Sunday, October 30, 2011

My Nemsis!

Wondering why in the world I would have a nemesis?
And why in the world it would be the lovely Jennifer Sampou??
The designer of FABULOUS fabric.
Well let me just tell you....
(previous post)

Losing is Bad

I know I have been MIA.
For a while.
A long long while.
And I am sorry about that.
But I am almost ready to resume my regular life.
Market goes for another week, and then I will have some stuff to share.
Like the new pattern line.....ohhhh, ahhhhh.

Ok. Enough groveling and excuse making.
I really just wanted to check in and complain.
Because that's what I do.
Ok, not really. But I have some new followers and they might think that.
Since I am just popping in to complain.
On a Sunday.
From Houston.
What a whiner.

So here's the deal.
This is my booth here in Houston.
I am number 2054.

Isn't it a fab booth?!

My guy isn't impressed with it at all.
He still can't believe I had him pack a door and a tree.
To haul "all the way to Texas"??!!
And don't even mention that pumpkin topiary or the big trunk.

But who cares what he thinks.
This is a prize winning booth!!
Come on man, get in the spirit!
Give me a "W". Give me an "I". Give me an "N".
Ok, enough of that pep business.

Anyway, I know that they judge the booths after hours.
So every night before we leave, I sweep the floor and tidy and fluff.
Oh, the anticipation.
I can hardly stand it.

So, today they made the big announcement.
And wouldn't you know it, I was busy talking to shop owners and I missed the whole thing.
Did I win?? Did I??
Maybe my guy heard it.
But no, a few minutes later he appeared asking me if I had won.
He too had missed the announcement.
So he headed off to find out.......

And guess what?
I wasn't even considered for a prize because I have a half-booth.
All that sweeping and fluffing and door hauling, and I wasn't even considered.
This is such a bummer.
Half booth. It's like being sub-human.
Not even considered.

Oh well. Better luck next time and all that jazz.

And if you would like to read about more of the "Bad" things I like to complain about, click here.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Block 2: Little Strings

Hello Hello
Are you looking for Block 2?
Well you're in luck, because I just happen to have Block 2 sitting right here waiting for little ol' you!

It is called Little Strings and looks a lot like this:

It's kind of a nod to my current (and very tiny, miniscule, hardly worth mentioning really) obsession with string quilts.

You will need to make 3 of these in your chosen background color.

A few notes that you might find helpful:
~Do you see that little strip of white/gray. I regretted that very much. Don't do that.
~Do you see that there are lots of different black prints, but there is no huge difference in scale or shade. Do that.
~And don't be afraid to use a different color as your background. The first one I made was this black one, and the second one I made was tan. And they are both cute.

I guess that's it. If you have any questions or problems send me a little email (rana@sewnintothe and I will try to help.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Harvest Time

We are finally picking things out of the garden. Actually, this harvest was from a few weeks ago, but I am just now finding time to mention it.

And just like that we had more than we could eat quickly.
So most of the green beans went into the pantry.

And the overgrown zucchini?

Double chocolate zucchini cupcakes.

And tortilla soup.
Oh yum! It was a good week at the ol' dinner table.