Sentiments for Fall

Dear Fellow Crafters,

Wondering what to write in a Fall or Thanksgiving card?

Gratitude is the heart’s memory.

Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel.

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Happy Turkey Day!

Fall wishes for you.

Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.

May the air be crisp, may the leaves be few, may the season of Autumn bring great bounty to you!

I couldn’t be more thankful this Thanksgiving, and that’s because of amazing friends like you!

Don’t be a chicken, have a blast this Thanksgiving!

‘Til next time,


craft stores

Craft stores on the web

Dear fellow crafters,

I saw a TV show last month that was really interesting. The main topic was about marketing and the commentator was talking about retail stores that used social media to sell their products as opposed to staying a “brick and mortar” store.

Years ago, a mall had one or two major retail outlets like J.C. Penney’s or Macy’s at either end and smaller specialty stores in the middle. Now we see giant retailers are getting smaller or going completely out if business -,i.e. Caldor’s for instance.

The advent of selling on the internet doomed many of the stores we used to love to shop in. If you’re of a certain age, you appreciate the ability to touch, feel and buy an item in the same moment.

Now that experience has evolved into an “in store “experience like the net. Catalogs that can be opened with a flick of your stylus, size charts,  reviews are all at your fingertips and some items can be shipped to your store for you.

Some of my favorite craft stores that sell on the internet are Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, Joanne’s, A.C. Moore, Ben Franklin and Blick Art Materials.


Biggest Challenge

My Biggest Challenge

Dear Fellow Crafters,

     My challenge this month is organizing my editorial calendar for my blogs. I try and maintain a schedule for writing at least a month in advance with topics I chose in December. However, the summer in New England this year was beyond hot! I know “no excuses” – but gee whiz – it felt like over 100 most days. Who feels like writing when it is so hot? I haven’t figured this out yet so I need some advice –

How do you tackle your blog posts?

Thanks in advance,