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Flosstube #1 – Part 1

Do you like cross stitch? I’m taking a dive into my WIPs and stash and sharing with you.. Premiering a new video at 6pm Las Vegas time.

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Whacha up to?

Greetings to One and All!

Well there’s one saying that my Mom’s Dad, my Bedstefra (grandfather) would say, “Change is something you can always depend on. Nothing will stay the same.” Well that’s my life. If you want to make GOD laugh, tell HIM your plans.

Well everyone knows that 2020 sucks. I was laid off from the 2 jobs I was working 70 hours a week. My DBF Mom, ended up in the hospital on Wed., June 3rd with a heart issue. If it wasn’t for me pushing the doctor to check her heart, she would have been dead by Saturday. Word to the wise…if someone says they can’t catch their breath or they are having a hard time breathing…get them to the ER immediately. Now Mom is doing well and I’m keeping an eagle eye on her and Dad who had dementia.

So in between losing my jobs and now. I’ve been busy. I’ve started writing knitting and quilting patterns again. There will be a 2020 NYE Mystery Quilt where? Right here! The fabric requirements will be posted early November. The written and video clues will be posted here on New Year’s Eve morning.

Recently a 26# bundle of undyed yard ended up on my doorstep all the way from the UK. It is some of the most luxuriously soft wool yarn that I’ve every come across. You know that some colors need to go on that yarn. And yes, they will be for sale.

I’ve taken online courses on how to do You Tube videos. I’ve spent more money on camera and equipment this summer than I have for the last 2 decades. If you told me 10 years ago that I would be filming, editing and uploading videos to You Tube, I would have told you that you were NUTS. Yesterday, I’ve just uploading my 4th video to You Tube on 26# of undyed yarn that I’ve received from the UK. This is some of the softest wool that I’ve touched. I’m an aspie. I don’t like anything scratchy. The way I figure it, if I don’t like it neither would my customers. My channel is Susie Rose Designs. Here’s my first video. You got to start somewhere.

TTFN! That’s Ta Ta For Now!

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2015 NYE Mystery Quilt Clue #6

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Here’s the last and final clue for our 2015 NYE Mystery Quilt

2015 NYE Mystery Quilt Clue #6

And here’s the link to all of the clues in 1 PDF.

2015 NYE Mystery Quilt All Clues

And here’s the link to the fabric and cutting requirements.

2015 NYE Mystery Quilt Fabric & Cutting Requirements


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2015 NYE Mystery Clue #5

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Here’s clue #5.

2015 NYE Mystery Clue #5


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2015 NYE Mystery Clue #4

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Here’s the link to clue #4 for our mystery quilt.

2015 NYE Mystery Quilt clue #4

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2015 NYE Mystery Quilt Clue #3

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Here’s clue #3 for our mystery.

2015 NYE Mystery Clue #3


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2015 NYE Mystery Quilt Clue #2

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Here’s clue #2 for our mystery.

2015 NYE Mystery Quilt Clue #2


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2015 NYE Mystery Quilt

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It’s that time of year again!  It’s the 2015 New Year’s Eve Mystery QAL.  (Quilt-A-Long)

If you are not familiar with a mystery quilt, let me explain.  The fabric requirements and cutting directions are posted.

On the day of the mystery, at the pre-set time the host/hostess has pre-determined, the first clue of the mystery is posted.  Then the frenzy of sewing begins.

Since I was tapped at the last minute and didn’t have time to design a pattern.  Here’s the link to the first clue and fabric requirements.

2015 NYE Mystery Clue #1

Fabric & Cutting Requirements

Click to access jelly-roll-mystery-clue-1.pdf

Click to access jelly-roll-mystery-clue-1.pdf



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How Etsy Raped America

A good and truthful read about Etsy.  I stopped selling on Etsy October 2013 when they announced they were allowing re-sellers on their site.  The writing was on the wall.  I’ve moved over to Zibbet.  Yes, I was one of the multitudes who crashed Zibbet’s site at the time.   I still have my stores on Zibbet, but haven’t been promoting them much.  I’ve been busy with custom orders because of the promotion of my Zibbet stores.  This is a good thing!

Etsy…well…I have to admit that I shop there, but only with a select few purveyors of spinning fiber.  Because that is the ONLY place where they have stores.  If the shops had their stores elsewhere, I would spend my money there.

As a former registered representative and financial consultant, if I still had my licenses, would I advise my clients to invest in Etsy stock?  In a word, no!  Etsy cannot keep doing what they are doing and still remain solvent.  Even with the new option of some select shops going wholesale.  They are a bad deal all the way around…for the sellers and the buyers.

How Etsy Raped America.

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Ten things you shouldn’t say when pricing handmade items

Food for thought.

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I’ve been giving advice this week on pricing handmade items for selling. Not on purpose, just because it’s cropped up a couple of times. Working in a shop where people sell handmade items means it’s something which is bound to come up.

When I started selling handmade items, advice was thin on the ground. I tried reading some things online, but never really had someone to talk to in person. I also didn’t realise that my lack of knowledge was holding back my business, because people were bitching about me not being able to price properly behind my back, instead of just telling me what I was doing wrong, and I was missing opportunities.

This is why when I now…

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