Thursday, September 16, 2010

Brokering Piece

not.only.does.it.feel.like.a.carnival

I could not put an idea to bed last night, so I stayed up with it for an hour or two past what would be a reasonable time for me to be sleeping. Oh, but the quiet house + the hum of my machine + the whirl of my brain, no regrets. I felt as sleepy-happy this morning as I use to when my sister & I would stay up giggling on a Saturday night way past when our little sponge-curler heads were suppose to be snoozing. Grown up me knows, unfortunately, that every late night will not be followed by a sleepy-happy (slappy? yes, slappy) morning. I'm sure you know how that can turn on you.

I'll be taking some time to work out a peace/piece agreement between myself, my family, the internet and my studio, so please excuse the quiet over the next week or two. I promise to throw up a picture here or there when I think it might shove you into some fun ideas about something.

I'm sorry I said throw up. And shove.

lots.of.love

But for now, lots of love from here. xoxoAnna

54 comments:

  1. Everyone needs a bit of down time! Especially when we are used to going full speed. Enjoy the moment!

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  2. It's so difficult to retire to bed in those moments.

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  3. Don't you love it when that happens!
    I can't wait to enjoy your new, pretty fabrics, too!
    Laurie~

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  4. So hard to quit when everything is coming together. And just look at all that beauty in your studio! It would be hard to drag yourself away any time of day. Have fun creating and planning!

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  5. It's nice to see you able to quilt in the midst of all that you've got going on.

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  6. I love seeing snippets of what you are sewing. You can just post a pic & call it 'wordless thursday' or what ever! :)

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  7. I just want to say that when I see on my top sites that your blog has been updated, I get SO excited, and I look at all the other ones first so that I can 'save the best for last'. Your words, projects, and colors are always SO inspiring. Thank you for sharing with us! Enjoy your break!

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  8. I just found your blog, and I love it. All the color is exactly what I need on a dreary Pacific Northwest day!

    Ashlyn

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  9. Gorgeous pictures, my goodness, I love those blocks!

    The heart is so thoughtfully cut, perfect!

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  10. When you are on a roll, you just have to roll with it even if it's staying up a little later. The feeling of excitement just takes over and the end results are always worth it.

    The fabric is so sute.

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  11. Does the gorgeous star block in your 1st picture have a name, or is that a design you created yourself?

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  12. Annie C.3:44 PM

    I LOVE that star block, too! And the heart is so perfect! I wouldn't be able to sleep either! Enjoy creating when you can and let tomorrow take care of itself!

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  13. i'm loving that yellow skirt. it looks perfect for a girl who lives n hot singapore. kx

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  14. Everything looks so, so wonderful! I just finished recovering the chair I had asked you about with the shadow-ivory fabric from your drawing room collection. I ended up making a cushion for it with lots of garden party, too :: http://maureencracknellhandmade.blogspot.com/2010/09/vintageupcycledchairlove.html

    It was my first attempt at upholstery and I love it. Thank you so very much for all the ways you inspire me and make my life more beautiful because of your fabrics!

    :)maureen

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  15. You crack me up!

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  16. I love this fussy cut heart...oh my word!

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  17. I love you! Thanks For sharing you family! you make me my Gypsy Happy Self!!!

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  18. "Your" :) My typing is shameful

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  19. Oh! Those are so lovely!!! You are such an inspiration! :)

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  20. OH my looks like my art room! Just wanted to let you know I looooovvvvveeee my aprons I ordered from your site. They are so beautiful and I cannot wait to wear them around the classroom for my kids at school! :)

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  21. oooh, love that yellow skirt!

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  22. As a mother of boys, I am shocked that you don't say throw up, shove and (delicate sensibilities should turn away now) booger more often! ;-)

    Love that spiky star.

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  23. The heart is simply lovely. Have a great weekend. Love your blog. You inspire so many of us.

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  25. What a gorgeous blog you have; such beautiful work! Glad I found my way here :)

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  26. I'm still trying to learn that lesson about not staying up too too late...however strong the lure of the quiet uninterrupted time in the studio with my needles and machine may be, it always seems to bite me on the rear the next day. I hope your piece/piece agreement can be settled in a mutually beneficial manner..lol!

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  27. I just happened by your blog due to seeing your book in a quilt shop and I was surprised to see your son's name is Roman! We have a Roman too!

    Love your website and your designs!

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  28. I love the sneak peaks. Those skirts are soooo cute! Can't wait to see everything unfold. PS are you doing a furniture piece for Houston Quilt Market? I'm in Houston and I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to provide something for you to recover for your booth!

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  29. Oh I love nothing more than working on a project at night when the kids have gone to bed and the house is all quiet....MMmmmm just thinking about it now, wonderful! Love your site. Mandy x

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  30. i heart this post.
    (i too, should be sleeping).

    your blog soothes me. i hope your daughter is adjusting well to life in the big city... i bet she's seeing stars!

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  31. Will you be at the quilt festival in Houston this year? I've been trying to get down to see your for several and I was hoping to get your autograph. If so, I'm so looking forward to coming by your booth.

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  33. oh you good girl, working instead of blogging. Hmmm but working instead of sleeping may not be the best thing...i heart your heart ( and any pictures of babies you may want to "throw" up while to take a break from us and work!

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  34. Night time is the time I steal some me time... when no one needs anything 'cos they're asleep. But the pay back is always being really tired the next day. So, i feel what you're going through and hope you soon get back to feeling more like yourself.

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  35. hi anna,
    i put your blog in my friends list.
    i love your work!!!
    i´m the fisrt one brasilian fan:)

    best wishes,

    louise

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  36. Hi Anna,
    Do you have a tutorial or pattern for the skirt on the dress form in the back of this picture? I love it! And that wild star block is awesome!

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  37. Your colors are so inspiring. They really pop nicely with the white background. I love your style and your book! I have five kids who vary in age from 23 to one so I can really relate to your posts1

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  38. I am in LOVE with the skirt on the left. Is that one of your patterns?? I need that pattern! Love your eye for color-it is so fabulous!

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