Why? Well, I had a kind of rotten morning and I know you will all be excited and leave comments. I could use the positive reinforment. :) This morning I got a bill for something I thought would be about $70-$80 and it was $560!!!!! I'm still in sort of shock and sick to my stomach. It was something totally unnecessary that I had printed. And I'm not mad at the printer. Instead, I am so mad at myself. Why didn't I ask how much it would be instead of assuming it wouldn't be too much? Maybe because when people do a service for you that will be A LOT, they usually warn you. Like, "Did you know this will be $560?" "NO! I'll just not do it for now." Anyway . . .
The secret. Yeah. I have wanted to design fabric FOREVER. So this spring, I went for it and designed a line. 24 fabrics, divided in 3 colorways (8 per colorway.) Then I had it printed by a digital printing company (not the thing I'm talking about above) and three of my very good friends and I have been sewing it into stuff. Skirts, shirts, bags, folders, etc etc etc. Oh a big quilt. The four of us are getting ready for the INTERNATIONAL QUILT MARKET!!!! in Minneapolis, Minnesota and we leave two weeks from yesterday. I'm hoping to get picked up by a fabric company. I'm hoping you are excited for me. I can't show the fabric because, well, somebody might copy me. I hope I can't show it for a LONG time. But at least not until after market.
So no pics today. Just a long story. For those of you who thought, "That Melissa just isn't what she used to be. She used to make an apron a day. She used to show us new stuff all the time." I'm still doing it, I promise. I just can't show it!
Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.- 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
For I know the plan I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11