Wednesday, May 26, 2004

that's my lady bug fabric ! Cute, but stiff and unyeilding.

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Kim, KIM, Kim...

Searching for you???? Have not received art for the t-shirts, nor your info for the Survey....

Please, please,please....

Contact me
K with SA

Monday, May 24, 2004

Shirley, if your "ladybug" fabric also has dragonflies on a light green (or light gold) background, it's "Fly Away" from Waverly's Sun-N-Shade collection:

I've seen some gorgeous new Sunbrella fabrics in several different (Sunbrella) magazine ads, but Sunbrella can't even tell me where to find them! The sales rep could only give me the names of a couple of jobbers who only carry the old stuff!


Sunday, May 23, 2004

our remarks about cheesecake and tamales appear on the yahoo search engine ( number one on the list ) when I type in shirley and slipcovers. hmm.....

Friday, May 21, 2004

working with two new outdoor fabrics today. One, a lady bug pattern, looks to be poly, cute, thin enough to sew easy but for the extreme crispness. I never thought I'd say something had too firm a hand, but this is a challenge.

The other is this adorable dotted swiss outdoor cloth, firm, yes, but this is so thick I cannot use cord. The base cloth is open weave and the dots are fuzzy squares.

It's remarkable how many new sunbrella fabrics are out there, and Calico is promoting them for indoor use as well. The prices are way above the cotton equivalents, and the hand while improved is still not cotton. If they are fade resistant, then that's key to the choice.

Meanwhile, I am challenged, and it's a bizzare kind of fun.

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

figgered out a way to advertise us on ebay. Not that I can say it's useful, just possible. We'll see. If you have an account, do an about me page. If you can't hear us, we'll yell a little louder.

Sunday, May 16, 2004

Karen - try this link instead:
I am sooooo excited.

All of you with picturetrail.

I decided to add this to my listing on the directory page too, as I have done for Shirley, Tessy and anyone else who has picturetrail.

It is so much fun and looks so good and I don't have to involve my webmasters to add photos.

check it out, it still needs fine tuning, but all of you should do it

K on Sunday

Saturday, May 15, 2004

did just send, est 9:50 am. Let me know. I didn't reduce file size.
I have one, I will send

Friday, May 14, 2004

Judit do you have a photos from Baltimore. I am putting the article together for the Slipcover Press, and need some photos.

Shirley do you have any photos on your camera of us all at your house?

Does anyone have any photo? Alicia????


Thursday, May 13, 2004

Karen I would love to have my picturetrail address listed at the Slipcover Network.

Thank you

Shirley - you can get the fade by using the fade option on your landing page. You can have up to four pictures fading on any landing page of an album. The fading does take a long time to load and I don't think anyone waits that long to see it.

Thanks Dee, and Tessy for posting the link to picture trail. Forum Friends is it.

Tess your picturetrail is super, love seeing everyones work.
Alicia says is on picutretrail, and Shirley too.
Who else has there own picture trail?
Should I put these on the directory listing on your sites on the Slipcover Network?


I was suspicious about the 16 thing too ! Dang.

Tessy, what't the name of that melting picture thing ? The cowboy one. Gotta have some myself.
Thanks Dede

Thanks for all your kind words especially the "16".

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Tessy - try this link:

WOW! Tessy, your work is stunning, your home is gorgeous, and girl - you are beautiful! What are you, about 16?
I have recently signed up for a picturetrail account. Most of the pictures you have probably already seen in the forum friends albums. You can check it out at

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

hope to share my new slipcover books at the summit. Not new, some are old, and I'd love some feedback on what you prefer about the older books. Hope to see everyone there.
If it's the same PictureTrail...

The Member Name is "forumfriends"

The Password is "share" (this may no longer be necessary)

Try this direct link to the Slipcover Album:

I have picture trail connected to the blogger, it is from the original forum froh CHF, but when I tried to get into the site to view slipcovers, I couldn't.

Do you or anyone else know what the password might be?

Also how about anyone who is on picture trail, we'd love to see your pictures. How do we view your photos?


Monday, May 10, 2004

125 for one year. At the time, they didn't offer an option that I remember. $#@*&^%!! I remember may be the key word here.
When I was in WCAA I paid $125 for the year, plus whatever the local chapter dues was. Maybe that is why the fee is different.

The group is mostly support from within the industry. You need to network to grow. Just networking within your industry will not help you reach out to others. If you are not doing window treatments, then the meetings could be boring sometimes.

It did help me network with others in the industry in other lines of work. But you could network in your chamber of commerece, or other network groups.

When you are with others who are in business, you treat your business like a business. If you belong to a group you should make it a point to attend, so you will get something out of it. Our group you use to refer one another, and pass on referrals.

HOpe that helps

Shirley, 2-year membership (WCAA national dues) is $185. Maybe that's what you paid for?
missing yet another WCAA meeting today, have a loud wet frequent cough like a bark. Yes, my WCAA too half and half. It meets during the day. I'd never ever get to an evening one. I wonder why my national is so much more than yours ?

Dede, be picky. I can make all needed changes at once that way. Not just with spelling ( how'dI dodat ? ) but tell me what it tell you I am offering, so others won't be thinking something I didn't mean.

Just tried to find slipcovering cohorts at to tell them about the summit.
I have a question for people who primarily do slipcovers:

It's time for my yearly membership dues to Window Coverings Association of America (WCAA) - $85 for national (I think local is $40). I've been a member for exactly one year; I've attended ONE meeting (and that was as a guest, before I even joined) and ONE event (New England Table-Top Show, last summer). My membership guesstimate, based on that one meeting, is half workroom, half designer. Meetings are monthly: dinner at a restaurant, followed by old business/new business, then a presentation of some kind.

My question is... is it worth it? Do I really need to be a member to gain market exposure? (my schedule hasn't changed, so I don't expect to be attending too many meetings again).

I would really appreciate any opinions. I'm leaning toward not renewing the membership - can anyone convince me otherwise?

Thanks so much.

Sunday, May 09, 2004

Shirley - still looking through website. First impression is very good. How picky should I be? Fast-n-dirty? Where's-the-microscope?


Saturday, May 08, 2004

there's a tickle my brain brief summary of what the muslin class will tell you over there ~ over there ~ over there ~ listed as " class to be offered if interest is shown ". The class is a summit class, and it's the only class I am officially scheduled to teach.

The errollment will deturmine if my plane ticket is affordable.

Not to load on guilt, but we'd be choosing in the dark if this isn't a known quantity.

If it isn't an interesting enough topic, write your "must be answered" questions down and sign up, we will honor that as content.

Thursday, May 06, 2004

I know it is next week and I still don't have the photo's posted. I am sooo sorry.

The Slipcover Press was where I would post them first and our graphics guy's computer is down. Can anything else happen????

Tamales.... who has tamales??? Do you think Alicia will have Tamales at the Summit?
Thanks Dee for letting us know this.

So does anyone want to share the color you wanted to get? What color was it?

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Please be advised: Design Source NO LONGER offers Z-Tex cut yardage, only full bolts (which are available directly from Z-Tex).