Thursday, June 17, 2010

… a bit of writing

My plans were to come back from Spring Market & start writing the patterns for my new designs. . . .

Well, . . . that was the plan.

But between the icky  'bug'  that I caught in Minneapolis that decided to hang around for a couple of weeks. . . & the amounts of cold/flu medications that I've had in my system. . . & the fact that all I could manage to do was sleep, nap, snooze, & sleep some more. . . the reality hit me that pattern writing wasn't going to happen.

I actually tried a couple of times. . . & it was a sad sight. I sat there - in bed with my laptop & my notebook where I write out all my directions, notes & sketches, & my tissue box, & I would have no idea how to start! I knew then & there that I was not to be trusted to try & explain how to put together a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g(!). So, the notebook went on the side table until I was able to get through the day without needing to nap every half-hour.

So now. . . I am finally in full pattern writing mode (yippee!) I finished & proofed & reproofed one yesterday & now it will go out for a final proofing. Today I'm starting the pattern for the designs above.  It shouldn't be too difficult, as I already wrote out the directions - in detail as I made them - so mainly it will mostly be working on cleaning up the graphics for the templates & diagrams for the applique & the embroidery. I'm actually really excited to work on this pattern - 'cause I had such fun making the projects.

The goal is to get the last of the new designs/patterns to the printer by mid- week next week. . .

So. . .  if  I'm a little bit quiet for the next week or so. . .  you'll know why !



Ina said...

Oh Brenda!! That is just a beautiful design!! :)

pdudgeon said...

i love that row of cute little half circle tabs on your quilt!
So original, i just may have to do something like that very soon! so glad you're feeling all better.

Brenda said...

I love the design you are working on. Just beautiful!

Auntie Pami said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the wool pattern! And, the embroidery! Let us know when we can order the patterns. Beautiful. So glad you are better!