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Another winner, maybe dinner

No, there is no dinner. Today we are having leftovers. I just got carried away with the whole "winner, winner, chicken dinner" phrase that I love so much! So the winner of the SEWN HATS BOOK giveaway is: On September 16th at 8:06, Mary said: I'd love to win this book – I'm known for wearing and making hats and have started my grandchildren on this same path! (The boys and the girls all have hats I've made them and let me know when they need a new one!) My very favorites are the big, floppy brimmed hats.   And because we couldn't pick just one, we will also send an AMELIA & ME pattern to: On September 18th at 6:52 am, Martha Followill said… I love the Amelia and Me pattern for my little greatniece…

Sneak…

…Peek Just thought I'd pop in amidst our sewing and designing frenzy to show you a project in my upcoming book, With Fabric & Thread. This is one of my favs.    We don't have them in our hot little hand just yet but a little birdie just told me that we should be getting them any day now! So we are working to get books ready to ship to you next week, WOOHOO! We will start taking pre-orders on the site this weekend [or perhaps later today if all goes well] so check back if you would like a signed copy as soon as we have them!        More on all this book fun later. For now, hope these little goodies give you something yummy to think about this weekend! And if you have time, feel free to send…

Introducing…

I am so very excited and proud to share with you, my latest "baby". Many a times I did indeed compare it to child birth so I guess the metaphor has stuck! My new book….   WITH FABRIC & THREAD   It feels like it has been such a long time in the coming but I guess if I look at it all with better perspective, it hasn't been that long at all- at least not for a book process that is! I will tell you much more in the upcoming weeks and share a lot of fun stuff about the process & the projects. For now I am just happy to show you this!     The book showcases projects that are both geared towards quilters as well as sewers and focuses on both of these wonderful worlds in separate sections of the book…

I want to live inside my camera bag. Seriously.

Yes, you read that right. I want to live inside my camera bag right now. I'm in love. If you can be in love with a camera bag that is. It came in the mail today and I knew right away what it was! My kids thought I had lost my marbles just a little when I yelled "get out of my way unless you know where the scissors are!" Of course, the weeks leading up to Market, they pretty much assume that I have already lost my mind, so I guess, if I think about it a bit more, they might not even have noticed my odd behavior! I have to tell you that one of my very favorite things about working in the industry that I do is the people I have met along the way and those that I would now call friends…

Fun Stuff

We have had lots of fun things going on lately and I keep forgetting to share them. I don't know, sometimes it just feels a little too much about me, me , me. Oh yeah, this is a blog about me :-)…. so here goes with a warning: there's a lot about me coming up, read at your own risk! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Where Women Create: Book of Inspiration Several of you have already mentioned the early release of this latest wonder by the great Jo Packham [of Where Women Create magazine and book fame] and Jenny Doh [former editor of the Stampington family of magazines and bookazines]. This is a wonderful addition to any creative woman's book library [I just did a book review on it in my latest issue of Fresh Vintage #15 which will be up on our site any day…