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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Change is good!

Time is up for the giveaway. Since it is late and I was up the last two nights working I will draw the winner later. I just could not sleep without telling you all

SORRY!

that there were no ahhhhs this week. I had the flu then I had to play catch up. And then, one night I was so so discouraged. In fact I have been for awhile and I think most everyone in the fabric shop can tell. So, one sweet person and I sat up chatting late...and you know...she finally got it into my thick skull...that the AHHHS and my Blog should come first!

For months everything in life seems to get pushed behind the fabric shop. It eats at my every hour. It chisles away my family time, self time, sleep time.

So, change is coming folks. From henceforth, the AHHHHs come before the fabric. AND, there will be less fabric. I am sorry friends. I know you LOVE buying new stuff everyday, fighting over who is the biggest hoarder. But, we will all be FINE. I will still list fabric every week. Just not every day of every week.

I need a break. My helpers need a break. And my Ahhhh's need me. Even more my family needs me.

So, here is the deal. I am not going to backtrack and give you those two ahhhs we skipped. Why? well we had 10 in January and if we have 6 in February then that evens us back to 8.

And from now on, Ahhhs get priority shipping over you all fabric people. It just does. Every single day.

So this weekend...I am not cutting fabric. I am counting Ahhhhs. An entire months worth. And I might even sew some up.

And...I mostly will be laying my head down to finally sleep after missing two nights sleep. I will be doing that in about 30 seconds...

Dreaming of all those great ahhhs I get to make with the new changes! Wait til you see the projects I've been drawing up.

And May, thank you. Thank you for listening and encouraging me to make the decision Less Fabric Shop, More Ahhhh/Blog.

I have missed blogland so much. And I think everyone knows I LOVE to teach.

Hillbilly is making a comeback...I feel it!

zzzzzzzzzzzz ahhhhhhhh zzzzzzzzzzzzz ahhhhhhhhhhh zzzzzzzzzzzz ahhhhhh

23 comments:

Chef Tiger said...

I have only one question... I'm fairly new... so what is an AHHHH?

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Good for your - simplify and make yourself happy.

Hands Off Its Mine said...

Good for you Tonya. No one wants to see a burnt out Hillbilly ;)

Kylie Lloyd said...

Go ahhhs!!! Remember to give yourself some 'you' time too.

Jill Martin said...

Sounds great to me. Have a bit of fun time as well......

QuiltSue said...

Good for you. You can't hope to keep being pulled in all directions and still stay sane, and fit. It'll be good to have you back and feeling well and I'm sure your family will appreciate it.

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

About time! Your fabric shop is so big now, you need a bigger crew. For the fabric shop, I am thinking maybe you just need to open up an Etsy shop. Post a crap load of fabric on Monday, and as the orders come in, (already Paid) You cut them up and ship them out unless they are Large FRB Cateers. Period. It would help tremendously I think. You just need to make sure you have the sell pages that you can put how many yards on, and then as they buy it, it does the count down.

Dorian said...

I am so glad you made this decision Tonya. Your family life and your health should come first. And getting hardly any sleep makes your health start to deteriorate. So good for you! You can still have a fabric shop, just don't let it consume you :)

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

Good decisions -- time for you, time for your blog and teaching and Ahhs and time with your family - so important. People need to take time off and rest and play -- Minutes for you! YES!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Smart move Tanya! Enjoy what you are doing; don't stress.

krisgray said...

Change is good, for sure! I bet none of the fabric buyers use it nearly as fast we bring it in, so less fabric/week should be a good thing! You need to sleep and enjoy your family. And I miss your hillbilly posts - lol.

Mommarock said...

I'm happy to hear you will be getting some sleep. I CANNOT imagine going without sleep. I simply must have my beauty sleep otherwise, no one else would be sleeping I'd be scaring them!!

beaquilter said...

that's SUPER! I love the ahhhhs and miss you in blog land too :-)
and I'm sure hubby will be happy that I'll buy less fabrics!

Heather Harper said...

Good to hear. :)

Unknown said...

I'm so happy for you! After reading some of your posts, I was very concerned.

Natasha said...

So very happy that you made a decision that is right for you!! Take care.

Barb said...

That is the hardest part in life, realizing that something has to give and decide where.

Get some rest, enjoy your family!

Pokey said...

Hope you are sleeping when this shows up! You must take care, guard your heart, and listen to it!! You will be a much happier hillbilly.
Hugs to you, pokey

Belinda said...

Yayyyyy!!! It's about time! Enjoy your peaceful weekend!!

Christine M said...

You have to do what's best for you Tonya. I hope you had a good night's sleep!

Terri in BC said...

Good for you, recognizing what your priorities are. You forgot one thing that really should come first - FAMILY! I for one won't mind the slow down of fabric releases. I joined just before the super sale and overspent, so my budget can handle the slower pace. Thanks for everything you do!

elliek said...

You first, family second and then AHHH's. Love those as I do but your health is far more important than anything else!. I still have 2 more AHHH's to keep me going but look forward to th next lot arriving in my letterbox. Take care, get some sleep and hugs to you

Carla said...

Take care and we're here.
Lullaby and Good Night. ;o)