Saturday, December 5, 2009

Bending The Rules

Caught a great book signing this week- Amy Karol, author of Bend the Rules Sewing and Bend the Rules with Fabric, came to a book signing at The Quilt Loft in Seattle. That's driving distance! Plus, she was accompanied by the fabulous Miss Black Apple, Emily Martin. I was so stoked.

The Quilting Loft is tucked away in a cute part of the Seattle-area * known as Ballard, near Lake Washington.  I have never been in the presence of so many delicious, vibrant, designer fabrics.  (Overhearing a woman at the cutting counter laughing that she was going to spend over $300 on "this quilt" cured me of any serious designs, though!)

There was a good-sized line, and I joined the back.

I met Amy Karol!  She's darling.

I met Emily Martin, too!  She's so funny- after this picture was snapped she looked at the camera and said "Wonderful!  I look like a vampire."  It's a pretty common look in this area, I'm afraid.  (I love everything in her Etsy shop.  Everything.  I heard tell that a while back, she was the top selling Etsy-er.  Incredible!)

There were cookies from Amy, door prizes for a lucky few gals, and even old friends.  (I felt like such an interloper after finding out the people in front AND in back of me had known Amy for years.

Mom and Dad, thanks again for my birthday books!

Wonder Daddy, THANK YOU for taking solo duty for bed time!!

And Amy and Emily, thank you for coming out this way!

*You have to know that everything near Seattle is "Seattle Area."  There are no breaks between cities and towns.  You drive Seattle-Mercer Island-Bellevue-Issaquah-North Bend-Preston on I-90 before you find a real break.  And it's a mountain range.  So we have Eastside, with Kirkland, Bellevue, Redmond, Issaquah.  South is Renton, Tacoma.  North is Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood, Snohomish County.  West...well, there's just West Seattle, because of the large OCEAN in the way :)  You better pay attention to your exit numbers in this area, because you'll never know when you reach a new town!


Aunt LoLo said...

So glad you had fun!!! And doesn't Miss Emily look a smidge like Corey, from high school??

Ticia said...

Okay that is super fun. I've looked at those books lots in the stores, but never quite bought them.
And yes designer fabrics get EXPENSIVE!

Casey said...

What great fun! I'm sorry I couldn't join you.

bright and blithe said...

oh, so jealous. if i lived closer i wouldn't have missed it! i visited Seattle years ago and loved it. such a beautiful, vibrant place. thank you so much for commenting on my blog and for subscribing. it's so nice to meet you.

Teresa said...

How wonderful...sounds like you had a good time.
My daughter lives close to that area so I'm very aware of the need to pay attention to road signs- we do a lot of turn around when we go there, =)

Su said...

Oooh! Sounds like you had quite a bit of fun. Such great photos of you and the ladies.

BettyRockit said...

Thanks for stopping by! Those are some great photos, I love meeting authors!

Vegbee said...

oh, sounds like great fun!

Could you get a hold of me at
I want to give you a pattern ;)

urban craft said...

what a great event! I Must do more traveling for cool shows.