We're a pretty winter-hardy lot here in upstate New York, but the forecast for the last couple of days has been dire. Up to a foot of snow! Below-zero temperatures! Dangerous wind chills! I sprang into action and started sorting through feedsack.
I could not protect every single one of the 120 million Americans under winter storm warnings, but I could make sure that at least a few of them had access to quality vintage fabrics with which to make warm, snuggly quilts. As quickly as my cold-numbed fingers could work, I cut squares.
I sorted and counted them.
Assembled them in tidy bundles and listed them in my Etsy shop.
I thought I could provide hope for better days ahead by listing this charming vintage print.
And this happy feedsack.
I listed The Most Expensive Thing I've Ever Listed on Etsy with this gorgeous antique quilt top.
In the midst of all of this, I exchanged e-mails with a customer in Australia. She was replying to my e-mail at 4 a.m. her time, because it was so hot she couldn't sleep.
Since I was on something of a roll, I made tags.
Today the storm is over (it's super cold but the snow wasn't too bad) (of course, I hardly set foot outside), and I am still popping with ambition for my shop this year. I really need to carry over the enthusiasm of the Christmas season (my best ever, and many thanks to all of you for that!) into the new year. How about you? Do you have an Etsy goal this year?
And if you don't have any goals yet, you could start with this modest one a friend passed along: My goal in 2014 is to stop writing 2013 on my checks.