Friday, May 14, 2010

Roman would like to say a few words

hey.whats.my.quilt.doing.in.this.book

But I am the only one who can understand his limited vocabulary so I'll say them for him. Roman and I have a date we'd like to announce! We'll be signing books in the Twin Cities next Saturday and if you're anywhere within a 500 mile radius you are expected to be in attendance, no exceptions! Here's the details:

Handmade Beginnings Book Signing at Treadle Yard Goods
Saturday, May 22nd from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
1338 Grand Ave St Paul, MN 55101, (651) 698-9690

fruits.of.labor

And since Roman will be my date for the evening, (along with his dashing father) he might even let you tickle his little chubby toes. Roman that is. Which is very generous when you consider that he's also allowed me to publish his crib quilt pattern.

wheres.another.picture.of.me

He has his own copy of the book that I let him rough around a little bit, but I try to intercept before a page gets torn. Its quite sweet to watch him stop on pages of items and people that he recognizes. My little bundle of book inspiration. Sigh.

Now I have a date with some Perle cotton and a new quilt. I am hoping it will be a 48-hr date, but I know better.

xoxo, good weekend, AM

ps! the flood relief quilting plan is still hatching and we'll break it all to you here soon- thank you for your support!

61 comments:

  1. Hello Anna,
    I am excited to see you here in Saint Paul!
    I would like to correct your spelling, however, the store is called Treadle Yard Goods.
    Thanks

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  2. Oops, thanks! fixed it :)

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  3. Can't wait to see you! I've re-arranged my book club so I can come! :)

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  4. Of course you are visiting my hometown the same weekend I'm making my escape to the Big Apple. I could have brought my 14 month old daughter to entertain Rowan. But oh well, enjoy your visit to our beautiful city and thanks for supporting Treadle!

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  5. Yay! I'm looking forward to meeting you and the adorable Roman.

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  6. oh goodness, that is SO not close to me. are you going to be in atlanta soon perhaps?

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  7. Hi Anna Maria, when are you going to bring Roman to Australia for a book signing? :)

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  8. I'm so excited! My business partner and I love Treadle and I for sure will be there to see you. I hope it's ok to ask you to also sign Seams to Me. ;)

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  9. I was so excieted to see a flier for this event when I was at treadle last weekend only to find out from my boss on monday that I will be flying out of town but I am planning on pre-buying your book and hoping that you will take pity and sign it for me even though I don't get to meet you.

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  10. Aw man I'm too far!! And well anyhow, just got my own signed copy in the mail yesterday, thanks to my sweet husband...and to my not so subtle hinting for mother's day! The mail lady smiled when I was like, "ohhh, thank you so much!"

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  11. I'm excited to meet you and get my hands on your new pattern book! I'm easily inspired by your fabrics and patterns!

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  12. Any chance Roman will be your date to a book signing in Dallas? I'd love to come to that one!
    Glad to know plans are still being worked out about the quilt relief. I received my Handmade Beginnings just a few days ago and now it sits happily next to Seams to Me...I'm unpacking (just moved) and finally found all your fabric...I'm a happy girl!

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  13. I will be in Minneapolis that day (at Quilt Market, of course) and will definitely be fitting you guys into my schedule! Woohoo!

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  14. Angel9:50 PM

    He's such a cutie! I have loved "Seams to me" and could not wait to get "Handmade Beginnings." And of course, had to buy multiple stacks of the dobby dot! So I guess Im saying that I have loved it all and tried a bunch of it. And am always checking you blog for new entries! Thanks!

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  15. yay! I live just miles from Treadle! I will be there with bells on! If you need any suggestions for places to eat, etc, let me know! can't wait!!!!!!!

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  16. Come to Salt Lake City (or Provo or Ogden or Park City or probably even Pocatello) and I'm there.

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  17. please if you have toys and children clothes you don"t need contact me

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  18. Oups, I was just complaining about unexpected cold in Paris, but I've seen you got worse with water and tornado. Wish you well :-)
    Fleur

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  19. Greetings from the Southwest...Has anyone told you how awesome you are today...we'll you are, so there...You always brighten my day when there is a post.

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  20. i thought the title of this blog was referring to the middle finger Roman appears to be giving the camera... heehee.

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  21. Yippee! Can't wait!

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  22. I am traveling from NH to Kansas to visit my mom next week so I am missing Quilt Market and you. I do have your book in my shop and it is precious.

    Did I already tell you that I donated the remains of one of the bolts from your Drawing Room line to our local elementary school's production of the Sound of Music? A curtain and the play clothes "Maria" (really some of my sewing/quilting friends) made for the children. The little dirndls and shorts out of that big home dec print got a little laugh every time the curtain raised!

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  23. So interested in hearing about the Flood Relief Quilts! Let me know how I can help. I'm local!

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  24. Do you need fabric or quilt top or quilt donations? A friend is looking to downsize her stash (none of your fabrics though- she says those are keepers!)

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  25. If you have toys and children clothes you don”t need pleas contact me or send them
    to me Ionescu Otilia Romania Plopii slavitesti 147255 Teleorman thank you

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  26. i can not believe how big he has gotten;O what a handsome lil boy... i will tickle his toes anyday;}
    keep up the good work & congrats on the new book;}

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  27. So nice you can have your baby along thru all of your work days!

    Stop by my website this week for a vintage block giveaway!!

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  28. Hello Anna,
    I live in Nashville/Brentwood and thankfully our house was not damaged in the flood, so my sewing room in still in full working order. I'd love to help with the flood quilting project when that comes around, especially towards the end if you need any help pulling it all together! Let me know how I can help!

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  29. Oh, Yay! I hope I can make it!

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  30. Carol1:13 PM

    Hi Anna, I can't make it to the book signing but I thought I'd let you know there's a great family run Greek restaurant just a bit down Grand Avenue from Treadle. It's called the Acropol Inn and if catch "mama" she'll read your coffee grounds. I swear I'm not related to them I just remembered you're Greek - Opah!

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  31. Hi Anna Maria!
    I got an email from westminster last night and I'm so sad to hear that the Good Folks is being discontinued. I called today and got my store all stocked up!

    Do you have any new lines in the works?

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  32. I still don't know how you do it Anna: business owner, author, blogger and mum to many. It leaves me breathless reading your blog - and wondering how you fit everything in while maintaining your sanity! Phew!

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  33. I still don't know how you do it Anna: business owner, author, blogger and mum to many. It leaves me breathless reading your blog - and wondering how you fit everything in while maintaining your sanity! Phew!

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  34. Oh what a treat! I'm headed to Quilt Market tomorrow and will try to fit this into my schedule! I'm just a newbie designer, and I'd do anything to whip you away from the book signing to give me all sorts of advice, but alas, if I just get to meet you, I think I'll be happy enough! Look forward to seeing you and Roman!

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  35. I got an email from Crafty Planet saying you would be in two a couple weeks ago and I am so bummed! The girls I nanny have their dance recital that night, so I can't come. Boo!

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  36. I just popped over from Posie Gets Cozy's post about you and all I can say is WOW! And I'll be back!

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  37. Beautiful blog, beautiful book and beautiful baby! You must be busy!

    Thanks for all the fun projects and things. I'll totally be back.

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  38. It's such a shame I live too far (Belgium...) I'm looking everywhere to win a copy of your book! And I know I have friend who would be sooo jalous if I succeed! I'll keep following you!
    grts

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  39. Hi Anna Maria!
    Just wanted to let you know that I gave you a little shout out on my blog. You’re one of my favorite blogs!Thanks for all the inspiration and feel free to stop by and visit: http://www.samefishnewpond.blogspot.com

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  40. Thanks for signing books at Treadle last Saturday. I'm having a giveaway of your Handmade Beginnings on my blog and a funny story to share. ;)

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  41. Wow! Found your book and then your blog - been sitting here for... I really don't know! Time stood still!! Amazing pictures, creations and writing! Will be back for more:) -iden;)

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  42. Anonymous12:58 PM

    I am DEVASTATED that I missed you coming to the TC!!! I was out of state for a wedding, but I hope you found us all an appropriate level of "Minnesota-nice!" :)

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  43. I wish I could tickle those toes!!!

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  44. Congratulations on your book! And I'm a bit teary too. My oldest graduates from high school on June 4th.
    Jana

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  45. I just had to tell you how much I love your book! it arrived yesterday and I keep reading it and showing my husband and then my mum came over and I had to show her!

    I'm pregnant with my 4th baby at the moment and know I'll get good use out of it! It's actually the best baby sewing book I have and trust me I have many!

    love it, thank you for making such a great book and can't wait to make myself so many of the clothes and lovely things.

    I also love the precious photos of your family in there! so inspiring to see a beautiful large family!

    Corrie:)

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