Thank You

I know I can be a bit sporadic with my blog posts, and that sometimes I can be a bit of a downer, but I just want to take a moment to say thank you to everyone out there who has been so supportive as I try to figure out just what the heck I am doing here. It really does mean I lot to me, and I appreciate all your comments and emails and tweets… I really do.

I could probably be better at answering them all (I do better over on Twitter), but so often I just have no idea what to say. After saying thank you hundreds of times it starts to feel somehow insufficient. The same goes for I agree. But so much of the time I just don’t know what else to say.

Other times I am just up to my ears in chaos just trying to keep my nose afloat so I can manage another breath. Okay, that metaphor may be a bit dramatic, but some days I swear the pile of WIPs is seriously high enough to make drowning a real possibility.

Most of the time I’m really not sure what I am doing with my blog; I largely think of it as my diary, or at least my public one. I love sharing things with you all, whether it is projects or my thoughts, and I hope you all find my ramblings at least interesting. I should probably have more of a marketing strategy or something, but that would take a far greater degree of organization than I have right now…

So, let me just say this: thank you all, profoundly and sincerely. Your support really does me a heck of a lot to me. Thank you for being out there, for reading, and for sharing…


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8 Responses to Thank You

  1. 1

    I’d like to thank you for being you ; even though I have never met you – you seem pretty cool ! and you design awesome things and fabric ! 😀

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    Jamie Cooley says:

    I like to read your personal thoughts. You are one of the few bloggers who share their true selves–at least that’s the way I feel.

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    Jan says:

    Love reading your ramblings Thomas. Things do become too much sometimes and we juggle and juggle. I appreciate the time you put into sharing sewing stuff as well as the little moments with your daughter.
    Keep well and happy.

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    Mary ann says:

    I love blogs that are full of real people, I enjoy the inspiration, the laughs and the struggles too (ok, I don’t enjoy that but you know what I mean I hope)Marketing is good but the process and how it came to be is more fun! I so appreciate all the time you share with us.

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    WandaFish says:

    I rarely comment as I never know what to say!
    Thank you for sharing all that you do 🙂

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    Wanda says:

    Thomas, I enjoy your blog because it is more than a marketing device. I learned alot from your post about where the ten dollars from a yard of fabric goes. I’ll never look at a yard the same way again. It is intersting to see how your whole design/thought process works. You must be doing something right. I think your fabric is just lovely. You can’t possibly make everyone happy with every collection but neither can other designers. I think people tend to gravitate to certain designers while others just don’t interest them. I know it’s that way with me. Sometimes it’s the designer”s colorways that I don’t like and sometimes it’s the designs themselves. Sometimes I think a fabric is just OK till I see it used in a quilt or project and then my opinion of it changes. Anyway it seems with this industry you have to be in it for the long haul before you see real success. I know that doesn’t pay the bills now but things have a way of working out for the best, whatever that is. You were a professor so you could homeschool probably very well (just a thought.) Keep up the good work.

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    MarciaW says:

    replying to my comments isn’t necessary – making beautiful fabric designs and quilts is – and taking care of your family

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    Jan says:

    Hi Thomas,
    I really enjoy reading your blog. I especially enjoyed learning about how the money is distributed in fabric production and about copyright issues. I used to run a fabric shop and still learned alot!
    I also totally relate to your dilemma about what you are doing here. Is this blog about being yourself and telling it as it is or is this blog about marketing your products.
    I really hope it is possible for you to do both cause I kind of think that would be pretty unique. But I think balance might be the key to success. From a personal perspective I have to say I think I read your blog, at the moment, more because I find you an interesting person than because I want to buy your fabric. I like your fabric but I as I would have to order it online ( not available at my local shop) I would like to see more pictures of larger lengths to get an idea of the colours and size of the prints and I would also like to see it in action (maybe people could send you photos of things they have made from your fabric for an inspiration gallery). I have to say I don’t find the images produced by the manufacturers that helpful – often there is no idea of scale and sometimes the colours are a bit unrepresentative.
    I suppose what I am saying is that I want you stay being you but I think that you coul use your blog to showcase your products a bit more. After all your creativity and how it inspires others is as much a part of the real you as the doubts.
    Kindest regards,

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