Secondly, I received my new SewEzi table, ordered at Paducah, and now at home in my sewing room. It is lovely and ergonomically correct, to boot!
Last Friday, I had the opportunity to be the "guest designer" at Bear Patch during our Twin Cities Shop Hop, and enjoyed the chance to wear another hat (even though I still got to make the coffee!) to talk with people who have not previously known of my patterns. I am happy to say that Emmaline Design now has 12 wonderful patterns in print! Each one is a process, going from idea to paper, and I have learned so much. More will be coming, I am gearing up with some ideas for August and the statewide shop hop with patterns featuring the fabric designed especially for that event. Stay tuned...
And lastly, I have 2 new little bags that I can't stay away from! They both have a sort of "snappy" closure, which appeals to my senses, and makes it hard to resist snapping them. I find myself wanting to involve others in the snappiness--is that weird? The larger bag is from a pattern Snap Happy from Stitchin' Sisters, and it closes with a snap from a carpenter's measuring tape, which gives me a secret pleasure in explaining that fact to the uninitiated! The little bag is made from a tutorial from the British website from which I ordered the frame, U-Handbag. I always wanted to see if I could make a bag using these nice metal frames, and now I know it works! This little one is just too cute to resist! Now I just have to find a more reasonable source for the frames and not pay for shipping across the big pond.
So that is an update from here, tomorrow is quilting--Yay!