Friday, October 12, 2012
Layers of Lovely
In just two or so weeks, I have enjoyed an overwhelming amount of goodness. We prepared so intently and then hosted an amazing Needleworks Nashville weekend here to celebrate the launch of my book. It was shared with an unbelievably delightful group of women who got right to work, right to friendships and I hope felt right at home for 3 days with me (some of that in my home!). So lovely that I feel this sort of event will have to happen at least annually. It might also be obvious then, that I have received and stroked and absorbed advance copies of my 3rd book! I am so, so pleased, and I hope that you will be too. My new Field Study rayons, voiles and velveteens sample yardage are all here, and we are sewing through yards and yards in preparation for Quilt Market which is just two weeks away now. My living room project which grew into an additional family room project are both now complete and being enjoyed. All the children have been home from school for more than a week on fall break. I have quilted. I have have patched. I have draped. I have drafted. I have embroidered. I have taught. I have been inspired. I have photographed. I have eaten movie popcorn with extra butter (or whatever it is that they put on there). I have had the crap kicked out of my shins by taking part in Eleni's soccer practice. I have soaked bruises in an epsom salt bath. I have made baklava. I have felt autumn roll in like a steam train, and breeze through with a crisp, smokey beauty.
And now I have written to my friends to catch up. I am hoping you are well.
with love, Anna Maria
ps. the above is a shot of a new quilt pattern called Flight Map and a new bag pattern called Escape Artist that I will be debuting at market. Both shipping in January. I love that I had anything (and actually quite a lot) to do with this photo. And naturally photos to follow of all of the above mentioned except the bruises. In due time.