Thanks! I hope so too. I have a number of seedlings from crosses last year currently growing, and more germinating, more crosses happening now, more seed pods growing, and more flowers on the way, etc. Previous efforts were crosses of opportunity, pretty much limited to what I had blooming at the same time, with more limited choices to work with.
I have a lot more plants now, more being acquired every week, even being sent in from other parts of the world...more that I find highly interesting as well, and I can see that every year, there are and will be more things blooming, more possibilities for crossing, with possibly more intention rather than accidental opportunity behind them. This is really starting to be a lot of fun. It's great having and growing various species, trying to grow a perfect specimen, but the possibility of creating something different, starting with a paint brush and pollen from one flower to another, to seed pod, to germination, and then growing the plants from seedlings adds a whole new dimension of enjoyment.
The really neat thing about Aloes as well is that there seems to be quite a variety of blooming schedule and times, so always more opportunities to experiment year round. Endless fun!