Monday, January 14, 2013

Happy Monday

Hi Everyone,

The opening of the shop went great! Thank you so much for all of your well wishes. I read each one and I truly appreciate it.

A notice to all of my international customers shipping is going up on the 28th to $24 for a priority envelope. I am sorry I promise it isn't my fault. Domestic shipping is going up too. Yuck!

The inventory is still not updating on the website so I apologize again if we run out of something and I have to notify you afterwards. I am trying to keep up manually but it is difficult.

There are no pictures of Saturday it was just too busy but here are some others from my week.
Last Saturday was the first Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild Sew Day that we hosted at the shop:

BAMQG Sew Day at the shop
This was an early picture I think we had about 15 people total.

My sweet daughter Erin turned 15 on Friday so we spent Thursday afternoon and night in Monterey. I had promised her  last year that we could stay at the Seven Gables Inn for her birthday. It is an amazing Bed and Breakfast.

Thursday we went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium:

shrimp
Hello Mr. Shrimp

starfish
Star Fish


seapen
Sea Pens


sand dollar
Sand Dollars


armored crab
Armored Crab


Kelp Forest
The Kelp Forest


sea dragon
A Sea Dragon


sea dragon
Another Sea Dragon


Jelly Fish
And our favorites... the Jellies


Colorful Jelly Fish
Look at all of the colors


Crown Jelly Fish
Crown Jellies

I hope you have a great start to your week.

21 comments:

  1. Those sea pens are really cool! And despite being a scuba diver for a few years, I never knew sand dollars lived standing up like that!

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  2. Love the aquarium pictures and really glad your open day went so well...but OMG in shock about the postage, that will have a big impact on my quilting. :-( I need to get an order sorted out with you xx

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  3. Thanks for the aquarium pictures! I could spend hours watching the jellies when I'm there.

    Congratulations on a great opening day! You were very busy when I stopped by!

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  4. Congratulations on a successful opening!!! What an accomplishment! We also love the Monterey Bay Aquarium. We spend hours by the sea otters.

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  5. Those sea pens are neat! I've never seen those before.

    I'm so happy your grand opening went well! I wish you only continued success with your shop and I will do my part by ordering online to keep you going. You carry fabrics my LQS will never, ever carry so I don't feel guilty at all about not shopping locally when I purchase from you.

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  6. I haven't been back to the Monterey Bay Aquarium in years. It's a beautiful place.

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  7. that quilt on the design wall is pretty neat.
    and all those under sea photos are pretty cool too. I love seahorse.

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  8. Oh wow, that aquarium looks fabulous! Glad the grand opening went so well :o)

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  9. It's a pain about the postage increase! Glad the opening went well too :o)

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  10. wow, what a huge increase, from 17 to 24! well, I guess I will have to purchase the same in less shipments...
    Thanks for telling us

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  11. Your pictures from the aquarium are fabulous! And thanks for labeling what they're called. It is amazing to see something you've never seen before.Hope you & your daughter enjoyed her birthday celebration.

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  12. Just and FYI, I just tried to go to your store to order some fabric and it says you are on vacation.

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  13. fabulous underwater shots. Love those sea dragons! they really look invented, don't they!

    happy 15th Birthday, Erin.

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  14. Great aquarium photos and Happy Birthday to your daughter!!
    Glad to hear that the Grand Opening was indeed GRAND!!

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  15. We have an awesome aquarium in Oregon, on the coast, and they just put an extension of it, a couple miles from my house! Can't wait to go!

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  16. Wow! They would make a fantastic fabric line! Congrats on yours store! I hope your problems get worked out!

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  17. Congratulations! Glad the opening went well! :)

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  18. Glad you're opening went so well! I wished I lived nearby ;) Have fun in your store.

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  19. I'm late to the party this week. Happy birthday to Erin! I have been looking for a B&B for when a certain someone comes home :) we had talked about going back to Monterey as that is where we honeymooned. Would you recommend the Seven Gables?

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  20. thanks for sharing the aquarium photos and congrats on the shop opening! So very exciting. All your hard work has come to fruition!

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  21. I love the Sea Horse exhibit at MBA! What a fun day for your family.
    I would love to see more pictures of the Modern Quilt group!

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