More eye candy

Here’s another version of my patchwork cards – this time in a soothing gray/blue/green color combinations. I love the different patterns and how the stitching jumps off the white card stock. Still waiting on my jennadesigns.etsy.com stamp to arrive in the mail… hopefully tomorrow and then I can start stamping the back of the cards and listing them on my site. It’s slow going, but …

And in other news…

About half way through my week-long vacation, while hiking in the woods, lugging camera gear and a tripod on a beautiful trail after having photographed a breathtaking waterfall, I had something of an epiphany: I was quitting my job upon my return. Strangely, as soon as the thought popped into my mind, I was calm, knowing it was the right thing to do. I had …

“Quilted” Cards

Here are some of my first cards that will be available at my Etsy shop. They are patchwork cards, quilted with lime green thread in a zig-zag stitch. I think they are super summery and fun. They look especially sweet in their own poly bag with envelope. I image they’d also look nice framed, as no two cards are exactly alike, they’re all variations of …

Back from vacation!

After a lovely 9 days without work, I regretfully went back to the office today. I’d like to say I had a productive vacation in the terms of product development/production, but it was more a time to think – reflect on what is really important in my life and determine what direction I want it to take … largely, whether I’m going to be in …

Vacation

Well, I’ll be back in about 10 days… I’m going to disappear and have myself a little adventure for the forseeable future. I’ve packed my SLR camera, tripod and bag full of lenses, so it’s shooting I go, in search of the beauty that’s inherently in nature. I’ve also packed myself one box of “craft” supplies which I’ve allowed myself to play with while gone …

Boy are my feed dogs tired!

It’s finally done being stitched. Since it’s a ragtime quilt, now I have to cut all the seams and find time to throw it in the washer (maybe over one of my lunch hours). What’s great about this is that I can now move on to working on some of my Etsy stuff I’ve been planning in my head. As soon as these seams are …

This pretty much sums it up…

Why I didn’t get anything done this weekend. Seems Wisconsin decided to skip right over spring and bring us summer, starting with a beautiful Saturday in the mid-70s and a very pleasant Sunday. It was – simply put – too nice to spend the weekend inside (or quilting). So, my quilt lays on the floor, arranged, but not completely pieced. Soon, though, really soon!

Making progress…

There’s a lot more of this ragtime quilt pieced together than this… but this will be the center of the quilt. I got all of the squares pieced into 4-squares… and they’re now decorating my floor, scattered across the house. I had promised myself that I wouldn’t start working on my stuff until I got this long overdue project done… and it’s getting there. In …

Back to work

After a weekend away, I arrived home today to find my business cards in my mailbox. These are pretty minimal… only my shop name and Etsy Web site, but I don’t really thing there’s all the much more to be said. I personally love the black and white minimalist design, which I created myself. Hopefully these will be pretty enough that people will pick them …