Its the first day of October and it was a beautiful day. I did some cleaning of the flower beds to get ready for winter. I still have some flowers in bloom so they will wait until later before they are cut down.
Today I received my surprise in the mail, one item was a surprise, the other I knew about. I wrote a letter to one of Amy Butler’s associates regarding Amy’s patterns. She had loved my letter and said that I should pick out a pattern of Amy’s and she would send it to me. I didn’t know which one I wanted because I loved the Sophia and the Betty Shopper and mentioned both of them in my reply back. I finally indicated that I would like the Betty Shopper. While I was opening the envelope, I was like this is too fat for one pattern, it was both of them. I was very surprised. I have almost every one of Amy’s purse patterns now.
Being the first of the month, if you are not familiar with EmbLibrary, they have their new monthly free designs up. There are 2 free designs in two different sizes. Sometimes they might have more, but usually only two.
If you make a purchase take a look at the 17 cent design and if you are interested in the 17 cent design you can purchase that too. Sometimes there are more than one design for 17 cents, as well as two to four different sizes (but you have to purchase all at 17 cents).
All these designs are available until the end of the month. You must be a member in order to get the free designs.
Almost twice a month they have additional sales that you can be included in. One is called Happy Hour. On a given Friday they send out an email indicating that there is a special week-end sale. Sometimes the sale is where you get a pack of designs at full price and then get the second one either 1/2 off or free. They even have specials where if you buy so much you get 5/10 or 15 dollars off your total sale. I do like their stuff, but I am very dissatisfied with their in the hoop projects. I’ve had to alter the items in order for them to satin stitch the top and bottom things together. I’ve noticed that when the design stitches first, it puckers and then the items are sloppy looking. My friend bought a quilting pack to do a quilt and she is very dissatisfied that when she embroidered the designs on quilters cotton they puckered no matter what type of stabilizer she used. When we both wrote, we were not happy with the response, thus my purchases aren’t as much anymore.
This month is Breast Cancer Awareness. As a Breast Cancer Survivor, I am having a BC Awareness sale on my ETSY site. All items on clicketyclak that have pink in it, the original price has been reduced 20%. As of yesterday I had my final surgery done. I took it upon myself to not allow the cancer to come back on my other breast, so I decided to have it removed. I was to have this done back in 06, but other health issues came into play that had to be cared for. I feel great and lucky now that I have finally gotten this out of the way and cared for. I can feel safe and secure that I am 100% free!
I’ve been making some jewelry lately. Two are listed on ETSY and the rest I will have to wait awhile to post. I have additional items that I am in the process of working on. I made a beret, I took one of my daughter’s hats and made a pattern. Quickly sewed it up, unfortunately the size is wrong, so I have to make it bigger, I was 7 inches too small. I am also awaiting for a shipment of lighted compact mirrors to put some already embroidered designs in the top. Need to look to see if I have some fleece hats to sew up from last year for little kids. Then of course my purses…
Unfortunately I am still recouping from surgery, I took a long nap when my hubby came home. It felt good to sleep, but I had to go to the doctors (yes surgery was outpatient) so he could remove the bandages and see how I was doing. I told him I am doing good, next week stitches. I am limited on the use of my right arm and I am right handed. I cannot do any embroidery (that is why I did it before surgery) because I would have to stretch to change the threads on the PR600. So that is why I’ve picked up the jewelry.
Well American’s Got Talent is almost over. They have Neil the opera singer, who’s a insurance salesman, he has a wonderful voice. Then we have the piano man, Ely, from Wisconsin. I want both of them to win they are both great!!!! So now I sit here and wait…. Hurry up let’s hear who wins…. I want it to be a tie!!! They will have a show in Vegas – – – plus money – – – Neil the opera singer won! Ely is soooo cute, he will get a contract and from how many contests he did good!!!! Neil is crying… but he is doing good! Now he has to do another song, as he cries….
Well as soon as I turn this off, I will pop in a movie and check out the Sewing/Quilting expo site. I want to see who’s gonna be there and what’s up. I didn’t sign up for any sewing classes because I didn’t know if I would be able to attend. Still don’t know if I will or not. Last year I went and well lets say, I hate spending money <giggle>.
Have a wonderful night, til tomorrow……….. Dang Lipstick Jungle is on and I got hooked last week. That movie will have to wait!