Happy Mother’s Day

Many of you have probably been seeing my posts and tweets with silly things your Mom said or random Mother’s Day statistics this week, and I want to thank you for indulging me.  After losing my Mom almost 15 years ago, this continues to be a tough weekend for me.  I guess part of the reasoning behind the posts were for me to ‘embrace’ what is typically a happy and joyous time for other people, when personally it sucks (pardon my language).

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A new chapter…

On Monday, I begin my last week of work at my current employer.  I’m leaving my job to pursue Julie Ann’s Quilting & More full time.  I’m excited and I’m nervous, I mean – what makes me think I’m qualified to be my own and operate my own business???

I was driving to the fabric store this morning and thinking this exact thought – am I qualified??  Then I started to think about my professional career and what brought me to this place.

Welcome to Julie Ann’s Quilting & More!

So this is it – if you are reading this, our website has launched.  To be honest, it’s a little overwhelming.  Having a business of my own has always been something that I’ve wanted to do, but I wasn’t really all that sure how to go about it.  Sure, I like to sew, I have sold stuff before, people seem to like it, so…sure….I can do this.  If only it was that simple.  There is legal paperwork, bank accounts, vendor relationships, establishing credit, creating logos and finding places to sell my stuff.  Holy moley….what?  And that is not including this website.  Finding a theme, all of the widgets, the plug ins, creating posts, creating product, photos….see? Overwhelming.  Thankfully, I’m not in this alone.  I’m very lucky to have a partner in all of this craziness – my husband Chris. He has handled pretty much everything from ‘legal paperwork’, right up to ‘plug-ins’ leaving me to ‘create product and take photos’…seriously.   He has even established our presence on Facebook and Twitter. Continue reading