Thursday, July 19, 2012
The lawn is calling my name - it's been much too hot and humid for many days to be outside doing anything in the yard, but now that all the "ick" is cleared out I can once again be outdoors, yay! After the front gets done I'll reward myself with a tall iced coffee on the porch, my very favorite thing. I hope you reward yourself with a special treat today too!
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
It happened. Even before Maggie Bonanomi's new book, A Day at Sunny Brook actually arrived, all my copies were sold and then some. I tried to order more than what I had pre-orders for, but in the days just before the books arrived, when it was known that the publisher had begun shipping them, I got a bunch of additional pre-orders, which ate up any extra inventory that I had planned to have generally available. Unfortunately for about eight customers, the books are now on back-order, but more have been ordered from the publisher and will be here perhaps by the end of the week. If you're one of these folks, you'll be receiving an email from me today with more info. It also didn't help that I was away for most of last week and couldn't shut off ordering in time to avoid those back-orders.
It's too hot and muggy to sit up here in this room anymore! The little fan just isn't cutting the mustard and I'll have to retreat into the bedroom, the only room with a window air conditioner. What a waste of a day not being able to work outside in the garden! The weeds are winning but I just can't deal with the humidity! Couldn't even sit out on the porch and enjoy my afternoon iced coffee, something I look forward to on days when I'm home. Phooey! I hope you're managing to stay reasonably cool where you live - I know most of the country is roasting, not just me!
Thursday, July 12, 2012
I'll have a couple of unspoken-for copies of A Day at Sunny Brook with me at this weekend's quilt show if you haven't pre-ordered but "need" to have it for your Maggie collection. Admit it - you've got one!
It'll be a late night for me tonight. Time to get back to work...
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Monday, July 9, 2012
Word has been circulating that the aforementioned rugs that were stolen from a church where Norma Batastini was holding a workshop have been found! Apparently a man walking his dog discovered the rugs in a plastic bag, undamaged, along the side of a bike trail. He attends the church where the workshop was held and had seen the flyers about the stolen rugs.
I like to think that all the publicity within the rug hooking world about the theft caused the thief or thieves to reconsider what they did and discard the rugs, knowing that they'd never be able to sell them without getting caught. Whatever the motivation, it's great news, and I'm so happy Norma has her beautiful rugs back in her possession!
There's nothing quite like a happy ending, right?