i have a box of pattern hooks, 140 to be exact, and if you want to purchase some of them let me know because that's a helluva lot of hooks. to answer your question, heather, they are like a hanger hook with a string and a little t-shaped piece of metal at the bottom, so you can hook all of your pattern pieces together and hang them up. they are really quite handy.
as for what's next... i really think we should consider the art institute mentor deal - we'd get paid. also, we could have a fabric sale? or a sample sale? something fun.