Tuesday, June 21, 2011

So much happening, but so little to say!

First off, thank you so much for all the great comments (and retweets, reposts, facebook likes, etc.) on my sewing room and periodic table! Wow...there are so many other Scientific Seamstresses out there - I love it!!! I'm just giddy knowing that the table was printed by/for those who enjoy the hard sciences and soft crafts. I do want to squelch one rumor here and now, however...I am NOT organized or neat (ask my mom). Just check out the labels on some of my storage boxes! Not real specific, but I can find what I am looking for in a few seconds.

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For someone like me, the only way to stay semi-sane is to have a reasonable, easy-to-access place for everything. I have bins for scraps, beakers for buttons, baskets for ribbons, and a big recycling bin for pattern pieces that don't quite work. It makes for easy clean-up so I can transform my usual explosion of a sewing room into a serene, photo-ready space in no time.

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Aside from a little stage fright, the real reason I'm not having too much to say isssss........I'm writing a book!!!! It is actually a collaborative effort with a number of rock star designers, bloggers, patternmakers, etc., but it is "my" baby! Now, I can't divulge too much about the subject at this point, but I can tell you 1) it involves sewing, 2) I am working with the amazing folks at Wiley, and 3) it is so much fun! More details to come, I promise!!! I would show you the obligatory contract signing photo, but it is gardening season, and my hands are disgusting. Instead, here is a picture of the freshly-weeded back flower beds, which look quite pretty right now (especially compared to my mangled mitts and cluttered sewing room).

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13 comments:

Ginger said...

Congratulations on your book!

Melissa @Lilac Lane said...

I promise it looks better than mine. My husband calls it my "sewing disaster" !!!!!

Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

that is wonderful news, I can not wait! Love your garden.

Rebecca said...

Okay, a bin for scraps that should be folded is truly the most brilliant idea ever in all the universes. Can't wait to implement this--thank you!

Katy Cameron said...

Congrats :o) Can't wait to see what a scientific sewing book might look like

Terrie said...

Look forward to your book, congratulations!

Ellie Inspired said...

Congratulations on your book!! Can't wait to see it. That's so exciting! I'm cracking up at your labels in the first picture....soooo like me!! :)

Vicki said...

Oh the love of sewing and a flower garden. Looks very peaceful after a day in the sewing studio. Will be watching for that book. Is there a date when it will be finished?

Mary said...

Congratulations on the book! I would love to se it include the bowling shirt in adult sizes. My DH wants me to make shirts for him and I can't find a pattern!

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Joey Mayfield at jocephus44@yahoo.com said...

di i need to ask someone if i can make a quilt out of the sewing element table i would love to make one from it

Joey Mayfield my email is jocephus@knology.net said...

i was wondering if i need permision to use the fabric chart i want to make mee a quilt from it i wont be useing your name on it unless it is ok i am makeing it for my self