The doorbell rings at 8:30 am. Yes, I'm up having gotten the older two off to school but I'm not exactly Ready for Prime Time. Lots of bed head and random facial lines going on. You may recall, I get wine delivered from FedEx at this hour ~ this was the time the dog got out and I took off after him in my jammies leaving my kids with the FedEx guy. Ugh. We're in a wine club and you HAVE to sign at the door (and look over 35) because I guess they are worried about 15 year olds ordering 75.00 bottles of wine from a winery LOL.
So I figured it was that, and did a quick run by the mirror to make sure no breakfast was sticking to my face or clothes and ran a hand through my hair. No time for lipstick (hey it IS the FedEx guy). I signed for the wine which I put aside for Mr. Big ~ but on top of that was a book from Random House. I tried to remember if I ordered anything for any of the little girl's birthdays that hadn't arrived yet. I ripped it open and viola!
Out it popped!
Crafty Chica's Guide to Artful Sewing; I'm quoted on page 19! She's a total rock star in my opinion. I hope she sells mucho of them!
I LOVE this sewing book. It's way more 'me' than the other ones. As much as I strive to be a couture seamstress, I'm more of a fabric whore/material mama (depending on who is reading). I love her poems about sewing, the way she decorated a machine with buttons and glitter, everything about it. I say RUN out and get this book!
I noticed this with my totally crafty and cool new next door neighbor. When you don't have kids you can dedicate way more to your art. I wish I had time to write a book like Heather Ross or Kathy. I have a million ideas and no time. When I do have time I waste it with sleeping or doing laundry. Shesh.
I can hardly keep up at Sewing Mamas and the podcast. Oh well, I'm uber excited and had to tell someone!
I have admired Kathy for years. I have my TiVo set so if she's on anything it auto records. I think she was the first blog I read every day and one of the first podcasts I listened to (it's sort of hit and miss). I'm always amazed when someone I admire so much actually has read or is interested in something I've done.
Check out her website, she totally rocks! And get this sewing book. If you are a new to the world of the sewing machine or sewing - curious, this is a great resource. She makes lots of suggestions without getting tedious or hitting you over the head, a problem I see in a lot of knitting and sewing books.