Archive for the ‘Stuff & Nonsense’ Category

OK, not quite lumbago, but a few years ago I suffered a slipped disc and it’s been giving me gyp ever since. But, I figured that now I’m working from home I will have more time to get back into running and, hopefully, triathlon. So, I dragged the dogs out of their nice cosy bed […]

Jun 19th, 2012 | Filed under Stuff & Nonsense

So, it seems that my web host doesn’t have a fail over for catastrophic server failures. My website was recovered before I’d even noticed and there was no issues with lost orders, because the failure happened in the middle of the night. Excellent! Then they rebuilt the server and a very small typo in the […]

Jun 14th, 2012 | Filed under Stuff & Nonsense

Thanks very much to Alison for pointing out that it wasn’t possible to order fabric products from a pattern’s requirements list. I have now fixed this by adding the “Fat or Long?” field to the list. It defaults to “Fat”, so 99 times out of 100 you won’t need to change it, but it’s there […]

Mar 11th, 2012 | Filed under Stuff & Nonsense

So, after 25 years, I’m leaving the IT industry. It’s been very financially rewarding and I’ve met some great people, but I’ve also worked for some real sticks in the mud where the offices have been bare and devoid of any personal expression whatsoever. As a creative person, this has been utter hell at times. […]

Mar 2nd, 2012 | Filed under Stuff & Nonsense

Well, not an alert as such, but I just wanted to let you know that I’ve had a new shipment of Gentle Art threads and some of the colours are REALLY different. This is always good advice, but it seems very imporant at the moment; if you’re buying some more thread for a particular project, […]

Mar 1st, 2012 | Filed under Stuff & Nonsense

It’s been a long time since I’ve been in love with a magazine. Quilter’s Home (with Mark Lipinski on board) was the last one, but when Mark left, so did the magic. His departure left a huge hole in my crafty heart until I discovered Mollie Makes. I love this mag so much I actually […]

Feb 28th, 2012 | Filed under Stuff & Nonsense

I’ve been so busy with the shop and things that I just couldn’t find the time to get up there. But, oneĀ of my customers, Angie, has saved me the trouble! There’s more mouthwatering loveliness here. Looks like I missed out on a doozy, but that’s a good thing. I always fall in love with a […]

Aug 18th, 2011 | Filed under Stuff & Nonsense

You know, when I first dreamed of opening my little shop (MLS), I imagined myself pottering around, dusting things, chatting to customers, making pots of tea and doing lots of sewing. I must have been high. As it turns out, I can easily spend all day working on the website or tinkering with the blog […]

May 19th, 2010 | Filed under Stuff & Nonsense

The last week has been hectic, to say the least. My husband made me take the night off and it was wonderful to just sit and knit to reruns of Supernatural (Mmmmm, Dean Winchester). But all the hard work and long hours has been worth it. I think the new website looks amazing (I would […]

Apr 28th, 2010 | Filed under New Products, Stuff & Nonsense

So, there I am, creating my masterpiece website, moving everything around and creating new and useful ways for you, my lovelies, to find what you’re looking for; the stitchery or quilt project or thread that’s going to spark your creative juices. And then it happened, the software hung, then crashed. With my heart in my […]

Apr 23rd, 2010 | Filed under Stuff & Nonsense