Friday, April 5, 2013

Hello.... Happy Mail.

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The mailman was good to me the last couple days. ♥ ♥

I don't know what it is about this line exactly, but I couldn't get it out of my head. It's called Hello Gorgeous (by Iza Pearl for Windham fabrics), and I just liked it.  And had to have some.

Hello... Gorgeous

I had no specific plans with this line, but the colors were so pretty, and I like the flowers.
I thought worst case, they'd make cute clothes for Scarlet.

I haven't quite finished this (it still needs something for the bodice), but I added this little ruffle to a t-shirt for Scarlet (she's tall for her age, and when she bends over, her shirts come up too high, ruffles solve this problem).

little ruffle shirt
Tutorial coming soon!  I already took the pictures!
Still trying to decide what to do with the top.  I was thinking of appliqueing one of the big flowers on there, but am worried of what else it might resemble. :-/  So maybe I'll do something 3-d or something.  It'll probably need a hair bauble too.

I got my Hello Gorgeous from Sprightly Fabrics (coupon code 'Welcome' for their new dot com site!) and Beth at Stash Modern Fabric.  

While I was at it, I added a few of these Art Gallery blenders (also from Sprightly Fabrics).  

great blenders

I got one more piece of happy mail today.

These are some promotional copies I got from the Editor of this magazine.  
They've decided to give me a go as an assistant pattern editor.  (!!!!!) 

I've got started on my first couple patterns, and it makes me feel smart and a little slow at the same time.  But I usually end up feeling smart by the end so I think that's good.  I'm really excited.  And SO grateful!  And still pretty much in awe that I have an official "job" in something quilting related!  

And no, I still can't believe it.  :)  I just hope I can do them proud.  (and P.S.  -- even though a lot of the patterns in here might be done in different fabric choices than I customarily make, there are some awesome designs!  And it's really a great deal for a lot of patterns.  The paper is shiny too if you feel like checking it out.  They also give you access to all their past digital copies when you're a member, which is pretty cool!). ;)

I'm going to leave you with an excerpt from the new editor, Michele Duffy (some of you might know her from here) that makes me really excited to be a part of this magazine.  After she gave some great analogies about people like Renoir, Picasso, and Klee and their styles, she summarized with this:  "We are a textile art community and, as such, have the choice to honor, respect, support, and encourage one another, even when we don't hold the same opinion or style... In the end, we are all quilters, we are all artists, and we all create from a place within ourselves..."

I just really like that.  
(and I hope it was OK I put it here Michele!  I'll ask next time, but you're 3 hours ahead of me, and hopefully not still at the office!)

22 comments:

Katy Cameron said...

Oooh, congrats! Enjoy your new job :o)

Kirsten said...

Congratulations Tracey!

Happier Than A Bird Quilts said...

Huge Congrats Tracey!!! So very exciting! You'll rock the job!

Sara said...

Awesome! So jealous:)

Cindy said...

Congratulations!! That's awesome. What a great opportunity for a stay at home Mom. I'm with you on Hello Gorgeous - I might have picked up a few pieces also!

Melissa Corry said...

Congrats Tracey!!! That is so exciting!!! You will do fantastic!!

Angela said...

Yay Tracey!! That's such a great line from her! I know you'll do an amazing job.

Oh and you are reading my mind with the shirt there. I'll have to tell you my ideas. lol

Heidi Grohs said...

CRAZY awesome news!!!!!!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Congrats on the new job! That's a huge deal!!!

Katie B said...

That's such great news! The job sounds just perfect for you.

♥Duff said...

I'm soooo thrilled to be working with you! Your pattern-making talent and eye for beauty will be appreciated by over 100,000 readers! Hello Gorgeous is definitely a striking color combo and perfect for smartypants S :O)

Jenny said...

congratulations Tracey! I think this job is right up your alley!

Little Miss Shabby said...

Congratulations Tracey!--That is so exciting for you--you will be fab!(as if you weren't already. =)

Little Miss Shabby said...

Congratulations Tracey!--That is so exciting for you--you will be fab!(as if you weren't already. =)

Sarah said...

Congratulations! That is huge news. Wow, an official proper paying job in the quilting industry. Good luck! I'm sure you'll be great.

Lee said...

Wow! Congrats on the new job, that is awesome! : )

Erika said...

Great idea on the t-shirt! Both my girls are like 97% for height and shirts are always too short (pants too)!!

QuiltNut Creations said...

Congrats on the job! And that fabric; droolworthy!!

QuiltingRage said...

Congratulations! You've achieved every quilters dream!

Freddie said...

Great news about the assistant editor gig. Love the little top you made. great choice of fabric.

Melissa Ybarra said...

I'm so flattered you like Hello Gorgeous...and love that little sweet ruffle bottom tee!! :) Your work is fantastic! Thanks so much for mentioning and using my Hello Gorgeous collection on your blog! :)

Poppyprint said...

How perfect is this job for you?!!! Congratulations Tracey!! (I'm so embarrassed that I didn't read this ages ago, forgive my lack of blog reading of late). xox

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