Happy birthday, Neil!
First, some business: we've changed out the sale items, so you'll want to see what goodies are in store for you now. My current favorite sale fabric? Superfine Crepe - Zinnia, a splendidly bright (in an autumnal way), incredibly light, thoroughly complex fabric that's chosen by many designers.
Next, do keep in mind that our Clearance Super Sale ends at the end of November, so now's definitely the time to stock up on clearance fabrics. We don't have sales like this often, so don't miss this opportunity!
And finally, it's appropriate -- albeit completely coincidental -- that we are celebrating Neil's eleventh birthday during Prematurity Awareness Month. NearSea Naturals started small, just like Neil did, and both have grown perhaps bigger than we'd ever imagined. (It's very difficult to look at an under-two-pound baby and visualize a pre-teen, or at least it was for me!) Do let me again mention how much of a difference your hand-crafted items can make for people in precarious situations (health-wise, facing natural disasters, etc); I wrote a blog post with some links to sources earlier in the year and there are many more online. We still treasure items Neil was given while in the Neonatal Intensice Care Unit, some of which were made specifically for him and others that were made for "any preemie." And preemies are easy to craft for; they're so small that they require hardly any material!