Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Excuses, excuses

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I love an excuse to buy fresh flowers.... not that I need one.

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An excuse to buy a few bowls of treats to brighten conversation and sweeten the day.... lovely.

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And tidying up the studio so that even my bolts are on their best behavior? This is a rare and wonderful occasion.

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I even plumped up my stock of straight pins that seem to disappear like socks in the laundry.

Why such ado?

Ms. Alabama herself came to spend the day with me. We sewed. We talked. We laughed. We ate. And we also took pictures. More about our very wonderful time together on March 3rd as I share more about her fascinating design process and beautiful new book.

hooray. AM

39 comments:

  1. How lovely and colourful, just the way I like it! I don't think you need any excuses to buy flowers, bright colored sweeties or fabrics, not if they brighten your day. Can't wait to hear more.

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  2. Have not had a chance to see the book but how lucky to be able to sit and discuss - two very talented people in one room. Will there be more? Hope so.

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  3. I just love this. I am curious if you have any scraps to sell? I would like to make a tattered jewelry collection with some of your pieces and remnants. :)
    Let me know if you are intersted.
    Beautiful as always.

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  4. Such pretty colours, just what I needed on a day like today. The book looks great.

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  5. I just got her new book the other. Such original techniques. I would love to try them but am a little intimidated... can't wait to hear more.

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  6. gorgeous, color-drenched photos! that vase of flowers made my morning. thanks for the smiles.

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  7. And it was WONDERUFUL! Cannot wait until the next time...
    xoNatalie

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  8. Those colours are so beautiful! That fabric! I just love them. The best excuse I can find to buy flowers is that I simply want flowers! can't wait for spring and warmer weather, keep up the gorgeous work. x Lilly

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  9. So lovely to see image of your special day. Thanks for sharing it with us all here in Blogland. Your materials are lovely

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  10. What a lovely time you must have had.
    Gorgeous pics, my eye is drawn to the lovely crochet mat under the vase. Did you make this ?
    Very lovely.

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  11. Beautiful...love your bright pics!...and goodies...sweet <3

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  12. Having company is always a good kick in the pants for me. It's great to get the place picked up. Good girlfriend time is icing on the cake.

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  13. awesome pin cushion cup. how do I make that?

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  14. Gerber daisies are suppose to help the quality of the air in your house. there. that's your excuse! ha ha

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  15. One does not need an excuse to have beautiful flowers.
    Great photos!

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  16. Oh, man. To have been a fly on the wall in that room.... I bet I would have learned a LOT of great tricks!

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  17. Thanks for sharing all those lovely colors! Its all white and freezing here but suddenly I feel much warmer :) You never need an excuse for flowers!!

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  18. looking forward to mar 3...oh goody...two of my favorites together in one place! The new book is divine...must run stitch now....

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  19. I just made your pin cushion caddy and posted it today too!

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  20. You are too much! I can't wait to hear more about your amazing visit. How wonderful for the both of you. :)

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  21. It's so good to have a blogger friend dropped by and doing stuff together..
    All the best!
    Hugs,

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  22. Love that first photo especially! The flowers look divine darling!!! I think a good day with a friend is always a perfect excuse for floral lovelies!!!

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  23. Oh, what fun! I am anxious to read all about it! I am totally enamored with Alabama "stitching"! Natalie's designs are stunning and the work that goes into each piece is amazing!

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  24. I would have beautiful flowers in my home every day! Pretty pics! big kiss from Spain!

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  25. Carolyn Ingram5:02 PM

    If only Kaffe Fassett could have been at that sewing, laughing good time had by you and Natalie Chanin.
    Then all three of my very, very favorite designers would have been in one room. What a dream moment that would have been for me if I could have been a fly on the wall. But having two was a thrill to read and hear about. Alabama and Tennessee getting together must have been fun. Carolyn Ingram

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  26. I love love love your blog, I just stumbled upon it when looking for fabric. I must admit that I give any excuse I can to buy fresh flowers: )

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  27. Ooh, I'm so jealous! She's a genius and so are you, so the day must have been so fun. I love seeing your beautiful bolts all lined up and well-behaved. Can't wait to hear more!
    Anna

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  28. Oh, well, hello. Yes, one would be tempted to fluff, wouldn't one. Everything looks beautiful and I'm excited to hear more about your day.

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  29. As always, your photo are so great and colors delicious !

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  30. Two of my favorite fashionistas! :) Love your fabric AMH, and your books/aesthetic/etc. Natalie! Can't wait to see more about your day together soon!

    Tiffany

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  31. Amber7:28 PM

    I just bought Alabama Style Studio last weekend! I am in love! I am thrilled at the prospect of sitting down to sew somewhere other than at my sewing machine. And to sew an entire garment by hand? Sounds scary, but oddly I am very excited to get to it!

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  32. Anonymous7:30 PM

    Oops, I meant Alabama Studio Style!

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  33. Thank you so much. Your gorgeous blog has kept me busy for hours tonight!

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  34. This is like candy to my eyes:) I love fresh flowers, especially those you have there! So pretty:)

    I just wanted to let you know I'm having my first giveaway if you'd like to check it out:)
    Hope you're having a fantastic weekend!

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  35. MichelleRenee1:13 PM

    Your photography and use of color just makes me warm.

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