Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Happy New YEAR!--2010 WOW!

Remember when 1999 was nearing the end and we all worried about the new 2000 year ??? Were you worried about losing everything on your computer, because it may not recognize the 2000 number? I remember that! And I can't believe that it is, now, 10 (TEN) years later!!! Where have the years gone!?

This will be fun-----Please leave a comment about what you did the last 10 years that really made a difference in how you are going to live the next 10 years and the person who leaves the 10th comment will win a handmade gift from me! The 20th comment will also win, etc! This will be a lot of fun! Please mention what part of the world you are from!!

Now, what happened in my last 10 years, that made a difference in how I live the next 10 years? It was when I joined The Society of Creative Designers. This was an organization for designers to learn more about how to make a business with their creative designs. Such as; how to get published, how to be professional, how to present yourself, how to sell your ideas, how to demonstrate, how to teach, etc. I could go on and on...In the last 10 years I've learned a LOT on how to grow and work a business. Now this society has merged with The Craft and Hobby Association (CHA).  There are many more designers and many more opportunities for designers!

so---in my case--- the last 10 years has prepared me for the next 10 years in my business. I've become smarter about how I want to run my business and lately decided that I would LOVE to license my art and manufacturer product designs. To get me started on this new adventure, I'll have my first booth at the CHA show in less than 2 weeks! I'll show my art to thousands of people who attend this trade show, as well as many VIP's who have been invited to attend and look , specifically, at the License & Design section...where my booth will be...

If you'll be attending the CHA show...please stop by and say "hey!" my booth is #2645!

Have a great day! Back to work!


  1. Many changes have taken place in the last 10 years for me. Some of my children are married and I have 8 grandchildren now with more coming! My youngest graduated from HS, is now in college and after 30 years, hubby and I have an empty nest!!!!!! Yeah! My next ten years I want to see more connectedness with my grandkids; to be the grandparent that passes on wisdom and unconditional love. I want to rekindle the spark with hubby now that we are alone, and I want to be more productive quilt/sewing wise…..I have all the time I need!!!! No excuses now!--Shelley C.

  2. Hi Shelley,
    I have the same thoughts on the “YEAH!” comment about having an empty nest. We love our children and especially love our grandchild, but having an empty nest is great! We do have a college-aged son, who visits on holidays…and that is great, too…but I think we still like being empty. We also want to be THE grandparents…and so far it looks like we are. I watch our 19 mo. old g.son 2 times a week. and when he comes over, he yells…”ma,ma” (his mom is mommy)…it’s fun to hear! Thanks for sharing your thoughts! I’m sure you’ll accomplish what you set out to do!

  3. Wow this is a challenging question. I guess there are always changes in each decade, especially as we get a little older. I think the last 10 years has prepared me for a time to be able to help others in ways I’ve not been able to before. I’ll be interested to hear what others share about their last 10 years journey.

  4. thanks for sharing Jocelyn! I’m glad you now can find time to do just what you want….and…Helping others comes very easy for quilters! I’m continually seeing others lives blessed by quilters!

  5. Hi Denise,

    Wishing you much success at the CHA trade show and the art licensing industry.

    Take Care,

  6. your blog is great! I love it. hugs from Italy.


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