Thank you, everyone for your encouraging comments. Please don't lose any sleep over my last post. It's been years and I'm doing okay now. I think I've only shared that experience with ten people beyond my family. It just needed to be said aloud. I knew it would explain some things I haven't been able to explain around here. Like why I've been rather quiet about Trash Ties, when they are so darn fabulous.
So, let's get back to lollipops and chirping birds. There is plenty to celebrate. Especially in the fabric department. I have two cotton quilting collections coming out in the next year—one of those is very, very soon. I also have a basics line to support those feature collections that will be out in the fall. And. And. And! I just heard word this week that Free Spirit will be moving forward with my fashion fabric collection for next Spring. Now I can put my fashion design degree to direct use in designing dresses, skirts, blouses, shifts. I've got a sketchbook full of ideas.
Ashley and I have been brainstorming new products all morning and I'm dying to make time on my schedule. If only I commanded a troop of robot clones. Or hired a larger pool of talent at the studio. That might be more feasible. Especially if I can get these great products into your hands.
I'll be patient. My business is art-centered which means it just plain takes longer to get those products made. I'm cool with that. I just get excited.
Okay. So are you ready for today's giveaway yet?
Today's HELLO giveaway prize is a copy of Signature Styles by Jenny Doh, featuring 20 stylish stitchers. Projects from each designer are included. My contribution is the quick and easy wristlet purse shown at left. Winner will also receive Where Women Create—the one with me on the cover up there. This magazine is much more like a book for its fabulous content. In my opinion, they should make these things with hard covers. Every page is draped with images of luscious studio spaces and inspiring stories and insights. A $45 value.
Comment to enter today's contest. Be sure to include your email address so we can contact you if you win. Today's giveaway closes at 11:59pm PST on Tuesday 8/6/13. Watch for the winner to be announced within a day or two at the bottom of the post.
Prizes from our friends are starting to arrive at the studio now, so watch for a greater variety of items in the weeks to come. We have a full-on Project Life kit, fabrics from my upcoming collection (yet to be seen!), a giant 50-spool pack of thread, inventive baby items, and much, much more.