Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Excuse Note

Please excuse Anna for not attending the blog for the past several days. She has been writing the final edits to her book, wrapping up book photography, shooting the covers of three new sewing patterns, finalizing the design of those patterns, sewing up a storm for quilt market, overseeing lots of sample sewing for quilt market where she launched a new family of fabrics including voiles, solids, laminates, dobby dots, and flannels, attending the quilt market which required a 28hr round trip pulling a trailer filled with lots of other stuff she made, caring for or arranging for the care of 4 of her children- 3 of which became ill - and of course nursing or pumping every 3 hours pretty much throughout. And there might have been a shower in there somewhere, but no evidence of that.

We will be back shortly with evidence of all of that in no particular order. Thanks for your patience and understanding!

45 comments:

  1. Excuse Note noted. Straight to the showers with you, young lady. Do not pass Go.

    Seriously, welcome home. We look forward to your next post. Whenever it is. Especially after you've got some rest (remember what that is??).

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  2. You're my hero, Anna!

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  3. Ok, we'll let you off the hook. Hope you find some peace and calm soon.

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  4. You're my hero too! Hope the family is better. I'm so excited about the new book (saw a picture/something on someone else's Quilt Market post).

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  5. WOWZA!! i need a nap after reading that! you go girl......

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  6. Gosh what alot to deal with. Hope the wee ones are better soon. Don't stay away too long though we need you here too :)
    Good luck with all the projects.

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  7. Paty Z.3:46 PM

    Wow!!! I got tired just for reading all the stuff you have to be involved in.
    I will never complain again, I promise!
    Best wishes
    Paty Z. Mexico

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  8. Miss Anna,

    You are certainly excused from being blog absent. You've been even busier than usual! Can't wait to hear all about QM & see the new line/patterns! No worries - we are all very patiently waiting. :o)

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  9. We can't wait to hear about everything you've been up to, but be sure to take care of yourself first.

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  10. I am so looking forward to seeing all that you've been working on lately! I don't know how you can do so much. You are an inspiration!

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  11. Excuse note accepted, and I must say: You never cease to amaze me.
    Gee, what's my excuse?!

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  12. Dear Anna,
    Excuse granted. Young lady go take a nap!

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  13. Definitely good reasons for an excuse! Will look forward to your next post...whenever it may be...sounds like some rest and relaxation are in order first!

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  14. take care and we will be waiting here patiently when you return! with coffee or tea at hand!

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  15. Wow, lady, you have been busy! Sounds like a good excuse to put your feet up and relax for once!Try to get a little rest, pa-lease!I have been dying to see your booth, only sneak peeks posted on a few blogs but nothing major yet. I am sure it was fabulous. And all your new fabrics...can't wait! Especially the flannels....oh my! Rest, relax and then dish!
    xo
    Simone

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  16. I soooo admire you! Excuse more than accepted :)

    Really enjoy your blog, stopped by your booth during Market and will be making up a sample quilt using your fabrics, soon (kind of quirky and fun!). Take care and put your feet up for a few . . . you deserve it!

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  17. Bless your heart...you rock AND go take a hot shower and pour yourself a glass of wine! I know you are nursing, but back in the day a glass of wine was A-OK every once in a while, and man do you ever deserve it!
    Can't wait to see some photographic evidence!!

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  18. Anonymous5:11 PM

    umm...How do you get it all done?! I have six children and can't even get the laundry all put away! Of course you have probably had some trouble getting the laundry put away too lately! :-) But really, I am so excited and thankful for all that hard work of yours, can't wait to see it all and place some oh so fun orders soon. Take care! Kathleen

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  19. Who writes your excuse notes for you? Can I borrow her?

    Come back when you're able. Children and family come first. Fabric, a close second.

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  20. OK-you're excused, but don't think you're going to get off next time!

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  21. Family of course, its always the best of excuses...lol. Can't wait to see and hear it all directly from you. Saw a couple of market posts that featured your school house appearance, know we need to see your booth! Once you take a few breaths that is!

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  22. Wow. I was at Quilt Market although I didn't get a chance to say hi. I just want to tell you that for someone trying to do all that, you looked lovely. We never would have guessed. ;-) And thank you for fighting the good fight introducing all these new fabric types. Can't wait!

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  23. We've all seen your awesome booth photos from past quilt markets, and I'm sure this one was no exception. To accomplish all that while breastfeeding and caring for a tiny babe is a feat of superhuman proportions. No apology needed.

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  24. Anna! I am hoping you are resting right now as I type this...but you are probably cuddling with your cute little punkin!~ I just love your peek here! I can't wait to see the whole reveal....i did notice a few sneakies you posted earlier! ;) (That was one fancy bowl 'o cereal, the other day, on the fancy new fabrics! I just knew it!) Take care!
    Hugs,
    Laurie

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  25. Oh my! Inspirational indeed, I don't know how you do it...oh yes, for the love of it all!
    Go you!

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  26. frankly, i feel lucky to get any anna time at all, since you are such a busy lady. thanks again. xow.

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  27. I love it! I love that you are a mom and so successful. What an inspiration! Thank you!

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  28. I know it must be hard trying to fit this in, we love to see your blogs any time you have time to write. Hang in there and you are excused!!!!

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  29. no no you didn't waste your bit of found time on a shower did you - oh you can't remember...I hate when that happens!

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  30. You're amazing! Catch your breath in between pumping, sewing and editing... whew. I need to do some yoga now.

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  31. Can you bottle some of that mind-bending organization and energy for me?? Sheesh!

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