Friday, June 19, 2009

Upcoming Events

Thanks again everyone for those great tips in using the Flag Day Farm twill tape. Sometime tonight it will be listed on our website for purchase. (After midnight June 19th. Our crackerjack website gal works nights). I will of course bind some quilts with it - but I sure like the idea of hemming sheets and pillowcases with it too. Very nice.

Let's see, what's new....... I did make a quilt this week. I am really liking this one. Can you believe I can't show it to you yet? I am rotten. I will show you a sneak peak of it.Yellow and red pinwheels make me happy. This will be a new pattern for us this fall. It will feature our new fabric collection that doesn't even exist yet. I made this prototype from my scrap basket. Yes, that infamous scrap basket - every piece was taken from there and that bad boy is still full to the brim. I. Give. Up.

What else is new...... There use to be a comic strip in the local paper that featured a character called "The woman who does everything more beautifully than you." I can't remember the comic strip, but that character sure stuck in my head. That phrase reminds me of Alma from Blackbird Designs. Check it out. Everyday on her blog there is something amazing and she is photographing it like she was Margaret Bourke-White or Annie Leibovitz. In the comic strip, "the woman who does everything more beautifully than you" isn't very likable. Alma is. I can't take my eyes off her lavender photo. I want to be Alma when I grow up. Camille is obviously her apprentice.

There are big doings going on here next week. I have been one anxious and difficult person. Really, I have. Go ahead and ask Bill or Polly. American Patchwork & Quilting is coming here next week to take pictures. Of My Studio. (Which means my house!!!!) Yes, that explains the whole "refinishing the floor" adventure. There have been some other things too. New blinds for the kitchen windows, house cleaning. Oy. I am not a good housekeeper. I can cook, I can sew, but cleaning is not high on my list. Well, things are kind of clean now. They will take pictures of Polly's studio next month. Polly is a good housekeeper. She got the clean gene. The clean gene is weirdly dominant in our family. There are stories of our Grandmother and aunts that will make you shake your head in wonder. I didn't get this affliction. Can't have everything. So, to all my friends and family who have listened to me about the housecleaning - "Thanks for being there." The house will be back to a shambles in no time. One comment has been repeating in my head for the last month. Sandy Gervais shared it with me at market when I told her the news about the photo shoot. She could tell I was anxious. She said "Remember, a nice coating of dust takes the glare off the pictures." Thanks Sandy. I think I will embroider that on a pillow.

Laurie

13 comments:

Gwendie said...

Sandy's phrase is the best I've heard! I'm with you on cleaning. I have things to do that are much more fun - like quilting.

Gwendie said...

Sorry - I meant to say congratulations on being in AP&Q first thing. Congratulations - I'm looking forward to seeing you there!

Sherri said...

Some of my favorite articles in AP & Q are the tours of designers' studios! Congrats!

mamabug said...

Congrats on the photo shoot!!! Sorry about the cleaning gene I too was left with none of those. Your new fabrics make me very excited. DD1 is getting married this fall and it looks as if your fabrics are in her colors.Too bad it isn't in the stores now :(

Kwiltsfl said...

Exciting stuff! Do let us know when the issue is on the news stand. Will you and Polly be in the same issue or one month apart?

K

Anonymous said...

Laurie, you always give me a laugh. I miss seeing you at the shop...congratulations on the photo shoot. I can't wait to see you in the pages of AP&Q!
~Joyce

PamKittyMorning said...

Ohhh I can't wait to see those pictures. THank goodness I'm not famous, no one is coming her to take photos.

Elizabeth said...

Wow! Congratulations! How exciting! Which is very easy for me to say since I don't have to worry about somebody coming here to do that...
Seriously--can't wait to see!

sewprimitive karen said...

Your scrap prototype is interesting. Do you use the future colors that the actual one will be? Very exciting about your photo shoot!

Alma Allen said...

You are too funny! I know your house will be fabulous!!!!

susan said...

I am of the opinion that dust protects all the surfaces of my furniture-especially the antiques. I believe they might still have some of their original dust!!!

Jan PATEK said...

Try not to stress out too much. But I do know what you mean. Years ago (back when the dinosaurs roamed) they came to Linda and my house and Sandy hadn't given us the wisdom saying yet. I even had a anxiety attack when the KCStar photographer came to take my picture in my studio for the Star's Designer book. You look at everything like you were from the outside and go "Oh No - this won't do." My husband gave up talking to me because I walked around muttering all the time.
Just do what you can do and then let it go. I'm sure your innate sense of color and design has created a really comfy home.
It will be over soon.
And I love your blog. It's always one of my first ones to read.

Janet said...

Aren't you a meanie to show such a tantilizing peek of your new quilt! :0)I'll be looking for your studio in the pages of AP&Q. Congrats!

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