Friday, September 23, 2011

Happy First Day of Fall!
I hope you are enjoying the weather in your neck of the woods...Here we seem to be in the middle of a last minute heat wave...In my truck yesterday it said 105 and the weather girl said it was suppose to be hotter today.   So its a little steamy here!
I am one of those people who don't really get Spring Fever, although I did have some this year.  Usually my time is in the Fall. Its when I love to tear apart my home clean closets, re paint, re arrange, decorate and everything along those lines.  But this year I am not being able to do this because I am getting ready for a big gift/handmade show in Costa Mesa!  This is well beyond my comfort zone, so not only am I fighting the Fall Fever, but now I have butterflies the size of condors in my belly!

All I know is What the heck was I thinking!  I am excited and I have been wanting to do this for a long time...but now that its getting closer...I have cold feet! lol

The show will be in Costa Mesa, CA on Oct 6-8th and its at the Orange County Fair Grounds. Admission is free and parking will cost you less than $10.  Its a great show with loads of talented people!

I do feel good about doing this, I just hope I can make enough stuff to fill my spot!
Wish me luck!

Take care, and I pray your Fall Blessings are so abundant you won't know what to do with them all!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Monday Sept 12th

Today was so nice outside...But I didn't expect it to get so hot...Whew!

Well anyhow the sky was so beautiful and the moon tonight is so bright, it looks like a spot light! 
                  I love when the seasons start to change.

I listed about 10 new patterns today in the Etsy account, I hope you have a chance to look them over.  I would really love your feedback on these!

I hope you enjoy these last few days of Summer, and I hope Fall brings you crisp mornings and snuggly nights!

Take care and have a wonderful week,
Talk to you soon,
Just some simple babbles today...(:0)~

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

On my way...


Happy Halloween Pattern

This was my last week,
I sent out catalogs 2 weeks ago of my patterns to a few quilt shops in the area.  I waited, then I called them to discuss the catalog and possibly make an appointment to show my samples in person...My first appointment was awkward, I was very nervous as well as excited!  I was having that feeling, you know the feeling, the "this is it, I'm on my way" feeling.  Thinking all the hard work has finally paid off and she is going to place a huge order, and I will be well on my way as a pattern designer!...well, that's not what happened... The appt. lasted maybe 15 Min's. No order, nothing...I was more than deflated...I keep telling myself that this IS what I am suppose to be doing. Then I think why is it not working in the way I think it should be?  I agonize over it all the time, should I or shouldn't I!  I pray about it daily, I figured since nothing else has come up, no other doors seem to be open, that this has to be what I am meant to do...Design stitchery patterns, create ads, make goodies, teach others how to stitch!  So far anyway...         

Harvest Moon Wool Applique

         Ok, so I get back into my truck, feeling defeated, and I start praying, I ask "Your Will Father! Take this doubt from me and lead me". I have to leave it in His hands. He is my confidant!  So I head out to my next appointment, it's about a 50 min drive, so I have plenty of time to regroup and talk to God. I show up at my next appointment, of course not feeling as confident as before.  But, I made it here and she seems nice, so here I go.  She took her time, looked over a few pieces, called her employees over to ask their opinion, I walked around for what seemed forever.  I didn't want to seem desperate! Even though I was! Desperate to find out if they liked it, if it would fit their shop, if I really had what it takes to be here, in this business...Finally after what seemed hours, she placed an order! My first wholesale order!!! woo hoo!!! I was totally blown away! So while my insides were doing cartwheels, I had to wear my poker face and conduct myself as a professional business womanpatterns that I had  Not a bad first sale.  I was happy. I felt vindicated, I have something to offer the pattern world!  Thank you Mary!  Now I'm feeling a little better about things, not so defeated.   I head down to my next appointment here in town.  I meet with her and her new shop, which is darling, She loves my dish towels and places an order.  Ok now that feeling of "I'm on my way" is coming back. Only not as cocky as before, definitely way more humble, much more balanced!  I know I am where I am suppose to be. Otherwise I would be some place else.  I just have to keep the faith. I also have to remember, not everyone will love what I do, so I just have to accept that and continue forward. I have to let God open the doors for me and try not to push so hard against the flow...

       It's hard to just let go and let God...but trust me it's the best decision you can make.  He will lead you right where you need to be.  My problem is that it's not always in my time frame, it's in I grow impatient, and oftentimes pick up where I left off. I don't always give God the proper time to work things out for me...I need to learn if I'm going to ask for His help, I have to wait for Him to help me...Which is so difficult to do, but always worth it!

Well, I have babbled on long enough!  I hope you have a wonderful week, and remember, no matter what, you are loved!

Thanks for stopping by,
Huggs, deb
Just more babbles from a simple mind. :)

Here is my schedule for Sept and Oct

I will be at the farmers market in Murrieta, this next week 9/11(oh)

I will have a booth at Motts Farm's, in Menifee, CA, Oct 1st.

I will be hosting a boutique here at my home, if you are in the area, let me know and I will gladly send you the info. Oct 7-8th

If you would like directions to any of these events, let me know via email or post here. 

I also have a web site coming soon, I'll keep you posted!

Take care, Deb