Boelte Hall, the company who prints our patterns has this one now. It will be ready for shipping at the end of the week. We have used the same printer now for about 11 years. I don't think I would change printers at this point even if another company offered to print our patterns for free. The people working there are friends. They go out of their way to get our jobs done quickly.....when I walk in the door, they already know I wanted the print job done yesterday. And they never grumble or complain.
"Happy Birthday" is Barb's design. She put both of our initials on this one. We were both born in the same year.....but I'm the older one. (darn it anyway!) She thought the "happy birthday dear friend" greeting could be changed if you wanted. It could read "Welcome new one", or "Happy anniversary", or even "I like you best!". Whatever suites your occasion.
We are releasing this small "Reward of Merit" pattern at the same time. Barb added her mother's initials to this one. In 1942 her mother graduated from high school. I love the way the initials and date are stitched into the border.
Our "Reward of Merit" patterns are packaged in 4" x6" plastic bags. We thought they would be something easy to pick up and quick to stitch.
These should be in the shops by the end of next week.
I want to post more show and tell....hopefully tomorrow....but we are busy trying to get ready for our next teaching engagement. We are traveling to The Silver Needle on Friday. Click on the shop name to visit their site. Barb and I are excited. We've wanted to see this shop and now is our chance. (We always love a shopping experience at a cross stitch shop!)
Here's a sneak peek at our project.
Until later.....I'm off to work on kits again.