From Embroidery Companion
I did nothing I said I was going to do yesterday. 1) I didn't stay in, I stayed out. 2) I didn't bake, I ate out. 3) I didn't go grocery shopping, I went to the bookstore. 4) I also bought two regular candles. I don't even know how it all happened. It was happening before I even knew it was happening. When the two candles showed up I almost screamed. Conclusion: Don't listen to anything I say.
I also accidentally let my domain name expire on my web shop, so if you were trying to order a pattern or a book or a kit in the past day or so and couldn't find the site, I'm sorry about that. (SORRY ESPECIALLY TO LINDA!!! And thank you to Sylvia for letting me know. :-) Whoops! It's working now.
I am excited about the book signing tonight! I am baking cupcakes and my mom and Arden are baking cupcakes. Please come so that my family and I aren't there eating 48 cupcakes by ourselves. We are surely capable of doing that, if necessary, but we'd much rather see you. I forgot to mention that a few people asked me about the sampler on my mantle the other day. That is a cross-stitch project from the book and I will be bringing it with me tonight, along with tons of other projects from the book. You can purchase a book there, or bring a book that you already own, or just stop by and say hi! It's all good!
I also wanted to tell you that Annette at A Simple Breath is having an Embroidery Companion Sew Along! This will be a monthly sew along of projects from the book that goes all through 2011. Everyone is welcome to participate! Please see Annette's blog for details -- and there is a book giveaway as well! One of the very, very best things about making books is watching how people interpret the projects, and seeing what they make. I am always so amazed at how the projects go out into the world and become so many other things. Awesome.
Speaking of awesome, have you seen the ornaments that are being made? LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. I just want to kiss every single one of those P.B.s on their little black noses.
Also, has anyone ever covered a roller shade with fabric? I know you are supposed to be able do this but I never have and I'm kind of scared. Spray glue and I don't have a good history together. Any tips?
Are you going to Scan Fair this weekend? Word to the wise: Go early. It gets so crowded you can hardly move! I'll be there with bells on at 10 a.m. And Farmers' Market is right outside (on Saturday, at least) starting at 9 a.m., so what more could you want. Can't wait.