My Mind is Blown

How is it I’ve never heard of the brilliant Theo Humphries and his awesome Crapestry? I’m completely in love!

Check out his site to see all of his work. There’s also an excellent interview at MrXStitch.

I would write more about it but I’m still dumbstruck at the moment.

Tornadoes Over Subversive

that red dot is a tornado

Yesterday in Dallas was a day of work completely stopping so that we could keep an eye on the tornadoes all around us. We were fine, though there were crazy storms and warnings nearby most of the day. It was pretty insane–I’ve never seen anything quite like it and I’ve lived here all my life.

Anyway, today I’m focused on shipping and catching up, but beginning tomorrow I’ll start explaining features of the new site and devoting a post to each.

Please feel free to let me know if you’ve had any difficulty finding anything or figuring something out. There have been a few kinks in the hose of progress (did I just make that phrase up? weird) but we’re ironing them out as we go…

Thanks for your patience and feedback!

Who REALLY made this site happen

I am not very technically talented… so it took a lot of help from my friends to make this website redo wackiness happen.

molly thornberg

Molly Thornberg

The person who first reached out and said HELP ME HELP YOU is my dear friend Molly, who is the most talented person I know. She has just enough insanity, insomnia and ADD to come up with the feverish idea of how to make this happen. Molly writes for Babble and blogs as Digital Mom. And she has four kids, two of which are under two years old. I know, right? Insane. Also very inspirational, kind & hilarious. She and I used to work together and we would have uncontrollable giggle fits that actually stopped meetings in their tracks. Did I mention that she’s insane?

Melanie deDon

Melanie deDon

After I wore Molly out, I was extremely lucky to have an angel drop onto the scene in the form of Melanie deDon. I know Melanie from the cross stitch world, though she of course has a bazillion talents beyond just crafts (oh, these modern gals today can do it all!) I’ve been a big fan of Melanie’s Etsy shop, xmystitchesx, home of the best honey badger patterns and much more. Even though she’s more of a knitter than a stitcher (or so she claims), I really love her eye for design and her ability to create new fonts to stitch (another talent I do not possess). She also knows how to kick some serious WordPress ass. She seriously saved my neck.

Lastly, I want to sing the praises of the folks at Shopify, who have been patient, kind and understanding with my endless stream of questions as I learned a lot of new stuff. I literally could not have done it without them and their awesome technology.

So… What Do You Think?

I’m anxious to hear how the shop is working for you. If you’re reading this post, please use the promo code TAKE20 to enjoy 20% your purchase this weekend. The code is good through Monday morning. Just enter it at checkout. And leave your comments below–first impressions. Thanks!

Bloggity Blog Blog

Here we go — I’m back in the bloggin’ saddle again.

I’ll be talking about the new site, explaining some new features, spinning a few yarns from behind the scenes, revisiting some favorite old blog posts… who knows what?

In the meantime, enjoy this kitten. And go cross stitch some naughties!

The End.