I am happy to announce that with all your support we have reached 99.3% of our goal for this year’s event. I look forward to more opportunities in the future to help raise funds for this wonderful charity.
Jim and I were married a few weeks ago and our “simple little wedding” went viral. The weeks to follow had a large amount of exposure and interviews. This took up a fair amount of our time combing through emails, social media and phone calls. So much for our honeymoon to Iceland!
Work will be keeping us in Seattle so no more relocating! I have also applied for a position what will keep me local more often with less traveling. In addition, we have purchased a new house and will be permanently settling here in Western Washington. Construction is estimated to be completed in late July, early August. Updates will follow with more exact dates on the move, temporary suspension of service, waitlists, timeline for shipping and when normal business is planned to resume. This will be our last and final move. Good thing as I’m done setting up new dye rooms!! LOL
The stress and demands of the last 6 weeks has proved to be difficult for me medically. To be honest, there are days the pain and fatigue just gets the best of me. In addition, I have had a much larger volume of orders and custom fabrics requests than normal. Physically I am not able to process orders as quickly.
My delivery for the Nora mystery was scheduled to arrive on Monday, unfortunately UPS had delivered it to the wrong address. I now have the items and plan to ship to everyone today. If you have any questions, please let me know.
Many have asked about the hat and shoes I designed for the wedding. If you would like to inquire accessories please comment or send me a note. I will be happy to add you to the list once everything has settled down a bit. This is the new website and not all the links, pages and products are up yet.
Our impromptu in-flight wedding put completing the site on the back burner for now. There will be a page for HLC Adornments coming very soon.
My grand plan to get married in the sky was a success and fun was had by all. I am currently taking my mother home to California and plan to be back in Washington late on Tuesday. As many may know the news of the in the air wedding has spread quickly and we have been handling a large volume of inquiries. I promise to get to each and every one of you as quickly as possible. Thank you for all your wonderful support and congratulations. Love you all!!
Announcing two of our newest colors. Exclusively for Brittany’s Closet. A charity that provides clothing and confidence to children in need. With each purchase you are helping fund this wonderful charity.
Learn more about the cause, visit http://www.brittanyscloset.org/about-us
“Brittany’s Blessing” and “Wild Rose”
Why Wild Rose? Brittany’s mother is one of most amazing women I have ever had the honor to meet. She is a true beauty, with love that reaches far. She lost her daughter at a very young age. In honor of her her daughter Brittany, she started this charity, hence the name Brittany’s Blessing.
Nora an exception artist and designer and a mystery design from her is sure to please. In addition, we have decided to make this a Stitch, Save and Donate™ event. Not only will you get the enjoyment from stitching one of her lovely designs, you will save money and a portion of proceeds from your purchase will help support next month’s charity which is sure to put a smile on a child’s face.
Come join us in this extraordinary event, the new Nora Corbett mystery “Wherefore art thou?” design. The first part releases February 29th!!
Wherefore Art Thou? Juliet said to her beloved Romeo from her balcony.
The “mystery” design will be released in three parts: January 29, 2016, February 29, 2016 and March 31, 2016. There is also a custom hand made Fuseruola bead especially for this design. I have customized a variety of options for you to order, from charts to the full kit and everything in between is available for order starting TODAY!
Share your pics and see others progress as it unfolds at HLC Fabrics Needlework Group. We will also be having a contest to create a Design Specific™ fabric. Special pricing for the release, so don’t miss out!
Click here for more information or to place an order.
Our infamous orange cat got under foot (as usual) and I took a wee tumble on the stairs. I plan to do my best on answering emails/messages, dyeing, invoicing etc this week. I’m just moving much slower than usual. I’m very lucky my injuries are not worse. -Kristy
The last 18 month have not been the smoothest in regards to invoicing and tracking or orders. We have decided to jump ship with the new Point of Sale software and go back to the old company. They have completely revamped their software and it is much better suited to our needs. We were having too many sales issues, payments not processing correctly, dropping customer off FOTM randomly. Just too many glitches and bugs for our liking.
Please be accept our apologies in advance for any delays this may cause. We will have to manually reenter all existing orders and invoices in addition to recreating inventory lists etc. Thankfully we are fast typers and have been doing this for a long time.
I will be ecstatic when this transition is complete and the office returns to normal. I expect things will run much smoother.
It feels good to make some good progress this month. Prior to our move to Washington, my stash unload listings were in full swing. This last week a local Seattle stitcher has offered to help me finish cataloging, photographing and listing the remaining items. We are talking 29 large boxes of stitching stash, items from my shop etc. God bless her because this has been quite a task. I do love this lady as she organizes things just as I would. Diane is a blessing and I already don’t know what I would do without her.
This has also made time for me to reset my product room. It’s difficult to move to a new space after so many years in the same place, having everything just how I like it. For those of you local to Seattle, the new product room (aka The Haberdashery) will be easy to shop, have a fabric and floss toss table and more.
Needless to say I am feeling very inspired and motivated to create more. pssst…. We need to talk Diane into staying. She is a perfect addition to our fabric family.
Off to bed I go… Another long day tomorrow.