Question for my Crafters out there...

How many of you have used a hot-fix crystal setter?

Well I am getting one for Christmas .. maybe sooner so that I can "glam up" a few things and I am not sure of how it works or how to use it for that matter. The directions aren't that clear for me -- everything has to be quite visual for me to understand. Don't laugh -- I know some of you are the same way!!

If you have a hot-fix setter, please help me out!! I am thinking for a quilt (think of a midnight blue sky with a creamy moon and large star appliques) that I want set some "twinkling" stars on it. Can the crystals be set on other things than just fabric. .. say like on metal or plastic items? I will be most grateful for your help, tips, hints, etc. for this... I know you guys are wonderful in helping out others.

Well, gotta get some much needed sleep. Tomorrow evening starts the first evening of working till 11.30 pm ..ugh!

Keep stitching,


Christmas is coming!

Can you believe that Christmas will be here in less than 2 weeks...a fortnight!! It's almost crazy!! Ok it is crazy, but I am thankful that all my shopping is done... YAY!

I have been working a lot here lately and this next week I will be working nearly everyday. That's the good news... the not so good news is that we (the store) will be open till 11 pm! OMG -- I couldn't believe it. People actually shop that late?? seriously? UGH!! I am not happy that we will be open that late at night but I know it's all about the $$$$$... and greed, too.

A little question for everyone -- what is your favorite Christmas song of all time?

There was a survey done and people really like "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby. Personally that's not my favorite ... mine would have to be any and all of the songs sung by The Muppets and John Denver -- YES I have the CD -- lol!!

Well, I am off to clean the house. You know that Santa cannot come and visit a dirty house -- you didn't know that?? Well, it's how I get my clan to help clean - my son wants Santa to come so he cleans -- wink wink -- it really works for the younger kiddos. I have had a super clean house EVERY year in December.

I haven't been stitching much since I have been working - hopefully I will get some time off during the holidays and get some items finished. To all of you -- Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!

Keep Stitching,


Hello out there!!

I know it's been awhile again since I have posted anything. Life has been a bit crazy since I have been working now. I do enjoy my job, though dealing with some customers and employees can be difficult.

Did you have a good Thanksgiving? I did sorta. My family went over to my in-laws for some yummy food and then I had to work for the evening!! YES I had to work on Thanksgiving!! I think we were the only craft store to be open and of course we had some great deals. People came out in droves it seemed. I know what a couple of my gifts are too --heehee!!

Right now it's raining out and it's terribly cold too. The weather people have been saying that by Friday it's possible that we could have snow again this year!!?!!? How crazy is that. I am a little scared about that becuz I have no idea how to drive in the stuff except really slow, but that doesn't mean the rest of my town knows to do that..

A little late but here is a finish that I did .. I am sooo proud of it and really love it. I am hoping to be able to get it framed. Bit costly right now with holiday shopping to be done. Well I cannot stay on long this evening -- gotta get some sleep and keep the toes warm. Have a wonderful week.. and weekend. I hope to be able to post again soon and more frequently.
Keep Stitching,