Today I am putting together 40 kits to send to Dallas. One of the lovely ladies of the EGA in Dallas is teaching one of my designs to both of the Dallas chapters, the Greater Dallas Chapter of the EGA and the Dallas Needlework and Textile Guild. My little Goddess of Chocolate will be taking a road trip. Many thanks to Sharon D., first for having bought the kit and then for loving it so much she wanted to show all of her friends how to make their own. I love my EGA friends!
This is what I'm trying to finish up so I can put the pattern in the web site shopping cart (I wont' even waste your time with a link, even though the blank page is lovely). Evidently I either take an inordinate amount of time with each stitch or I keep getting distracted while I'm stitching. This should have been finished last week but, as you can see, it still has a couple of inches and a clasp to be stitched before it's complete.
And this is what is waiting in the wings. I apologize for the glare on the bags. Maybe someday I'll learn how to get rid of that in Photoshop. If you can tell me how, I'd greatly appreciate it. Anyway, I do believe that I have definitely crawled out of my comfy crayon box with this one, kids. By the way, this is just one of the tropical themes waiting in the wings. The other is lemon/lime/aqua. I have not left my soothing greens and violets behind. No, that will never happen. I just need to explore those other crayons for a while. They were getting lonely and they were starting to make a lot of noise as they have been in the dark for a very, very long time. In fact, I looked for the olive green and violet but they seem to be missing. I'm expecting a little ransom note written in orange, yellow and day-glo pink crayons any day now.
So there it is in a nutshell -- my current and future work, those little things that keep me ticking. This is a family weekend, but Ariel and T-man have taken off for the day running errands. (What they really did was run away so they wouldn't get roped into helping make kits!) We'll spend Sunday at my parents' with the siblings and their kids. The little ones will be so excited, because the Easter Bunny will have *gasp* been in the house! Yes, it will be a dark and stormy Easter morning here in Central Texas, and the Easter Bunny will find his way into the house which will stun and amaze my little nephews. I hope you have a lovely weekend! I plan to have a very boisterous, chocolatey one!!
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