As we near the end of 2012, I’m finding time to relax with some hot chocolate. I’m also reflecting on all the things 2012 brought me and I have so much to be grateful for, not the least of which is each of you. Thank you for taking time to stop by throughout the year, for leaving comments and sending emails. I appreciate each of you–even if you just lurk in the background.My talented friends (like Pam Kitty Morning whose fabric in the photo above is like Stitch By Number) have given me so much enjoyment simply by sending their creative visions and ideas out into the world. They inspire me every day. I couldn’t do what I do without their contributions to the world of fabric.
I’m very thankful for the new opportunities this year brought me. I sent a few of my projects out into the world of magazines. It’s a little strange to know that they have lives of their own now, influencing people in ways I’ll never know. Finding ways to pay it all forward is important to me. Magazine contributions are just a small part of that.
The blog is a bigger part of paying it forward. I intend to give you more posts about my process–more glimpses into how I go about making design decisions, stash building and other creative play. I’ll be talking about cultivating an eye for detail and how to train yourself to “see” more of your environment. And I’ll spend time discussing how to found your own voice, your own style.
The year ahead promises to be filled with fabric, fun and fabulous friends. With all that has happened around here in the last year, I cannot wait to see what waits in 2013. Are you ready to join me? There are big adventures ahead. Grab your gear and get ready!