Tuesday, September 21, 2010

3 Days and counting...

Well, it has been a few weeks since I have blogged... and let me tell ya A LOT has been going on.  Number one reason is I have been working really hard to get ready for this weekends big event...

Country Living Fair in Columbus!  

 I have an awesome announcement! Amy Barickman (some of you know her as the founder of Indigo Junction...yes as in the patterns!) called me up and asked if we could team up and I would be the retail spot/booth to sell her new book Vintage Notions!  So if you plan on coming to the fair come to my booth #365F to check it out and just maybe Amy herself will be there to talk to you and sign a book! Just so you know that if you can't make it to Columbus or Atlanta I have the book in the shop.  I have been thoroughly enjoying this very special book.  Amy will be speaking and doing a book signing at the Country Living Main Stage on Friday at 1:00pm! It is such a huge compliment that Amy decided to team up with me there are sooooo many amazing talented vendors at this fair I feel well words can't describe!  Hence I am really excited about the weekend!  Dad still has to pressure wash the pig trailer to put all precious cargo in. Yes that's how we get everything to the fair and it's awesome works out great...and NO it doesn't stink PROMISE! Well with that being said I have lots to do only 3 days left really only one day left here at the shop...EEEK! In the meantime here are  some pictures of whats been going on and a sneak peak at a few things I have been working on... 

My cousin helping me tag stuff...awesome helper!
printing of the shop newsletter hope you all enjoyed or enjoying!
I even fit in a small quilt show last weekend in Warren... Thanks Crazy Quilters Quilt Guild for the invite!
The booth that day and mom stitching on binding!
Last but not least...I thought she was chewing on that sock.
But, really it was my orange Pearle cotton...
her deciding to pounce it... Libby you are not a cat your a BULLDOG!
she is so cute it's hard to be mad at her... and I have tons more pictures of my sewing dog in all her glory with a ball of thread!  It was worth the break to take these!
Well I am off to sleep now.  I hope that I see some of you this weekend in Columbus!

P.S. Don't forget to check the website for Shop Hours while at the fair and upcoming Atlanta Country Living Fair! www.olivegracestudios.com/news

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Up at the Crack of Dawn

sun comin up over the sewing machine
So I am typically not a morning person but today I decided to roll out of bed at 6:00 a.m.  Just so you know my eyes actually opened at about 3:30 a.m.  On Tuesday and Wednesday evenings I have been staying at mom and dad's house in preparation of the upcoming Country Living Fair'S!  Yes not just one but two...  Anyway I don't know if it's just my nerves getting the best of me or the 50 pound bulldog slash little old grandpa who made her way into my room which then proceeded to snore all night.  She slept on the floor and I think both the echoing of the old house and vibrations of her breathing made for not a good nights sleep.  I think that is just an excuse though.  20 more days till the Columbus Country Living Fair and lots to do.  My fat quarter folder and myself have been busy in the shop getting shop stuff ready such as fat quarters plus working on product that that I make and tagging all the vintage things I have for the booth!

Over the weekend for a little inspiration and few minutes away from sewing I met a couple special girls at the Meadow Lands Flea Market outside of Pittsburgh.  What a great flea market wow... that is a TRUE flea's hideout.  Old school style actually it was all antiques no socks or out of date mayonnaise for goodness sake.  Last Sunday was another early day we left here at 6:30 a.m. (5:00a.m. wake up) and arrived pretty early and by 11:00 a.m. we were hot and tired.  Great treasures in hand we blew that hot box of a flea market and decided on going to an antique shop then lunch... in A.C!  

P is for Piggie

So that is a wrap up of what has been going on around here!  So nice to see Abbie and Debb...it had been almost a year exactly.  Last year at this time all my best friends came to see my shop come to life in a celebration that in my heart will never be forgotten! If only there were more hours in the day and Seattle, Savannah, D.C. and even Columbus were just a wee bit closer.

P.S. I almost forgot... today is the official start of college football... Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Marshall 7:30p.m. Big Ten Network... I only hope I am awake at that time! Go Bucks!!!! O-H!!!!