Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Good Gracious!

Good Folks / Adriatic palette

Where have I been!? And why do I make promises? Anyway, whatever I rambled about showing Good Folks last week, lets pretend that I said this week. All set then.

Good Folks / Byzantine palette

Good Folks was inspired by various sets of things, but all of the notions in my mind had kindness involved. Odd? Perhaps. But can't think of how else to say it. Old European linens. Family. Hand-loomed wool bedspreads. Meals. Fields. Embroidery. Needlepoint kits that I spent summers in Greece as a child occupied with. The icons of the village churches. Layer upon layer of mismatched bed linens piled on top of my floor palette in the upper room of my Yiayia's house to keep me warm even though it was the middle of the summer. Tablecloths drying in the sun. Memories of what my cousin's dowry of linens looked like. All the details. All the work. All the warmth. All the good wishes. Weddings. Wine. Love. Goodness.

Shall we get on with the slideshows?



Above we have the "byzantine" palette. Sun. Berries. Azaleas. Brick paths.



And here is the "adriatic" palette. Sea. Meadows. Evenings. Plums.

And speaking of Good Folks, I want to share this 5th collection of mine with 5 of you in the best way possible! How about a stack? Leave me a comment and share what you think of when you think of "good". Whether that means pizza or salary bonuses. Up to you. I can't help, of course, but think of YOU when I think of GOOD. Because you are. Thank you for your continued interest and encouragement, and also your patience!

I'll leave the post open for comments until the fabrics get here, which could be in a week or two. If blogger starts blipping out, and not taking your comments, just send them to comments@annamariahorner.com and I'll be sure to get them in the drawing. I do have one more extra special surprise for this collection which I will share soon!

best, xoxo, Anna

1,505 comments:

  1. Good is what it feels like when your child smiles at you for the first time in their wee life.

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  2. good is when you're forgiven and warmth is restored.

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  3. Good is what I strive to be to others...

    And good stuff is that festival print...love it!

    Keep the good fabrics coming!

    PS - Good is also not being cursed by being one of the first commenters on a giveaway!

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  4. All I can say is Oh, my Goodness! This stuff is beautiful! I cannot wait to get my hands on some of these!

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  5. good is a baby's laugh.

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  6. Good is being a grandma.

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  7. Good is being curled up in your warm bed when it is freezing outside the covers of your 70 year old house.

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  8. "good" is watching your children sleeping peacefully. or, when they all crawl into bed to watch morning cartoons.

    beautiful fabrics -- i especially love the adriatic selections.

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  9. Lovely collection!

    For me, good=thoroughly decent, genuine and kind. Good isn't perfect, but good is serene and always admirable.

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  10. For me Good is everything that makes me feel Warm 'n Fuzzy inside :) like love,food and good wishes ^_^

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  11. Good is a walk in the park on a sunny day, when it seems as though the universe is on your side and conspiring for your favor.

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  12. Maryellen2:42 PM

    Spreading the love.

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  13. Good is cousins, good food, laughter, and knitting.

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  14. My mother, hands in a sink of her sister-in-laws dirty dishes says "It is so easy to do these little things and they make such a big difference to people." She's a good one, that mother of mine.

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  15. Good is realizing how amzing it is to be who you are and how special you are. It is realizing that God made you you for a special reason and you have love and purpose.

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  16. Feeling your baby girl squirming in your belly!

    This new collection just makes me want to squeal with delight and then buy it all to make cute things for our little Junebaby...

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  17. Good is always being greeted with a smile! The collection is fabulous and very inspiring.

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  18. Good is s l e e p i n g t h r o u g h t h e n i g h t. Which I haven't done in many months! Soon, I know it's coming soon! :)

    Absoultely BEAUTIFUL fabric! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  19. Good is warm cups of coffee with a bit of cream and rock sugar in the mornings!

    Good is curling up with loved ones to watch movies when it starts snowing outside! And then deciding to turn off the t.v. and get the sleds out!

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  20. Good is eating sun-warmed tomatoes straight off the vine like an apple in July.

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  21. paula jackson2:47 PM

    peace on the inside

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  22. I have to agree with Carol and say that good is being a grandma. :-)

    And your fabrics are better than just "good"!!

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  23. Good is your 2-year-old granddaughter saying "I love you, Grandma" and your 9-month-old grandson giving you a huge smile when he sees you. Great, actually, but the word was "good."

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  24. Good is fresh bread, a new quilt just out of the dryer, a good cuddle with my husband and all the pets, a marathon of a really good TV show, when a stranger slows down to let you merge on the freeway, oh how the list is long... Good is spending life focusing on all those positive things and not the negative. And of course good is this new beautiful fabric line!!! (alissahaight at hotmail dot com 'cause blogger can be weird)

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  25. Beautiful fabrics! Thanks for sharing.

    Good to me is laying on the couch, reading books with my son.

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  26. God. Who created all color and has the largest palette of all. And Who gives beyond measure. And allows us innumerable joys in this life and hope for the next, wherein can you even begin to imagine the color possibilities? God is good.

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  27. awesome fabrics! Such happy prints.

    Good for me is: it is snowing outside, I know I have the day off and I can stay in bed with a good, hot cup of tea and read 'till my hearts content.

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  28. good is a stack of freshly folded fat quarters... :)
    AMAZING would be a stack of THESE fabrics! :)
    Lovely in every way. you have outdone yourself! :)
    -kelly

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  29. I thought of sweet elderly neighbors.

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  30. The new collection is gorgeous! Your designs trylu bless my heart! When I think of goodness, I think of God because there is none more faithful and none more creative.

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  31. Good is spending the day baking cookies with my Norweigian Yia yia (mor mor)and hear all the wonderful stories she has to tell about my Papou

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  32. Goodness is all around us, if only we choose to see it.

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  33. Good is being inside when it's freezing outside, with a cup of hot cocoa, the fireplace roaring and a good book and a blanket on your lap... and maybe a cat purring by your side.

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  34. Tammy Allen2:50 PM

    Good is when I leave work to pick up my 7 year old daughter, Sadie. She is always happy to see me! She tells me everyday how beautiful I am. She is the real beauty!

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  35. What's good is not necessarily what's best-liked, or most fun, or what we'd wish to have happen. Discipline is good, sad times can be good, a broken arm can be good in comparison to what could have been. I'm learning this very very slowly.

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  36. Good is realizing how connected we all are, the way things come together, right when we need it. Love, Love, Love the new fabrics! You've got a gift, girl! Thanks for sharing it!

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  37. Open windows with the sun streaming in, cool ocean breeze, and an afternoon nap...even better than good.

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  38. Good is when your dinner is cooking and you have time to sit and sew!

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  39. good = a choice, as in an attitude
    it's all how you look at it

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  40. It's such a selfish good, but the good when your sleepy little bundle of a child crawls into your arms late at night because she can't sleep and just wants to be close. She should so be in bed, asleep - but I still love when that happens. It is so good.

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  41. GOOD is listening to your 2 year old read aloud to your 6 month old, "once upon a time there was a snowplow on the road......."

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  42. Good nights sleep. I haven't had one in 8 months. 4 hours would be fine by me!

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  43. Anonymous2:52 PM

    Good is a steaming cup of tea, cuddling under a quilt, bread baking in the oven, a crackling fire, music playing.....aaahhh.

    Amy
    abf3615@aol.com

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  44. LOVE the new line... that "fortune" in chocolate is calling my name.

    "Good" makes me think of the feeling of being wrapped up in a warm hug... heads that nestle perfectly into necks, and the smell of freshly washed hair.

    But now that you mentioned pizza that's all I can think about being good...

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  45. Good to me is simple. A day at home when all the work is done. A day of nothingness when I can slip away into a book or simply stare at the glowing fireplace. A day to nap and snack. And dream.

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  46. The first thing that comes to mind is that good = good food! delicious, comforting food...is there anything better? Or maybe that should be...is there anything gooder? :P

    Love the new fabrics. They are so beautiful all together!

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  47. Good is fun giveaways! And dogs. We love dogs and all their goodness -- well, at least in their little doggie hearts. They don't always act so "good" when they chew up things...:)

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  48. Good is the warmth of a smile and an embrace.
    Thanks Anna, these are just beautiful.

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  49. Right now GOOD for me is imagining looking into my little boys eyes for the first time. He should be here within the next few weeks, and I can't wait!

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  50. Good is sleep. Snuggly, warm, dreamy type of sleep with soft cotton, down, and a loved one to share it with.

    Love the cheeriness of your new lines!

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  51. Good to me is the FREEDOM to be who I was created to be!

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  52. Good is a new grandbaby on the way!

    Just this morning I told myself I'm not buying any more fabric until I use up what I already have stockpiled. But these fantastic fabrics have completely weakened my resolve! (So if I were to win some, I could still technically honor my fabric budget!)

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  53. Good= good memory- a carefree day in San Gimignano Italy sipping wine and noshing on bread and prosciutto with my husband.

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  54. Good is a sweet smelling baby fresh from the womb, good is breastfeeding at 2 in the morning, just me and my babe. Good is the sweetest 2 year old ever and her always insistent, "Mommy, whats that?!!!!"

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  55. Good is having your toddler laugh delightedly at your crazy faces.

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  56. Good waking up to my kids each day. These are beautiful!

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  57. Oh they are so beautiful! Good... is a date with my sweet hubby of nearly 22 years. Dinner out, walking around the bookstore, stopping for hot chocolate & then coming home to our 3 wonderful teenagers, that's good!

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  58. Gorgeous collection! <3 I'm usually a lurker, I've only been following you in the past year, but I have read your entire blog! Which I find amazing, really!

    Anyway, what I think of good is new life. I'm a first time mom at 25, and it's really exciting, every time my baby moves, well, I'm sure you know how that joy and excitement just overcomes you! This will be the first grandchild on both sides of the family, and the first great-grandchild for both my sets of grandparents, which I am so blessed to still have! I could go on about the good-ness in my life! But I think that says enough <3

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  59. Good for me is time with my new fiance, not wedding planning. And time on my own... wedding planning.

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  60. Good is spending time with my wonderful husband, just the two of us. Good is also natural childbirth, and the four lovely children that came from such occasions! :-)
    Love these new fabrics... they are beautiful.

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  61. to me, good is life. real life. all of it. waking up late, flowers, bugs, rainbows, schoolwork, fabric, seam ripping, quilting, sewing, love, friends, family...

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  62. Sledding in the snow. Hot chocolate. Tired kids reading books together.

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  63. Good is forgetting everything else but the moment you're in.

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  64. Sorry if this posts twice, I got an error when I tried to comment the first time!

    Good is the beach. I grew up in Florida and spent most of my childhood playing in the Atlantic. Now I live in the desert and miss the "good" ocean breezes, the sunsets and the sound of seagulls.

    Your collection is gorgeous!

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  65. good is spending time with those i love. nothing beats a good belly laugh with loved ones.

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  66. When I think I good,I think hot bubble bath, with hot tea (or martini), a stack of magazines.

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  67. Good is a day at the beach that isn't too windy.

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  68. spending time with my daughter and husband.

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  69. opening doors for others, smiling, looking at someone in their eyes. smelling my baby. caring enough to listen. coffee and fresh baked bread. card games with my husband. giving what you have.

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  70. Good is a new baby set to arrive any day now. And a couple glorious weeks of 70* weather in the middle of January. And good is this new line--reminds me of the linens at my Nonna's house, still gracing her beds and tables to this day.

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  71. Gorgeous! Good is being in between my husband and little girl on the couch or in bed on a scary thundery night... even if that means me sweating or getting kicked from both ends :)

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  72. Good is watching your children peacefully sleep after a long, fun, day.

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  73. GOOD is a beautiful break like this from my day job. the prints are gorgeous, as are the inspirations behind them. this is exactly what i want to do when i grow up!

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  74. Good is not without flaws, but perfect just the way it is.

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  75. GOOD is... being healthy and happy and surrounded by family!!

    GOOD is also having a beautiful stack of fabric, just waiting to be turned into something fabulous!

    Hannah
    hwoodbury (at) gmail.com

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  76. Good is having a vacation ahead of you, and no plans beyond hanging out in the craft room.

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  77. Good is seeing your child's happiness beaming in their eyes, helping other's without their knowledge, being at peace with yourself and others.

    Your new fabrics are gorgeous!

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  78. Beautiful fabrics!! Good is a clean house, fresh flowers and a candle burning with quiet all around (though with 3 children, that really doesn't happen, so in reality - good is happy kids and a loud chaotic house (with the flowers and candle)).

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  79. good for me lately is healthy kids, kitchen cabinet jobs for my husbands new business, and not having to stress about money, right now that is good, oh, yeah, and the love from my husband.

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  80. This week my good was the feverish daughter on my lap, the sewing son next to me and the dog on my feet. Add a good book and the ketle on for tea and it can't get better then good. Safe warm content together that is good..

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  81. Good is the mythical snuggly toddler crawling under the covers and sitting raptly still for a whole 3 minutes before squirming off to the next engagement.

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  82. Good is...
    clean sheets, fresh baked bread, butter with herbs, lavender tea, cuddling with the kiddos...

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  83. Good is snuggling! And all the stuff that goes along with that, especially cozy blankets.

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  84. good is being reunited with my husband after a year long deployment and haveing him back in my and my children's lives.

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  85. Good. A roof, plenty of warmth and food topped off with BEAUTIFUL fabrics with which to create! Thank yoU!

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  86. Good is good enough (quit trying for perfection, self!). :-)

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  87. Good.....that my daughter is learning to quilt. Who inspired her???? Why YOU of course!!!! This is VERY good and such a joy in my life. XXX Annelies

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  88. jenny3:17 PM

    Good is learning a new hobby! LOVE your new designs and can't wait to here what the extra surprise is.
    ~jenny

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  89. Good is the 5 minutes at the end of naptime when the house is still clean.
    The smell of your parents home.
    The smell of your husbands cologne, and freshly bathed babies!
    The excitement of beginning a new sewing/craft project!

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  90. Holy wow! This line is amazing. Good for me is the biggest, best hugs from my little boy.

    Molly
    acyder@gmail.com

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  91. good is contentedness - it's the sense of enough

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  92. Good is Sunday afternoons when the house is clean and it's nice enough outside to open all the windows...all day long and into dinner time.

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  93. I think of good health. After a long illness it certainly is good to be feeling better and wanting to play with fabric again.

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  94. Good is when someone holds the door open for me, or gives a compliment. Good also means cute fabric!

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  95. The first things to come to mind are: love and peace are "good."

    But also, the pecan pancakes at the Pancake Pantry. They actually might be "great" though. ;)

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  96. good is becoming an aunt on christmas day!

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  97. A cold night snuggled up by the fire with my husband, a quilt project and a nice glass of wine. A good nap on a Saturday afternoon. My yard in full bloom in the Spring. A clean and organized home from head to toe (oh dear, do I sound a bit anal??) The love of my Lord, my husband, my family and friends!

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  98. Good- the way I want to live my life. That I know that if tomorrow I dont take another breath that I will have no regret about the way I treated people and my enviroment, and my loved ones and those who hardly knew me will say... she was good.

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  99. I just have to say that I adore all your fabric prints. They are absolutely gorgeous.
    Good is how you feel when, when you make something beautiful and someone else appreciates it's beauty as much as you do.

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  100. Good is a home cooked meal - one made with love! Your new fabric collection is breath taking, congratulations!!

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  101. Good is that last bite of spicy sweet curry carrot soup, and sunshine on a Portland winter day.

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  102. Good is sweet and salty.
    Good is warm and fresh.
    Good is happiness, but also sometimes a little sadness.
    Good is health and love and money (in that order?)
    Good should be friends, family and work... although that's not always true.
    Good is time... free time to read, sew, and browse the web.

    Thanks and good luck with good folks :-)

    sfer - librosfera(at)gmail(dot)com

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  103. generosity is good
    thank you

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  104. Good is being surrounded by family and friends.

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  105. When I think of good... God - He is good, all the time, to me.

    These fabrics are beautiful!

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  106. Good is sitting by a hot fire and crocheting!
    Hannah Johnson

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  107. Good is what God is.... all the time.

    Tricia

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  108. Good is a simple pleasure. Somedays that good will be a latte another day it would be a snuggle with your daughter and the next day good could be a great morning run.

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  109. Good is: All the house windows open, warm wind blowing the sheers, walking around the house barefoot, sounds of the kids playing on the trampoline, green garden and colorful linens hanging on the clothes line. Summer colors everywhere, family and friends keeping us company to the late hours with lots of laughter.

    Love your new line!!!

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  110. Good is compassion for everyone, regardless of who they are or what they've done. So good is also hard.

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  111. Libby3:29 PM

    To me good is preparing supper in my warm kitchen, my sweet girl (who will be off to college soon) doing her homework at the table, my precious boy playing with toys all over the kitchen floor and the sound of the best husband in the world coming in the door. It's my life and it's very good! p.s. I'm in love with your new line! Congratulations! Libby, Newnan GA

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  112. aaaahhhh. Can't wait to see these in person! So lovely.

    Good is being complete in-and-of yourself. Others can and do enrich you tremendously, but if you aren't fulfilled at your core, if you are looking for others too fill in your emptiness, you can never be good. Wholeness is the most basic component of happiness.

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  113. Good is...
    - a warm smile and a twinkle in the eye of my hubby

    - a raucously rambunctious greeting from my dog at the end of the day

    - a pot of soup simmering away, ready for supper with warm bread

    - time to get some sewing done!!!

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  114. Good is when you know your loved and love someone and when you look at your life and know that this is what it's all about. Goodness of people, love and joy!
    Have a lovely day!
    Sue :0)

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  115. Beautiful fabric!
    "Good" is something I can imagine myself exclaiming when sitting down on the sofa with my family, leaving work behind and just being able to enjoy our time together.

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  116. When I hear the word "good", I immediately think of God's "good-ness"!!!

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  117. good is the first time my daughter kissed me! and those fabrics are wonderful, really. and i'd promised myself i was NOT buying any more as my stash is so so big. but those remind me so much of all the old european linens my mother in law uses on her beds! they will be so cute for clothing! can't wait to see them!

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  118. Oh, I had a very "good" moment the other day. My 19 year old son and I were kayaking. We stopped for a snack break (because I whined a whole lot until we did). We were sitting in our kayaks bumping up against the marsh grass in the middle of nowhere, just talking and sharing gingersnaps. And I agree with Susan, God is good!

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  119. I really love the fabrics and am excited to see the whole collection now! I really love reading the story behind your inspiration, which really gave me a good visual of what you may have been picturing.

    "Good" to me means happiness. Plain and simple but loaded and wonderful!

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  120. Good: early Saturday mornings on the porch - a cup of coffee, toast with wildflower honey, a clementine orange and a fuzzy terrier at your feet. Oh, and a husband by your side (who do you think made the coffee?). Good is counting your blessings.

    Another splendid collection, Anna Maria. Thanks for sharing your goodness with us.

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  121. Good is being pregnant with my first child (although that may qualify more as great)!

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  122. Good to me is salt on watermelon. Or peanut butter on apples. That unexpected pleasure of something so random. Good to me is also sitting out in my old field as a child singing at the top of my lungs like The Sound of Music. That is good. Youthful goodness. Goodness where you don't care who's listening because you're singing for the WORLD and you don't care what they think of it. Because you're young. And brave. And totally proud.

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  123. Good is chocolate and peanut butter.

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  124. Good is coming home to a warm fire, a hot cup of tea and cuddling with my husband.

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  125. Gorgeous!!!
    Love the Buttoned Up and Small Gathering prints!

    Can't wait to get my hands on them.
    Kimberly :)

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  126. Spending good quality time with my family... and well a bonus or two worked in there isn't bad either. I think that the good times in my life have all been when I was surrounded by my family.

    I love the new line. You are just so talented... everything you do is just gorgeous. (yes that includes those beautiful children of yours too!)

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  127. Good is sleeping late with my hubby :)

    Good Folks is gorgeous.. I'm so excited about it :)

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  128. Service to someone else.

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  129. whenever I hear the word "good" I think of my kids behavior, lol... which is usually NOT "good". like all kids, my kids can get rather wound up at times, especially now with winter in full swing and cabin fever setting in. oh how I wish they would be "good".

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  130. Good is comfort and knowledge of doing well by yourself and others.
    And good things are those that give you warm fuzzies, whether it be an act, some yummy chocolate dipped raspberries, or beauty.
    Wait, I change my answer.
    Good is beauty.

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  131. Good is sun and rain. At the same time.

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  132. Good is a fresh strawberry waffles on a Sunday morning followed by a trip to the dog park with my puppy Riley.

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  133. Good is going to the beach with my daughter in January and hearing her conversations with seagulls.

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  134. Good is warm quilts and a good book. Or snuggling with the kiddos and a good movie. Or a cuppa tea and a chat with a good friend. I am surrounded by so much good!

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  135. Wow these are just gorgeous! I'm drooling...

    Good is sipping your favourite iced drink on the back patio with your feet up on the patio table and the hot sun in your face (it's currently -21 here so I have to dream about summer!)

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  136. Charlene3:49 PM

    Good is hearing your child say 'I love you'. Good is a sunset on the lake. Good is a bubble bath with candlelight.

    The fabric is amazing!

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  137. Hmmm. Good? A hug from the kids. Long, sweet, baby lashes closed in sleep. The sparkle in their eyes when he thinks he's getting away with something. A good book. A nap. Toasting my toes in front of the fire. Laying in the hammock on a breezy, hot, summer day. A glimpse of sunshine on a gray Michigan winter day. Love.

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  138. Good is my kittens asleep in my lap

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  139. Good is my 2.5 year old trying so hard to calm her little brother down when he's got a newborn tummy ache.

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  140. Good means creative freedom and satisfaction.

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  141. To me, good is a day spent lazing at the beach, squinting at the sun's reflection on the waves.

    Love the new fabric collection!

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  142. Good is so many things, but today it is when all of the kids get along, and play, and let me sew in peace!

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  143. Ms. Dale3:53 PM

    Good is living in a free Country.
    Good is being able to pick yourself up and start
    over.
    Good is having dreams and knowing that you can
    reach them.
    Good comes in many forms!!!

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  144. Being on our yearly family ski trip when everyone is together again and they is lots of snow.

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  145. I teach kindergarten. "Good" is seeing the lightbulb smile that shows me true learning has taken place!!

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  146. Good is a hug from a friend you haven't seen in a while.

    Good is a cup of hot cocoa with homemade whipped cream and sprinkles. :)

    Love the new fabric!

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  147. Living. Living every day is good.

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  148. Good is staying in bed as long as possible, snuggled up with my yummy hubby and sweet girls!

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  149. Love the collection - can't wait to start stitching. The "good-est" thing so far today was my little one wanting to go for a "boggan" ride in the snow, and my littler one giving wide open-mouthed kisses to mommy.

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  150. Oh lord I'm in love with the Byzantine group. It's everything I love about fabric, the brilliant florals that are elegant and detailed without being too busy. A small gathering and fortune are some of the most beautiful fabric I've seen in a while.

    Great to see you blogging again, you're always an inspiration!

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  151. "Good" is the precious baby growing inside me!

    15 weeks and counting <3

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  152. good is a clean house! (i have 5 kids and really took for granted a clean house!!)

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  153. Good is hitting the skatepark at dawn before anyone else has arrived, with a tumbler of coffee and a busy mind ready to be calmed. Good is the serene calm of that skatepark at sunrise, the mediation of carving the bowls and ramps in silence with only your wheels and a few birds for a soundtrack. Good is when your friends wander in (with their tumblers of coffee and their busy minds) and you catch up for a moment or two before returning to your hectic day.

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  154. Good is seeing the world in all it's beauty and color. This collection and the story behind it makes me smile.

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  155. Good is when the kids jump onto our bed saturday morning, and we just can't wait to start the day with them. Happy chatting at the breakfast-table, suddenly realizing it's only 4:30AM........

    ....our young ones wake up early! Lol!

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  156. Kelli4:04 PM

    Good...hmmm, what first comes to mind is food. And I'm talkin' grandma's to good to be true home-cookin. Also, when I think *good* I think of God. There's no way getting around that one.

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  157. Good--- is the sweet little hugs and smiles you get from little ones when you are a teacher...and it doesn't hurt when after a long and exhausting day you come home to a boyfriend who has already ordered take out for dinner and washed your clothes. Yes, I have been lucky enough to experience this type of "good" a few times. :) The new collection is amazing! I cannot wait to get my hands on it!

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  158. What a beautiful line of fabrics!
    I always feel good when I see my son sleeping peacefully it still amazes me that I had a part in his creation.

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  159. It would be so good to toil with the machine and those deeelish prints, and make something delightful.

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  160. Good is "not getting what you want..but wanting what you got".

    Thanks Sheryl Crow....

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  161. I just came across your blog and I love all of your fabric! It would be so much fun to make some new things for my apartment!

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  162. I can't think of the word good without pairing it with book. "Seams to Me" that this fabric would be fabulous to use for some projects from a certain sewing book I've just added to my collection.

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  163. water works4:11 PM

    Good is snuggled on the couch, covered in various little feet and legs, watching a family favorite movie (the princess bride) and laughing because everyone's reciting the lines with the characters. And maybe some good tickling during the slow parts.

    I love the collection and see three possible candidates for recovering those dining chairs. I can't wait til it's available.

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  164. Good is helping out friends/acquaintances/strangers without expecting anything in return!

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  165. Goodness gracious in heaven you are talented.

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  166. Good is the noise that children bring into my home. And the messes, the smiles, the laughter, and the hugs.

    I'm liking the new collection. A lot!

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  167. Good - having the laundry done and a clean home (and not having done it all by myself!). :)

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  168. Snuggled in with hubby and the girls under quilts, for Friday pizza and movies.

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  169. Your fabrics are absolutely beautiful!

    Good just now means: cozy at home with huge puff-flakes of snow falling outside, books read together snuggled on the couch, hot-cocoa for the children after a play in the snow, and light dancing off my walls from the snow reflection.

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  170. Good is holding the hand of my sweetie :)

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  171. GOOD....my baby niece waking from her nap smiling....after napping in my arms for at least an hour...can somebody say "tingly arm"?! :o)

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  172. Good is looking out the window of your office, seeing the swirling colors of the sunset, knowing you'll be out there an IN the colors in five minutes! (=

    You fabrics make me DROOL! Zinnia actually took my breath away...

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  173. Good is a spontaneous chance meeting on the street with someone you haven't seen in a long while.

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  174. Good is:
    good food
    good family
    good friends. And a crafting project or two to do.

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  175. When I think of good, I think of sitting on the couch, while it snows outside, and having my little dog curl up on my lap with me while I read.

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  176. Wow, gorgeous! Can't wait!

    Good things in my world come in soft furry ears, cold wet noses, heads that turn from side to side with inquisitiveness, the art of giving a belly rub, gifts of licks, sneaking a furry companion in bed next to you when the husband's away, howling to the sound of a harmonica, sitting still for hours in your roll as someone else's pillow, starting the day with the feel of a breath rather than the sound of an alarm, and walking every single day no matter what the weather.

    Ahhhhh, that felt good.

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  177. Anonymous4:24 PM

    Good is eating a bowl of my mom's homemade borscht on a cold winters day while smelling the buns baking in the oven.

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  178. Anonymous4:24 PM

    GOOD IS HAVING DINNER ON A GOOD FOLKS PICNIC BLANKET ON THE SPOT THAT WILL ONE DAY BE OUR DINING ROOM

    LISA M

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  179. Good is having a day to curl up on the couch reading a books while my dogs lay at my feet keeping them warm!

    Also wanted to say...those fabrics are beautiful! :)

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  180. bocconcini

    mmmmmmmmm

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  181. april4:26 PM

    Good is looking at old family photos from when your a child and remembering friends and toys you would never have thought of again...

    Good is hearing a song from your youth and feeling the very essense of those times, like you are there again...

    Good is having grown children and thinking about how much you love them!

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  182. Right now, I'd say good is finding the perfect fabric for special present for a cousin! These are just the fabrics I've been waiting for!

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  183. good is...having a snuggle under the blanket when you little one has just woken up from their nap.

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  184. Good, to me, is finally getting pregnant, FINALLY!!! :D

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  185. Good to me is when my baby snakes her arms around my neck and squeezes, pats me then looks up at me with her big, beautiful eyes and tells me she loves me.

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  186. Anonymous4:32 PM

    These are beautiful. I am looking for some fabrics to make a tiffen bag like this one http://allbuttonedup.typepad.com/all_buttoned_up/2008/12/a-man-thing-to-make-.html
    for my husband. I think he would like a lot of your fabrics.
    kathyz65@hotmail.com

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  188. good= clean sheets. being home. sewing time. pretty fabric. getting a ufo done. the excitement of new creative ideas. cozy blankets. hot cocoa or a latte. candles lit. =)

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  189. Good is how you feel while cozied up in a quilt, with all your little chicks nestled under the covers with you........how about a new GOOD FOLKS quilt!!!!!! YESSSSS!!!!!!

    I love this line, Anna Maria! LOVE IT! Your fabric just keeps getting prettier! How can I say I have just one favorite! I can't! It's all GOOD!

    Hugs,
    Laurie
    xo

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  190. Good is smelling a newborn baby! :)
    Oh an knitting for said newborn too!
    Thanks!
    Julie

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  191. Good is waking up to the sound of birds (or little children more often than not...).
    Good is when you find there is one last chocolate in the box before you put it away.
    Good is when you know the next song is one of your favorites.
    And good is in all the details...
    Have a wonderful day and congratulations on your new prints.
    Marine (from France)

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  192. Anonymous4:38 PM

    Good is sharing good food with good friends and enjoying good conversation - I feel warm and fuzzy inside when this happens!

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  193. Good is spending time with my babies.

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  194. Good is watching 2 gorgeous little girls laugh and play together.

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  195. Good is being in a cabin in the woods with family, fires, and cozy blankets...Love the new line!

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  196. Good is reading stories to three well behaved, freshy bathed, pyjama wearing kids, who all go off to sleep soon afternwards, instead or reappearing 10 times after lights out.

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  197. Wendi4:41 PM

    Good is a long walk with the kids in Autumn, when the leaves are crunchy.
    Good is when all of us are cuddled up in front of the fire reading a book, and everyone is quiet. (Ok, the quiet is part is a dream, not reality, since I have 7 children. Quiet would be good, though!)
    I love the new fabric line! My favorite is small gathering in citrus!

    (the brants at hotmail.com)

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  198. Good is a new bunch of crafty bits (whether it be fabric, paper, ribbons, etc) and LOTS of spare time to craft. :o)

    Thanks for sharing Anna! These look spectacular.

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  199. Good is seeing someone you love asleep under a quilt you have made! The new collection is truly GOOD... it makes my heart dance to look at it. Thank you... now I wonder if I will be able to get it here in New Zealand :)

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