It is Friday night at 8:15 pm and I am pretty darn tired. So full from chowing down on these delicious soup dumplings at a local Chinese restaurant. Have you tried one? YUM!
I am just all blogged out and do not have much more to say at this moment. Can you believe that? This year has truly worn me down especially all that Quilt Market drama which isn’t over yet. I think I wrote 50 plus blogs for Studioe and how much more can I really say about fabric and the family business? A LOT, but I guess you will have to wait until 2016 to find out.
So hear this, I am taking a much needed, and I hope you can all agree, a much deserved vacation.
Please don’t take that as an opportunity to go rob my home..LOL. That would be a bad move because my house is locked down like Fort Knox. Anyway, 8 am tomorrow morning I will be on an airplane to never never land where there is a beach, a bar, a bed, a fitness center, my family, good food and hopefully some sun. That is all I ask for. Oh yeah, I forgot, I don’t want to be bothered by anything having to do with work. So don’t call, don’t write, don’t facebook me, text message me, what have you…pretty please. One other thing, just don’t say the word fabric. I need to really clear my head. Can you help me out?
This little vacation will hopefully be enough for me to get all revved up for 2016 which is sure to be fun, interesting, challenging, exciting and full of more blah blah blogs and controversy. With all that said, I do have a couple of quick things to mention, let’s call it news:
- Sad to hear that Hancock Fabrics, the chain store, is having financial issues yet again. Not good for our industry in general, but hopefully good for quilt shops.
- Did you hear about the Pantone color of the year? Oops, they chose two colors this year and I never heard of either…rose quartz and serenity. Really guys? I thought quartz is a rock and serenity is what I am hoping for on my vacation. And, no, we were not smart enough to have a rose quartz and serenity line planned for 2016. Did any company? One would have needed inside information to be ahead of the curve on those two colors. Enough said. I think I am going to come up with my own Studioe color of the year for 2016. I was thinking of an actual color like red or green.
- On my blog from last week, I offered a copy of my book of blogs to the first 10 people that emailed me a request. You wouldn’t believe it that someone in a quilt group or guild got a hold of this info, spread the word and my email was blowing up with like 30 requests in a matter of 10 minutes. The power of social media is mind blowing. I will not forget that for 2016.
The last thing I need to say this year is please give me some ideas for future blogs that you want me to write about. I will for sure have things to write about as the industry is always changing, but suggestions really help because I want my readers to hear about subjects that interest them or things that people are talking about. That’s all I have for you folks for 2015. It is 8:59 pm on December 25th, 2015 and Tales Of A Fourth Generation Textile Executive Scott Fortunoff is signing off until 2016. Be safe! Have fun!
Until Next Year,