Suddenly I have my crafty mojo back. I have been swamped with background non-creative work and life. I have to keep telling myself that life happens but taking care of my creative soul should come first because the rest will fall in place easily.
I brought the boys to a meeting that I had in the city during the teacher's convention week. They helped fold fabric in exchange for a visit to their favorite haunts like Kinokuniya Bookstore, Muji, Nintendo world, and yes, they even like my crafty destinations like Anthropologie and Purl Soho. I think that I would compare it to me going to the hardware store to find something to use in my crafty endeavors. They love looking at the little pins and cool scissors. At Anthropologie we found this lovely bundle of wool. What were we going to do with it? Little A bought a book on making fun pompom characters. We thought that the first thing we could make would be fun pompoms. We'll add some more pompoms. What do you think? Very fun garland, right?
It was a fun and quick thing to make. So what was distracting me from all of the easy fun stuff? Finishing this book, "A Flair For Fabric" and planning promotions for it took up a better part of my last few months. Today is the first day of the book tour. Along the way you will find out about the projects, get some great tips and perhaps win some fabric or books. Join the fun. Martingale is first up and my fellow Henry Glass designers and special guest, American Patchwork and Quilting take over from there. Join us won't you?
Mark your calendar for next Monday. I will be on APQ Radio to talk about the book too. Details to come.
Tuesday, November 18: Launch at Martingale’s Stitch This! blog
Wednesday, November 19: Dana Brooks
Thursday, November 20: Leanne Anderson
Friday, November 21: AllPeopleQuilt.com
Saturday, November 22: Janet Nesbitt
Monday, November 24: Linda Lum DeBono
Tuesday, November 25: Anni Downs
Wednesday, November 26: Kim Diehl
Friday, November 28: Jill Finley (http://jillilystudio.blogspot.com/)
Saturday, November 29: Amy Hamberlin
Monday, December 1: Margo Languedoc
Tuesday, December 2: Little Quilts
Wednesday, December 3: Lizzie B Cre8ive
Thursday, December 4: Heather Mulder Peterson
Friday, December 5: Jacquelynne Steves
Saturday, December 6: Wrap up at the Henry Glass blog
See you soon!