I as going to write this post on Thursday here it is 7.45 on Sunday evening and I am just sitting down to do it.
This time last year I was seriously debating whether to close up Seabreeze Quilts or give it a real go. I went for the give it a real go and I am happy to say that business has got better. Basically I got a bit more serious about things behind the scenes. Got a new logo which I love, did a bit more promoting through Social Medial and I am happy to say sales have improved through my etsy and craftsy shops, I've designed some patterns that I am really proud of and have been asked to design for a magazine and my Beginners Class this term is full and has a waiting list so I am a happy with what I have achieved in just one year and look I am really looking forward to 2015.
I've just finished going over my notes from last years class and I did a pretty good job there was a couple of typos that I have now fixed but the notes are pretty comprehensive and I couldn't think of anything to add to them. Tuesday is the first week of the new beginners class and I am really looking forward to meeting my new students.
I managed IQS's first week pretty well though I went out to lunch for work and we had Chinese one night for Squids birthday the only problem I seem to be having is the amount of food they expect you to eat. I've tried a few things that I haven't had before Wild Rocket (yuck tastes like sticks to me) and Fennel tonight which I liked. This surprised me because I am not a fan of licorice but it was quite nice and once cooked the aniseed smell/taste was very mild. Next week is supposed to be harder because you are to stop all the sweet stuff but the food looks pretty good and as I haven't been craving because I've been doing this for a while so I don't think it will be and issue. I've done my Sunday cook up (breakfast muffins below/) and I also made another Buckwheat loaf which was quite yummy from last weeks list.
The Magazine Project is coming together quite nicely and I am up to quilting the borders, fingers crossed I can put the binding on next weekend and write the pattern. Here is the back ... I really love this fabric.
I also purchased the kit for the Homespun 2015 BOM. Don't ask me when I'm going to get it done, but I figure as it is pretty much all appliqué and paper piecing I probably have more chance of doing it than some of my other BOM's that I've been collecting.