Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Stitched by Sally Sales

Well, my sales are up!!   I reached $2900 yesterday.  I have a lot of orders to fill, then i'll be back to stitching what I want and hope to come out with some new items for the sale I have scheduled to teachers on October 30.  Sara will be in town and will be speaking to a group of teachers in DC.  They saw my bags and stuff at her Aug 7 fundraiser and invited me to come with her.  So I am gearing up to work on my inventory for 30 days prior and will sell everything left over on my my Etsy web page.

I love Etsy.  I have been ordered some supplies from people on there.  If you haven't looked for supplies on Etsy, you can get some great deals.  I ordered zippers from K and C Supplies .  They're great zippers, much nicer than the ones you can buy in the fabric stores around here and they cost less.  K&C will deliver them very quickly.

If anyone has any suggestions of what I could make that these teachers might like, let me know.  They ask me if I could make something they could use in their classrooms.  I'm clueless.  I can't think of anything.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sara's Fundraising Event

Sara had a very good turnout at her Aug 7 fundraiser.  She has the money she needs now.  Our Congressman was there and he gave her a check for $1260 (3 weeks).  She sat by him recently at a dinner she went to and she invited him to the fundraiser.  His office called her to get info about her so he could say a few words to the crowd about her.  There were about 125 people there.

Stitched by Sally sales are currently at $2158 - haha!   I still have a bunch of stuff in my inventory.  There is a teacher's organization that has invited Sara to speak at their annual meeting in late October.  She will be home for Siobhan's wedding so it was perfect timing.  They asked me to come also and bring my stuff to sell!  Hopefully I will have some inventory left by then!  I have ordered that will keep me busy through mid to late September.  Here are some pictures of my boutique at her party.  Check out the shopping bags and sacks with the logos on them.  I printed the logos on clear shipping address labels and they looks great on the white bags!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Aug 5 Storm!

Wow - lucky to have my house and car in tact.  Lost the beautiful willow oak on the side of my house.  It was huge and provided very desirable shade for my carport and house.  It fell only a few feet from the house and car.  First photo is view of house standing across the street from the front of my house - it fell across the front yard - you can barely see my house in first pic, thru the fallen tree limbs.  Keep scrolling down this page! It was a sudden wild storm and I knew it was bad.  When I saw limbs flying out the window I retreated into the downstairs den - which is about the safest spot in my house.  After a few minutes i went upstairs to look for Jackson (he was hiding under the bed) and I noticed tree branches out my front window - where they normally aren't!

It also snapped a pine tree in the back. (second photo)  You can see the root ball to the oak behind the pine.   Jackson was just stunned when he went out to the back patio!!!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Stitched By Sally

I have been soooo busy the last few months, playing LOTS of golf - BUT between golf games I've been sewing like a crazy woman.   My living room and dining room has turned into a sewing studio.  I have stuff everywhere getting ready for Sara's big fundraiser on Aug 7 at Lonnie's house.  I will debut Stitched by Sally at her event.  I have made about 75 items for my sale so my living room is crammed.  On the table you can see half dozen wristlets, clutch bags, coin purses, luggage tags, crayon rolls, throw pillows and table runners.

Go to my web site to see the GORGEOUS professional logo created by our own SHAWN - - you will find about 8 or 10 of the items posted.  I will not post all the items I have, probably just one item in each style.   For those of you on facebook, check out the video ad!

The 2 latest bags are hanging on the wrought iron railing leading upstairs - where seven others are in the closet!   My dining room is the sewing room!  HELP there is no place to eat anymore - oh but there's always the bar... thank goodness.  And the wall hanging is finally finished - hanging in the window so i can be reminded how beautiful i think it is....hahaha.

The beautiful wall hanging is in my window temporarily for lack of a better place!  Alex needs to get over here and make the board/rod. This cloth is also found in the Canadian Textile Museum, it was commissioned by a beloved President of Ghana in 1976.  In the center is a proverb in Twi language which means "a tree alone cannot withstand a storm".

The following are a few more pictures of all the stuff.


Throw pillows, table runner (green and red)
I think my favorite thing are the clutch bags - i feel so accomplished when they're finished.  A lot of work in those but they look real professional.