Thursday, April 7, 2011

Grand Adventure

I felt like Pooh writing that title. No, not THAT Pooh. Pooh, as in Winnie. I'm pretty sure he always has a Grand Adventure, doesn't he? I often mention how busy I am. Busy as a little Sewing bee and I can't exactly tell you or show you why. It's because of the SECRET. I've wanted to tell you all for months now but I wanted it to be official. I mean, it's official, but I wanted to be "holding-it-in-my-hands" official. Well, as of last night this is as close as it gets. I've been working for months on my VERY FIRST fabric line. I feel so fortunate to be working with some of the greats over at Michael Miller. (It's all clicking now, the posts about M&M, right!?) Way back last October I packed myself up and flew to Houston for Quilt Market where I peddled my goods. An EXTREMELY stressful and vulnerable task. That's where I first met Kathy Miller who, for several minutes, had me so terrified I wanted to crawl under the table. And then she said "Yes" And I almost peed my pants. Really. I had an inner conversation at that very moment that said "Emily, do not jump up and hug this woman- she may change her mind" And so began the journey of taking "Going Coastal" from paper to fabric. (Sorry, had to remove the pic! Don't worry, I'll have another one posted soon) Keep in mind these are the FIRST strikeoffs and haven't been thinned out, corrected, etc. But this is the very first I've even seen of them (sent from Kathy's studio late last night). I won't get to feel them in my grubby little hands until TUESDAY when I have the privledge of visiting Kathy at the M&M studio in California! (squeel!) It just all works out that my kids are on spring break and we're heading to see my folks and they just happen to live less than 30 min. from Kathy! How awesome is that!? So, I hope you will understand my secrecy. It's been killing me not to share with you. I just wanted to make sure that it's REAL. Market is going to be CRAZY this year as I probably won't have official prints back from the mill in time. :o( Hey, it's my first time doing this- I'm learning TONS! But I have some fun things for my booth planned so I'm keep you posted along the way. Sorry to be so lengthy here- just had lots to fill you in on! Hope you don't mind! ;o)

13 comments:

creativity amongst chaos said...

Congratulations Emily!! It is beautiful, and I can't wait to get my grubby hands on it too. So excited for you Em! Good luck at market, I know your booth will be amazing, cuz your in it!!! Hugs, -Cori

Debi said...

Congrats Emily, the fabrics are so pretty. Good luck with this new adventure...maybe a givewaway of your fine fabrics in the future!!!

Sherryl said...

Oh my goodness. That's amazing! Congrats... I already have plans for that bottlcap print. Hurry!
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Beth said...

Congrats. I will look forward to having some in my hot little hands too. Great job!

Donna said...

Congratulations! The fabrics are beautiful.

Yvonne said...

How wonderful! I am so happy for you Emily, this must be a dream come true! Beautiful fabric with a beachie twist! Great for summer!

Amy said...

Congrats on your first fabric line!

ZanBryDesigns said...

I love it! Congratulations on your own line that is something that I would love to do. You are so talented have fun at market!

smileynann said...

Wahoo!!! I can already tell I need some of those viny ones... :)

PamKittyMorning said...

Hey that's so great!!!CONGRATULATIONS!

Barb said...

How awesome for you! Enjoy your visits and congratulations :D

The Peacock family said...

Oh My Heck can you say soooo dang cute. How exciting it will be to see them all and hold them too. Cant wait till we can buy them too.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

How exciting Emily! Congratulations! This is just too cool!