The winds are howling and we're experiencing blizzard like conditions already. It's nice to be on this side of the glass looking out while sitting by the roaring fire!
Recuperation from this surgery is going to be a long one but with each passing day, I can see and feel a little improvement. The healing pain is totally different from the debilitating kind that I've had to withstand for the past year and a half.
Although I'm housebound for 6 weeks, my spirits remain high and I finally feel like the time has come to pick up needle and thread again. I've missed it!
I've had a lot of time to think, ponder and reminisce over the past couple of weeks about what the future holds in store for me and I've come to the decision that I will no longer be designing quilts and related projects to sell as patterns. The current patterns that I have for sale in my ETSY shop will be retired once they've sold out.
But that doesn't mean that I'll stop designing. The creative part of my brain never shuts down and I love to come up with new designs. As a matter of fact, that's what been keeping my mind and hands busy over the last couple of weeks since I've been home.
I'll still be designing projects for Primitive Quilts & Projects magazine. As a matter of fact, I'm committed to two more designs for future issues. The line drawings are done and as soon as I can make it up to my sewing studio, they'll be the first projects that I'll be working on.
As time and energy permit, I'll be sharing some of my new designs with you as I did with my First Friday Freebies, but not on a regular timeline. My dream is for this all to be spontaneous and pressure/stress-free for me. When ready, they will be made available as free downloads here. There might even be a free BOM or two!
So on this cold and blustery day, I don't have to tell you where you can find Frankie and Ollie and me...sitting by the fire, toasty and warm.
I want to thank you all for your continued thoughts and prayers. You all continue to be the bright spot in my sometime long days...and nights.