And with that I was able to move the scroll rods up and start working on the borders and the wonderful motifs plus another verse which runs across the bottom of this very large sampler.
My husband is always bugging me about down sizing so I pulled all my charts that I already stitched and charts that I'll never stitch. I ended up listing on several FB pages that are set up for buy/sell. I have done fairly well. Almost all charts have sold. In fact I referred a few of the purchasers to my blog (hoping to get a few more readers) and one of the stitchers asked to purchase 2 charts she liked from my blog. Works for me!
I made enough $ to purchase Myrtle & Rose by Tempting Tangles and the fiber pack which were all on sale on Stitch and Frog. Plus I still have over $70 left in my PayPal account.
I also have to share one of my experiences on the whole FB group sales thing. I had 3 charts that were State Souvenir charts that weren't moving in the FB group I had originally posted. Mostly because the original site is more samplers, country and primitives. So I joined another site and had belonged to it less than 24 hours. I listed the charts in an album and immediately one of the administrators calls me out publicly, no pm, for my album not being in their format. I just thought they were the groups were set up the same way. Meanwhile I start getting comments about the charts and an offer to purchase 2 of the 3 charts. I go back into the album and make an attempt of a good faith edit of the album in the format they want. Of course some of the comments are "I'm looking for this state or that state!" None of which I have. I try to be a helpful stitcher and I refer the ladies to a site that carries the charts. Apparently this is not allowed, same administrator deletes the link post and tells the ladies that one of the other administrators will start carrying those charts and they are to contact her. I let the administrator know I think I have corrected the format and her response is she doesn't see that. By then I'm frustrated, I have sold the 2 charts under the nose of the administrator while she's giving me crap about the format. I get the buyers info and request to leave the group. Seriously don't need a stitching police in my life and especially one that must spend a great deal of time looking at each post and comment. And especially in less than 24 hours!
Meanwhile I have been in the hunt for a pie crust table, drum table or tilt top table for my living room. I think I finally found one in Fredericksburg and will take a road trip on Tues. to take a look. Let you know how it works out.
Well that's all for this week. Back to Lucy and readers have a wonderful stitching week.