Monday, July 17, 2006

So Busy

Remember me? I have been a busy little bee. Buzz. Buzz.

Last Friday I went to the Knit and Crochet Show in King of Prussia, PA. For some reason that I cannot explain, I do not like to go to those shows during the weekends. I'm not a big fan of crowded places. They make me antsy. I am not scared of large herds of people, I just don't enjoy anything when there are too many people clamoring to see whatever it is there to see.

I had made up a list of the booths that I wanted to see and I was not disappointed! I love the fibers that Grafton Fibers [] has to offer and to see it in person was inspirational! For an added bonus, I got to meet Prudence Mapstone, the fabulous freeform artist. She is so adorable in person. Linda Diak [L] was so much fun to chat with too. I don't know how she does it with three little ones. I bought a beautiful crochet needle that her husband makes and some fiber for needle felting. The fiber is oh so soft like cotton candy and the colors are luscious. I am in love. Can you see that creature behind Linda? It is a felted mermaid. So gorgeous. I asked her if she flew with it and she told me that she drove there with it. It would be quite a site to drive along and see a mermaid in the passenger seat in the next car, wouldn't it?

Then I met Anne Boyer of Fanatica Fibers. She sells really adorable needle felt ornament kits. I made a dove last Christmas and was so addicted that I wanted to make a whole flock [?] of them for my tree. Alas, I didn't have time to make many more. Maybe I will make one a year.

This week I was interviewed by Better Homes and Gardens' Quilts & More magazine. It was an interesting process. I am not one to talk about myself a lot but with this interview and the lecture that I gave at Kindred Quilts a while back, it has been fun to examine my path to designing in the quilting world. Look for the interview in Quilts & More. I think that issue hits newstands on November 16, 2006.