Friday, October 30, 2015

WHOOMP There IT Is! #5

I'm glad you could make it to this week's WHOOMP There IT Is! Welcome. 

I've got news to share.
In case you missed it...I sell on Etsy! ;) What's even more exciting is I got my 1st custom quilt order 2 days after taking the shop off vacation status! Yay Me! I've already started on the order, but I won't show pics until it's received by my customer. Though I will tell's going to be fabulous!

There is something else I've been working on that I can't show yet either. I've been learning to paper piece. The paper piecing process is quite fascinating and my sweetheart of an instructor says I'm doing a bonny job.

Have you heard of Quilt Art Designs?  If you haven't, you should check it out. Janeen, the owner, is a real gem. She has a ton of paper pieced block patterns in her Craftsy Store Pattern Shop. Several of them are even FREE! She also does custom orders. I sent her a few pics and she magically turned them into awesome paper pieced patterns!

Anyway,  I'm working on one of the patterns she made for me, which will be a Christmas gift for a friend, that's why I can't show it yet.  But this is extremely difficult for me because it is AMAZING and I verra much want to share my progress w/the entire world! Well, to be honest, I have shown it to a few friends I know I can trust and even leaked a diddy or two on instagram...but there's no way the intended recipient would ever know what it is. I'm extremely pleased w/how it's coming out and I'm verra much looking forward to sharing the finished piece w/all of you.

I'm sorry I can't show pics of what I'm currently working on.  I'm hoping some of y'all have projects that aren't as secret as mine because it's time to link up and share!
A Quilted Passion

A Thread for Life


  1. Congrats on reopening your Etsy shop! I find customers absolutely love it when I post about their quilts on my blog, and it's how I've gotten some of my business.

  2. Girl I have been struggling with the idea of an Etsy shop for a while now. I have agreed to sell bags starting in 2016. I am not going into custom orders. I just don't think I can handle the stress of it lol! Just as is on what's in stock and go from there. I might have to contact you with questions lol! congrats on the order!

  3. Congratulations! I love paper piecing too and I'm looking for to see what you are making! x Teje

  4. Congrats on the customer! How exciting! And congrats on the 5th Whoomp Friday! Haven't had anything to link but we do today!

  5. Congratulations. Can't wait to see what you have been working on.

  6. Congrats on your custom order. And have fun with the paper piecing,

  7. Congratulations on taking the plunge!! And thanks for the linky party!!

  8. Praise for Led Christmas Tree
    I ordered a Led Christmas Tree from This tree has me excited for the winter holidays. Right now, we have it in our living room. It will make a great addition to the outdoors when winter comes, though. According to my husband (who couldn't wait for me to get home from work before he set it up), it was easy to put together and the LED lights are "the real deal" - he's a light expert, apparently (wink). The kids keep going in the room and ooo'ing and ahh'ing at the tree, too. The tree did come with a set of snowflakes. I am not sure if it's because it's just the start of fall, but I wasn't exactly in love with the way they hung on the tree. The lights on the snowflakes are a different brilliancy than the tree itself, so they sort of stood out. Maybe outside I'll get it? Also, because we haven't had it outside yet / for the winter, I do want to note that the cord is thinner and less rugged than I'd expect for an outdoor tree. We will have to test it later this year and see how that goes. All in all, a great decoration for your home. (Note - I was provided this tree for review; all opinions are 100% my own.)


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