Monthly Archives: August 2009

I’m Back!

Well – THAT was a long weekend! Thanks goodness my husband can mess around with the guts of a computer, and understands things like updating the bios of the motherboard (mine was like 8 versions behind!) For the cost of $100, plus a lot of hours, I’ve got a new, “green”, 1 Terabyte hard drive, and a squeaky clean install of vista and all my programs that I actually use. Although I was able to monitor email and keep a light finger on the Twitter stream, I’ve felt like my right arm was cut off!

Good news – I’ve now got a backlog of stuff to post about!

Bad news – no time to blog! 7 days and counting til school starts!

So, I’ve gotta start by taking a look at my to-do list. I’ve got a due date of Sept 7 on a bunch of things because that’s my last day of freedom!

Item Date Due % Done
Tote & clutch for Co 8/5/09 100%
Laptop bag for Liz 8/31/09 100%
Laptop bag for Mary 8/31/09 0%
RAA Newsletter 8/12/09 100%
Prototype Organic Onesie 8/31/09 100%
Test Dye Recycled Totes 8/31/09 100%
Add Journals to Cosa Verde Front 8/10/09 100%
Send 2 shout outs to blogs 8/31/09 100%
3-d Birdhouses 8/31/09 0%
3-d Row Houses 8/31/09 0%
Dye lots of scarves & fabric 8/31/09 40%
4 Baby Quilts 8/31/09 0%
Large Messenger for ME! 8/31/09 0%
Find Organic fabric wholesale source, test if affordable 7/31/09 100%
Photograph Scarves for website 7/31/09 60%
Tote for Pam 9/7/09 0%
Tote/Grab n’go for Tara 9/7/09 0%
Photo Articles for Craft Nouveau 8/21/09 100%
Artists for a Cause Postcard 8/31/09 100%
Computer bag for Davida 9/2/09 10%
New pillows/slipcovers for FR 8/31/09 100%

The color code: green is added during the month, red is a MUST FINISH!

Well, I actually got lots done! WooHoo! The business aspect I’m most proud of is the new blog contacts – I got lots more blog mentions than I set out to, and I’ve got a 2 part series on photography written and being edited by the folks at Craft Nouveau.

I also spent a little time on another home dec project – new pillows & simple slipcovers for the family room. “Candy!” you yell… “What are you doing DECORATING when you have so much other stuff to do!” 😉 Well, as I discovered earlier in the summer, an area of my house that is dirty or REALLY cluttered weighs me down, and sometimes it’s better to stop and fix it – and really clears the way for me get going through the to-do list. A combination of a sale on fabric at J Caroline and having to reinstall lots of software left me with some nice home dec fabric and a need to do simple sewing (pillows) while loading stuff onto my computer – so I got to make my family room look a little cleaner & brighter (pix in the to be blogged queue!) And now have lots of energy to make a big push on the list!

Now I need to throttle back and focus on getting the dayjob under control and focus my business efforts on getting ready for the Fall show season!

Item Date Due % Done
Tote for Pam 9/7/09 0%
Tote/Grab n’go for Tara 9/7/09 0%
Computer bag for Davida 9/2/09 10%
Laptop bag for Mary 9/30/09 0%
3-d Birdhouses 9/30/09 0%
3-d Row Houses 9/30/09 0%
Dye lots of scarves & fabric 9/30/09 40%
4 Baby Quilts 9/30/09 0%
Large Messenger for ME! 9/30/09 0%
Photograph Scarves for website 7/31/09 60%
Order Scarves 9/15/09 0%
Design/order business cards 9/15/09 0%
Design/order banner 9/15/09 0%
Website?? 9/30/09 ?
RAA Newsletter 9/7/09 0%
Looking Ahead for Shows:    
Going Green Baby Onesies 10/15/09 40%
Going Green Totes 10/15/09 40%
Small quArt 10/15/09 40%
Simple Totes 10/15/09 0%
More Going Green Scribblers 10/15/09 0%

And, some fun pix of some cute little buttons I’ve received from Ecojotter, on my neat little simple tote I made last week:Organic-PFD-test_0020 Organic-PFD-test_0023 Organic-PFD-test_0024 Organic-PFD-test_0025 Organic-PFD-test_0026

Sorry a couple are blurry – but I’m SO GLAD TO BE BACK!

I’m Back!

Well – THAT was a long weekend! Thanks goodness my husband can mess around with the guts of a computer, and understands things like updating the bios of the motherboard (mine was like 8 versions behind!) For the cost of $100, plus a lot of hours, I’ve got a new, “green”, 1 Terabyte hard drive,… Continue Reading

Sick Computer

Just a quicky little post to let you know – My computer is sick! Ah! Instead of being depressed, I’m going to use this time to focus on my to do list! Hope you all have fun online without me! Continue Reading

And now for something completely different!

Well, the end of the summer is fast approaching, and for me, school is rearing it’s ugly head. I’m definitely going to be slowing down on the blogging front, because work is really starting to pile up! Although I’ve thanked you all individually, I’ll do it again right here: thanks so much for your advice… Continue Reading

Color Inspiration: Sapphire Pool

Although I’ve been back from Yellowstone National Park for a month, I’ve just started to scratch the surface of all the picture I took! I’m hoping to get a lot of inspiration for new color combinations, both for my scarves as well as my quilts. Here’s the 1st palette from Yellowstone, created from a picture… Continue Reading

Font Advice Welcome!

If you’ve been reading along with me this summer, you know I’m working on a new website. I’ve been trying things out, and I think I’m close to a new look. I love to use a somewhat fancy font for the large type info (business name), and then a simpler font for the nitty gritty… Continue Reading

Free Swatch day at Spoonflower!

Spoonflower is a design your own fabric and they’ll print it for you kind of company. I’ve not had time to even think about what I would do with this service until a tweet came through 2 hours ago telling me about free swatch day. Starting one hour ago, until Midnight Thursday (EST), you can… Continue Reading

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