A few friends have asked me how the new kits are coming along....well.....as fast as I can with a couple delays I have had. I don't have any pictures yet but I will soon. I had a delay with merchandise that I ordered to dye....some is still on back order and they don't know when it will be in...gotta love that.....so then I was back to dyeing new wood buttons that I FINALLY got from China. I dyed some beautiful dark blue, pumpkin spice, gingerbread, red, black....and then I came to the olive green ( I HATE dyeing that color and I think it is the hardest to do) but I needed it for the little wood turtles for a new pattern. Then back to the dye pot for trims....and ribbon for the new kits because the bows will already be made for these kits.....and then I was thinking I started way too many designs at once. But I am guilty of doing that on a regular basis.
I am still waiting on the package of gold plated sewing needles from England for the kits.....I wish people would ship as quickly as I do.
Then the model stitching.....most of the time I just start stitching for a small pattern that I have in my head and then I make a chart for it after it is done. It just works out better that way for me. I would rather have a model stitcher helping me but unless I had the stitcher right next to me to make changes....it just wouldn't work. So these darn arthritic hands are slowly sewing a little design each evening and I hope to be done with at least one color for each of the kits soon. I want to do several for each color....the navy blue and cream/tan, the antique red and cream, and the black and tan. Can't forget the gingerbread....and the red brick for little houses....and the TURTLES! Those go with the hare.....
So I think I am off to a good start for this new year....and if the rain and dark clouds clear up soon I will be able to start taking a few pictures. I would love to show you this mountain of fabrics, trims, buttons and patterns.
I will also be having a fund raiser for a friend of mine who was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. Please stay tuned for that and as soon as I have the first kits available I will announce the details. I will also have a give-away for a few of the new kits. You knew I was going to do that, didn't you?!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.