So currently my mom is living in my sewing room - anyone else, and I'd be getting twitchy about them touching stuff they shouldn't, but she knows better...she's a quilter too. As such, my design wall is technically empty, but its future is bright. You see, what I mentioned yesterday is this:
My next project, once the wedding/Christmas chaos has settled down, will be to make a wedding ring quilt from all this beautiful fabric. I haven't even let myself touch it yet, it's so tempting. I'm still just awestruck that they all did this for me!
Grisgris slept in "his" bed with MOTU's great aunt Margaret, who was a nun for many years and has actually probably never shared a bed with a man until Saturday night. What a charmer, that kitty o' mine. Sorry Jen, he's a ladies' man, what can I say?
In other news, Mom has been slaving away in the sweat shop with me all weekend, and we got ALL the ceremony programs into a steady state yesterday! Every last one is assembled and tied, and has the name/date stamp on top. I still have about 95 to put the leaves on, but if I had to get married tomorrow the date would be wrong, but the programs would look ok otherwise. :-)
Also, for those of you who are coming here via Design Wall Monday (thanks, Judy!), I had my first Etsy sale last night! Now, I really need to get cracking on a logo and some branding (maybe even a "made by" stamp for good measure). I've changed the store name to Tex|Everlasting because I think it looks cooler than Tex, Everlasting lol. I'm hoping to have some kind of business card (or as Mom suggested, a bookmark) to send along with products soon...but I really need a logo. Maybe I'll make something out of this:
One more reason why my mom ROCKS!!! (Mai, if you're reading this, stop here!)
I left my mom at home on a rainy day with the sewing machine that was once hers but is now mine, a quilted, squared-off quilt, and a pile of binding about a mile long. She did what any natural-born quilter would do...she bound it for me!