Well all the plans to actually tidy and sort my sewing room (aka disaster area) have been shelved as I have some projects that have deadlines looming and so here I am. I sometimes laugh to myself and think if fellow stitcher's out there with their gorgeously appointed sewing rooms could see the chaos in which I create sometimes they would be horrified. But it gets done so I guess that's the main thing.
Here is a little sneaky of two things I have been doing and the first was a complete indulgence for me...an Angel and redwork....loved every minute.
Before I head off to my 'cutting' I thought I would ask you all if there is a particular subject or theme you would like me to include in my freebies this year. I can't promise I will be able to deliver everything but you 'never know'. I have a sweet little simple drawing for you after New Years so if you were planning to download the Gingies ones there you better be quick as I will be taking them down in the New Year.
On the subject of the free designs I share from my sketchpad, I know that you will all do the right thing with them and enjoy them in the manner in which they are given. Even though I try with all my heart to keep my blog uplifting and a positive place to visit I feel the need to once and for all address and put aside negative comments and feelings about giving something away for "free" on my blog. So here are my thoughts.....
Anything I originally create is mine to do with as I choose. If I want to hire a plane and do an air drop of my designs I can.Sharing what gifts and talents you have "does not" make you poorer in the giving it actually promotes well being and kindness and comes back to you a thousandfold. Money is just one type of currency that makes the world turn. Being able to share with others has been a goal I have had for my blog from almost the beginning as those who know me well will attest to. So I really hope I don't have to hear about how my free gifts are detrimental to others trying to make a proper 'buck' again. I hope you will all understand that I really felt I needed to express myself on this matter and will not be going there again.
"A Candle does not become dimmer when other candles are lit from it's flame"
Enjoy the rest of your day,
Blessings Michelle xxx