I'm regularly asked if I will consider releasing "The Welcome Home" pattern in pdf format, and due to the size of the pattern pieces, and a few personal reasons, I hesitate.
Back in March I made the decision to only have it available (here) as a paper pattern and I've been pretty happy about that - until now.
Mr E reminded me that we can get most things of the paper kind in some form of electronic medium these days and I needed to not drag behind technology. Seriously, I laughed my head off!
I mean I have a laptop, an iPod, an iPad, an iPhone, a blog, and I already sell patterns as pdfs...so his notion I was avoiding technology gave me a giggle.
But you know, he's right. He usually is.
If I could go back to writing letters, real land line phone conversations, and afternoon tea drop-ins, I would. There is this part of me, the wistfully romantic vintage part, that daily laments mobile phones, emails and the 21st Century formalities about needing an invitation before you drop in on people for a cup of tea - mostly because everyone is busy or out and about these days. When I was growing up most people were home; and going out was a big deal. I think being home is a big deal to a lot of them now.
And this design, well it's all about home, and my romantic view of how special it is to be in a home you love, a home that makes you feel welcome. A home from times gone by. Sigh.
Anyhow....back to Mr E...
I listened. But I'm going to do it my way.
"The Welcome Home" is now available as a pdf download HERE in my shop but only until July 31st.
This special offer replaces my regular monthly pattern bundle during July and I've reduced the pattern's normal price accordingly.
On August 1st, it disappears as a pdf and returns to paper only.
And I find that kinda comforting...like tea...
For those who purchase it, enjoy the surprise. xx