I think you could ask any designer around the globe and we would each answer the same way, one of the best parts of working in this industry are the people you meet on your creative journey - they could be other designers, stitchers, shop owners or the people you will only ever 'meet' via the blog or social media.
I first met Janelle Wind from The Janelle Wind Collection at AQM in 2008 just weeks after Isabelle was born and have followed her blog ever since. Anyway, did you know Janelle is celebrating her birthday in a BIG way? - it's a huge big birthday MEGA giveaway, you need to pop on over and read all the details (oh...wish her a happy birthday when you visit & don't be shy now).
While you are there you might like a chance to win these, a special gift from me to celebrate Janelle's day in a big way - it's the complete set of Red Fox patterns and matching greeting cards.
Happy birthday Janelle you deserve to celebrate BIG!