Spring…time for blooming tulips (bunnies eating blooming tulips), last minute snow showers (this is NW IA), school activities, graduations & graduation parties…so much & I am thankful for every bit of it!
I designed a little something for Wichelt Imports that is featured in their April Newsletter. Any shop that receives the newsletter has a copy of it. Around here, tulips are serious business. The Dutch communities faithfully replant thousands & thousands of bulbs each year to keep their Tulip Festivals among the best in the country. When I see the 1st advertisement for the Orange City Tulip Festival, I know that Spring is truly not far away!
I am playing around with fabrics & finishing ideas – got any suggestions?
Last week was Spring Break for our schools, so while I monitored the comings & goings of kids, I took time to catch up on some finishing jobs for customers. I am working on a particularly interesting project right now and didn’t realize the “state” my work room had gotten in…
It’s kinda hard to see the mess I made creativity at work…but trust me, it’s all in there!
I am working on some new design ideas – I took a little hiatus after getting projects off to Just Cross Stitch magazine. I like to clear the brain every once in awhile with either a quilting project or some stash stitching.
I pulled Bent Creek’s Big Zipper (remember this one?) out of the vault and figured I would put a few stitches in. I also had the joy of finding a pair of scissors I thought I lost & my cute little JABCo needle magnet. We really should look through our stash more often! There are some great treasures hidden there.
Do you love my new Market Basket? This is a recent purchase while I was away at Stitching Retreat. They always have a Market Night with shops and other great vendors. I got another little gem from her I will show off next time!
Billy Update: Before I close, I want to thank those that took the time to leave me their wonderful & supportive comments about Billy’s big move into his group home. They really helped. I am happy to report that he has settled in well. The staff at his house are the best and although its only been 3 weeks, I can already see him blossoming with independence.
Enjoy your Springtime Stitches,