Monday, November 15, 2010

The Mississippi Children's Museum - revisited

The past 8 weeks have been filled with red fleece.  My sewing machine is literally stained pink!  Why? The story begins several years ago when the Mississippi Children's Museum approached me about designing a custom I Spy Bag as a fundraising tool. I happily obliged by creating an incredible rocket ship modeled after the museum's logo.  The label was customized with their information and each trinket inside represented a different exhibit at the museum.  After several years of planning and development, the museum has become a reality and will be celebrating its grand opening this fall!  The museum ordered enough I Spy Bags to present one to every guest at their grand opening reception this week.  What an honor, and what a relief to have such a large order under my belt and out the door.

A very special thanks to the Mississippi Children's Museum!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

And Miles To Go Before I Sleep.

I often think of this poem by Robert Frost as I sew into the late hours long after my children have snuggled into bed. This time of year is especially filled with large wholesale orders and custom requests, and I tire of sewing the same thing over and over and over again.  My machine catches and I realize that once again my thread has run out and I wonder how many miles my needle has traveled across the fabric.