Friday, August 31, 2012

Better and better

If I was happy when I wrote my last post, right now, I am over the moon! 

Yesterday, I received an email from a gentleman who had been in my booth on Saturday.  He praised my work and said he'd taken my card and visited my ETSY shop.  There was a quilt on there that he wanted to buy for his wife, but he didn't have a PayPal account so could he pay by check?

Woo hoo!  My first bed-sized quilt sale!  Do you know how much FABRIC I can buy with $600???  And since he is paying by check, I have some more time to spend with Pick and Choose before she is gone for good.  I love that quilt, but I'm a quilter - I can make another if I want to.

So that was what made my day great, but the icing on the cake was when a co-worker texted me to let me know that my picture was in the paper.  Of course I ran out and bought 4 copies right away!


Me, setting up my booth for the Community Festival.  I'm hanging my Scrabble Tile earrings, which were a hit.  You can see part of Pick and Choose draped over the rack.
I hope your day brings as many happy surprises as mine did!

14 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Congratulations - that first big sale is always fun.

Becky said...

You're on a roll girl! I'm so happy for you. You deserve all the good things coming your way....you've worked hard!!!
Enjoy!!

Nancy said...

Congratulations!

AQ in Rockbridge Baths said...

I bought a News-Gazette yesterday and settled in to read the paper over coffee this morning. I was glad to see you and your work in the Lifestyle section covering the Community Festival. I missed the event, but hope to see your work at a future venue. I am a jewelry and clothing design artist, newly relocated to Rockbridge Baths from southeastern Arizona. I hope to establish friendships with fellow artists in the area.

Congratulations on the sale of your beautiful quilt, "Pick and Choose" and keep up the gorgeous work! Hope to meet you someday, Ms. Hutchinson.

Arlezer

Hazel said...

Congratulations

Caz said...

Congratulations!!

Janet said...

Woo hoo! How exciting for you. I bet you're glad you went to that fair now...:)

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Oh My Goodness! Congratulations! A professional quilter now!

Julie Fukuda said...

As I recall, you were facing that festival in a rather nervous manner... See, it worked out fine!

Zany Quilter said...

How awesome is that!! Congrats!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Congratulations...awesome!...have fun spending that profit...enjoy the rest of your weekend, I'm sure you will!

jan said...

So happy for you and the lucky gentleman of course. as you say you can make another. Well done.
jan x

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!
Debbie R.

ColorSlut said...

CONGRATS! That is just fantastic. How was the rest of the show? Did you do well? Sell aprons?