I had no idea shipping and handling would be so time consuming.  I really thought life wouldn't change much after releasing my ruler and patterns.  I could carry on with my Longarm Business...continue piecing and designing for fun...in ALL MY SPARE TIME.   Well I was wrong!  The Post Office workers and I have quite a good relationship...it took a while for them to warm up to me though ;o)

I have quite a small work space, this is my little shipping station:

..now don't get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoy every ruler I ship out, it's very exciting to me!  I've worked off and on in the shipping department at Lowe's for the last 17 years...I am quite good and fast at it...you do need to have everything organized though, or it can take longer than you would like it to.

This is my work station:

The yellow bins hold my patterns and of course there is the design wall (1 of 3)....I love having it right there, so I can always look at my quilt blocks when I'm cutting or packaging.  This is my shipping table and my cutting table...and at time's......actually a lot of the time it's a big fat mess!

And of course the floor station:

I cut out the rest of the fabric for my Echo blocks last night.  I'm going to love this quilt when it's all done!  It's so easy to put together too!

This is my longarm station:

I loaded this customer quilt the night before last with full intentions on quilting it yesterday....but shipping took longer than I thought and of course, that mom stuff too!  

So my work space is small but it works.  Someday I'll have an amazing work space...someday ;o)

Tuesday night I organized my customer quilts.  I have quite a few to do before I can get to quilting my own quilts....and more to do after that.  I have to admit I had a little "panic moment"....an "overwhelming work load moment" that night.  I've got a plan on how to get it all done though and when it is, I'll feel I can breath again.

Just a random post today and maybe thinking out loud a little to much, but this is who I am....a part of who I am anyway.  Someday I'll show you my other work space, my whole house and who I am as a mom.

March 29, 2012 by Jenny

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