Saturday, November 15, 2008

One of those weeks.

You know those kind. The ones where it's your turn to watch other people's kids (because they've kindly watched yours previously), where it's your turn to volunteer in your kids' classes at schools, where you need the finish the assignment for the PTA committee you signed up to help with [and they change your assignment at the last minute and the new assignment is not at all what you had already planned around and now you've got to figure out how you're going to get this stuff done with two little side-kicks in tow] and where you are helping with a Friday night Moonlight Madness event at the quilt store [okay this part is fun] and you need to make samples and patterns and get the supplies . . . Yep. That's the kind of week I've had. Not much time for blogging.
But in the midst of the crazy additions to life (which pile right on top of the normal craziness of life with small kids) I did have fun sewing my little wool flower clips to demo for our Moonlight Madness sale at the quilt store. I love working with wool. (It's very different from the felt you buy a Joann's. A little pricier, yes, but worth it.) It's such a rich, soft texture to play with and work with - plus it's very forgiving of flaws. (I need that.)

These clippies were a piece of cake. And I had so many fun colors to work with - I could have gone on for a long time trying different combinations. Maybe I'll make my first tutorial!

And in other fun news I got to meet more famous bloggers in person!

Nannette from Freda's Hive came with two of her daughters to do a mini-trunk show and to demo a REALLY cool bag. I seriously can't wait to make one. (I have been dying to make bags, but been a little bag-phobic/intimidated.) Their demo was great and I felt like even *I* could do this. Plus her fabric choices are amazing. It was really fun to see her quilts and bags in person because the fabrics are SO awesome. Freda was great and it was really fun to meet her in real life.Also there was Lila Tueller, a local gal who recently became a fabric designer for MODA. Can you imagine? Her current collection is Woodland Bloom.Her blog is cool- a neat slideshow of pictures from Quilt Market with people like Amy Butler, etc. And guess what? She was another really lovely person. Aren't quilters nice? And Orem, Utah is a happening-quilty place to be folks.

So, even though it's been "one of those weeks" - I haven't sat at my sewing machine for so long! - you could also say it's been "one of those weeks!" where I got to meet more famous bloggers and nice people. Yay.

2 comments:

  1. Nannette blogged about her preparation for the quilt store. So glad it went well. Wish I could have been there!

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  2. Oh Amy you make me laugh. I'm certainly not fameous. It is fun though, to walk into a quilt store and have someone "know" you. It does make you feel good. It's happened a few times and I can't get over it - really.

    Let me know if you have any questions about the bag. The trick is the top part attaching the lining to the bag but you can do it. It is just a matter of right sides together. I have found it is best to make the lining a tad smaller. And I forgot to leave a bag for the store! Ick. I'll send my husband with it tomorrow. He works in Orem.

    It was so fun meeting you. It gave me confidence for the demo, really. It made me feel good. Thank you, the other Amy and the girls for making me feel so welcome.

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