So I'm writing from my dismantled sewing room/guest bedroom in our Florida condo. We are down here for about 10 days to pack up, put our stuff in storage and do some house-hunting. Easy-peasy. Lemon squeezy.
So far so good; all is going tickety-boo. And guess what was sitting, waiting for me, smiling in the Florida sunshine at my door when we arrived?!
I won! Woot! Woot! At the beginning of September, Sept. 2-13, to be exact, Moda ran a blog tour, "The Moda Love Blog Tour" where each day three designers wrote a post about things they love. They also showed off their newest fabric lines by making the Moda Love quilt. You can download the quilt if you click on "Stephanie's post" below. Each designer had a giveaway. This was during the week Brady and Brianne were visiting, but on a couple of the mornings before I heard his little feet padding along the floor, right after he oh-so-carefully-and-quietly closed the door to the bedroom he and his mommy were sharing, I was able to visit some of the blogs. I visited Stephanie's blog on the very day they arrived, Sept. 3.
Each designer asked a question about what you love, or what your favourite pre-cut is, etc. Well, on Stephanie's post, that day, I wrote:
I just think this is so "wee-ooh, wee-ooh" because my round robin quilt I have been agonizing over all spring and summer got named "fleurs" (small f) and here I've won some fabric named "fleurologie" and it was on the day Brady arrived. Now... what to make??
And yet another most splendiferous event happened:
I'm being quoted (I wanted to bust a gut laughing that someone would want to do that) in the introduction of my friend Lara's (BuzzinBumble) first and upcoming new book. Wait for it....sit down....swallow if you are chewing something, or having a drink so you don't spit it out when you read what my comment was about...
Too hilarious. I guess she loved what I wrote on August 28:
3. My friend, Lara, who blogs at BuzzinBumble,
has just found out that a book she has been working on is going to be
published by the American Quilters' Society! Congrats, Lara! It's a
new method of "aaaack"-pliqué, so I will have to check it out and turn
the way I say it in my head to "ahhh-pliqué", said with a sigh of
contentment. Normally, I don't mind appliqué, but this quilt was pretty
intense. So, I'm interested, as her method is raw-edge appliqué,
whereas mine was all edge-turned, except for the "fleurs" word.
and she's incorporating this into her book introduction! EEEK!
Speaking of loving what a blogger writes, check out this post from The Bitchy Stitcher. I LOOOVE her made-up review of the book "A Quilt to Remember". Laugh-snorted out loud, and I needed to do that as I'm having a bit of a panic attack with all that's going on in my usually peace-filled condo. Sniff. Headed to the pool for some vitamin D, sweat (it's 91 and humid), cool waters and a read.