After writing my last post (about my fabric collection ‘Grace’ finally arriving in shops) (back in December!) - I was determined to post at least once a month…
Then, after starting the year with a welcome visit from my brother (Scott) & his wife (Jodi) in January… another visitor (Covid) decided to join in & their 4 day visit turned into 2 weeks, Now, I have to admit that I secretly loved having them stay longer, but I felt so bad for them. I finally succumbed to the uninvited virus about a week into their visit - even though we had divided the house into basically two parts. For the first week, I got to be the ‘nurse’ & the ‘chef’… as the kitchen was on ‘my side’ of the house. My favorite memory of the whole thing was when I finally tested positive - (I tested negative for the first week) - the first thing Scott said was, “Kitchen’s open!!” (It did make it so much easier when we could all access all of the house…)
I didn’t really have any major symptoms while I tested positive, but boy… the tired & exhausted feelings lasted for weeks after. All I wanted (& could) do was nap… I think I slept more during that time than I had for months prior. My ability to focus was not showing up… & so once I did start to get back to normal - I was greeted by many looming deadlines. (eek!)
So, that’s pretty much been what’s been happening all spring & early summer. I’m now finally feeling much more caught up - business wise… but my list of projects around the house is one that I haven’t made much of a dent in so far this year. But, I’ll keep working on all the little projects that are a constant ‘companion’(!)
The fun news is - is that since my last post, my fabric collection ‘Cottage Linen Closet' arrived in shops & another collection, ‘The Shores’ was introduced in the early spring & is now being printed as I write this. ‘The Shores’ is what I think of as a ‘follow-up’ collection to Dover. It has the same color ways with a little touch of a soft yellow. I’ve been having fun playing with the sample fabrics. ‘The Shores’ is scheduled to ship in late November 2022.
Also - Moda decided to introduce the collection I created for Fall Market-time - this summer!! (A big surprise to me!)
It’s called ‘Sweet Liberty’, & it’s a new take on a patriotic collection. Actually, what I wanted was a collection that would evoke a softened, faded, well-worn & well-loved prints that celebrate the longstanding blessings of our nation. ‘Sweet Liberty’ is scheduled to ship in February 2023.
So… with new collections - come new patterns & I’ll be back to first share the four patterns for ‘The Shores’… & then the four patterns for Sweet Liberty. I’ve had a lot of fun designing all of them & I’m so looking forward to giving you some of the backstory for them…!
Until then - I hope you are taking good care & while you’re at it… Emmie wants me to be sure to tell you to give your furry kids some extra loves!
(OH…!!! I almost forgot! - I had so much fun with the summer sale that just ended… (Wow, you all kept me so busy!) Well, I decided that because it was so much fun - I wanted to extend it for all of my journal/blog readers. Just for you - there will be 20% off all items through the end of August - just be sure to use the code SUMMER20 when you checkout. I just wanted to thank you for visiting & to let you know how much you mean to me! ♥︎)
All three collections are so absolutely fabulous.
I’m really looking forward to these collections coming to the Uk. I love how your collections work so well together. I have a tendency to buy precuts which I l then loathe to use as they’re too pretty!
Hi Bren 😊
I sure do enjoy your journal posts. And am anxiously waiting for your Sweet Liberty line! It is sweet, indeed! I made a Grace quilt for a great niece & bought Cottage Linen just for me!
Thank you for all your beautiful fabrics!