These past few weeks seem like a blurr. From the moment the new Sew Beautiful magazine starting arriving in shops and mailboxes across the country my life has changed dramatically. I have been packing and shipping patterns and sending them to every corner of the country. However, I will admit, I am becoming pretty familiar with a lot of zip codes in Alabama, Louisiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia. I have also received tons and tons of fantastic emails from so many of you. I have read about your families and love of sewing and I have enjoyed every minute of it. But one of the things that I really love is when the phone rings and I have a new customer on the other end who is so anxious to chat and share a little bit of themselves with me. Just last night I received one of these calls. A very sweet elderly lady called me to say that she had received her issue of Sew Beautiful and when she saw my designs "it was love at first sight". She then went on to tell me how she lives alone and her husband had long since past away and she doesn't get out very much any more and that she relies on friends, family and neighbors to help her out. She doesn't own a computer and in her words "I could never work one of those new fangled contraptions" but she wanted more than anything to have some of my patterns. She dialed up one of her neighbors and asked her to drive her down to the local library so the librarian could help her find my website and from there the librarian was able to locate my phone number so that she could call me. So, last night she did exactly that. Oh, we had the nicest chat and she told me so much about herself and her love of sewing pretty things for little girls and how she just loved my designs and couldn't wait to sew some of them up. But I think the best part of the story is the fact that she doesn't have anyone in particular to sew for. Her grandchildren are all grown up and there were no little girls in her family. But she was thinking of sewing up some pretty dresses and giving them to some of the little girls in her church so they could "dress properly" for Sunday services. I of course was just tickled! I know I have said this before but one of the most rewarding parts of what I do is connecting with so many of you who share the same ideas about how we would like to see our little girls dressing. Thank you so much for taking the time to say "hello" and share with me, I so enjoy hearing your stories.