Wednesday, October 26, 2011

V and Co: pretty sure i've lost my fingerprints

as we round out this week...oh wait it's only wednesday, okay well it feels like it's the end of the week. anywho, as i'm getting ready packing and doing final prep for international quilt market in houston this weekend i can't help to think...what a heck of a ride this has been.

when i started this adventure not once did i set a goal or think "i'm going to write a book."
nope. uh uh. as a matter of fact just thinking about it makes me feel like a bout of hives are coming on.
but putting aside of my own personal hive making feelings i'm here to say i'm pretty proud of the hard work and that yes it really did happen and i will be talking about it at market on friday. you can see me in Room 381AB from 1:20-1:50 i'll be talking a little more about the projects in the book.
 and i'll be wearing these awesome shoes...because they make me feel important and pretty and confident. and trust me i'll need it up there. too bad they aren't comfortable. ha! oh well. it's okay after a little bit of walking in them...my feet go numb so it's all good.
project from my book
 you can now pre-order my book through amazon this wreath is a project i'll be talking about at market


also in preparation i've made 50 of these flowers for the schoolhouse. i figured i would make some to give to those who come to the schoolhouse so they can walk away with a little something from the book. i don't know how many are planning to attend, but i stopped at 50 flowers because i'm pretty sure i've burned off my fingerprints and well that's all i really had the stamina to do! and if 50 people don't come..then i'll have some to giveaway here when i come home. :)
after all this chaos of market, i will be coming back to well...crafting and sewing, and wiping bums...you know all the other normal stuff.
i will be showing you this scarf i made for sure! oh and i made another wreath...i'll show you that too.
but for now, if you don't mind me, i'll be psyching myself up that i can do this. :) and if not, well when they identify the body, people will know me as the fingerprint-less gal that died petrified in front of a class in houston wearing freaking awesome shoes.
we'll talk soon

35 comments:

**nicke... said...

have a great time! i can't wait to read your recap! i LOVE those shoes!

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

can't wait! You are on my list of schoolhouses that I'm going to attend! :) YAY

Kimberly said...

My goodness... could you imagine ME in those shoes?!? I'm 5'11"! Yikes!

Have a great time and feel free to send me any leftovers of those wonderful flowers!

Colette said...

Those shoes are wicked awesome, and you will be too! I'm pretty sure you are going to give away all those flowers. wish I was coming so I could have one!
Good Luck!

Sharon S said...

Just try to have fun at School House. Never been to Quilt Market myself. Someday I will, maybe I'll see an awesome, creative Mom torturing her feet in the BEST SHOES EVER, wowing the crowd with humor & grace.

Anna said...

you're going to do so awesome! and yes, love it that shoes make you feel that way too. :)

Pink Princess said...

LOVE the shoes, I always wear such high heels and I am 6' tall (@Kimberly above :) )The flowers are so cute......bet they are snapped up in a ♥beat, and if you have leftovers........I am happy to give my address too lol.

Have a great time

Hugs from Marian

Mrsblocko said...

Those shoes are awesome. I love Madden Girl brand shoes.

When you started crafting did you know it would prepare you for a life of crime (no fingerprints!)?

Can't wait to see more of that scarf!

bethanndodd said...

You can totally do it! I have absoulute faith in you!!! And if you start having doubt just think of all you have accomplished thus far (including those 4 wonderful children you have!). LOVE the shoes, btw! Have fun and try to relax. Smiles~Beth

catie said...

you'll do great! it's amazing what a great pair of shoes will do for your confidence, huh?!? good luck!

chris said...

You are awesome. You'll rock the shoes, and the class, and the book! Wish I could be there to make faces in the back. :)

manybooks said...

It'll be wonderful! What a fabulous gift for the participants, too! Have fun!

Cheryl said...

LOL at your last sentence. It's all about the shoes, right? : )
I think you will do fine at Msrket. You will have an opportunity to meet some ladies you have only probably known from their blog. Just pretend you are talking to your friends at an informal gathering and you will be fine. Looking forward to your book coming out. I have a couple of your patterns. If the book is anything like your patterns I will definitely be buying it. You explain everything down to the T and always have great step-by-step photos. This visual gal so appreciates that.
Enjoy your time at market!

quilterbell said...

Good luck, and have fun! Nothing can go wrong with those beautiful shoes on!

Erin said...

Wishing I was big time enough to get into quilt market. Have a great weekend here in Houston. The weather (other than tomorrow) is going to be quite perfect.

Pack bug spray. We have had a recent attach of mosquitoes.

leigh said...

I love those little flowers! have fun at market :)

Candice @ Made With Love said...

I LOVE the flowers! You will do great at schoolhouse, and I hope to see you in the convention center! :)

Kim Walus said...

Have a great time in Houston. I wish I could be there with you and I will miss out on your schoolhouse class (dang-it). Have fun though! I know you will do great and I'm sure that more than 50 will be in your class. I look forward to hearing more about it when you get back. :)

Laine said...

Those are a great pair of shoes. Love them. If you happen to have any of the flowers left, which I'm sure you won't, I'll be happy to send you my address to send me one. Maybe you can do a tutorial on them when you get back.

Dara said...

Congrats- what a great reason to go. Wish I could meet and support you.

SuzyMcQ said...

Huge Congrats and best of luck, V! I'm sure everyone there will think you are as amazing as we all do.

And, I must admit, when I saw those shoes, saw the title of your post, well, I thought you made the grey leather roses for the shoes and glue-gunned them on. That led to questions about how you matched the leather of the shoes, did you dye the shoes, spray paint them, what?
This all happened in my brain in milliseconds, by the way. Then I scrolled down to see the pretty satin flowers and well, life all made sense again!

Valerie Joan said...

Love Love the shoes! ..better on your feet than mine! But you are going to look GREAT!! LOL
Love the flowers! I know every woman who gets a flower is going to be amazed with a handmade V and Co gift! Lucky them!

Have fun at the Market. Isn't it fun that you can go off and have a double life....Author in great shoes and when you get home, Mom in running shoes! lol Count your blessings that you have been blessed with such a dual purpose in life!

Valerie (aka Jane Doe)

amandajean said...

oh, honey, you are gonna do great! have fun!!!

Leanne said...

Those are kick ass shoes - you will be great! Just remember it is supposed to be fun.

Evelene S said...

From what I've read about you from other blogs you will have great time and so will those lucky ladies who are participating and walking away with such cute flowers! Congratulations on getting your book published it is a great accomplishment! Killer shoes and you will look so cute in them. I hope that after a few minutes of talking in your workshop your butterflies will stop and you will be able to enjoy yourself and remember they are there because they love you. Most quilters and sewers are such lovely people!

sonia said...

You'll do perfect! Like always, you'll make people laugh and everybody will leave the room being in love with you! You are intelligent, fun and we love you! Do you feel better? Have fun and enjoy yourself!

Kwilt Noob said...

You'll be great, I'm sure! I can't wait to see your book. I might just have to pre-order myself one.
I wish I could see your schoolhouse. I'm still trying to figure out how to buy some QM credentials on the black market!

Bowdymom said...

Best wishes!

RobynT said...

I love the scarf, and I want to know how to make one! I also love all the flowers and would be more than happy to take some off your hands! The shoes are to die for. The things we do for a gorgeous pair of shoes... Can't wait to hear more and see pictures!

Mindy said...

I. want. those. shoes.

Beverly said...

You are so funny. I wish I could be there just to see YOU! I'm putting my money on the fact that you will be awesome! I know you will. Now that you've told everyone how nervous you are, you seem so real and we won't be so nervous to learn a thing or two from you! Love the shoes!

mascanlon said...

Looking forward to seeing and hearing all about it...you'll be terrific, wish I was going!

Linz said...

Yea! congrats on your book! I'm definately going to order it!!

Love those shoes. Seriously jealous. :)

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able mabel said...

Of couse you'll do awesome! How could you not wearing a pair of great shoes?!?

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