Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Stacks of November

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It has taken so long to settle into a normal flow around here after all that October was for our family and for my studio.  One big event after another with my needleworks weekend, and then we took a deep breath and held it for Quilt Market sewing, prep, building, printing, driving and experiencing.  Market was great, smooth sailing and I so enjoyed some time away with my hubby, and of course the chance to visit with dear friends in the industry that I only get to see a few times a year.  Steak dinners are nice too. We broke down the booth on the last day then immediately hit the road that night to make it home in time to join our Joseph for his 13th birthday.  Can't believe 1/2 my kids are now teen & up.  Home was held together while we were away for 6 days with the glue of my assistant Anna J., my father-in-law, and our sweet Juliana.  We of course had no idea months ago when we planned for Juliana to fly home from Brooklyn to do the bulk of the sibling care that we would be taking her out of the path of such a horrible storm.  Obviously we felt very blessed that she was here instead of NYC, and then got to enjoy an additional 5 days with her last week as flights got back on track.  While we are so saddened about the loss and struggle for those on the East Coast, we enjoyed ourselves together immensely, in fact I took the whole week off.  Just did nothing.  Except teach myself Seven Nation Army on the drum set we gave Joseph for his birthday.

So yes.  I needed it.  The break.  I feel so happy and optimistic at the brustling leaves and cool air and can't wait to share all that I have been working on.  In my personal work I have settled back into my crochet afghan that was begun quite a while ago.  I'm patient.  Enjoying the catching up now.
Missed you, hoping you are well.
More Soon, xoxoAnna

13 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you had the chance to take time off for Life and family togetherness! Can't wait to see what comes out of your studio next.

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  2. I bet this is the blanket I noticed in your book. I wondered why I had never seen it before =) A well deserved break, for sure.

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  3. You're back! I'm so happy to hear Juliana was at home for Sandy. Looking forward to seeing what I'll be adding to my wish list next! Because that is what always happens. :D

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  4. It was great meeting you at Market and I look forward to being inspired...again by your future fabric lines!

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  5. Great to see you at Market! Wish I had more time to chat but that's the way it goes sometimes! Glad you had extra time with family after being away.
    Betz

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  6. Glad to have you back, Anna Maria. I'm sure you're hearing an earful of that drum set by now... ha! I feel your pain!!

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  7. We missed you Anna Maria! Time away with husbands is wonderful, isn't it? Just took an 8-day cruise with mine, away from our three kids for the first time in a very, very long time. It's so good to reconnect and remember why that man is THE man, you know? Glad to have you back in blogosphere!

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  8. Welcome back. It must be good to be Home too. It is also good to see you back on your blog. You have been missed.

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  9. Corinne7:00 PM

    I have missed you, but I am happy that you had special time with your hubby and children...steal those moments at every possible opportunity!! I wanted to let you know that this past weekend, I made two pair of your Quick Change Pants for my little granddaughter for Christmas, and I was sooooooo excited by the pattern...it is absolutely BRILLIANT...and I LOVE IT.....!!! Both pair sewed up without a hitch, and I am still talking about how wonderful they are...THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU...!!!

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  10. You have no idea how it entertains me that you learned Seven Nation Army. It is such an incongruous image to your needlework and fabric that it is so wonderfully perfect.

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  11. Miranda McDonald10:52 AM

    So, are you happy with the Obama win, eh?

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  12. Jennifer1:00 PM

    What a well-rounded life you live!

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  13. Sounds like some much-deserved time away. And your post reminds me of how much I miss having kids at home to keep me in touch with new (or at least new-to-me) music. Enjoyed the White Stripes video and can totally envision you behind the drums.

    Sorry to miss saying hello at Market. Your booth was lovely, as per usual.

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