I am starting to plan the next few patterns which will be small. I am playing around with crows in applique, and fuzzy cats in felting on cotton fabrics (just to see if can be done successfully) and it is time for a new cat pattern. People keep asking for donkeys...I'll start to do the research and see if I like donkeys.
This fall, the Sheep Wannabees went on tour with World Quilt, a group of Mancuso shows, because it won a blue ribbon for Best Hand Workmanship. I am beginning to see that being judged at a quilt show does not reward cleverness when it comes to quilt design. What is being awarded the top ribbons is craftsmanship. That means that the judges are looking for how well the stitches are formed and if the binding corners are square, things like that. Winning a ribbon has everything to do with the competition.