I think I prefer the fresh start. I thought about my blog many times over the last several months, but I decided it was fine to take a break during the busyness of life, and just go back to it when I could.
So much has happened. During the course of the summer I purchased a second hand quilting setup and a brand new Janome to put on it. I have had lots of fun learning how to use it. My husband built a handy dandy light bar/shelf for over top. Love it.
I started ordering in some fabric, as well as a large roll of batting and several notions, intending to just sell out of my basement, but a few doors opened up very suddenly, and before I knew it, I was renting a space from the local country gift shop. My space is 11 feet by 12 feet, so nothing huge, but it's a start. People start realizing there's a quilt shop in town, and eventually I hope to realize my own building with lots of space. I'm so happy with what I have right now, though. We have a young girl that works for us, which is great because I get to be home with my little girlies, and not so great because I don't get to meet and interact with my potential customers. I'm hoping to get to the point soon where I can spend a day there now and then.
Last but not least I have been taking a crash course in how to set up an online store. I'm set up through merchantmoms.com. They have lots of clear easy instructions, but I'm still finding it hard to slog through it all. My store address is www.byathreadquilts.com. Be sure to stop by and check us out. Very limited stock so far but I'm getting there.
I have been sewing quilt tops as well and will be featuring a few of my latest projects here soon. Thanks for taking time to get through this, and I wish you a joyful day!