Thursday, November 11, 2010

excitement


 I've got PIPS!!!! Many many MANY thanks to Thimbleanna for hooking me up with these fat quarters. How I will EVER cut into these little lovelies??? I do not have a clue. Anna, you are a darling! I'm seriously excited for this fabric.
I'm also seriously excited because I've packed up my Juki (in my super cute new suitcase!) and I'm headed to COLORADO!!! I'm teaching (machine quilting) at a retreat this weekend. My stomach has been flip flopping all day. I'm very excited. And a little bit nervous, too.

See you in a few days!

Edited to Add: My suitcase came from Target. It can be found here.

68 comments:

jabeybaby said...

Cute suitcase, but I love your purse!!

Kim said...

Safe travels.....I bet you're a great teacher! Have fun and enjoy the group of eager students.

Happy Sewing

Laritza said...

Where did you get the lovely suitcase? Have fun and come back soon. Maybe by then I will have whipped up courage to cut my second quilt.

Terriaw said...

how did you get Sherbet Pips so early?!?! Your are the third blogger I've seen with these adorable fabrics, yet I thought they weren't supposed to come out until 2011. Lucky girl! I can't wait to get some to play with.

Good luck at your retreat this weekend! You are going to rock it!

Mrs A said...

Have a great time, wish i was going with you!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Congratulations on scoring some Pips! (That sounds funny, doesn't it?) Have fun at the retreat!

live a colorful life said...

Your purse is adorable! (*sigh* more FMF...) Hey, can you come out here to CA and give me a private machine quilting lesson??

Kristie said...

Ohhhh, so lucky to have Pips! I get increasingly jealous with each post where I see bloggers getting them! If you feel like unloading any scraps my way.....

Love thast suitcase. Mine literally fell apart on my last trip...think I need me a lovely like that! Have a great retreat!

Karen said...

Love your new suitcase!

Have a wonderful trip to Colorado. You'll do fine teaching! You explained everything perfectly when we were doing the QALs at your site!

Don't forget your mittens!

aneela said...

You don't know how excited I am that you have these fabrics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Can't wait to see what you do :)

Have fun in Colorado!

Someday said...

You'll do great! Maybe someday an 'out west' trip for me will include learning to machine quilt from you. Love the loops on the red quilt!

Robyn said...

I'm sorry you won't get better weather! HAve a great trip!

Linda said...

You'll do fabulous! Have a great time!

Suzanne said...

I hope you enjoy your class. I bet if you relax and just be yourself, it will be a smashing success. I wish I could be a fly on the wall. Better yet, I wish I were going to be there too!

On a separate note, I thought of you today as I was ripping out some quilting. It's so helpful to know that you too change your mind and use a seam ripper.

Alise said...

Have fun!.. can you tell me where I can buy that fabric? LOL

Dolly said...

Please tell me where I can buy that suitcase !

You'll do great at the class....nervousness is so much more commendable than smugness !

Kali said...

Uh, that fabric is incredible. I get warm fuzzies just looking at them together.

Kristen said...

Have fun at your class, I can't wait to see what you do with the fabric. I'm sure its going to be super cute.

Kate said...

Gorgeous pips! And we're suitcase twins :-) Mine has served me well thus far - hope you love yours too! :-)

PatSloan said...

have a great time!!!

Jessica Christensen said...

I knew I should have driven to Houston! So jealous of your pips. Seriously. Drooling. I LOVE them! (Think of me using a sing-song voice here.)

Creative Mom said...

Love the pips!

Kim said...

Please tell us where you found that suitcase! I was just at the sewing machine store today and all they had were ugly, tapestry bags with vines and grapes. YUCK! That one is seriously CUTE!

RosaMarĂ­a said...

ohhhhh how I wish can be there!!
have FUN!!!

Brenda Rae said...

How did you get your Juki in that suitcase??? I have a Juki TL98Q and I can't even get it to fit in the soft case that came with it. Must be doing something wrong here. Do you take the thread holders off? In any case, wish I were going to your workshop. Hope it's wonderful.

Laurel H. said...

Wow; so much excitement! Congrats on the great fabric, and enjoy the retreat (and safe travels)!

Quilt n Queen said...

Have a great trip!!! You will do great!!!

I'm sure PIPS is going to be very hard to cut into. I have that problem too. PIPS is pure loveliness!! Too too cute fabrics. Can't wait to see what you create. It will be wonderful.

Beth Moore said...

I apologize in advance for the weather in Colorado, and wish like heck I was going to be at that retreat. =(

Thimbleanna said...

OhMyGosh - the PipsMama left you a comment -- how exciting!!! How on earth do you take your machine with you? Do you check that bag? I hope you have a fabulous time -- can't wait for the whole report!!!

Katy said...

LOVE that suitcase - where did you buy it?!

Have fun teaching (yikes!)

POOTLE FLUMP said...

You lucky thing! Regrettably Im still Pip-less. :(

Tara said...

So, so glad that you're here! I just packed up tons of scraps for us to play with in the morning! Yeah! Should really think about bed!

Timi said...

Have a beautiful weekend :O))!!!

Miss White Wall said...

That is sooo exciting, have a wonderful time!

Leila said...

Good luck! With such cute bags what could go wrong?!? :)

tarabu said...

How exciting! We're all looking forward to hearing about - and seeing snaps from - your latest teaching retreat!

hilltopmom said...

How nice. I've not seen Pips before, I love it. Love that Thimbleanna too. Have a good weekend.

audreypawdrey said...

I love the pips! I so wanted to go to that retreat, but for some reason we always have out of town guests the weekend of your retreat. Maybe next time!

Goddess in Progress said...

Totally jealous of your quilt!

And jealous of your weekend at the retreat, too. I'll miss you guys! Of course, I can't complain from here in the middle of the Pacific.... but still. Had so much fun last year, I'm bummed I can't be everywhere at once!

Kate @SwimBikeQuilt said...

Good luck teaching! I'm sure you will be fab.

Gaertegang said...

LOVE that suitcase!!! Where did you get it!!!!!??????? SO fun...those fabrics are darling! Have a fantastic time at your retreat....

Susan said...

I'm with Jayebaby...I love that purse!

Anonymous said...

Have a great time! You have a lot to pass along to the quilters, no need to be nervous. Looks like you are all set with your perfect bags.
Will look forward to hearing about the retreat.
Beverly in WA state

Katherine said...

Safe and happy travels! You will get over the flip flopping tummy as soon as you get to sharing your passion with the happy group awaiting you at the retreat. Have fun!Looking forward to hearing about it when you're back.

Clair said...

Love your new suitcase!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

They will love you in Colorado! Relax and have a great time.
Amanda and her Pips - what will be their first hit? Even Aneela is wondering!!!

Andrea, the little collector said...

Have so much fun this weekend! You are fabulous. :)

Caro said...

Good luck to you and have a great time.

Angie said...

Ok, So I am totally in love with your suitcase for your Juki~but so jealous about the quilting retreat! I wish I lived in COLORADO! Instead...I'm in KY and sad! :0( I hope it goes wonderful for you. :0)

Diane said...

Another question on the suitcase and sewing machine relationaship. Is this a machine bag or a normal suitcase? If tha latter, how do you pack your machine? and a previously asked, do you check it?

April (Polkadot Sparrow) said...

Where did you get your suitcase?? It's really cool. Have fun in CO!!

TaraB said...

That suitcase is so cute!!! Where did you get it??? I travel a lot for business and would love to purchase that - black is sooooo boring!

Michele said...

What fun! Enjoy yourself!

Chris said...

Grr, I've asked for your retreat as my birthday present for two years in a row now! Hubbie is losing brownie points like crazy ;-)

Have fun and tell us all about it! BTW, I'm having serious Sherbet Pips envy.

sewtakeahike said...

Amanda, it was just wonderful to meet you this weekend and learn from you!! As I told Tara on her blog, you two are a dynamic duo! The retreat was smashing!

Lauren LiGreci said...

I love the fabric! it is adorable. The little skiers make me actually want to ski. I am sure the class went well, cannot wait to hear more about it.

Patti said...

I love everything on your website and hope you had a great weekend. I wish you lived in England and would teach here. I sure could use it. I am new at this and having a hard time.
Love
Patti xxx

Lisa said...

Those FQ's are adorable. Can I buy them anywhere? I found some that said they were due out April 2011..... seriously?!?!

Grace said...

wow ... so excited for you ... :) ... have a wonderful weekend teaching ... :)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

sigh, love this, anna is wonderful

Kelli said...

Two serious reasons to envy you. The Pips and the suitcase! Too cute :)

http://www.etsy.com/shop/SquareBag said...

Loooove the bag! Machine case nice too, but the baaag:)

PolkaDotClassic said...

Love your suitcase.

sulu-design said...

I just crawled out of the computer-less cave I've been in for about a month now and was so excited that you're traveling to teach another class! Have a wonderful time away from home, doing what you love to do.

By the way, if you're looking for a monochromatic quilt color, may I recommend gray? It's the first color that popped in my head when I saw the post before this one, and then I saw a photo you posted several days prior with some fantastic grays in it. I think it would be really pretty and sophisticated.

One Second Needle said...

Thanks for your post. Best wishes on your trip and your teaching.

sarafiedler@gmail.com said...

Hi, I love your blog!
I am looking for a new quilting machine and am very interested to know about your JUKI. Would it be possible for you to write about it on your blog as I am sure others are also interested. I live in Israel and will need 220volts and whenever I look at Juki's website I cannot find anything suitable that has a walkingfoot, drops the feed dogs and even maybe a stitch regulator :) and has a very wide throat. I appreciate and info you can pass on to me. Thanks and warmest regards. Keep up YOUR great work. Sara

Em said...

Those are THE cutest winter prints! Lucky YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kate said...

I was just reading through your blog and see that I just missed you coming to Ft. Collins - so sad! I've been loving your quilts for the past year and would have loved to have gone to your class. You mentioned you would be doing it again next year - did you mean in Ft. Collins again??