Surprise 2 just got started (thanks to everyone who signed up!) and this is the first mailing! My mom came over and helped me one day last week - she wrapped all of these for me, and I got them in the mail on Tuesday, so if you are in the program, you should be finding a surprise in your mailbox soon!
Mom also stuffed a bunch of patterns for me. I was low on almost all of them. And...I have THREE new small patterns that will be finished soon - I'm just working on the binding on the last one. I know that some designers whip patterns out really quickly, but it takes me forever. Mostly because I do it all myself, and I have a million other things that have to be done too. I'm excited about these new patterns, and will even have a few kits for 2 of them. And...they have a little bit of wool applique - something new for me as far as designing goes. I have a limited amount of fabric to use for them, so I only have about a dozen kits of each, but plan to make up some that are just the wool. Seems that most of us have a nice stash that we can use for the piecing, but not everyone has a great stash of wool. I also now have Valdani pearl cotton available to match the wool in the little kits. And of course, we will have lots of different shapes and sizes of ruler boxes to keep all of your stuff in!
We've been making lots of jewelry too. I feel like I've never really caught up after the show in Dallas last year! It was busy all last year, with shows, and sales on the website. I have a whole box of pendants that need some bling added to them - maybe that will happen next week.
Here are a few 1 1/2" pendants that we recently finished.
Have a great day!