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a little excitement

lecien half yard bundle

Last week I mentioned that I am super excited about something.

Well, since then, I have been gathering beautiful florals and dots…

loving dots and floral

vintage linens…

vintage bird embroidery

and bits...

trim and other bits



I have been spending time with spring and summer colors and items with a "this pattern reminds me of weekends spent at Grandma's" feel because…

current favorite

I have been accepted to vend at The Farm Chicks Show!!!

The show takes place in Spokane, WA in June! It is an antique/gorgeous "junk" show where a few folks are also selected to sell their homemade items. The show is attended by people from all over the country (I think you and you…oh and you too…should come on out for it!!) and has been featured in Country Living Magazine. The two ladies who are The Farm Chicks, Serena and Teri, seem beyond delightful. I can't wait to meet them in June.

I am filling up my "notes from the little room" moleskine with ideas and new designs. And, I look forward to sharing bits and pieces of all this brainstorming with you…

To have such a flow of ideas and to feel this excitement has been filling me up with joy. I am so blessed. Last year felt like it was all about the idea of "begin;" a word that deeply resonates within. But it is the doing that seems to be most important right now. So, I have been calling 2008 the "year of the do." It is very brave to begin, but I think it can sometimes take even more courage to move through the begin to the do.

I hope that you get to spend some time twirling with joy, sitting in the quiet, working on a project just for you, napping, and enjoying time with people who support you…I hope you get to spend time like that soon…

Reader Comments (24)

I'm so envious! Both you and Stephanie will be at this very cool show! I want to go--I wish Ohio wasn't so far away! Congrats! You'll clean up there!!!

February 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTonia

congratulations, friend. i love your new bag i caught a glimpse of on flickr, i know you'll continue to have much success with your creations. xo

February 1, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkristen

oh my gosh! ihave read about this.
you go! congratulations. i am so excited for you!

February 1, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkelly

Oh honey, this is a LOT of excitement!!

Congratulations and good luck. hmmm...Spokane? I think I may just go to this show...

February 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterI AM

yay yay ... that is so absolutely fabulous :) excitement!! congratulations beautiful you, xox

February 1, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdaisies

what a fabulous collection of lovely things! how i would love to spend the day cutting, sewing, and gluing with the treasures you have collected.
congratulations on your farm chicks show, the name alone makes me smile.

February 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJulie Collings


February 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLina

How awesome! Congratulations Liz!

February 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJenny

Congratulations! This is great! I know you will shine in this environment!

February 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlaundrygirl

congratulations to you!!!
i know you will be fantastic!
and i can't wait to hear
all of your plans, see all of
your pictures and be a part
of you excitement, if only
in the virtual world!


February 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commentergkgirl

just wanted to say
that i saw you
featured on SPC, too!
a double cause for celebration!

February 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commentergkgirl

Congratulations! What wonderful news. BTW, received my apron today in the mail and love it. Your work is so beautiful and you are so talented. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

February 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHLD

I'm here smiling from ear to ear for you!!! Yippee! Congratulations! You are MOST deserving, my dear.

February 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Ooh, Liz! Congrats! Sounds wonderful. And those fabrics are luscious. Can't wait to see what you will do with them! :-)

February 2, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLaini Taylor

Oh exciting! Congratulations Liz! I'm so happy for you, the fun you'll have creating and meeting like-minded people. :) Indeed, to go from begin to do takes a lot. Well done you! xoxo

February 3, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercaroline : my pocket

well that is excellent news. congrats and hurrah to you!

February 3, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterchocolate covered musings

hey - congratulations!!!! What a great opportunity!! Have fun creating!!!!!!!

February 3, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermegg

Congrats. I wish I could be there!

February 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNeil

ps...you make my day...
come and see!


February 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commentergkgirl

Congrats! I'm sure your work will sell out. Makes me want to come to WA in June. Sounds like a cool show.

February 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterterriaw

Oh my gosh! Congrats! I didn't check out that show last year, but now I know I must go this year. (I do live in Spokane, after all!)

February 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJudy Merrill-Smith

Yipee love so proud of you. So so proud.


February 4, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterColorsonmymind

awesome girlfriend!!!! this is amazing! i am definitely doing some celebrating for you this morning...

Congratulations!! They are lucky to have you!!

February 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSwirly

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