Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sunday Stash Report and Quilt Shop News

I have not been on blogger in so long that they changed everything on me and I can say I DON'T LIKE THE NEW FORMAT!!!

 Don't remember the last time I posted I have been so busy. First we were in the midst of purchasing the quilt shop then on wednesday I had surgery on my right hand. My thumb is still partially numb so a little difficult to type at this point but better than yesterday. Finally got the business license and a few other bugs worked out about the quilt shop and went to settlement on friday. The hubby and I were out to the shop both friday and saturday rearranging and taking all the stock and supplies we had been storing in our living room. Guess I must say with my hand bandaged I was mostly supervising and he was doing all the work.

 Then last night was Senior Prom. Can't believe she will be 18 next week and graduate in a little over a month!!! I think Mandy and her date looked wonderful.
On a personal quilting note, I have done nothing in the last couple of weeks as both my hand and time didn't allow it. I hope to finish up my batik quilt top as soon as I am able so at least I can claim that yardage. Stats remain the same.
 Fabric used YTD: 54 yards
 Fabric purchased YTD: 28 yards
Net fabric used in 2012: 26 yards


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Quilt Shop Trials

Have not been on here lately, no new pictures to post thou I did get the middle of my double sliced layer cake quilt together at a retreat last week.

Received some more patterns and books in the mail the other day and a whole shipment of Quilter's Dream batting today (all in my living room)!!

Have hit some glitches in the whole process that are out of my control and it has kind of spoiled the fun of the whole process. I am hoping that everything is straightened in the next few days and I can get back to enjoying the process.


Thursday, April 12, 2012

More Quilt Shop Update

First off, no Sandy my thrill meter was not high..... think it was stuck on frustration for awhile.
We were shocked at all the things required by the town, state, and federal governments: Federal Employer ID Number, Workmen's Comp, federal and state unemployment insurance, sales tax number, trader's license, occupancy permit, even a
sign permit to allow us to display a couple of small signs that are already

Then there's liability insurance, attorney's fees, and lease. Bank account, post office box, credit card processor, website, phone service, Internet, and so many other things necessary to running a shop. Because my husband still works full time (hopefully a year or so from retirement) I have been taking care of the vast majority of the details and it has really stressed me out.

The bright spot so far has been meeting with fabric reps and ordering lots of nice fabrics, $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Deliveries are spaced out over the next
five months but the first shipments have begun arriving and are piling up
in our living room waiting until the day we take over the business and
can re-stock the shelves.

I am making progress finally with receiving my Maryland Sales Tax ID number that is required to do so many of the items on my "to do" list and also insurance has been quoted, paid for and a binder in place.

Maybe I can de-stress a little this weekend and get some sewing done and also get all my things ready for our fiber arts retreat in a little over a week. I have everything prepared for my class, I just need to gather supplies and stage them all in one area.


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Sunday Stash Report - April 7, 2012

Happy Easter to everyone!!

This is currently my living room!!! No, I am not going to add 25 bolts of fabric and a whole bunch of pre-cuts to my I got my first delivery of fabrics that will be going to the quilt shop the end of the month.

Also over to the right are 4 boxes that contain sewing tables and to the left are 4 new folding chairs, all for the classroom and a few patterns and misc things in the middle.

Progress on the shop is slow. Did get the agreement signed with settlement towards the end of the month. Its one of those things that everytime I go to do something they need one more number/form or whatever. It will all get done, just all the details are totally stressing me out.

I have not sewn again this week so my stats are the same:

Fabric used YTD: 54 yards
Fabric purchased YTD: 28 yards
Net fabric used in 2012: 26 yards

My day time guild is having a daytime sewing retreat this week both tuesday and wednesday. I hope to get there one day anyway and actually do some sewing so maybe my stats can change next week.


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Quilt Shop Update

Its been a busy few days. Had a call from Northcott and they are going to be shipping my first shipment of new fabric this week. Met with a guy about business insurance (contents, liability and workers comp) yesterday and finally have an appointment with the attorney to sign the contract next monday night. He will have to register/file the papers etc. after that but we should be on track for settlement the end of the month.

If that wasn't enough I finally got a surgery date to have my right hand taken care of, that will be the 25th which is horrible timing in the midst of all of this but guess there is no good timing right now.

Here are a couple more pictures of the shop.


Monday, April 2, 2012

Design Wall Monday - April 2, 2012

This is on my design wall, untouched for the last two weeks. I visit it every once in a while but have not had a chance to sew. This is a double sliced layer cake using a Timeless Treasures batik layer cake.

Spent most of the day up at the quilt shop today, finding out more about the shop and doing a little training on the computer/cash register. Think my mind has taken in all that it will take in Need to sit and relax with a soda for awhile.


Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sunday Stash Report - April 1, 2012

Can you believe it is already April!!! We had wonderful spring weather for a couple of weeks but now back to cooler temperatures.

My stash report did not budge one bit (either way) this week. Stats are still:

Fabric used YTD: 54 yards
Fabric purchased YTD: 28 yards
Net fabric used in 2012: 26 yards

Continuing to be VERY busy starting to take care of all the details in purchasing the quilt shop. This week I met with the landlord, we went to see an attorney and reviewed a draft contract and met with a Moda fabric rep. It sure was nice to pet and order lots of nice fabrics and NOT have it count in my stash.

We took lots of pictures of the shop so want to share a few of those.

Isn't this a cute looking cottage?

and a little bit of the inside...

Everyone have a wonderul week. If I can remember I will take a picture of the batik quilt I am working on that has been on my design wall untouched for TWO WEEKS.

I did put a binding on a quilt last night so at least I did sew something.