i do believe i am starting to feel human again after my 8 day, 15 state, 3500 mile journey around america this past week. i started off in philadelphia making stops in nashville tennessee, austin texas, new orleans louisiana and asheville north carolina and everywhere in between those points. i got to catch up with some old friends and make some new ones along the way. i also got to see some parts of america that i never would have if i had flown, like a 19 mile bridge through the swamps of louisiana…scary! of course i got to eat some awesome southern food too. hush puppies, amazing barbeque sauces, beignets, po boys, gumbo…all deliciousness! yee haw!
the reason for my trip was to teach some classes at the inaugural quiltcon in austin texas. quiltcon is a convention for the modern quilting world. there were so many awesome quilts on display and so many great lectures and workshops by the leaders in that industry. i had a fabulous time and met so many wonderful folks. the event was so well organized and everyone had such a positive, bright and colorful attitude, which i love! it was a really great experience. also, the quilt created by victoria findlay wolfe that took home the prize for best in show featured my fabric line CENTER CITY. it was spectacular and couldn’t have been more deserved. great gal that victoria!
what i was most excited for on my journey was the warm weather. when you spend endless days in cold, you forget how awesome it is to sit in the warm sun…outside. i saw green trees and flowers that were actually alive and i wore a short sleeve shirt and sandals. it was amazing! i am now totally itching for spring to get here in philadelphia.
so…in anticipation of spring’s arrival in 21 days, we are having a 21 DAYS UNTIL SPRING COUNTDOWN SALE! we will be offering 21% off everything in my online store from now until march 20th. so, if you have been itching for some new spring socks, scarves, tanks, tees or dresses…now’s your chance to come and get ’em!
because i got a little taste of spring in the air today, i thought it would be the perfect time to add some new dresden skirts to the online store. they really are the perfect fair weathered skirt friend. they are fun and flirty and feature designs from my “habitat” line of fabrics! and…they have pockets. i know how you ladies love your pockets. yay for pockets!
i think i am just now finally recovered from my new york fashion week socializing fest 2013 this past weekend. so much running around in a slushy blizzard, too much gossip, waaaay too many drinks but a heck of a lot of fun! what is it about new york city that makes me want to eat and drink everything i see all day long? oh, it probably has something to do with the fact that there are so many yummy eateries there. now i am back to reality in philadelphia juicing again in an effort to detox my poor little system. juice to the rescue! it’s also back to business time and i have some fun new combo’s that i know you are going to love!
if you are like me, the weather directly reflects your attitude for the day. if it is sunny out, it’s a pop up out of bed, crank up the tunes, throw on some fun sunglasses kind of day and we are going to hit the road running. if it’s cold and rainy out, you can expect me to want to attempt to leave my house wrapped in a quilt with my warm dog strapped to my side and a bagel fashioned into a pair of sunglasses covering my face. i do have my coping mechanisms, however, because i don’t live in san diego. this includes wearing bright accessories to not only make me feel like i am sunshine incarnate, but to bring a bit of brightly colored goodness to those around me.
if you can identify, then i have a solution for you. i introduce to you the sack o’ socks. this fun new combo we are offering in my online shop will be sure to brighten your day. we start with a bright pink tokyo tote bag featuring five signature embroidered circles, complete with autograph by yours truly. then, we fill that tote with six pairs of socks of your choosing. choose from 28 super fun designs.
we have a sack o’ scarves combo too! for that combo, we start with a bright pink tokyo tote bag featuring five signature embroidered circles, complete with autograph by yours truly. then, we fill that tote with two zurich scarves of your choosing. choose from six yummy colors.