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Monday, November 23, 2015

Maude White's Paper Art

For those of us who love to work and play with paper; here is a special treat. One of my quilling. friends (Marianne Fassett) sent me a link to this web site. the artist's name is Maude White. She doesn't quill but what she does is outstanding. She hand cuts her designs using a surgical knife; I thought quilling was time consuming! Be sure to visit her web site; some of her work will blow you away. In the meantime here are just a few of my favorites.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

It just keeps growing and growing . . .

 We are very excited here at Whimsiquills; these are pictures of our new distribution center which is run by our son, Stephen, in Massachsetts. When we first started selling quilling supplies we sold only Lake City papers with the encouragement of Malinda Johnston (You can read the long version of our story by clicking on the two links.) My "inventory" at that time fit on backs of two doors. but then we started to grow. Our inventory spilled over into and finally took over the basement of our home. We expanded inventory to include kits and tools from Quilled Creations, Lake City ad of course the kits I designed for our friends over at Paplin Products. We were bursting at the seams. A few weeks ago our son Stephen came up with the brilliant idea of warehousing the inventory. He has taken over the fullfilment and shipping of the orders leaving me to do the less physical side of the business; the blog, web site etc. Thank goodness, because four days after the move I fell and broke my collarbone and am looking at a lenthly rehab. But here are the pictures of Whimsiquills new digs! 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The times-they are a changing!

It's been a long time since I've posted anything . . . I am going through a lot of changes in my life, some by chance and some by choice. As I approach my 72nd birthday I am learning (see you can still learn at that age!) that sometimes you just have to "go with the flow". Since my hands will only allow me to quill for a few minutes at a time, I can no longer do custom orders but I still should be able to do some fun small things-so that's what I am going to do. I have to limit the hours I can work so I will move my inventory to a distribution center, probably next month, so orders for quilling supplies can continue to go out in a timely fashion. They will just be shipped from a different location. I will still be available for questions etc; none of our policies will change. We will continue with our VIP rewards program and hopefully I will be able to devote more time to the web site and the blog. I look forward to continue working with all of my quilling friends.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Back at last

It has been such a long time since I posted here; not because I had nothing to say but because there was so little time to say it. I love the new web site but it has taken so long to get everything done-on top of that I had to change computer systems-then go to a laptop so I wouldn’t spend so much time running up and down the stairs and on and on . . .

But what I have to share with you today is not about me, but about a new quilling friend I have met through Whimsiquills. Her name is Jan Howard and she lives in Canada; the only reason I actually got to “talk” to her was because she was having some difficulty with the web site. Well, as is often the case we became quilling friends and chat each time she places an order. We talk about quilling, how hard it is to find frames, and since she often hears them in the background we end up talking about my dogs. My three little guys and what is turning out to be my forever foster Shylo. She called one day to ask whether I sprayed my work and we had the “spray or not to spray”conversation. At any rate she told me she had done a piece with cardinals in it and I told her I watch them out the studio window and asked if she would send me a picture of her piece. It is just lovely! She gave me permission to share it with you all and said she was jealous because she didn’t get to watch cardinals she could only quill them.