Friday, November 28, 2014

A little (lot) of help from my friends!

Most of you know that on top of all my husband's other health problems he has added end stage liver disease and probable Myosthenia Gravis to the list..so therefore I am SWAMPED at home. I've become the soul bread winner and soul caretaker for my husband and I am mom, dad, teacher, friend, playmate to my four year old.

Therefore, for a season, I had to just push the ahhhhs, the blog, everything back. It was a rough summer/fall and I sure couldn't even think about promoting my business..even as much as I needed the income!

I have tried a few helpers over time..but for whatever reason (mostly that hand sewing takes time I think) they didn't work out. Until now. I finally have a couple of folks that are sewing their little fingers off for me.

Plus Bea (visit her HERE) has been picking up the secondary drawings and handling them for me! If you look up in the tabs I've added some that she worked on. I'll post a couple here at the bottom as well.

If you have not been to the website for awhile you really should take a look around!! Since I own a store front now, I have really added a lot of items. Patterns Patterns Patterns. Thread and floss! I try to make it a policy to add more items each day!

What I am most excited about adding I will have to wait just a bit..new pattern packs are going up! My sewing helpers finished several of them and Bea long arm quilted a runner for me. I am just waiting on that mail man to bring it back to me for photos! I really cannot wait to show you.

So..the short of the long of it...Hillbilly is back in action thanks to MANY people. From people gifting money during tight times. to people sewing; everyone has really helped me get back on my feet.

Now..go look at the website, and SHARE SHARE SHARE! Because it sure has expanded! (so has my wasteline but we won't discuss that. )

Here are some of Bea's drawings. She uses EQ so they have little triangles in them. No worry! You dont have to piece a billion little triangles...well on SOME patterns you might but not all of these.  *grin*













Sunday, November 9, 2014

I am still growing!

Isn't it funny how when you are little you want to get bigger, but when you grow up it's no fun growing in waste size??!!

Hillbilly Quilt Shop is growing by leaps and bounds.
I know that might come as a shock to you but everything happens in its own due time, and I am a firm believer that it's not our time..but rather One who knows best makes it happen when it is supposed to.

If you don't follow my journal type blog then many of you may have thought I got lost wondering around the Ozark hills, never to return.

But, in actuality we are just getting things squared away so that I can devote more time to my shop and paper piecing. My husband is actually getting ready to take over all of my bookkeeping. I am so excited to just hand that over to him!!!

My store front is tiny and has had a tough beginning. Three out of the four weeks the first month it was open Jerry was in the hospital. This week I've been there every single day and only sold one fat quarter all week. That's it. I haven't advertised though, and I am not going to until I get it set up how I like. I've been watching folks and 'reading' them so I am working to set things up a little differently.

The Ahhhhs will be back. I have been focusing on the website the last few days, adding a TON of patterns, none EPP actually! I carry all kinds of embroidery, wool and punch needle in my shop so I am working on moving them over to the website as well. When I get it all loaded up I'll start advertising it and hopefully you all will help me do that! Wait til its done though..I'll let you know :)

VIDEOS! mercy they need me! I won't be able to for the next two weeks. I have so many doctor appointments with my husband over the next two weeks.. but then I can get back to them as well.

Anyway.. check out Hillbilly Quilt Shop. com (theres a button to click there on the right) and let me know what you think..keeping in mind more and more is coming!

I am getting there friends, I am :)