In this latest issue of AS&E; I have the pic of the dress I put into the fair last summer published! Isn't that absolutely awesome?! (Yes, I'm a product of the 80's, complete with jargon). I'm in the upper left-hand corner. I read the letters and interviews in every issue. I enjoy learning what others are up to, what challenges lead some to learn to smock and the joys each has from sharing their love of smocking. If any of you are as nuts for smocking as I am, you will understand my excitement over this. The only thing that would be better would be having my own design published. And since being involved with the smocking challenge of designing my own smock plate, well, I'm definitely interested in going in that direction now. I'm seriously thinking in that direction. But that could be years down the road. Maybe I should make that a retirement goal.
I've been hard at work on my next model garment for work. I couldn't find a smock plate that I was happy with, so you guessed it. I'm made my own. Well, it's more of a smock-as-you-go kind of thing. I did take some of my stitching, but the overall design I think will work well with the fabric print.
I'm totally amazing with the designs that some ladies come up with in AS&E. Well, I'm off to work on my design. I will hopefully be stitching the dress together later today. I'll share as soon as I get it done. Happy smocking everyone!