March. I like March. I'm recovered from the holidays and from two January birthdays (Elijah and Charlotte). It's still early in the year for big plans and the Arizona weather is delightful. (I'm sorry this isn't the case for everyone.)
Despite the lovely Marchness all around me, I'm also facing some distinct challenges and some tough decisions this year. Instead of running from them any longer or glossing things over, I've decided to plow into these matters head-on. And though difficult and strange, it feels good. I'm a doer and it's time to "do."
However, I'm not up to sharing specifics yet, so here I am being vague—all for an excuse to express my gratitude to all of you who have supported me and my design business these many years. This is my song. Thank you for ooo-ing and ahh-ing when new collections are released. Thank you for encouraging your local shops to carry my fabrics and patterns. Thank you for purchasing embroidery patterns, sewing patterns, fabrics and more. Thanks for checking back in on my blog when posting has been sparse at times. I make a point to review every comment and every order that comes along. I see you. You keep my spirits and my family afloat and I value you greatly.
Don't get the idea that I'm going anywhere. In fact, I'm creating artwork for two future fabric collections at the moment and in discussions with new licensees for additional products.
I guess I'm just experiencing a rush of gratitude for all that is right and well in my world. Thank you for hearing my song and singing along. I'm glad to know you.
Photo: Paper-pieced Up Parasol butterfly block converted into an apron for my most recent Quilt Market booth.