Polly is reporting higher than normal "kit activity" down in Naples. She has her mini assembly line moving. I have about 7 or 8 projects going here in Michigan. I read over on Camille's blog today and she described the same kind of activity as "keeping a lot of balls in the air". My day no way compares to Camille's as I don't have two adorable little boys in the mix. I wouldn't describe my day as juggling, it's more like herding cats. A whole lot of activity to get a little forward progress.
There are a few things I'd like to show you, but can only give you bits and pieces. Don't you hate that?! I know when I read other people's blogs and they say that, I find it annoying. I want to see it all NOW. But, I understand. Some things are for publication, other things rely on other people and other agendas. It's just the way it is. It's frustrating for me too. Let's see, what CAN I show you? There's this....An applique block in progress. It will be a future Block Of The Month for us. A first!! So, somewhere on one of the blocks there will be a flag. Go figure. Okay, how about this?We got strike-offs today! If you're not aware of what strike-offs are, they are the first peek of a new fabric collection. They are called strike-offs because they are the first printing/testing of a new fabric. The designs are confirmed and the color pallete is confirmed, it is just using all the possible color combinations in the prints and picking the best ones. Also, all the final steps to make a fabric a great Moda fabric like the finishing are not done. Strike-offs are rough. Some of the colors are great, some are interesting, and some are not good. You never know. The above strike-offs will be our collection coming out this summer called "Halloween Night". I will show you one. It is in orange and black - pretty much a given for a collection called "Halloween Night".I also answered many emails today, ran some errands and butted heads with a boxer puppy, and today, a 5 month old dog got the better of me. I surrender. If he wants to be the Alpha dog, so be it. Nah, we'll start fresh tomorrow. Does the Dog Whisperer make house calls?
Remember when I mentioned Bill's birthday a few weeks ago. It is usually the custom here that the birthday boy or girl gets their favorite meal cooked by, well,..... me. We went out to dinner instead and had a wonderful meal. But, several times since then it has been said that someone didn't get their usual Birthday Cake. Several times. On my errands this morning I stopped into a bakery and saw them marking down yesterday's baked goods. I know a good deal when I see one. And, they personalized it. It was delish!Laurie
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