While I have no new pictures of quilting adventures to post I can say that I have decided to open an Etsy store. For the moment it will be a place to list quilts that I have made that I will offer for sale and/or a place to generate commission work. While I am incredibly busy at work, I do not derive the same happiness from settling a clients matter that I do from sewing, crafting, and creating something new. Therefore, I am dedicating some of my free time to setting aside time to sew/quilt so that I can go to bed happy at the end of the night because I got to do something creative with my day, other than crafting a creative or persuasive argument. :)
Eventually I would like to use the Etsy store to sell fabric as well, but I need to psyche myself up to that next step as it will require a lot of work, effort, and time, all things that I am in lacking in at the moment.
Anyway, I figured I would get the word out there that if you read this blog or just happened upon it by chance and are interested in purchasing handmade quilts or know someone that is if you can check out/spread the word about SewnModern (my Etsy shop) that would be very much appreciated. Here is a link to the store: SewnModern
The shop is pretty bare bones at the moment. But I am hoping to get some time to create smaller projects like baby quilts and have them posted for sale soon. Who knows maybe I will even get into designing patterns, at this point the possibilities are endless.
I should have pictures in a couple weeks to post of my Bari J- 1920s Splendour quit. I am in the process of finishing up the quilting on that quilt and then need to bind it.
In addition, if you are a quilting enthusiast as I am and a working mom professional I would love to hear from you and how you balance work, home-life, and find time to do the things that make you happy (like quilting, sewing, crafting etc). I really think it's about dedicating time for yourself, something that isn't easy to do when you are being pulled in 1000 directions. However, any advice would be great.