Luckily, I have a lot to distract me. I have just a week and a half until the baby shower for my karate instructor who is having twins. I am finishing up sewing down the binding on quilt #1...
|I decided to go REALLY colorful for the binding!|
|The back is a light purple|
As my Leader/Ender while I assemble this, I've been sewing some pre-assembled colorful strips that were donated to me to some black strips that I have cut, no real plan in mind yet, but we'll see what emerges...
But the thing that is taking up the most of my time is planning for what comes next. Regular readers know that I gave notice at my job after 10 years. My dream is to do something different, something creative, something that involves QUILTING! I've been working on a business plan. Here are a couple blurbs I've excerpted from there to give you an idea about what I have in mind. "The Stitchin' Post" is my working name for now, a placeholder. I know that there is a famous Stitchin' Post store in Sisters, plus many others scattered across the country. It is just such a cool name! But who knows what name I'll eventually go with - any ideas?
Statement of Purpose
So, it isn't a quilt store selling fabric or a yarn store selling yarn. It would be more of a community center for fiber artists of all kinds - quilters, knitters, weavers, everyone.
Wanna help out? I'm still in the market research stage of things. I have a quick 10-question survey to help me determine my direction. (I have other surveys that I'll be sharing with local quilters and knitters and whatnot, but this particular survey is for fiber enthusiasts anywhere.) Everyone who completes this survey will have his/her email address entered into a drawing for a $25 ETSY gift certificate that can be used at any ETSY shop that accepts gift certificates. I'd love it if you'd complete the survey. I'd love it if you'd share the survey with other fiber enthusiasts that you know - you can either link to today's blog entry, or you can just share the survey link with them - http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3J3KB8N.
But don't forget to take the survey yourself!
THANKS! Reading your responses will be one more way for me to distract myself.