Friday, July 13, 2012
the week (in an instant)
What a week. Pha. Yew.
It sorta started like a runonweek where I never had a weekend to ramp me into the beginning of it because I worked all through the weekend to get both studios and most of the house all tidied up. I wish I would do this sorta thing more often than when I absolutely have to, but it's just generally not in my cards. I was clearing space for the creativebug team to be here all week with me. So it wasn't just the studio and the house, but also the tidying of myself and lots of new projects needed tending to.
Yes that was an announcement! A very exciting announcement for me, and hopefully you too! Creativebug.com is the newest (prettiest) online spot for craft, art, sewing, knitting and general all around creativity classes. One reasonable monthly subscription fee opens the door of the most inspiring studios and designers around the country, and gives you your daily dose of how-to in a myriad of categories. Or an every other daily dose, or once a week dose, or a whenever you want it dose, or repeated doses, or double dog doozy doses. It's up to you. The quality of the filming and the curated group of offerings is so lovely, and the work of many kind and talented people. I am humbled and excited to share myself there. They are just getting started, but go have a look, there is much more amazing stuff to come, I can't wait for you to see. You can watch all the instructor trailers and class overviews without paying a dime to get a feel for the whole schpeel. The first of my classes should be trickling out in a few weeks. This is going to be fun. And a perfect way to make stuff together even when we're both needed at home.
Here are the jokers, errh, super talented cameramen that followed me around all week. Fernando and Danny are sporting my strip-pieced feathers as ties and making the moves on my dress from (which is wearing one of my workshop projects!) They, together with Kelly Wilkinson, filled this house with so much fun and friendship that I was sad to see them go. Several days turned into evenings on our front porch, or at the movies, or in the front yard blowing off fireworks and making Kelly prove to us how good she is at making gin and tonics. She is definitely better at that than shooting off bottlerockets from her hands. She didn't know you should let go when you hear the pppphhffft sound. She's okay. I think we shared almost everything Tennessee has to offer.
This week long of work and fun was provided by the summer camp that the four middle kids were attending. I made a nice long drive to Hickman County to retrieve my sweets today and so enjoyed the peace and quiet of the ride there. About an hour and a half. Hills. Green. Thoughts. Gentle rain on and off. And on the way home, though the car was filled with four children who were tanner, sleepier and taller than last week, I had the same peace and quiet. But also had the added bonus of snoozing sounds, and an even slower drive behind this hay bale load in front of me, with the sweet smell of summer dampness winding ahead of us.
Just a few more notes:
*If you don't get my mailing list notes, I recently added an Instagram Friday giveaway for every Friday by 5pm CST in July where I pick a follower at random and leave a comment on your most recent photo to let you know you've won. You then email me and tell me what your fav color is and we send you creative loot. We'll do the same on Facebook next month. We like this. It's fun. I'm @annamariahorner
*I'll be speaking to the Lebanon Piecemakers Quilt Guild next Thursday evening July 19th and look forward to seeing some of my neighbors! We'll have a pop-up shop too!
*I recently saw live music for the first time in 734 years. The Crumbs. So good. Have a listen.
good weekend pals, xoAM