Friday, September 06, 2013

2 weeks

2.weeks

How is that two weeks has passed since I last wrote?
Gah.
Instagram has proven to be good evidence of my time and what I've been doing even to me.  I actually used it this morning to figure out what the heck has had me so busy.  Oh yes. Vegas.  Right.  New fabrics.  Yep. Then there are children. Several of them.  Nursing.  Done.  Two weeks. Woosh.

I feel like I should explain Vegas.  'Cause that word has never been typed here.  I had the pleasure of speaking to a group of sewing machine dealers at the Janome conference.  Such a nice group.  I shared my inspirations, my work flow, and what I'm working on next with my fav machine folks in terms of new projects and videos.  It was also interesting to get a sampling of how they each run their business, teach their classes, use social media, etc.  Everything is changing so much, no?  How we gather and share information - fluctuations in our attention span.  I feel like I'm witnessing such rapid change in how we trade stuff.  Words.  Images.  Ideas.  It's all so interesting.  I've been thinking about it a lot lately actually.  How and why I share, what I hope to give and get in each scenario.  The pressure to have every little last social media handle linked on your site that I have yet to bow completely to and just using the ones that make sense to my gut and how my mind works.

This is not what I came here for.

Which is why I love to come here.  Because this IS how my mind works.  In a ziggyzaggy line.

I am here to tell you that Mary Anna will be three months old tomorrow and that my two new patterns are here, and that my two new tapestry kits are here, and that I am working on 3 new quilts with two new collections of sample yardage, and that I am thinking of about 2 more quilts, and that I can't get an embroidered zippered pouch design out of my head, and that I am enjoying the weather so much and that I wish there were more time for my garden, and that I listened to Alec Baldwin interview Fred Armisen on a podcast called Here's The Thing with my husband over coffee.  It was really, really interesting and enjoyable.

Also to say have a good, good weekend.  smooches, AM

31 comments:

  1. I have been resisting the lovely new tapestry pillows for a couple of days now but it may be futile! New fabrics look lovely too along with those adorably sweet faces!

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  2. I love the zig zagged line that your words make. And am dying for a closer look at the new fabric lines. Both very good indeed.

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  3. Yay for new things! Especially those tapestry kits. One for my bed and one for Layla's. :D

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  4. I, too, love the zig zaggy lines of your thinking! You are such an inspiration to so many, and it is a privilege to be able to see inside your mind, heart, and home a little bit.

    On the topic of beautiful fabrics, I thought you and your readers might be interested in a giveaway I am doing for a shopping spree to a store that sells lovely handmade garments. Here is the link: beccagarber.com/countryswank

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  5. Gosh! I feel breathless just reading about your full life!
    It's good to catch up with you... everyone, everything looking beautiful!
    Happy Weekending!

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  6. you mind works a lot like mine. xo.

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  7. Lovely photos. I'm very impressed with all that you are accomplishing. When my little people were three months old I was lucky to get tea on the table. You are an inspiration. Hope you all have a lovely weekend too.

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  8. Eep, new fabrics! Can't wait! And your baby is three months... my mum has always said that's her favourite age for babies :)

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  9. Ms. Horner, you do amaze me with all that you seem to juggle so beautifully and creatively.

    That little baby is more beautiful with each picture.

    Vegas. Janome. What a mix. I do love my very own Janome machine bought over a year ago to replace a beloved, if outdate...verging on vintage, heavy Singer portable bought in the late 1960's.

    I so want to do more sewing, but have been using all available free time to knit during this summer. Having a demanding "regular" wage-paying, benefit-offering job really can eat up so many hours each week. How on earth could I ever have managed having a newborn>

    Guess this is my way to sending you a heartfelt bravo on your juggling. Your designs are amazing. Your energy and organization talents are superb.

    xo

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  10. Can I come and help sew and play with your scraps and your babies? I need a vacation from my 9-5 and a creative shot in the arm! I guess I'll settle for finding some fun fabrics and starting my own after-work project though.

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    1. Ha! I just wrote a similar thing! Lucky there IS the internet, online classes and such to have a try at AM's lovely ideas and wares ;)

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  11. Annie C8:33 PM

    Social media is so overwhelming these days. Thanks for being a little more real and not so virtual! Cheers, Happy Artist Mommy!

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  12. I couldn't agree more about social media, it gets me that it can easily take over your life. In some ways it makes you really appreciate moments but in other ways it takes up time which takes away opportunities to appreciate other moments. Your new tapestries are gorgeous well done, they are truly lovely. Wishing you more moments of coffee with hubby and quiet moments to enjoy your beautiful quilt making xoxo

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  13. Always happy to see a new entry! And I love how your photos are laid out in a quilt pattern! You M.A. is the most beautiful baby! But my fav photo has to be of your older daughter holding her up, and I imagine the two of them gazing into each others eyes. Lovely, like you!

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  14. I love how your mind works! I have a silly, crazy kind of hope that you will still be accepting interns (and old lady ones at that!) for the someday when I do not have little loves under my feet and could learn in your space how you create all these amazing things! It is all TOO wonderful!

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  15. Woa now, that new fabric is knocking my socks off. So glad you shared that beautiful IG collage here, as I'm still rusty at keeping up in the IG world. Your ahem wall - love!

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  16. JennB9:14 AM

    Yes, zigzag thinking is my way too!

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  17. this post made me feel a little less silly about times when I "lose" time, thank you for that friend!

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  18. It was odd reading about your daughter turning 3 months. I hadn't realized my daughter was born the same day, though she was 6 weeks early. It amazes me the stuff you get accomplished and people are amazed by the stuff I get accomplished, so you can tell that you do drastically more than most.

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    1. haha, congrats! As far as getting stuff done, I do have help in the studio. I orchestrate all of it, but only implement about 50-75% of it.... letting an intern, an assistant, and a seamstress help out too!

      hope you and baby are well (she must have been tiny!), xo, Anna

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  19. But the stack of fabrics in this post don't look like Dowry, right? Are you releasing a flannel collection too?

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  20. Three months already! you are, as always, an inspiration.

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