Eventually I got wise and decided to sell patterns for the clocks instead of the actual clocks. The clocks were my only pattern for a number of years. Then one year I wanted to go on my guild's retreat. I didn't have any money and my husband wasn't keen on watching the kids -- I'd added another one by then -- for me to have fun. He was okay with me going on a retreat if I was going to be working. So my friend Marianne suggested that I design a pattern that I could teach at the retreat (teachers went free at that time) that way I could have fun while still working. "What's Bugging You?" was my first non-clock pattern and the real beginning of my pattern business.
|My newest pattern . . .|
|. . . based on the trumpet vine.|