fresh start

Happy new year! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday.

I'm happy to report that the website redesign is almost complete. I still have the eyelet trim pages and the fourth page of plastic buttons to do. And the links page. Whew, there's nothing like having to redo every single page of your website to make you realize how many pages there are. Hundreds, maybe thousands - I lost count! Anyway, it's mostly done and, if you go there, you probably won't experience too many problems finding your way around.

Someone commented about my craziness in combining the holidays with a website redesign and it made me think of those silly 1980s books about women who do too much. Yes, that would be me. But I knew the holidays would be slow on the website and it was the perfect time to do it.

So, a new year, a fresh start. By now I know better than to make new year's resolutions, but I am trying to get my studio organized. That's complicated by the fact that I'm moving it back into the attic space and turning the room it's in now to a third bedroom. I have cool plans for that - all based on colors from a vintage polished cotton fabric I found last year at an antique mall. I'll share when I get more into the actual doing part of the process.

I have lots of things planned for this year. Tons of vintage goodies (more buttons, sewing patterns, and some very cool vintage aprons) to photograph and get listed. Stitch School will be getting a new home on it's very own blog. You can visit now but I'm still early in the process of moving old posts over so you won't see much there yet. I'll be accepting ads and links to other hand-embroidery and needlework blogs so let me know if you have one of those and want to trade links. Guess I'd better design a new banner for that, too. There's so much to do!


ria vogelzang said...

A very Happy New Year to you as well!
And good luck on your fresh start!

Unknown said...

Happy new Year Janet!
Sounds like your gonna have a busy Jan. Have ya seen or new shop website? We've done it all ourselves. A blog too! It's still a Creativity Under Construction.
Let us know what ya think.We won't be back in till Tues....still on vacation...so there is still xmas up.

*Ulrike* said...

I found your blog through Zuzu as she said that you may be able to help me remember the stitches that are on this purse I made when I was about 10. I think I remember some, but a little nudge could not hurt either!! I'll have to come back and look again at your blog. I am interested in a lot of the same things as you are. If you get a chance, stop by to visit! Thanks!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

The website looks wonderful!
I love how your items display on the page.
Great job! (you want to redo mine for me? LOL)

Kimberly :-)