Thursday, June 29, 2006

Fambly 'n Floorcloths (aka: stalling till I have more time to write)

Here's a pic of my baby sis. No, she's not mini, she's just in a huge chair. Where but in Tennesse can you eat at a place called "Cock of the Walk" where your waitress is 11 months pregnant, and she's not the only one!?! I'm pretty sure they also just dumped our entire meal in the deep fryer before serving it to us all llumped together on a huge platter. The catfish was good, though. Yessirree.

So my fam is in town and I'm working on some things that aren't very visual. I'm getting a new MacBook, for example, which I'm certain will change my personality in one fell swoop and make a blogging mastermind out of me. We'll see. If anyone is reading this, I don't have anyway of knowing, so leave me a comment!

For now, I'll satisfy your eye-candy craving (and I know you have it. You need it more than Rush Limbaugh needs prescription meds at any cost to his life or legal well-being)

This is a floorcloth I painted that now resides happily in my petite red and white and yellow kitchen. Please note my painstaking art-direction of this kitchen shot. I went out and pick my very first cherry tomatoes just to put them on my yellow counter. You know I did it.

Someone was in my booth at the arts festival (see below) and is now going to do a newspaper article on my floorcloths! How exciting! I sold a couple at the show, so I must make a few more before the photog comes to take the shots. Wouldn't want to look lazy. Never! It's my mantra to look busy! and productive! Yeah! Okay, it's early and I'm stalling, as mentioned in the title.

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Thursday, June 22, 2006

It's all over but the screaming

Hello everyone! So the last 3 weeks has been seriously nutso because I was accepted into a great Arts/crafts Fair here in Nashville. No big deal normally, except I only had 2 WEEKS(!!) to prepare. Luckily, I had a lot of wall quilts already done, but I sewed like a madwoman to have enough journals, bags, and pouches to sell also. I figure I put in about 90 hours in 2 weeks in addition to my regular job.

All in all, I'm pretty proud of my results. I sold about 3/4 of my smaller items, and sold 3 larger pieces. It was a 3 day show, and just meeting everyone was fantastic. I met lots of fellow crafty/quilters. And I'm trying to get together enough people to do classes sometime soon, so send me your address if you want to be on my mailing list. Also if you have a good idea where I could teach some classes here in Nashville, let me know.

Enjoy the photos!

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