Happy Monday Everyone! Back in December when I first started working on the expansion of my Etsy shop, I wrote to a few blogger friends and asked for their support of my project. As one would expect of this quilting community, they immediately said they would be happy to help.
My original plan was to host this blog hop at the end of January. When I placed my fabric orders in early December I was foolish enough to believe the ship dates that I was given by the manufacturers! Silly me. There were all sorts of delivery issues. It really wasn’t until the beginning of February that product began to steadily arrive. But then February always means QuiltCon and several of the bloggers in the hop were heavily involved with that event. Anyway, time marches on and here we are in the third week of March! Today is the first day of Spring which is a time of new beginnings; thus the perfect day to celebrate my new shop.
Each of the six quilters were given their choice of fabrics to work with. You will see lovely projects made with Allison Glass’ 76 fabric, Kim Diehl’s Modern Tykes fabric, as well as Maureen Cracknell’s Garden Dreamer. One quilter requested an assortment of prints because she had a few projects in the works so you will see a medley of fabrics in use there.
Monday through Friday this week, there will be a post celebrating the fabrics offered at Needle & Foot and with each post there will be a giveaway (of course!). On Wednesday there is a bonus, with two bloggers posting that day. There are lots of opportunities to win this week.
I don’t know how the various bloggers are setting up the giveaway but I can tell you that each one will award one prize. The winners will have the option to choose six fat quarters or three 1/2 yard cuts from my shop. I welcome international quilter’s to join in. However, I ask that if an international person wins, they will split the cost of the shipping with me. It gets a little bit pricey!
OK – TIme to start visiting blogs! Here is the list of bloggers to visit this week!
- Monday: Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs
- Tuesday: Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework
- Wednesday: Bonus day!! Kitty at Night Quilter and Jayne at Twiggy and Opal
- Thursday: Mari at Academic Quilter
- Friday: Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl
I have only had small sneak peeks of their projects so I am really excited to visit each one and see what they have made. I hope you will enjoy it as well. Additionally, I want to offer a discount for each of you. I am truly grateful for all of the good wishes, support, as well as purchases, that many of you have provided over these last several months. It has been a blast to get this set up and I look forward to continuing to build my inventory with the fabrics you love. For this week only, please use the code NANDFREADERS15 to receive a 15% discount on purchases made through Sunday, March 26th. Thank you so much and enjoy the hop!!
Congrats Bernie! How exciting and tempting to have fabric at the ready.
Oh my gosh, Cindy – that fabric tempts me constantly. I have made a few things with it but for the most part I have restrained myself! But yes, I love it all. It feels like Christmas each time the UPS driver drops off a box of bolts! 🙂
How fun! I hope I can see them all.
Try to hop over to each one – I think the projects will be gorgeous and who knows, you might win some fabric. 🙂
Best of luck with your Etsy expansion!
Thank you Carole. So far, it is going very well. Orders are starting to come in regularly and I am having so much fun preparing fabric for customers. Hope you enjoy the blog hop!
I’m so excited about this Hop! And especially honored that you included me in celebrating and kicking off your new venture!
Not at all, I am just grateful for your support — I can’t wait for Wednesday to see what you made with the Allison Glass bundle. 🙂
Exciting Bernie, congrats!
How fun, Bernie, for you (and for us)! Congrats!
It is a whole lot of fun Wendy. Hope you enjoy the hop and good luck with the giveaways!
Congratulations, Bernie! I am so excited to see what everyone creates and I wish you so much success with your shop. I hope you have a great week! 🙂
Thank you Yvonne! I thought Cheryl’s quilt was so pretty today – It will be fun to see all of the projects this week. I greatly appreciate your help with all of this!
Yay! Congratulations! Hope I remember to visit each hopper each day! XXOO
Thank you Karen! Good luck with the giveaways!!
Congratulation Bernie on this adventure. Thanks for making the giveaways possible.
Thank you Jan! Good luck with the giveaways!!
I hopped to your shop, and love the batiks there. Congratulations, and quilty friends are the best supporters of all times, for the good days, and when things are worrying or a bit sad. This is another wonderful hop, and I am sure will be a very busy one as we all visit.
So glad you like the shop Jean. Yes, you are so right – this quilting community is just the best! Good luck with the giveaways. 🙂
Fun – I can’t wait to see all the blog posts.
Yay for you Bernie! Terrific idea to host a blog hop and how generous of you to offer all these prizes…all right I’m off to visit Cheryl!
Thank you Sandra. Hope you enjoy the hop and good luck with the giveaways! 🙂
Congrats!! Need to get caught up on my blog reading.
Congrats on your grand opening and thank you for including me in the hop!
Lot’s of luck with your exciting venture Bernie. Now it’s time to go hopping!
Thank you Kate. It has been so much fun! All fabric, all the time!. Good luck with the giveaways.
I’ve been having fun visiting the blogs and I’m very happy for your success with your expanded etsy shop.
Thank you Lisa. I am thrilled with the progress I have made so far. The projects these quilters made for the hop are just gorgeous and I love seeing how unique each one is. Love our community!
So much fun going on. A lot of great projects.