Wednesday, May 19, 2010

a few things if you will



if you are looking for the sew mama sew giveaway day post...check it here.
winners will be picked at midnight tonight, sorry i have to close it then because i need to go to sleep because i'm leaving in the morning. early.

now onto the other things going on.
yes it's true i'm going to market. i've not spoken of it in fears that i would jinx it. but here has come the day that i'm packing and getting ready to go. weeks of working behind the scenes (aka the blog) and still nothing to show you. but i'll show you some things soon. i've been visiting the bathroom more than normal thanks to my nerves, and i don't even have a booth. sheesh. i have no idea how designers do it. fabulous bowels they must have, or pepto bismol stock they must own. (sorry i'll back off the yoda talk sometimes it just comes out.)

so for the next couple of days my husband will have full control over the remote, and other bloggers will have full control over my blog. well just the tutorial part of it. they are some nice girls to help this gal out for the rest of the week so make sure you are nice to them and tell them how wonderful their work is.

i'm looking forward to sleeping on the plane. but lets be honest i probably wont. i should buy a book or something. you know those things i used to love to read when i had more time and not trying to make two quilts a week and tutorials for the blog, and keeping the noisemakers and the husband happy and fed, and doing a lot of community council stuff, and trying to keep up on the monster my laundry has become, and lets not forget making sure the skid marks on the toilets get cleaned off if by chance someone comes over to use out bathroom.
books, yeah those things. it's probably a good thing to try to read so i don't fall hard asleep and get off on the wrong stop and end up in turkey instead of minneapolis. i'm just sayin.

this last week we saw some gorgeous weather. we havn't had that and it was lovely to have. we as a fam worked on the yard all.weekend.long. we've prepared the garden...(it's growing btw, but still too cold to put outside over night) it made me remember how much i LOVE to work side by side with the husband...and how useless the kids are when you need them to focus on yard work. its okay though they got some vitamin D on their skin, and we BBQ'd with friends to celebrate our coming-along-after-the-winter-woe's backyard.

at some point this last little bit (all my days are mushed together) the two younger kids and i took a bike ride while the other two were still at school. on our way home from roaming around a bit, we turned our corner and the third boy noise maker skids on his breaks and then proceeds to move on in a snail like pace. i watched him do the whole thing and so i asked him why he stopped and why he was going so slow.
he simply answered "because mom, it says the speed limit is 25." of course.
love my kids. have i said that lately?
it took just a little bit of sunshine to make my spirits soar to the sky. gosh i miss the sun.
now. off to keep packing and pretend that i'm okay with the house (which i am SO not but whatever. i don't have time)

so keep me in your prayers that i don't miss my stop, my husband doesn't delete my shows, and that i don't crap my pants at market.
thanks in advance.
we'll talk soon.


oh OH and check out this kit that the crafty girls workshop did of my pattern over at the moda bake shop. you get the pattern and the fabric for a really great price! good stuff people. goood stuff.

okay now logging off.

27 comments:

SewLindAnn said...

I was reading so seriously down to the end and had a good laugh!! Thanks, I'm sure you'll be fine. You're with your peers after all.

Kristi @ Creative Kristi said...

You'll be fine but thanks for the laugh at the end! And the 'it says 25' is just too cute!

lizibeth said...

oh, have fun (and relax!!)!!!
I must say, that bag is just too amazing. LOVE it.

V and Co. said...

the bag is made by Moda. thanks! ;)

trish said...

You are going to do great Vanessa! You just go and have a great time - make memories and follow your dreams!! :o)
I look so forward to seeing where they take you!
You are in my prayers for sure.
Tricia
Ps. Eat some bananas! They help! :o)

traceyjay said...

That is so exciting!

I hope one day to meet you at market.

Your bowels will do great, I've no doubt. As soon as you get there, they'll wonder why you were so nervous, as too much fun you'll be having. :)

Quilt Nut said...

have a great time! and pack some immodium just in case

Skip and Faun said...

Oh V... you'll do awesome! What a fun new adventure you'll have! BTW, I have the same problem. My sister-in-law too... she's named the situation "the nervous poops"! hahaha!
PS I love your kids! too cute.

Blue Is Bleu said...

It's going to be awesome!!! Have fun! And get some adult diapers just in case...

(I want that bag btw!!!)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

This should be fun relax think of all the friends you will meet!!
PS buy some depends if you are worried!!

mom2three said...

A suggestion in case you do get to read a book - "The Help"- we're reading it for book club, and I love it. If you liked the "Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood" you'll like this one. If you haven't read Divine Secrets, that is a great one for a plane trip, the way it's written you can put it down and pick it up again quickly.

and I hate you for going to market.

just a little, I'll still read your blog....

Makell Wintle said...

Oo market?! Fun. I'm pretty jealous indeed.
I'm glad it's warming up down there. The sun makes me happy too. Safe travels.

Larissa said...

I am pretty sure you are going to do awesome!!!! Understand the need for pepto though!

Whimsical Creations said...

You will do great! Have FUN!

Amy said...

I LOVE the bag photo at the beginning of this post. Do you have a tute for it or do you know where I can find one? Thanks!

Bird said...

good luck, and have fun!

amy smart said...

Good luck, my friend! You will rock. People can not help but love you.

Nancy said...

I'm pretty new to your blog so I'm not sure what "the market" is but good luck!
Will you please explain what "the market" is???

V and Co. said...

nancy it's "quilt market" where all the fabric companies and designers and pattern makers all come and show what they have coming out.

girlsmama said...

I am so excited for you! You will be awesome because if someone just looks at you they love you. Did you need a chaperon? I could totally abandon ship and come with you.

Wendy_MT said...

Good Lord but I adore your blog! I'm so glad for the day I found it. Prayers for your pants at market ... carry a spare :) Have fun!!

kersten said...

Have SO.MUCH.FUN! and pack some pepto.

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

Hello!! LOVE THAT BAG!! So delish in red w/ white polka dots!! YUMMIE!!

Kaye Prince said...

Omigosh! I'm going to be at Market too - hopefully we'll get the chance to see each other! Have a safe flight (I leave tomorrow morning)!

MegJill said...

Your honesty makes my day! I hope you have a fabulous time at market! You know you will, even if you are scared, and you will come back with even more ideas and creativity running through your brain and then you'll share with us and we will all be happy and lovin' it!
There's a reason your blog is so popular. We all love you! SO go out there and have the time of your life! Your shows and family and blog readers and house (and mess) will be there happily waiting for you when you get back!

Patty said...

I hope you have a wonderful time. I would love to be there seeing everything. I would be just like you, so excited and nervous!

Anna said...

I'll try not to crap my pants either. hehehe

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