Happy New Year 2005

With the anticipation of a new year comes the desire to organize and rearrange our lives. This is the perfect time for evaluating how we spend our time and analyzing our creative activities. With all of our daily responsibilities, finding time to sew and quilt is always a challenge. This month, we highlight products and tips to help you manage your crafting time in a more productive way. Product Spotlight: Getting Organized For Sewing, Quilting and Needlecrafts lists many products to help you sort, file and display notions and supplies. From patterns to beads, we have organizing products that make it easy for you to find everything you need to finish all your creative projects. In thinking about a new year, we would like to introduce you to the New Look for Dritz® Sewing Notions. We have added colored category bars to help you find what you need more easily. You will see this packaging on our new products and soon on all of your favorite Dritz products as well. This is just one of the ways we are acting on your comments and suggestions.If your upcoming plans include a quilting retreat or if you hope to attend more technique classes this year, you will be interested in Omnigrid's new size in our line of FoldAway Cutting and Pressing Stations. The convenient 8¾" x 11" size (#2105) is perfect for tucking into your suitcase or tote bag and offers the ideal surface for cutting and pressing pattern pieces and blocks. Don't forget the smaller version, 7" x 7" (#2104), is a perfect companion beside your sewing machine for paper piecing and trimming seams. The 12" x 18" (#2103) is the ultimate accompaniment to any crafting area.We are delighted in the response to our OmnigripT 20½" Ruler. This huge ruler has endless possibilities from quilting to home decorating. With the trend toward larger fabric motifs, this ruler is perfect for centering large blocks and appliqué designs. The Omnigrip non-slip surface keeps it steady to ensure the cutting accuracy that only Omnigrid can offer. Ask for Omnigrip RN205 at your favorite store and join in the jubilation quilters are expressing throughout the country!Prym Consumer USA Inc. looks forward to a new exciting year with each of you. We have many new features and product ideas to share throughout 2005. We are always working on new ways to keep you informed about our products and ways to use them. Be sure to become a member of our website group for special news and publications in order to keep you updated on all latest information. Until next month,

Amy Summers