Deer Me

Categories: BlogBy Published On: November 6, 202335.2 min read770 words11 Comments on Deer Me

Hi Everybody!

I just thought I would open with my latest pattern release. hehe! It’s such a PNW thing! I can’t help it!

I wanted to come in and give my updates. I am so excited that I am getting caught up on everything! It doesn’t seem possible.

My E2E lineup is all caught up and there is 2 week turnaround (or less) and I am right on track with custom quilts. Whoop! Whoop! I am also working on getting my sewing room set up for videos so that I can start actually recording and getting some tutorials out. shocking! Sometimes I feel like I will never get caught up and now I see it on the horizon. Turns out that when you aren’t renovating a pink barn and you actually have a studio space it’s very productive. haha!

This is my Deer Bouquet quilt that I released with my first line of fabric called Live Boldly. This is written in a BOM style for ease. I do have kits listed for presale and you can choose 2 different color ways.

I live in a town called Deer Park in WA state. ( So along with chicken stuff I have also been buying deer stuff)

I am sharing that because I am offering a *free* trunk show at The Nazarene Church of Deer Park on Tuesday the 14th at 6:00 pm. There will also be cookies, tea and coffee served. If you ae local please join us. I would love to meet you.

That night I am also going to have a 5$ pattern sale to get rid of my overstock of patterns. All of the money will be donated to the church. So only cash or checks made out to the church will be accepted. Our building suffered terrible damage from the snow last year and we need funds to fix it.:) I am trying to do my part to help. :)

On Thursday nights I have also opened the little pink barn at 6:00 pm for “Sit & stitch” which is just a time for anyone to bring their hand stitching projects and work for a few hours and visit. I just decided that I needed time to hand stitch and if I don’t schedule it won’t happen. Plus I wanted to meet new sewing friends in my new place. It’s been a great thing.

I am working on my second line of basics fabric coming out. I can’t wait to share it all with you. It’s such a fun line and it will compliment the first line so that we can use them together but it’s a way different theme. Then I will be having a fun themed line coming out that is going to be so fun!!

I can’t wait to see how all of this next year will fold out. I have so many new things on the horizon and I am learning so much. It’s been amazing. My transformation into a business woman, while also being an artist. I have had to learn how to give a pitch, discuss NDA’s and ask for what I want and say no when they don’t see my worth. It’s been such a time of growth for me. I have surprised myself with how I conduct myself sometimes. It usually includes the “Mom Voice” …hahaha!

But this next several months will be a time of getting everything aligned for all that I have coming up. I love that I sort of have this quiet time to get the building blocks situated and then I can gear up for the ride that will come in the spring and summer. I typically don’t get this quiet time and I love it!

It’s quiet but there is so much work still! The building time is quiet but still plenty of work. just different work.

Rob started working on the staircase in our house.

This is the before photo. I will post the after photo when it’s completed. It has turned into a bigger job than we originally thought. Of course. That’s how they all go. ugh! I will paint the walls after he finishes the steps.

I also ordered this pink Christmas tree for the studio.

I couldn’t help myself. It’s so pretty! A few of my friends offered to send ornaments to decorate it. If you’d like to send an ornament –I would love that. They will be treasured and they will be on this tree every year. :)

That is about it for my ramblings.

I hope that you all have a wonderful Holiday season! I will be sharing new stuff soon!



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  1. Dorothy November 6, 2023 at 10:02 pm - Reply

    I so wish I didn’t have to work on Tuesday/Thursday nights, I would drive the pass to be at your trunk show and to slow stitch with you and your new friends in your new neighborhood. I have so enjoyed following you and seeing you evolve and grow. I wish only the best for you and yours. (please don’t burn yourself out)

    • Charisma Horton November 7, 2023 at 10:24 am - Reply

      thank you! and nobody should drive over that pass unnecessarily in the winter.:) so scary!

  2. Brenda Holcman Johnsen November 7, 2023 at 3:32 am - Reply

    Just wishing you continued success. Wishing so much that I was in your Deer Park, Washington, not where I grew up in Deer Park, Illinois. All the best to you, Charisma.

  3. Tina Sherbert November 7, 2023 at 4:08 am - Reply

    Greetings from Pennsylvania, where I am visiting my daughter who is also a “plank gal”
    The Deer BOM is wonderful, when can I order a kit.
    Kindest regards,

    • Charisma Horton November 7, 2023 at 10:23 am - Reply

      Hi Tina, You can order the kit anytime. They are listed for presale. The fabric lands in March :)

  4. Linda Schumph November 7, 2023 at 7:01 am - Reply

    I am in Newfoundland, the most easterly Province in Canada. I really enjoy your ramblings, as you call them.
    Makes me smile. I have several of your patterns and love these 2 new ones. Love your bright colors and your pretty pink barn . Your Christmas tree will look fabulous. Thank you for sharing your journey…Take care . Cheers.. Linda

  5. Debbie S Wallace November 7, 2023 at 8:11 am - Reply

    Charisma, I “met” you online years ago and have admired your long-arming ever since. I feel like we’re best friends. :) I am totally enjoying following your business journey. Your artistry is wonderful! Wishing you only and all the best. I love the Deer BOM. Sew on…. Deb.

  6. Carol A Evans November 7, 2023 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    Love the pink Christmas tree! I’d come to your trunk show, too, from NW WA, if it didn’t include a trip over Snoqualmie Pass! Best wishes and enjoy the calm for now.

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