Coming Up For Air

Today I did my make-up, styled my hair and drove a car for the first time in over a week. I went to the dentist... for my 6 month check-up.... oooooh, thrilling stuff, really. Twice a year (usually right after the 2 Quilt Markets) I shut myself away from the world for anywhere between 1 to 2 weeks to work on my next fabric collection. I pretty much become a non-functioning hermit. I don't talk on the phone, blog, tweet or FaceBook. I forget to eat, sleep and sometimes even go to the bathroom. It's not a pretty sight but it's the only way I can accomplish the task at hand. See, I'm not an "occasional designer." I've never had the capacity to just go about my daily tasks and collect random ideas here & there in the hopes they will someday become something. Not me. I thrive on intensity, stress and deadlines. Which makes it even the more strange that I'm blogging right now, because I'm definitely not done. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, but I'm not there yet. It was that darn reminder call from the dentist that jolted me out of my trance and now I'm trying my hardest to get my mojo back.

Last week (before I descended into my dungeon) I tweeted that I had collected some rather large bags of scraps from all my previous collections and wanted to know if anyone wanted them. These are medium-to-large pieces... some even as large as a fat quarter! And huge, 2 lb. bags full of them! I figured, if I only got 2 or 3 responses I would just give them to those lucky people. But after the dozens and dozens and dozens of replies kept coming in (even 2 and 3 days after my original tweet) I figured that the fairest thing to do would be to do a giveaway on my blog.

So stay tuned. As soon as those print outs are off my desk and on their way to MMF I'll be back!

off to look for my mojo...

19 comments:

  1. ooooo - i can't wait for the giveaway :-)

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  2. oh, me me me. I would love any scrap of fabric you leave behind. would probably frame it and put it on my wall. that's an idea, wall art. will try that one.

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  3. here I am ready for your beautiful scraps. My latest project was using one of your flora and fauna designs! loving it!

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  4. I love scraps and I love your fabrics. What could be better than a giveaway! :)

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  5. ooooooohhhh....good luck Patty!! I can't wait to see what you come up with! :D

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  6. It's going to be a great giveaway!

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  7. I would consider myself so lucky to win your scraps of fabric. I think it would be great to make a scrapy quilt.

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  8. funny to hear you also have one of those "dungeons". my graphic designer hubby also has one of those. in fact....he's in there now trying to finish up all these projects with crazy deadlines. but i always remind him how lucky he is to have me as his "sentry" lol. although he did remind me i may end up getting fired since i really overbooked him this time.

    -anyways, i would love a chance at getting some of your fabric scraps.

    -m.

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  9. Oh, I'll take those lovely scraps off your hands!! :)

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  10. I would just love to have some scrap fabric,

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  11. Oh pretty please!! I hope you find your mojo again. You sound like me though. I have a one track mind when I am working on a project and everything else gets set aside. Dentist? Hm.... Not sure when I have been!

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  12. holy holy! i would loooove some free fabric right now! my husband is in the middle of finishing his masters degree and military training this summer and my sewing fun is NOT in the budget! cannot wait for the give away. i never win anything, but have to sometime right!

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  13. I'm sooo into making scrappy skirts right now. These scraps would be perfect. Good luck everyone.

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  14. Me too, can't wait to see what's in store :) Working on a Stella right now with the Flora and Fauna prints :)

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  15. Oh ! nice ! can't wait to see your new designs ! and can't wait for a new giveaway of your cute fabrics... lot of ideas already, I should write them down :)

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  16. Dolly Donations would LOVE LOVE LOVE some scrap :)

    We're making dolls for Haiti Orphans ... 132!

    Sarah Hanson
    Dolly Donations: Sending Love, 1 Dolly at a Time

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  17. Hope I am not to late. They would make great baby quilts. Keeping the fingers crossed. Thanks

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  18. Did you really think only a couple people would want your scraps?!

    Good luck in finding your Mojo...we are all counting on you...no presure!

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