Thursday, October 11, 2012

2012 Patterns

As each day passes things occur to me and I often think, "I should mention this in my next post". But then I forget and am on to something else. While others have posts filled with wonderful photos of their works in progress my life has been filled with a constant barrage of computer work. What on earth am I doing? A little of this and a little of that with a load of laundry in between. I am happy to say that I have almost all instructions completed, or almost completed, for new patterns. Plus the covers are printed. This is a huge relief! 
 Here are the three new pattern covers. So glad to have them ready for market and also for anyone who wishes to order them. They will be on my website soon! patchalotpatterns.com

Button Bandits will be available soon also. Didn't the cover turn out cute? I took it on the floor of the deck. I have magnets coming also, so if you order this pattern it will come with a magnet of the same picture. I try to remember to include a magnet in each online order that shows one of my patterns, tho I haven't ordered them for all patterns. They are so cute on the fridge or where ever!
Oh, and I had to raise my prices a bit, but I eliminated the shipping fee, so it comes out about the same. Ordering is very secure as it goes through Paypal, and even if you don't have a Paypal account you can click on to order and Paypal will process your credit card. It is all out of my hands. Awesome! Am I too old to use that term? I will go back to saying "cool"! 

I seem to focus a lot on aging. I guess it is because that is all my husband talks about. He says things like, "when I am gone you will have to learn to manage the money". The other night I said to him, "Just so you know, I am not in a hurry for you to be gone". He said, "I know, you just want me in the other room". I have to keep him around because he makes me laugh! Laughter has preserved our marriage for almost 45 years! See? I told you I was old. Not like I really care. Except for...

Remember that voice issue that I mentioned a while ago? Well I saw a new doctor (one that would put Dr. Dreamy on Grey's Anatomy out of the running!) and he is recommending surgery. So come November I will be having surgery to put a wedge in my throat to force my vocal fold into place to correct my speech. More on that as the date approaches, but meanwhile I have purchased a voice amplifier to use at market in an effort to be heard above my normal whisper. Here's hoping that will do it for the short term.

Feel free to visit me on Pinterest. I have so many quilt photos on my boards it will make your head spin, and with Halloween coming up maybe you were hoping to learn that trick. I try to be helpful where I can.

Later quilt buddies!



18 comments:

Sue said...

Ohh some really great patterns coming along.

I hope your throat surgery goes very well and I'll be praying for you.

Jan said...

Your new patterns are beautiful & the button bandits is really funny.
Good luck on your surgery :)

Darlene said...

Love all the new patterns but Button Bandit is my favorite. Need to put that on my list. Good luck with market and then surgery.

Cathy said...

Marcie, you are clearly one of those people who is never idle! You've been very busy on Pinterest, and a great source of re-pins for me. Thanks!

Darlene D said...

Your patterns looks great! Thanks for the link to your pinterest. I started following several of your boards!

*karendianne. said...

Oh Marcie, your patterns are very much to my liking. I like your style! you amaze me with your focus, humor (cute story w/ DH) and fortitude managing your life.

Kindred Quilts said...

Button Bandits and Old Soul are my favorites! Thanks for the link to your Pinterest boards... did a little repinning while there. Have a great market! Take care with the upcoming surgery.

Angie said...

You are a riot, Marcie PatchaLOT :D I just adore you---and I really LOVE the buttons pattern---oh my yes, indeedy, I have to have this pattern. :) The other are fabulous as well, especially Old Soul. Girl, you rock. :) I'm so glad you will be getting some help for your voice...hmmmm, MY hubby would suggest I NOT have surgery if it would raise my voice above a whisper---LOL---I'm just sayin'...

Kelli said...

Love the Button Bandits - are you thinking of doing a whole series? Like maybe season-themes or sewing ones? I'd love to see that!

So sorry to hear that you have to have surgery - please keep us posted so we can be praying!

Thanks for sharing your wit and wisdom with all of us and your gorgeous patterns!

AnnieO said...

Pretty pretty covers! Love the button bandit one. Hope the surgery helps your voice recover, so you can laugh with your husband as loudly as you want :)

Janet said...

Your new patterns look marvelous!! Magnets are a great idea! Do you know how much time tonight I spent looking at your Pinterest??? Too much! You have the best taste - I'm seriously inspired!
I hope the surgury goes well and that the amplifier works out in the short term.

sewprimitive karen said...

Hi, Marcie, love the new patterns, esp. Button Bandits and Pinfeathers. Best of Luck on your upcoming surgery.

onlymehere said...

Love the patterns. So happy to hear that there is something they can do for your voice. I'll keep you in my prayers that the surgery goes well. Quilt market sounds like fun and so happy to hear that you can save your voice a bit with that voice amplifier.

Quilt Hollow said...

You just know I will be wanting one of each as they are wonderful! The covers are very eye appealing too! I have a feeling Button Bandits will be a sell out from looks of your comments! Keep me posted on your surgery please...and what does healing time look like? Best of luck in Houston!

Lori said...

Beautiful!! The patterns are lovely!
How exciting to have a possible answer to your throat problem.

Libby said...

Honestly? A wedge? Hoping it brings about the desired results with minimal discomfort or drama!

Love the new patterns - sure to be a market hit!!!!

Me and My Stitches said...

Oh...I've been doing so good to resist the temptation of buying fabric and patterns lately, but you are making it extremely difficult! You know that I love them all. So sorry that your vocal chords are not healing up, but let's look at the positive side...McDreamy...'nuff said! I would be happy to come to market with you and be your voice!

Melanie said...

Loved the Hubby story.... I hope Market turns out great for you. The best way to make it through your surgery and rehab will be the planning and game plan ahead of time. Get a white board for messaging too.