Thursday, July 29, 2004

Number of questions was not a problem.  All folks had to do was fill in their prices.  Yes I agree polling is not something most people are willing want to do.  But in the long run it is the end result that counts, and it helps everyone in our industry.  So thanks to all who responded, and those who put this together.  Now to get the word out that it is avaialable.                                                                                                                                                                                        I know Denise sweated alot for her part. Did the results highlight any possible simplification for the number of questions ? I feared that would be an obstacle. Good for us to have all those answers, but I know how people hate being polled. ( it must be a presidential election year ).

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Thanks to our 2 volunteers from the, Tessy with Cozy_Cottage in Ohio and Denise with Pizzazz in Maryland, they put together our survey and collected information about slipcover pricing across North America from those who make slipcovers for a living, to complete our 3rd pricelist summary in 6 years. The results are in… Tallied in 3 regions West, Central and East, plus there is a North America tally.  The Slipcover Pricelist Summary is available to all who do slipcovering in their business.
We can email you a copy of the summary via an e-mail attachment. Write include your business information, name of your business, phone, address plus zip code, and how long have you been in business.      If you’d like a hardcopy mailed request with your business info with a check for $5 to The Slipcover Network            31525 383rd Ave NE, Arlington, Wa. 98223.    Questions you may call 800-267-4958.

So what kind of classes do folks want to see at the next Summit?
Dede...  Send your article to  She and Curtis her hubby are great at editing articles for us.  Thanks so much... K
Dearest Shirley, tell us more of these "Las Vegas buffets"... Inquiring thighs, er, minds want to know! :D

(signed) Dede, who could use a good buffet right about now... (*drooooool*)

Saturday, July 24, 2004

Shirley you had some idea for your article this time. I am not sure what it was.... We can do regular questions as before but I thought you actually had a subject you wanted to write about. Fabric?????                                                                                                                                                                      Hi, my brain's been out to lunch for a week at Las Vegas buffets. Remind me what I need to write ( clarify what you need ) and I will zip it to you today.

Friday, July 23, 2004

Article's done - is anyone up to proofreading? I don't trust my brain...

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Shirely  how are you coming with your article...  Jeannie did an article about Yoga, Angie is doing here thing about organizing the workroom, Claudia is doing the vendor spotlight, Dee is writing about the lighting issue................    Who should we spotlight as a business?  Anyone????

Hey is anybody out there?  I can't get into the other forum and the Slipcover Pricelist Summary is ready to go out to those who are interested.  So who can make the announcement over there?  I will happily type up what I know about how they can get the Pricelist Summary...      Off to Santa Cruz to do a workshop this weekend.

Monday, July 12, 2004

Karen - sorry for the delay, but yes, I can submit an article. When do you need it?

Wednesday, July 07, 2004


What about an article about lighting including your information about if the new type of tubes you were referring to will work in the old fixtures.

Would you submit this to me at


Yes a boo hoo article for your colum would be great, and the thing about fabrics wonderful. I do need something for August that will be mailed out at the end of August beginning of September. So send me something and we can edit.


Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Karen, I'd love to do a fabric column. My favorite tests and how it washes, thread counts, elasticity ( measure of it's.......... ). It's a language I use all the time, but I wonder whether people really grasp the comparisons when they don't read the posts regularly ( or I don't write regularly ? )

Also an occaisional boo hoo column in which I describe my latest failed attempt to do something or other. Many of those creatures pop up.

Monday, July 05, 2004

Hi all.

Just to announce we will start a new format for the Slipcover Press in August.

Does anyone want to help with the spotlight, or vendor column? I do need help please....


Sunday, July 04, 2004

Just so you know, the older I get sometimes I actually get smarter. This was the first class I ever taught that got finished on time, all the points covered that were outlined, everyone bobbing their head smiling. It's not the lack of material, it was the hands on aspect of it that allowed me to cover what needed to be covered and made it clear enough to move on and tackle the next until it was done.

A far as I am concerned all my future classes will be hands on, the class seems to teach itself when it's planned that way.

Toward this end, anyone and everyone who can send me really bad fabric in the coming year, we can have alot of fun and good information from this. Really bad slipcover fabric, whatever the reason you found it to be such a nuisance. Not dirty or moldy please, just ridiculous. That will be a fun class for Tampa next April.