Thursday, November 29, 2018

'Normal' . . . What 'Normal?'

I came back home from Quilt Festival in Houston to a whirlwind of activity. I'm still not quite done unpacking, and there is a stack of paperwork about a mile high (well, almost a mile high) on my desk that needs to be accounted for, sorted, and dealt with.
I'm doing my best to find normal again. And boom here come the holidays! Can you relate?

As an exhibitor, if you're running the booth solo, like I was, you really don't get out much. These lovely flowers were just outside my hotel. Snapped this photo on the way to get groceries. This show stuff isn't all glitter and rainbows. . . there are flowers, instead!

On the show floor, you have to rely on the fun stuff coming to you. And it did.

Stopping my my booth, these quilters wore their sense of humor on their sleeves . . . or should I say on their T-shirts!

Oh my goodness! The details in these dresses! Each day of Quilt Festival this threesome wore something different and just as intricate! Just stunning and remarkable! My quilts feel so plain, now!

I did manage to venture out a little from time to time - I mean you have to walk past other booths to get in and get out and manage biological needs.

This gigantic sewing machine in the BERNINA booth made me feel like a character from Jonathan Swift!

It was grand to see that I wasn't the only one with Your Nest Organizers on my mind! My neighbors one aisle over from me at Cactus Queen Quilt Company also had a big display of Your Nest Organizers.

They seemed to disappear from their booth as well as from mine! Just can't get enough of them!

I usually like to include a few pictures of quilts from the quilt show, and there were some stunning quilts on display - or so I heard. I set aside one morning to wander through the quilt displays. However only one or two steps into the display area, I felt a stomach-churning crunch in my mouth! Out of the blue, one of my lower front teeth chipped, leaving a very rough hole in my tooth, and I suddenly lost my enthusiasm for quilt-peeking.

Fortunately, the chip wasn't deep enough to cause pain and was easily fixed once I returned home. So at least, my tooth is back to normal. The rest of my crazy schedule may take a little longer to settle back down!

Now, where did I pack away those tree decorations and wrapping paper?

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

A Little Late . . .Or A Little Early

Nope, you don't have to check your calendar. It's Wednesday. I returned home from Quilt Festival on Wednesday last week, with not enough umph to put together a post for the normal Thursday morning time line. And with Thanksgiving tomorrow, I thought I'd send along a little note and a preview of something pretty exciting that starts this Friday!

First and foremost, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for your support of my business. It has been an amazing year here on the Hummingbird Highway with lots of new things happening and lots of fun things yet to come. I hope you have enjoyed the journey as much as I have!

Secondly, As you may have heard, I was in Houston for a good 10 days starting around the first of November. I was an exhibitor at Quilt Market (wholesale show) and Quilt Festival (the 'everybody' show) in Houston, Texas. My focus for these two events was sharing and selling Your Nest Organizers and The FLOCK.

It all went very, very well, but I came home with a few Your Nest Organizers that I really don't want to send back to the warehouse.

If you've been around a while, then you know, I've done this before. So, yes, it's time to have a little fun! At a perfect time to have some fun - it's gift-giving season . . . with a thankful twist.

It's a Black-Friday-Small-Biz-Saturday-Cyber-Monday Special!

What: Free shipping on Your Nest Organizers from Hummingbird Highway.

When: Black Friday (November 23, 2018) through Cyber Monday (November 26, 2018).

Why? The main reason: I have a few leftovers from the show in Houston, and I'd rather send them to you than ship them back to the warehouse!

PLUS! Seems like a perfect opportunity to give thanks and give back. 10% of all Your Nest Organizer sales from this special event will be donated to Clear Path for Veterans - an amazing organization close to my heart that helps veterans with so many helpful programs, including job search, counseling, service animals.

Your Nest Organizer colors available for this special event: Flamingo (pink), Hummingbird (lime green), Bluebird (royal blue), Cardinal (red), and Raven (black). Quantities are limited for this free shipping special.

Wait! I already have Your Nest Organizer . . .

No doubt! Then you know how well they Keep Stuff Handy in your sewing studio! But did you also know that they are great organizers in the office and dormitory? Park your mobile phone in the scoop that was created for the rotary cutter, add stamps, envelopes, your favorite pens and pencils to the spike-y section . . .

. . . and you're ready to treat yourself! . . . Great gift for college dorms or children's crafts. . . Stocking stuffers, too! I could go on and on.

Jus' sayn, might be time for another.

Are you an early bird?

As a Hummingbird Highway follower, you can get a head start! Click on the button below to get started - only this link will give you access to free shipping.

Happy Stitching! Happy Thanksgiving!