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Fabric is my food…

January 12th, 2008

If fabric is my food, and patterns are my recipes… then why is my cholesterol so high? I know why - because I can’t cook. Recipes perplex me, food combinations bewilder me, and ideas escape me. I wish I had the same enthusiasm for creating dinner as I do my sewing and quilting projects. I should just rewrite my few recipe cards with more alluring terms:

2⅔ yd. fresh salmon
1½ x 3½” of cilantro
1” butter
3¼” wine
1 fat quarter sliced avocado
2 spools of lime juice
¼” salt and pepper to taste
Cut, sew, press. Heat on high steam setting. Embellish with avocado.

But that’s not gonna happen. So I’ll just keep focused on sewing & quilting - and continue to support my local dining establishments. And this is what I’ve been focused on for the last few days. Gawd I love this fabric! One of my all time faves. It’s one of Darlene Zimmerman’s from her Little Darlings 5 for Robert Kaufman. Not much of a shot… but it’s still a prototype.

A tease? I danno. Unlike this tease… as soon as the Better Homes & Gardens Quilts and More Spring issue hits the newsstand… it will no longer be a tease. I’m not the only tease… there’s is a nice shot of my Secret Project #1 near the back of the Q&M Winter issue on the “coming soon” page.

I’m preparing my neck with vitamins, exercise and a strict strengthening work-out - for my head is sure to snap off next week from all the added growth and weight. ESPECIALLY since my head had already stated swelling soon after I heard from Caren at HGTV.com - that she wanted to put my little “ironing center” pic in her newsletter. Oh yeah… my head’s REALLY close to snapping off after I saw this.

Aside from the fun of having my little ironing center on HGTV.com, I got to e-meet the super sweet Caren and learn that there is soooo much more then I ever imagined at HGTV.com. I know, I sound like an blogomercial… but I was really amazed to learn of all the good stuff at their site. Sometimes I wonder if I’m the only one on the planet who doesn’t know about cool places and stuff. One-stop click… just check out Caren’s fabo blog Design Happens - and that will lead you to all the goodies. Comment and say hello… then check out all of her HGTV links. Seriously… you could be there for hours reading. Seeing. Drooling. Absorbing. If there is just one link you click on from this post (even though I hope you click them all)… check out this photo of Caren’s. Get a towel first. You’re gonna need it to mop up your drool.

I’m on my second towel.

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21 Responses

  1. The fabulous Pam allegedly said:

    YOU ROCK MY FRIEND!!! HGTV, isn’t that the crafty sewing quilting MOTHERSHIP?

  2. The fabulous Lillian allegedly said:

    Oh, WOW. That’s a great picture of your room. I love the colors!!!

  3. The fabulous Anina allegedly said:

    You are a C-E-L-E-B-R-I-T-Y!!!!
    Congrats on all the cool stuff.
    Thanks for that blog link. It’s great.
    And wiping the drool off my chin…

  4. The fabulous suzy allegedly said:

    Wow! How fabulous! I’m heading over to HGTV.com right now. I’m there everyday anyway, registering to win that dream house. I told my husband he better register everyday using all his different emaill addresses because I WANT that house! I love their site too. Congrats and I will be looking for that magazine. xo, suzy

  5. The fabulous Jackie allegedly said:

    I absolutely love your room!! It is beautiful and cheerful to work in, I’m sure!

  6. The fabulous Natalie allegedly said:

    And linko-rama… you found ways to keep me busy for weeks. Many thanks.

  7. The fabulous raesha allegedly said:

    OOhh Carter….yummy!!! I have a little thing for David Bromstad…but then again I seem to always go for the gay guys:) Even better I’m thrilled to have a real life celebrity (you:) as my friend!!! I’ve never been to the hgtv site but I will definitely check it out!

  8. The fabulous Mary allegedly said:

    Woohooo! That? Is awesome! Of course little sneak peeks make me crazy. I’m far too impatient.

  9. The fabulous mar allegedly said:

    OMG, are you still gonna know us, or are we gonna say we knew you WHEN? Next time you say towel, I will have a pile of them ready, what a treat. Can’t wait to see what the rest of that project looks like! I’m overjoyed to see you back to bloggin!

  10. The fabulous Amanda allegedly said:

    Your idea of a recipe and my idea of a recipe are the same. I, too, wish I could cook with the same enthusiasim as making a quilt!

    Congratulations on being in the upcoming Quilts and More! And HGTV?? Wow! You really are a celebrity! :)

  11. The fabulous Thimbleanna allegedly said:

    Wow! Congratulations on hitting the bigtime! Your room SO deserves it — as do you. Love that little sneakpeeky thing too!

  12. The fabulous jona allegedly said:

    Oh wow! Congratulations!! That room deserves it! You are among very impressive company too!

    But you should never have shown me that link, now my whole day is shot. Oh well. :)

  13. The fabulous cindy allegedly said:

    Holy Moly lady! I got my mailbox love yesterday!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! I love you chicken!

    Wow, you’re famous! And I can say I knew you BEFORE you were famous!! So, I don’t just love you because of your money. he ehaheheheh So, anyway, that is so cool. Congrats my pal. You deserve it! :)

  14. The fabulous sharon allegedly said:

    Congrats Monica!!! WOOOO HOOOO And how about a big old wooo hooo for that Carter?? OMG!!! I’ll interview HIM!!
    Love your room!

  15. The fabulous Paula allegedly said:

    This is so uber cool and I’m so proud to have a famous friend!! That craft room is to die for in the pictures and even better in real life. I can’t stop touching things when I’m in there. Feel like a kid in a candy shop whose just about to get her hands slapped…
    Congrats. I’ll be stalking Safeway until that next Quilts & More comes out…

  16. The fabulous Nanette allegedly said:

    What a tease. I love the fabric and can’t wait to see what it opens up to be. It looks delightful.

  17. The fabulous Jessica allegedly said:

    Um…can I have your autograph? Or would you leave one behind in the apartment, when you attempt to steal my treasure (all ninja style)? Pls see Doe’s blog for my reply…muhahahaha!

  18. The fabulous beki allegedly said:

    Congrats! Thanks for all the links - like I need more good stuff to oogle at!!

  19. The fabulous Nanna Jamma allegedly said:

    OMG! You are getting famous-er and famous-er!! I already have your autograph, which I am keeping F-O-R-E-V-E-R!!!!! I can say I knew you when……
    Seriously, CONGRATS on being on the HGTV site! Thanks for the jump-start to my day, too! Is Carter handsome or what? OMG once again!!
    I love that fabric line, too, and can’t wait to see what you are creating this time! Quilts and More is quickly becoming my fave magazine! I wonder why………LOL!!

  20. The fabulous Moog allegedly said:

    I can’t believe how much happens when I don’t visit your blog in a few days - I’m so behind the times! Congrats on all of these accomplishments. To steal from the rockers - your future’s so bright, you have to wear shades! And now I must step away from the computer and go home - I can see where Caren’s blog would keep me here several more hours. Cruel, I tell ya!

  21. The fabulous Lisa thedomesticdiva allegedly said:

    Way to go!!! You so deserve it!!! Can’t wait to see all the magic happen for you this year!

    Wishing you all things good!

    With friendship,

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