Time just flies by so quickly – and it’s been way too long since the last blog.
I thought that this evening I’d take a few moments to just touch base to say Hi and to let you know how things are going.
Well, the Studio move was a wonderful thing for me…and I find that since the move there’s a whole sense of new direction and organization – putting into practice some of those things that I’ve been wanting to as a part of the new restructured Studio. The Studio has been crazy busy and growing; it’s so exciting to add new customers to the base…Welcome to the Studio!!!!
I am working hard to find new goodies to keep everyone in stitches!!! There were some new items that were ordered at the Quilt Market in Portland in May that haven’t yet arrived..so there’s new goodies in our future :-). Actually, there’s a new order of Batiks that is scheduled to arrive at the Studio this week along with some new regular quilting cottons. I just received word that a couple of new collections that I had on order has just arrived at the warehouse so those are expected to arrive at the Studio next week. I’ll be sharing these new fabrics with you as they arrive.
These’s also a wonderful collection of stunning homespun cottons…..YUMMY!!!!!
I am also working towards getting ready for the Houston Quilt Market in November….there’s still so much to do to get ready – it will be a busy next couple of months getting the new projects completed, patterns written and preparing for the Schoolhouse series there.
The Toscana Club was launched on July 1st. If you haven’t heard about it, just click on the WHAT’S NEW logo at the top and you’ll find all the details there. If there’s anyone who would like to join, you can still do so – past club installments can be had along with the next current month…. the next installment will be ready to send by August 1st.
The big news this week is that I am finally taking some time each day to start getting the products listed in the web store. If you go to the shop on the website and scroll through the different departments, you’ll now notice that the web store is not as empty as it was….of course, based on what needs to be added vs what is already there. there’s still just a little..but I will be working hard to keep added stock – so be sure to check back often. In many cases the products are ongoing…in other cases the stock is limited to want is currently available. The beauty about the web store is that when stock is low, you will see it on the site. In cases where the stock is constantly being renewed, even when the stock fall to zero, you can still place an order because it will be filled as soon as the next stock arrives.
The biggest thing that we need to remember about the web store is that when you check out, you’ll get the total for your order with tax. The postage for your order will not be calculated by an online calculator. I’ve decided to dismantle the shipping charts on the web store because I find that most of the time, the calculator overcharges for shipping. Since my goal over the years as been to always find the cheapest postage possible for my customers; I feel that the best senario is to wait til the order is filled to reconfirm the postage. I will then invoice and get iin touch as I’ve always done; and payments can be made the way that you’ve always made them; whether it’s an invoice through paypal, and etransfer, check or credit card. I am doing what I can to keep everything as simplified as possible.
I want to thank all of you for our continued support and your patience as I work to get the website up to date. Once it is fully stocked and running, you’ll be able to sit at home and brown the web store to see all of the wonderful goodies at the Studio.
Meanwhile, of course, you’ll still want to keep following and watching my Facebook..because there will always be fun announcements there.
Thanks again everyone,
Quilty hugs across the miles!