Well, it has been a year since I first began dreaming of a new pattern range and indeed a new creative adventure!
One Day In May has taken me on a wonderful journey over the past 12 months...
There has been lots of experimentation and "nutting out" of new things... from figuring out how to design a logo, to beginning a blog.
I've spent lots of hours developing frown lines, while tackling technical things... but it's all worth it, when I can spend the rest of my time playing and experimenting with fabric, needle and thread.
Without intending it, this experimentation has resulted in a year that has been quite floral... beginning with a lily.
I have found a small detour now and then, with gathers and wreaths...
But fabric petals seem to persist... and multiply!
By far, the best part of the last year has been the wonderful collection of new friends I have found, through blogging and the lovely quilting community on facebook.
At times I have been thoroughly overwhelmed with the encouragement that they...that you have given.
I can't tell you how much it means. to have so many of you take the time to comment and share.
And it is always a thrill to discover that someone in Brazil, or Denmark, or France, or Norway is reading my little blog or is making their very own One Day In May project.
I've also had the pleasure of meeting some local readers at patchwork stores, craft fairs and retreats... and have enjoyed sitting with some, while demonstrating a waterlily petal or two.
Thank you for encouraging me, for sharing this creative journey and for celebrating this year's pattern releases with me.
In the next couple of weeks, I will be releasing 2 Christmas designs, for you to create.
The girls who took part in Quilt Fabric Delights' Christmas In July seemed to really enjoy them. I hope you do too.
I'll be away until the middle of next week... off to spend some time with my parents and sisters in Gippsland.
I'm not entirely sure if internet access will be available. Amazing how attached to it we become (Yikes... will I survive?).
Thank you once again for reading... without you there wouldn't be a "One Day In May" journey for me to take.
Wishing you all a fabulous week ahead... don't get up to too much mischief while I'm away!
PS. A special thanks also, to my lovely stockists (see list at top left) and my wonderful distributors, Helen and Lori of Pattern Press... for your encouragement, support and generous help along the way. x