Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Party Crashing

Garden party Gathering

I'm here. Vacation was so so wonderful and much needed and you know how the transition goes, its a bit painful. I will be boring you at some point soon with beach photos bc I took a bajillion of them. Mostly of sand, water and sky. But then there are also some of just sand and water, still more of just water and sky. Oh and clouds too. Lots of clouds. I'm just warnin' ya.

So I came home to this roaring party and feel like I missed all the fun! Okay, not quite. I've had a blast reading all (ALL) those comments! Thank you so much for all the generosities you left me! I apologize for the comment blipping that was going on! Geesh! Blogger flipped out at times and sent out error messages saying they didn't post, yet for the most part they were posting anyway it seems. This resulted in a lot of duplicates, and I've been weeding them out (ha! in the garden!) today to make the random drawing as random as possible. I am sorry if you tried, gave up and never got a comment posted. Wish we weren't subject to the imperfections that happen with this service, but for now it'll have to do.

I'll keep the commenting open till midnight tonight, then meet me here tomorrow to see if you're one of the 4 lucky winners (in honor of my fourth fabric collection!) Winners will receive the favorite(s) they listed along with some companion fabrics.

Hoorah. What a joy it is to have you guys to come home to. xo, Anna

68 comments:

  1. YAY! You're back! Can't wait to see the beach pics and winners!

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  2. Welcome back! I love vacation, but I always love coming home too!

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  3. Blogger, bloglines have been crazy. I don't know if my comment went thru...but I just wanted to say it must feel wonderful to have a ROLL of fabric like that in your possession. Dang...how cool is that! Welcome home!

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  4. Welcome home!
    I have been enjoying more peeks at your new fabric collection, and I have to say it makes me weak in the knees. You have such a gift for evoking vibrancy and enchantment in fabric. I cannot think what I would make, to do it justice, but I feel like I just have to get my hands on some of those prints!

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  5. Glad you're back! Looking forward to seeing pics, even if there are lots of clouds and water ones. :)

    I have no clue if my comment went through or not. It gave me an error when I attempted it last time. Here's to another try!

    Welcome back!

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  6. Jackie5:46 PM

    Wow what gorgeous fabric!
    Welcome Home.

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  7. Any vacation with water/sand & sky is great. Your fabric line is so inspiring! It is going to be a fun group to work with! I don't think my last comment went through, so I am trying again. Mingling and Receiving Line are great patterns... I have to say that I am having fun with Drawing Room right now/can't get enough!

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  8. Who could give up when it comes to your new fabrics? They are fabulous! Welcome back!

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  9. The fabarics are beautiful! Welcome back.

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  10. blogger won't let me post a comment of the other post, so I will try here...
    Glad to hear you had a lovely holiday and
    yes please, I would LOVE a stack of lovelyness

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  11. Vacations are wonderful, but so is coming home. Thanks for the chance to win. Your fabric is so bright and beautiful.

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  12. I got a free issue of BHG this month, and who do I find in it?
    *S*....along with a whole slideshow of projects.....

    Glad you had a great vacation.

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  13. Lisa B7:06 PM

    Love the fabric...color, movement...it makes me smile and dream of what could be done...

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  14. I love, love, love your use of color! Reminds me of a Lowcountry Sunset.

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  15. I just saw you in BHG today! Great article...can't wait to get my hands on some of your fabrics!

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  16. Heck, I love pics of sand and sky...oh, water too. Waves aren't bad either. Nor are seagulls. I'm just sayin'.

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  17. So glad you had a great time and I can't wait to hear all about it!

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  18. I certainly enjoy your lovely fabric, if this is not eye candy, I don't know what is and if fabric could sing, yours would!

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  19. Glad you're back! I can't wait to get my hands on Garden Party!

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  20. Glad you had a nice time on vacation :D

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  21. Since I am not positive mine went through, here I am again! I love, love the fabric and hope you had a wonderful vacation. I like pictures of sand and sky, too.

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  22. dottied8:36 PM

    Love it all, especially the evening palette it's hard to choose just one- guest of honor/rose and in a close second-dancefloor/burgundy. Absolutely divine!

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  23. april8:49 PM

    Love them all! The colors are wonderful! Glad you had a great time. Thanks for vacationing in my state. :-)

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  24. Renee8:49 PM

    caught you on bhg, nicely done. I love this whole line!!! If I had to choose I would have to say tablecloth is my favorite or maybe waltz, no mingling...:)

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  25. Ms Dale8:52 PM

    I have looked at these fabrics over and over and
    have created more things in my mind than I can ever
    get put together. They are fabulous..and just for the
    record I am one of your Senior admirers. They have
    started me sewing all over again. My order should
    be here by tomorrow and with two new lens implants
    and a source of gorgeous fabric, a happy person I
    am going to be Love the posts with your precious
    girls!
    Glad your vacation was so good.

    Thanks,
    Ms. Dale in Ms.

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  26. So happy you had a fun, relaxing vacation...but glad you're back! Saw your little article in BH&G today, but didn't get to read it yet. Can't wait! Glad your name is getting out there so everyone can enjoy your beautiful fabric!!

    Kimmie in Fort Worth

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  27. Hi Anna, I'm glad you had a nice time on vacation. I was one of those who tried several times and gave up. I don't think my comment ever went through. I love, love, love all your new fabrics and can't wait to get my hands on them. Thanks for letting me re-enter the drawing if it is not too late.

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  28. Welcome back, Rock Star! I'm one of those folks who couldn't figure out if my comment about your glowing, luminous, breathtaking fabrics went through or not, so I just wanted to let you know how incredible I think this collection is. Turquoise Centerpiece and gold Social Climber are my favorites, if I must choose. Thanks for sharing your gift!

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  29. what luscious colors. I love the guest of honor/rose best, but have an affinity for all of the guest of honor fabrics. thank you for your lovely work.

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  30. I can not imagine the joy to see all your new fabric sitting there. The rolls look so inviting! I love colour! I love the fact that you are not afraid of colour and that you step out and put things together in such a hip, retro, complimentary, yet conversational way. (that's a mouthful) It is a joy to read your blog...you go girl! Enjoy the celebration of your achievement! You deserve. Thanks for sharing your joy with others by way of a give away. :)
    Paula :)

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  31. Welcome home! Your fabrics are beautiful.

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  32. I for one can't wait to see the pictures. I miss the beach so much and I will not have a chance to go this season. Bring it on! :~)

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  33. Welcome "home"
    I'm looking forwards to all of those sand and sky pix :)

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  34. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new line!

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  35. So glad to hear you had a nice vacation :) Can't possibly join in on the party because I already have the fabric, don't want to be greedy ;) but I did want to let you know how much I love it, the designs just amaze me, such talent...WOW!!

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  36. Glad you got some beach time and some well deserved r&r. The new line is amazing, just fabulous. I am in love with all of the Garden Party fabric but can't wait to get my hands on the beautiful Guest of Honor in Navy.
    From a fellow Greek - Yia sta xeria sou!
    Diane

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  37. Lovely fabrics!Welcome home!
    Saludos desde Barcelona.

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  38. I LOVE the "Afternoon Palette"! B-E-A-U-TIFUL!!

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  39. I just can't pick - I love the Morning Palette! We just "neutralized" our overly blue kitchen, and I have so many ideas to make things using this one for pops of color. :)

    Welcome back from vacation - just as I look forward to going away, once I get to the last day or two, I look forward to being back home, too....

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  40. Anonymous7:24 AM

    Love, love , love your fabric. I have some on the way to my house right now - Susan

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  41. How sweet of you! All your lines are wonderful....:)

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  42. uuuuaaaaaau, lovely fabrics!!!! fantastic colours!!!
    I'm from Barcelona (Catalonia) and I don't know where can I buy these fabrics. This July I'm going to NY and SF. You know any shop to by yours fabrics???
    best regards.

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  43. Terriaw8:37 AM

    Welcome back from your vacation. Just take one day at a time, and life will come back to you. I'm loving the garden party fabrics more than any other collection!

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  44. Flame Lily9:11 AM

    I wanted to join in the 'Garden Party', but sob sob, Blogger said 'no'!
    So I'll leave my comment here.....
    Not sure if I'm too late - I never know what time it is even here in Belgium unless of course it's dark. Then I've got a pretty good idea it's night or is it maybe, early morning?
    If I'm in time, then I would have to vote for the turquoise centrepiece as my favourite - but that's in doubt, as it's such a beautiful and inspiration collection.
    Congratulations
    Lots of love

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  45. Susan L9:17 AM

    It;s impossible to choose!! It's all gorgeous!

    Just picking one ...guest of honor in rose.

    You are such an inspiration!

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  46. Welcome home AnnaMarie! I kept checking back and saw you weren't home yet and a little jealously thought, Hmph! She is still at the beach! I can't wait to see your pictures. I bet they are fantastic!I also can't wait to see who wins your beautiful fabrics.

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  47. Just to pick only one of your wonderful fabrics is a very hard task...but I think my favourite would be: tablecloth ah19/brown.
    Glad you had a nice vacation!

    Greetings from Germany,

    Liza

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  48. Jeneen C10:31 AM

    Congratulations on your new fabric lines - bought some of your drawing room fabric over the weekend! Such gorgeous colors! Congrats!

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  49. I am such a big fan of yours. I love love love everything that you do. You are such a creative gal and have such a creative and cute family. I love hearing about things that you are working on and all the fun you have. You take beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing your art with us! You are so inspiring!

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  50. Just saw an article in BH&G about your project room...so darling. Love your fabric and your blog.

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  51. I love them all, but morning palette i my favorite! Welcome back. Mona

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  52. I love the morning palette - especially the centerpiece ah15 turqoise!

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  53. Jamie2:27 PM

    I just joined your garden party group on Flickr. I'm excited to get my hands on some of these fabrics. Beautiful!

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  54. Glad to hear you had a good vacation and welcome home! Seeing that roll of my favorite fabric in that picture makes me wish even more I'll be one of the lucky four.
    If not I'll have to find a way to save up for it, it's so beautiful!

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  55. Welcome back +smile+! Looking forward to seeing more brilliant posts B-D!

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  56. I also tried commenting on the other entry....I will try here now! I am loving the afternoon colors...Although the tablecloth design is my fave in all three palettes!!

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  57. My husband won't be mad if i say, "I'm in love . . . ." - and now i just need to get my hands on these fabrics!!

    Welcome back!! ;)

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  58. Whoo Hoo! ~Love the fabric! Glad you had a wonderful vacation!

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  59. Hi Anna Maria,

    with 1291 comments, I guess you know that you are loved! Hope you had a great vacation and your book cover looks wonderful. How cool!
    And Juliana is such a beauty.
    But you know all of that!
    Congrats on everything ;)

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  60. WELCOME BACK!

    I love the new fabrics!

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  61. dotties_us4:33 PM

    Your garden party fabrics are so yummy I'm like a kid in a candy store. Glad you are back and had a nice vacation.

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  62. YAY! Lovely pictures...The colors are so inspiring! Ahh I feel like sewing all night long!

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