Have you ever wondered what it would be like to make one of those acceptance speeches, you know, like "First I'd like to thank the Academy..."
When I got an email from Kristin Link of Sew, Mama, Sew, asking me to make a pincushion for her friend, Mo Bodell, well, it sorta felt like being nominated for a major award.
I love Mo's fabric, Party Dress, and making a pincushion from this fabric was really fun. I hope she likes it.
*gasp* They just called me name. (trying not to stumble over my designer dress from Target as I go up the steps to make my speech....)
"First, I would like to thank the director (I mean, fabric designer) for such beautiful designs. Your talent is amazing. I would like to thank the producer (uh, fabric manufacturer) for giving me such great 'material" to work with. It makes my job so easy. I would like to especially thank the script writers for all the wonderful information you put on the selvages. Without you, it would be a lot harder to 'selvage my sanity.'
I would like to thank my fellow bloggers, who are a constant source of inspiration. This one is for you, Amanda Jean.
I would like to thank the supporting actors who made this pincushion possible, especially Robert Kaufman for designing "Crazy for Dots and Stripes," MoMo for allowing me to use just part of your name, and "Quilts," wherever you are--and you know who you are (because I don't remember...)
Further, I would like to thank Jennifer Paganelli, for having the most amazing selvages, and using lots of names in her fabric lines--Jennifer, without you it would be a lot harder to customize. And to Jean Ray Laury. You are a legend in the quilting community--a lot of newer quilters may not be familiar with you, but you followed your own path and made some amazing contributions, including designing six lines of fabric for FreeSpirit and having a quilt included in the 20th Century's 100 Best Quilts. And you come from central California, right where I live.
Finally, I want to thank my husband, Mark. You give me unwavering encouragement and support. Without you, none of this would be possible.
(Hope you all heard that last part, because they just cued the music for me to get.off.the.stage.)