Friday, October 12, 2012

Layers of Lovely

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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.

28 comments:

  1. Well, that is a magical photo! Beautiful!

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  2. that quilt looks beautiful. my mom really digs flying geese so this will definitely move to the front of the to-do list.
    thank you, anna :)

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  3. Beautiful photo. Beautiful bag. Can't wait for my copy of your new book. I've been sewing away on my cross stitch pendant, found on creative bug. I was so excited to watch the tutorials! Thank you for all your inspiration!

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  4. Wait. Wasn't it just May? Well you always have the most beautiful booth. I'm sure this one will be no different. I can't wait to see everything! It sounds like you have had an amazing few weeks- you deserve it, AM! :D

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  5. You have filled your time quite nicely... well, except for your poor shins! Leila is right, the photograph is magical. Movie popcorn, baklava, breezy, smoky, crisp autumns... that's magical, too! Have Flight Map, will Escape! Thank you for putting me in this fanciful mood, Anna Maria!

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  6. 'I have felt autumn roll in like a steam train, and breeze through with a crisp, smokey beauty.' This is great!!

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  7. Anonymous5:57 PM

    I love this photo! Everything about it. The horse, the quilt, the bag (is that embroidery in the centre?) The model's outfit. It's just perfect.

    margie

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  8. oooh, Lots to see and hear and imagine. Also, I want a horse to carry my quilts =)

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  9. A very autumn-y photo - everything looks beautiful. (I love what she seems to be wearing - I mean, whatever it is!)

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  10. GORGEOUS photo! Can't wait for field study in rayons, voiles, and velveteens!

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  11. Oh please say there will be Field Study Flannel... oh pretty please!

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  12. Just emailed my mum to say we both need to make this quilt, it's beautiful!

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  13. Ciao, è la prima volta che trovo il coraggio di scrivere qualcosa qui. La tua borsa nella foto è davvero stupenda!
    Io abito in Italia ma vorrei acquistare i tuoi libri e il modello della borsa, si potrà fare? Grazie per l'attenzione e per la tua creatività.
    Marygabriella

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  14. so much loveliness, anna. the photo is breathtaking and i love your new banner.
    p.s. i just got your book yesterday....LOVE it! it's an amazing work.

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  15. Really beautiful shot ~ I wan to be in that photo! Can't wait to hear more!

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  16. Beautiful photo. Love the quilt and the way the bag is gathered. Is the model wearing a sweater or coat?

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  17. that quilt looks beautiful foto..

    thanks for sharing

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  18. lovely quilt
    lovely bag
    lovely model both horse and human

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  19. Beautiful! I wish I could have been part of it all... I can't wait to see the designs, but I live in a tiny little mountain community that will never see them...

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  20. I am intrigued by the picture. It's beautiful.

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  21. Absolutely, spectacular photograph!

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  22. Susie4:53 AM

    Sounds wonderful!

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  23. That quilt is to DIE for!! The contrast on the horse is amazing. That is going to be my next project for the den.

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  24. truly stunning photo!

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  25. I want to redecorate so badly, just like what you're talking about, but there is absolutely no budget for it right now. Boo....

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  26. Great photography.... Thanks for sharing....

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  27. Anonymous5:19 PM

    is that lovely quilt pattern available to purchase? Just gorgeous!

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