I feel good about how things are going with this project. I've just sent stuff to birdie and collected thread (thank you again mom for being a postwoman of sorts, and thank you ladies for carrying my stuff). Last week I started working on some new stuff for spring, mainly because I'm wishing for warmer weather. I feel like working on this stuff has made me grateful again for design and art and people. I've been thinking a lot about why I am designing, and I must say that I love paper and the tangibility of it. I have spent a good part of my relationship with my husband (dating and married) long distance. And I feel like letters and mail have been a HUGE part of our relationship. That has translated into really wanting to take that joy and love from a piece of paper and making it into something other people can share with their loved ones and friends. I really enjoy taking stories and turning them into a piece that can be shared many ways over. Enough rambling... here is a sample of some of the stuff at Birdie and Collected Thread.