It has been such a thrill to see my patterns show up on the pages of these British Cross Stitch Magazines. Cross Stitch Crazy was first to feature my pattern "Oberon" last fall, and just this month I discovered my "Yellow Butterflies" pattern was featured in the shopping guide of Cross Stitch Gold. Both magazines I highly respect - so I have to say thank you to the editors for selecting them.
There have been a few other milestones lately that have been exciting - I had my first sale to someone from my hometown. That was special, because one always wants to be recognized in the place that is most dear to one's heart. (That's Victoria, B.C.). I have been so excited to have customers from all over the world - Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Scotland and England, Germany, Latvia, and even Russia! It makes me feel so cosmopolitan. It also makes the world feel that little bit smaller and friendlier.
I am coming up on my 100th order. I have sold more individual patterns than that, of course, but the 100th order will be a good marker. And I have learned so much since I began. I want to thank all of you who have been my customers - I have had such pleasure and joy starting this little etsy business - and connecting with all of you has a been a big part of that. Every time one of my patterns sells, I feel happy and excited. Thank you - it is truly a pleasure to share my passion and creativity with you.