Monday, June 2, 2008

A Perfect Day




Monday's are Show and Tell day's at Make Mine Pink which I love! It's very fun to see what everyone is working on and get a small taste of what wares will so be offered on their sites.
This week, our Show and Tell is definitely more of a "tell". Today was a perfect day in my opinion! No, the weather wasn't perfect...a bit to cold and rainy for my taste, but still the day was just right, because Karen and I spent the day designing and playing with fabrics! Any day I can play in the fabric with a best friend...is a prefect day in my book! We are working on some new ideas, sewing our proto types and getting ready to launch a new line. We have allot more work to do before we'll get to the launching stage, but we are having a blast designing and working through this part of the journey. I think having "joy in the journey" is so important. What would be the motivation otherwise...money? Sales are always good, but for me at least, it has to be about more than money.

The other reason it's a perfect day is....I won Dianne of Mamas Pocketbook's blog contest! Whoo Hooo! She gave a way a Vintage pattern of the winner's choice from Mom's Patterns (up to $15.00 value) and of course some kind of little sewn goody from her! I'm so excited! Dianne is an amazing seamstress and textile designer, so I am thrilled and looking forward to having one of her items. I'll be like a kid in a candy store looking through Jan's site "Mom's Patterns - Vintage Sewing Patterns - Real Retro Fashion!" Too much fun for sure! Be sure and check out both these ladies wonderful sites.

Our other spotlight this week is on Sandra of Shabby Rose Cottage. She has a wonderful ezine called Everyday Chic where she offers decorating tips and points of interest dedicated to the shabby chic lifestyle. Take a look at her site and sign up for her wonderful ezine newsletter! I really love it!

10 comments:

gail said...

HI Eileen, it sounds like you did have the perfect day. I love the design part too. Life truly is about the journey and not so much the destination. I cant wait to see what you guys have come up with. pink hugs, gail

lisa said...

Eileen

I think your right, it was a perfect day. I love fabric too and could easily spend the day at the fabric store just browsing. I can't wait to see your new line. How exciting. Congrats on winning the pattern from Dianne.

Lisa
www.palepinkandroses.com

Cottage Flair said...

What a great day spent with friends. I loved reading your post. I have a home party business with my best friend and we have so much fun working together. Friends are so important and I feel blessed to be able to own a business with mine. I can't wait to see your new designs.
Jennifer

Roxie said...

What a wonderful day. So glad the two of you enjoyed working on some new projects and just had a simple, beautiful day.
I need to check out Sandra's ezine.

Theresa said...

Hi Eileen and Karen,
Joy in the Journey. I love that saying. Spending a day with a best friend creating. wow. I can't wait to see your new line.
Theresa @ Cottage Violets

Silena said...

Hi Eileen,
Congratulations on winning Dianne's pattern...I did check Jan's website....what a delight! Can't wait to see your new designs.

Cathy said...

Hi Eileen,

Thank you for your lovely comment on my "Queens Shoe" blog. I think it struck a cord with all the ladies.

xo
Cath

Flowerchild Clay Queen said...

Hi! Eileen..Yea! It's WAY to cold here...but at least you had fun with a best friend..thanks for visiting too..
Cindy :)

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Eileen!

What a great time you must have had with friends. And how exciting to know you are thinking of fun ideas. Hope you enjoy Dianne's giveaway! I do like Sandra's ezine. Such creative ladies you all are.
See you next week1
xoxo
Janet
Janet's Creative PIllows

Sad lonely Child said...

A perfect day indeed!!
And I have to thank you for stopping by!! i do have something good every day..my kids!! Thank you for your encouraging words..they will not be wasted!!
And I love the Pink friday you all have...This Friday I will be walking in pink..It's our Relay For Life!!
psss..the word verification was
drhhhcry!!! wierd how cry was in there!!