I had some fun today surfin' around Etsy. Always a pleasure, but this is the first time I snooped around for Lantern Bloom creations. I can't tell you how fun it is to see what other people think to do with my fabric.
You may have seen this beauty (above) on Patty Young's blog. Her mom ( Marieliz Creations) made it! I've seen her bags in person and they are eatable!
I am a sucker for cool pouches in my purse. I've got to have a pouch for lip stuff, one for business cards, one for coupons and receipts, and on and on. They've got some seriously cute pouches at Pink Lady Designs.
These flags from Nestables make we want to throw an outdoor party. I'll have to think of a good excuse.
It's Reversible!! This dress is so cute that the words "I need a another girl" just leaked out of my lips. You should have seen my husband role his eyes. But I think if I were 85 years old with 16 children this dress would make me want a baby girl. Irresistible!!!
I arrived in Cleveland after an especially rough night with my boys. So I ditched my plans to go to the art museum, checked into the hotel, and napped. The temptation of an empty, dark, childless room was too great. I succumbed. It was awesome!
After I woke up in a haze of confusion, the lovely Paula Prass arrived, and we took off in search of dinner. We both wanted to try the local eats, so at my cab driver's recommendation, we went to Corky and Lenny's for a seriously scrumptious Reuben. Our only regret was splitting it. It was way too yummy to share.
We hung out until the call of that dark empty room was, again, too much for me to resist. Ahhh....eight hours of uninterrupted sleep. Bliss.
I needed to be at makeup by 8:30 am. Then I just hung out and waited for my turn. They were filming several segments that day so we got to watch a lot of cool projects being put together.
Seriously. How crazy is this:
Here's me with Pokey Bolton, Editor and Chief of Quilting Arts Magazine as well as the host of Quilting Arts TV. And that's me getting my mic.
Before my interview, I talked with Pokey and Kathie Stull (Producer) for like 10 minutes. That was it! So if I look a bit dazed and confused in the interview, you know why. Actually I have no idea how It went because I won't see the interview until it airs in January, and the actual experience was pretty surreal for me.
Hanging out with Paula was one of the best parts of the whole event. In addition to being a brilliant designer, she is also incredibly sweet and fun to be around.
And more about 'moi':
Tomorrow The Arizona Republic is running a story on me in the Home Section. I don't live out there so save me a copy! :-)
I don't think I ever sent you over to this interview at True Up. Kim is great at keeping us up to date on the latest fabric news, so it was fun to be part of that.
And last, watch for another interview in the next issue of American Quilt Retailer. It should mail in mid-September.
Well, back to reality. How can I hold Grant and unload the dishwasher at the same time? I guess those dishes will just have to wait.