Thursday, November 30, 2017

Early Works Mercantile and Etsy

     I recently decided to dip my toes into the online sales pond.  I had done a little E-bay selling when I had a shop here in town, so wasn't entirely clueless (pretty close, though).  I started with applying to a juried shop, Early Works Mercantile, just to see if my stitching came up to the standards of online sales. It is a primitive decorating shop and I love the things in all of the shops.   I was accepted, so stewed and fretted until my first "update", which was October 15th.  I immediately sold an item, so was definitely encouraged.  Then I sold another from my November update.  This emboldened me to set up an Etsy Shop for those things that don't fall into the primitive category.  There is still a lot to learn, but I think it will be fun.  My Etsy shop is PickingandStitching (that was easy) and my Early Works shop is Old Trail Primitives,  Here are some pictures from the current update on Early Works Mercantile.

And this is my logo.  I think it is pretty cool.  

Here's a few things from the Etsy shop.

That's enough, that gives you an idea.  Why, you ask?  I love to stitch, my house is overflowing, and it might help fund my habit. 
So, I will just 
keep on stitchin'

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Pumpkin Party

I was recently invited to a pumpkin patch party with some guild friends. I had been admiring the Bonnie Hunter string pieced pumpkins in Quiltmaker magazine, as well as the Jo's Country Junction version with a brown background. We could choose any pattern we wanted so we were all working on something different. See all of Christi's pumpkins at her blog Here is my version with the brown backgrounds.

And here is the quilting.

And here is some pumpkin inspiration for you from my side yard.

Happy Thanksgiving!