Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A New Addition and Changing Times

I think it is incredible how God can pull one back on the correct path, no matter how hard one tries to go their own way. I shared with you last time that I had to go back to work cutting hair. My husband had lost his job and my ex was still in between jobs and unable to pay his full child support. Well, my friend owns a nice salon here in town and I went to work there. I didn't get the walkins/callins like I was promised and I ended up sitting in the salon for hours and days at a time doing nothing and making no money. I gave it 2 months and made about $1.50 an hour. And what I did make I had to spend on tools, clothes and shoes for work. Not good considering I was away from my girls, who are still homeschooling. Things have improved and I am now back on my correct path. George got new job and he and I both decided I should go back to where my passion lies and teach sewing and get back to designing quilt patterns. I am so happy and I feel like the weight of the world is off of my shoulders.

Now to my new addition. Joann's had Accuquilt Go Cutters on sale last week for 50% off and I used my income tax refund money to get one. I think it will come in handy. I will probably use it to cut quilt kits for my Etsy Store. I can't wait to start playing with it.

Well, my friends, that is my latest news. I will be around a lot more from now on.

Happy Sewing!!


  1. I'm really happy for you, Susan. I pray that things will continue to improve for you and your family. Just keep this in mind:

    Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."



  2. I'm SO happy for you Susan! Congrats to your hubby on his new job, too!

  3. Well, that job was definitely not worth it! Glad the Lord opened a better door.

    I have a cutter too...and paid a little more than the nice sale Joann's had. =) Hope you enjoy it. I've cut one rag quilt so far...I'm happy with it...but I seriously wonder how the handle will hold up over time...I'm praying it doesn't break off! =)

  4. Congrats to both you and your hubby.
    Yes, when one door closes, another one opens.
    Any advise for someone who wants to start making pattens for quilts?