The Red Velvet Kit Club is closing its doors to make way for bigger and better things via Red Velvet Art's new boutique. Elsie and I are collaborating on project kits for the new RVA shop that will vary from month to month and cover a range of craft interests and skill levels. So, to make room in my studio for new projects, we're having our final clearance sale. It's a win, win kind of thing, right?
We've been unpacking and catching up with life in the new year and experiencing the odd weather patterns that some of you may also be experiencing. It was a mild 73 degrees on Saturday so we opened the few windows that hadn't been covered in plastic to air out the house. We spent the evening with old friends and their children and had the kind of conversations that leave your face aching from smiling so much. Today, we joined Elsie and Emma's family to celebrate Emma's birthday before she heads back to Hollywood. If only there were this much time for socializing every weekend!
I've been working on two quilt designs for Red Velvet's new shop for over two months and I've finally found the right mix of interesting, original, and easy to reproduce without entering a vegetative state. In the wake of all this scheming, I've managed to start four other quilt tops. They may or may not be completed before summer time as I struggle with going back to 'old' projects, but they are all quilt designs that I'm proud of. I've had to talk myself out of them because they were too detailed for this kind of production. I'll check in on reveal dates and see how soon I can show something off.
How are you navigating the post-holiday hangover? Do you feel like you've made the mental transition into a new year or does it all just blur together? The warmer weather and lack of any holiday decor in our house really did it for me this weekend. I rearranged our living room just enough to give myself a visual change and the open windows and warm air gave me a taste of what is to come. I know winter has only just begun but once the new year hits, spring feels like it should be just around the corner. That's what growing up in California will do to you, I suppose.