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Lorie Lynn Designs was created in memory of a dear friend, Lorie York, who died of breast cancer in 2006. We donate 10% of our sales to local breast cancer programs.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Fabulous Fabrics

I visited a new fabric store in Redding yesterday, and oh my gosh!!  The young lady who owns the store is a delight and her sense of style is just awesome!  The shop is not full yet, but what she has in there is just beautiful and her prices are excellent.  I of course had to own a few pieces of her beautiful fabric for myself and can't wait to go back and purchase more. 

The shop is bright and colorful, as is the fabric she sells.  I love the way she has the fabric displayed....she has some great old pieces of furniture in the shop that she uses for display space and for her sewing classes.  Yes, I said sewing classes!  She is also going to allow customers to come in and use her sewing machines for a very nominal fee.....what a great concept!

Please go in and check it out......you won't be disappointed. 

Now, what to do with that amazing fabric I purchased, Hmmmmm..........................the creative wheels are turning. 

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Kiln sold

Well, it looks like I may have my largest kiln sold.  A wonderful lady from Grants Pass has called twice now and plans on coming down on Saturday.  She really, really wants it and I'm very excited for her.  I know how I felt when I bought my first kiln. 

I am still feeling sad about selling it, but I know it's the right thing to do.  I just need to concentrate on getting my smaller kiln repaired and then I will still be able to fuse glass.  I know I could not give it up completely. 

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Cleaning Day

Today was a very productive day.  I started out by going to the gym this morning with my son.  I cleaned house and finished my laundry, baked some cookies (kind of undid the gym thing), sorted through a bunch of papers getting things ready for taxes!  Whew, I'm tired just reading this. 

It did feel really good to get those things accomplised.  I did not, however, get any jewelry work done today, but sometimes we just have to take a day away from the creative endeavors.  I feel much less stressed having a clean house and cookies to eat!

Well, I placed ads on Craigs List for my glass fusing kilns......what a joke!   The only responses I have gotten are scams.  It didn't take me long to figure those out.  If you ever list anything on Craigs List, especially anything of value, you will get tons of offers from people who want you to hold the item for them and they will send you a "certified check".  They can't come in person because they are too busy, so they will send their "movers" or "friends" to pick the item up.  They want you to send them all of your information so they can send a "check".  Don't fall for these offers, they are scams.  The "certified check" will bounce and they will have your item, which they will then sell.  All of these offers sound almost exactly alike although they are from different email addresses.  It's almost like a script.  When you respond by telling them that you will only accept cash, you never hear from them again.  It's so sad that these vultures are out there, making it very hard for honest people to sell, or buy, items. 

I'm going to try putting an ad in the Sacramento Bee and maybe a paper in the Bay Area.  I've pretty much given up on Craigs List.