2014 – Only two weeks in:

Challenge # 1, packing up everything, in preparation for new floors and remodel.

Challenge # 2, my main working computer crashes last Tuesday! And without backing up files for the entire new series of Handmaids! Happily, they were recovered, but a costly mistake.

And lastly, keeping a cool, calm head through it all in order to continue creativity which is the only topic I’ll address in this post. After all, it’s more fun than the other two, right?ABPeekAbove, just a peek, at our next Handmaids collection, completed just before Christmas.

Next, on the fun side of things, we wanted to share the

She Who Sews Blog Hop!

We are so happy to be joining the Cheerleaders for Blog Hops, in their first hop of the new year, Sewing Room Blog Hop. It will be featuring the first of our Handmaids series, “She Who Sews” fabrics from Quilting Treasures. The hop begins at our very own Joy Studio blog on January 27th and runs through February 6th. We are supper excited to see what creative projects will be showcasing the various sewing studios. And of course, the giveaways, can’t forget those. So, please join us and check out the creativity activities.SWSFabricJWF

Also, just a reminder . . .

Machine Maid Embroidery – The 20% off embroidery special is extended all this month at Handmaids.com – We are currently working to offer additial views to the Machine Maid design to include smaller hoop sizes which will be available soon. Enter code mmaidjan2014

Fabric SaleA Valentines Day Special also offering 20% off fabric starts today, January 14th thru February 14th! Our Great Joy Studio Etsy store features J. Wecker Frisch classic fabric collections in a limited supply of artist’s samples. Enter code: VALENTINESDAY2014