Thursday, September 24, 2009

Make Mine Pink Friday - Timeless Textiles

This week's theme at Make Mine Pink Friday is all about textiles..........old or new, pristine or weathered. I love textiles and have a quilt collection of my own. There's something about pretty antique pillowcases with hand-embroidery that always draws my attention.

As the years pass, they grow more beautiful by adding the threads of history to their own. The original colors might fade, but these timeless textiles stay bright with the memory of the hands that created and cared for them. The stories they know are never truly forgotten when we make room for them in our lives and in our homes.

I hope you will join my dear friends at Make Mine Pink for this special event - Friday, September 25th. Just click here.

til next time.....

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Where oh where????

Where have I been? Geez, I can't believe I haven't posted in so long. I guess I've been pretty busy.

Right now, I'm finishing up a few orders and then I absolutely must re-arrange my desk top. Wouldn't you know it, but I was forced to go out and buy a new printer. I didn't want to get a new printer. I wasn't 100% happy with the old one, but these are the times of "making do" and "getting along" with what you have.

When I went into the office store (for the 3rd time), this particular salesperson told me my old all-in-one is about 6-7 years old. What??? Where did the time go? I am not one to throw away good for the joy of purchasing all the latest, greatest new goodies. I try to get every bit of mileage I can from what I have. What about you??? Are you a frequent upgrader?

Well, anyway, I bought one printer and brought it home to my studio and it just wasn't doing the job. It was very clunky sounding - even tho it printed better quality than my old printer.
Now.........I am not going to name names (brands, that is) but back it went to the store.

It interests me how you can go to one store three times and get different salespeople who tell you different things. Why didn't I research on the net? - I did - yup - but that just resulted in confusion too. Anyway, I'm making this into a longgggg story, I know. In the end, I bought another printer and .............drumroll...............I love it! I have been upgrading my materials for several months and now have upgraded my printing.

Bottom line (thank goodness, right?) .........better quality for my customers. Yay!

Well............til next time...........