2016 is shaping up to be a big year for Red Gate Stitchery. I have grand plans and exciting projects in the works and millions of ideas swirling around inside my brain. Most thrilling of all, these plans and projects and ideas will soon have a new space to bloom in. For the past few months, we have been living amid construction dust and noise and general disruption as a fabulous new studio space is built in our home. It's every maker's dream: a clean, bright, inspiring space in which to create. A home for creative hopes and dreams. A launching pad. A safe haven. I am giddy beyond belief. Most of the construction is done now, save a bit of electrical work and painting, and I will soon be setting up the space. It feels like a blank slate. It feels like the start of something good. Here's hoping your 2106 is the start of something good too.
A busy, busy spring gave way to some much-needed calm for the first half of my summer. I handed off some projects that were weighing me down. I took a few weeks to deal with a nagging health issue. I spent some lovely summertime days enjoying the company of my family and some lovely summertime evenings stitching for fun.
Which is to say, I'm feeling restored. And as tends to happen when your mind has time to wander, I've got some ideas brewing that I'm very excited about. New kits and new ways to express your creativity through stitches. They're all still in the development stages at this point, but I'll share them with you when I can.