Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Ta Da-

Mantle finished....I promise no more progression pictures of the mantle....well unless it needs more additions.  Isa and Miguel's stockings are up...I guess one day I will finish stitching mine.  Both of theirs were stitched their first two years of life and they both stitched on the backgrounds to help finish them.  They both won ribbons at ANG national-so they are indeed special stockings...

Dyeing did not go as planned yesterday.  We had storms and rain!!! Yeah! But alas it is not enough rain to even put a dent in the drought and north of us in Tennessee they are being brutally attacked by wild fires.  It is heart wrenching to look at the videos and read the stories of the devastation.

Today is dye day-hopefully several yards of linen that needs to go out the door will be done-drying will be tricky since it is again raining!!!  It has not rained here since August of this year and we do need I will not complain.

I have been sorting through my cut linen boxes and I have already staged some pieces to be on sale on my facebook this Friday.  If the USPS cooperates there will be another sale of threads from The Gentle Art....Next week there will be Weeks threads unless they get shipped sooner.

I am working on the email link so you can sign up to get the blogs....

I will be starting on finishing the floors in my studio and hopefully it will be done by the end of the year.  Pictures will be coming...

I will also start posting finishing hints and ideas about how to use my velvets and trims.

Well, I am off to dye-and to hopefully have a productive work day.


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

And the decorating continues.....and the dyeing and the designing.....

Boy am I juggling all kinds of balls!  I still unpacking, remodeling, dyeing, designing...(yes, I starting to design again!), decorating for the holidays and being a mum....No wonder I just collapse at the end of the day.

Some of you might not know, but I purchased a house the end of July and I have been moving items out of storage and getting rid of items, buying new ones and getting my studio remodeled.  If you know me I had grand ideas that this would all be done by September....Well it is December and I am about 3/4 done with the studio and still trying to get arranged in the home.  

I have always had a colonial prim morfin type of furniture and decorating style....I purchased a home that is very French Provincial...White, Grey, Khaki, and Wrought Iron are the colors.  There is an open room concept downstairs, so there is not enough wall space for my samplers and designs...I have hung a few things, but I am still moving furniture around and trying to figure out what stays and what does.  plus my furniture is too dark now.  I am trying to figure out which of my beloved items need new homes and which ones can stay.

I have two 9 foot wire rolling racks in my garage full of Samplers, my stitched designs and art work that are ready to be hung.  That will be the first of the year....

In the mean time I am dressing up the house for the holidays.  I have been to the storage units twice and still have not found all my decorations....organization is the next item on my list....

On to business.  I have Facebook sales every week and new items weekly on my Etsy shop so please check them out if you are in need of linens, trims, threads and more.

I am off to dye linen today and will be posting more tomorrow.  Do not forget there will be a sale at the end of the week on my Facebook page....linen and more.  I hope to have more The Gentle Art and Weeks Dye Works threads on this sale.

Have a stellar day!!! Ebeth

Monday, November 28, 2016

It is starting to look like Christmas

'Well Turkey day has come and gone.  I have been frantically hunting things down in the storage unit so I can decorate for the holiday.  I have my Starbucks tree up in the kitchen, my whimsical tree in the den, huge tree in the living room and my woodland creature/mermaid tree in my bedroom.  I think I may stop there....but who knows.  I am almost finished with the mantle and the foyer.  I think the front door is done.  I will post more pictures later this week.

I had a facebook sale this weekend and I announced that my trims will be going up.  Chenille, Rick Rack and Pom Pom all will be going up .25 each the first of the year.  I am running a sale this month $2.00 for Pom Pom and $5.00 for Chenille and Rick Rack.  These sales will be on my Facebook page.

Well, I am off to invoice and to finish a pillow for a client.  I hope to get some dyeing done and hopefully I can find all my decorations so I can finish up with 'dressing up' the house so I can enjoy the view.

Hugs Ebeth

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Thanksgiving week....

This is a picture of me right after my brother was born.  His birthday is the 13th of November, so this has to be right around Thanksgiving or towards Christmas.  As you can tell I was percocious even at a young age.

I am very thankful to have a house full this Thanksgiving.  Isa is coming in from Belmont University in Nashville, Miguel is home and Sydney my 'new' daughter.  We will have a few friends over and hope to have some good food and some laughter.

I will be having a sale on my etsy shop detail to be announced and on my Facebook

Stay tuned....

Dyeing Pom Pom this morning and have several yards of linen going out the door.

Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday.

Hugs Ebeth

Monday, November 21, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

 The pumpkin slaughtering has started at the Talledo's house.  This is the start of the Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas celebrations.

As many of you who follow me on FaceBook now that at the end of the summer I moved into a new house.  I am still resettling and getting the business back up to speed.

I have also been busy working on my Etsy shop .

I have weekly sales on my Facebook page and always listing new items on my Etsy page.

Well, enough of me talking about myself....I wanted to wish you a peaceful and thankful Thanksgiving.  May you get to have time to visit with family and friends.  Embrace old traditions and make new ones.

Keep posted, I will be making a sale announcement this week.