Friday night was such a wonderful night. Thank you to all of you who came out in the rain, and especially to those who made the journey from far away! I was so touched by all of the kindness flowing around that room. Thank you. Unfortunately, I was so busy visiting and laughing and keeping my little ones from ingesting ALL of the 'pupcakes' that I have not a single photograph from the entire evening (did anyone else there get anything?). Above was right before the party started.
The show will stay up at Edith & Edna through April and May, and it consists of the small quilts, the embroidered hoops, and photography. As well as plenty of The Creative Family books, of course (did you know that Edith & Edna has the best stocked 'craft book' shelf in town? It's true). The photography I included was a selection of my favorites from the '30 days of the Everyday' set. In addition to the prints, I also printed up some postcard sets (pictured above), and I've just added those to The Shop.
The quilts that are so near and dear to my heart sadly missed out on a good and proper photo shoot as well, though I did manage to snap this one only in my studio before they went to the gallery. May I introduce Lisa, 1971? The small quilts - all inspired by vintage sewing patterns, are made of entirely repurposed materials. I named each piece based on a young girl (in my head, entirely...that's okay, right?) of the era. They were such a joy for me to work on, and I grew quite attached to my six girls and their quilts. (When the show is over at Edith & Edna, I'll photograph them all better, and put any that are left in the online shop. Or on my walls. I'm not really sure yet!)
I had some small prints made of each of the quilts, and those, as well, are available in The Shop now. They're 5x5 prints - it was important to me to print something that's easy to find a standard size frame and mat for, so they could be as affordable as possible - framing can get so tricky (and expensive!), I've been learning.
Phew. I'm tired! Like that crazy feel-it-deep-in-your-bones kind of tired, you know? The next few days are the first real 'break' our little family has had in quite a stretch of time. At the end of the week, I'll have two more book events, and then I receive my second manuscript back for edits. Oh my. So we're going to soak up the next few days with lots of walks in the muddy woods, a celebration of my soon-to-be five year old's birthday, and as many naps as these three little ones will allow.
In the meantime, I must say thank you one more time for your continued words of support about the book - the emails, the contributions to the Flickr pool (I'm LOVING those!), the lovely reviews - all of it. I'm moved beyond words at your kindness and response to this little project that's now 'out there' in the world. It means so very much to me, and I'm so happy that it's finding a place in your family as well.
I'll return after just a little rest! Be well, friends!