Saturday, January 31, 2009

Getting into Heaven

You know the old saying "She who dies with the most fabric wins?" I think I just spent the morning with some real contenders. My most favorite fabric store in all the world, Holly Hill Quilts here in West Linn, just moved into a new building last year. They still have the old building across the street and today and tomorrow they are having a huge clearance sale. $3.00 a yard for fabric (some of these are still in other stores for $8-10/yd!) So this morning I trotted down there thinking I needed to go early to get the good stuff.

Boy did I ever. I ended up buying 14 yards of fabric and stood in line for nearly 3 hours with some lovely women. The shop was standing room only for the entire duration of my visit. Literally. I am not exaggerating. But it was fun. Hard on my back, but fun.

Crafty people are such a jovial bunch and there was a lot of passing bolts of fabric around and giving tips out. Everyone said excuse me, please, and thank you. Why can't the rest of the world be as kind and polite as the people you find in your local quilt store? See, they really are going to win!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Mom Stop Bugging Me

Annabelle is getting tired of being the dog model for Mommies latest sewing project.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Photo Shoot at the Dog Park

So this afternoon Patrick and I loaded Duncan, Annabelle, the camera gear, and all my newly minted dog bandanas into the truck and headed for the dog park. What we learned was that taking dog photos with the intent of capturing a product they happen to be wearing is much, much more challenging than taking a cute dog picture.
Our dogs were, oddly enough, way more interested in sniffing butts and chasing balls than they were at showing off bandanas (we had to capture them each time to put one on!) This was so much easier at home! In any event we did have a nice time. We were glad to get home and take a nap though!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Dog Bandana's!

Today I began to slowly open my etsy shop back up again. I have loaded a few of my old items back in, but I have also started to load some new items I have been working on.

So far I have only loaded 2 bandana styles, but I have a variety of them made and ready to go. This weekend I will be working on photos.

My good little Duncan makes an excellent model doesn't he? I will try and incorporate some Annabelle shots in as well, but Duncan is a bit easier to manage and he shows up better in pictures!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Renewal of Hope

Driving home today I couldn't help but notice several "Got Hope?" bumper stickers on the vehicles along my route. For the first time in a very long time I feel that yes, I live in a country overflowing with hope. We have a new president. A true leader of our people who will govern us with the wisdom of the past and optimism for the future. Today all American's witnessed a profound moment in our history. It has been a long, long time since we have had a good day that will be noted in the history books and remembered by those who witnessed it. We are overdue. Enjoy the remainder of the day my fellow Americans. I promise I won't start talking politics on my blog... I just wanted to note the day.
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