In which I have a surprise, talk about some charitable projects, and share my 2019 finishes!
I’d also like to clarify that I am not retiring from the internet or from TTMT OR from Fandom in Stitches. I’ve had lots of questions about that since announcing the closing of the Sewhooked shop. The shop is closed, but I’m not going anywhere! Sewhooked.com will continue to exist, but instead of pursuing quilting as a business, I am now doing it just for charity and for fun! This doesn’t mean there will never be a new design from me, there just won’t be any new ones for sale. If you have any questions, please do ask!
I will be permanently closing my shop TODAY, December 31, 2019, at approximately NOON Central Standard time.
I’d like to share a huge thank you to everyone who has supported my efforts and independent design over the last decade and a half.
As a reminder, my free patterns will continue to be available, but I will no longer be selling patterns and my current For Sale patterns will no longer be available. Sewhooked will continue to be my crafty home, but will no longer be a business. For more information, please see last week’s Talk to Me Tuesday.
See you later today in my video. Love and best wishes for a Happy New Year! ♥
Dear friends, in case you missed my last video, this was my big announcement: I will be closing up the Sewhooked Pattern shop, hosted on Etsy, on December 31st.
I’ve had a blast designing and selling over the years. I registered Sewhooked as a business back in 2006 and I’ve been working at it ever since. I’ve sold patterns to magazines, & websites, but most of all, I’ve sold them independently through a changing landscape of internet sales and to a variety of quilt stores.
A lot has changed, both personally and in the quilting world, since I first started in this business as an independent designer. What has become increasingly clear to me is that it’s time for me to move on to other adventures. I’m not leaving quilting or crafting, but I am closing up shop and will no longer be actively designing and I will no longer be selling patterns. There are lots of reasons, some of which I talk about on last week’s Talk to Me Tuesday.
Some important points: I’m not “leaving” or going away. Sewhooked.com will continue to exist and will still be a quilt and craft blog, but it will no longer be a business.
My free patterns, including all of those on Fandom In Stitches, will continue to be available. I will still run fandominstitches.com, but will be looking for more help to keep the website up-to-date and the Facebook communities blossoming.
2020 will be a year for contemplating what’s next and how to best be the person I choose to be.
TRIGGER WARNING FOR DISCUSSION ABOUT STALKING & HARRASSMENT.
If you’d like to skip that part of the video, stop at the black screen at 3:47 and skip to the next black screen at 6:58.
If you are being harassed, stalked, or threatened, please call your local law enforcement or a crisis center.
Please know that we are taking this, very, very seriously. We really appreciate all of your love and support.
Stay safe, my friends.
The beginning and the end of this video are a regular TTMT. I will not allow the negative actions of a single person to stop me from living my life.
I’d especially like to apologize to Jeanie, who sent me an amazing care package, which I talk about at the beginning of this video. I considered making a non-TTMT video this week, but the fact of the matter is that THIS IS MY LIFE. Talk to Me Tuesday is my family and I want to talk to you all about things both good and bad. I’m smiling in thumbnail because THAT IS WHO I AM. ♥
EVERY quilt pattern in the Sewhooked Shop is 25% off between now and December 21, 2019. No coupon needed, the discount has already been applied.
I apologize for the non-quilt related post, but I am fed up with this situation. There is a fair amount of evidence that the ex of someone in my life is watching my social media trying to glean tidbits about her life. She and I are both exhausted with the disrespect and sheer creepiness of it.
A message for the stalker:
You know who you are, you creepy, relentless toerag. Please know this message is sent with 100% knowledge and backing of the woman you won’t leave alone. Stalking is what it is called. There is NO OTHER WORD FOR IT. She doesn’t want to talk to you and that is the ONLY thing that matters here. You are not entitled to ANYTHING, including having her be part of your life or to listen to your pathetic whining.
You want to stalk my feed? Buckle up, buttercup. Just because I’m nice doesn’t mean I’m going to take your crap.