that blog you suggested.
Happy Mother's Day, I hope it was a good one.

Sue-Anne said...

Lots of lovely gifts you got there Mary! I'm now going to have a read of that post.

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Loooooooove that box from Kaaren! Glad you liked your pressie.
Congratulations on your Etsy shop. You'll do great for sure.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Pretty wedding colors. I hope someone came through for you. Off to read the other post. :)

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