It’s been another busy week – Annabelle Allendorf, a beagle, is staying here all week, the baseball playoffs are going on, our 100 Bolt Sale started and I started acupuncture on my hand again.
- Annabelle – she has been such a good girl and Telly and Faye like her very much. We did have one incident this morning when someone got offended and growled setting off a scuffle in the quilt shop. At least I’m the only one who got hurt – a bite to my finger which is minor. One thing Annabelle definitely does not like is the UPS man and truck!
- My mom always loved baseball and when the playoffs started I would call her several times during the game when there had been a good play or something interesting happening. Now when the game is over, I automatically think I should get up and call her. Old habits die hard, don’t they?
- Our 100 Bolt Sale has been extremely popular online and we are thrilled. We want to reward our customers with a good deal and $7.00/yard is a pretty good deal in this current economy.
- My right hand is swollen and aching again so I have started some maintenance acupuncture which helped so much 2 years ago. I sorta need my right hand, don’t you think?
Remember Emma, my new goat from Betsy? I have to stand guard so that my naughty goats will let her eat. Otherwise they run up to her bowl and threaten her and then butt her to get her to leave. Then she goes to the next bowl and they do it all over again! They’re acting like third graders.
We started the Rewards Program on October 15 and we want all of our customers to know that we want to reward them for their repeat business. We are also pleased to know that you like the 100 Bolt Sale for $7/yd. YAY!!!
Before we leave for Houston, we will be sending out Charm School for the 4th quarter, Civil War and Pinterest – all at the same time. It’s been quite a load for us to prepare all of these clubs at once but we’re almost there. Connie and Mary Baker will leave for Houston on September 28 – please stop by our booth if you are attending Quilt Festival.
Last Saturday I spoke at the local community college and one of my questions to both groups was this: what would you like to make? In other words, what would you like us to design? Big quilts, wall quilts, door banners, baby quilts, applique, pieced, combo,or WHAT? I hope you will all chime in and answer this question on our blog, Chicken Scratch. We will enter each name who posts an answer in a drawing for a free Blue and Gray book.
For those of you missing the paper Goat Gazette, please check the blog, Chicken Scratch, for the same articles that used to appear in the newsletter. One short issue of the GG will be sent out shortly but then I hope you’ll converse with me via the blog.
And last but not least, I wanted to include Ernie Joe Mauer who made himself right at home on top of the quilt, “Birds in the Barn Door” that I was binding at the table. What is it that attracts every dog or cat to lay down on the project I’m working on?????
Don’t forget the blog!