First off I want to give a shout out to Rita Whalen. Thank you for making me feel like a "rockstar" even if it embarrassed the "normal person" out of me. You really did make my weekend.
As a blogger and designer, most of my work goes on in the privacy of my own home. I create alone, most of the time. I do my blog and design team work behind a computer screen. . Even comments on my blog are silent as I read them on my cell phone or computer.
Last Sunday when I walked into Quilter's Junction in Centralia, WA looking for the exact match to my light gray (Vapor) fabric, the lady behind the counter was very helpful. She asked what I was looking for and took me around the shop trying to find a solution. It's a small shop and I was very specific, so it didn't take long. She then asked me my name. I said "Heather" and she said "North?". At first I panicked a little because I didn't recognize this lady, but she knew my last name, so I must have known her. I'm terrible at remembering names, but I usually at least recognize the face. This time I was at a complete loss.
She told me that she follows my blog. In addition to being a quilter, she is also a cardmaker. I was so embarrassed that I had shown my Dresden block to this person who actually knew who I was that I took that block and literally covered my face with it.
Just picture it. This block with my face and head under it. Can you get any more geeked out than that?! I could have played it cool and confident, saying "thank you, I'm so glad you are interested in my blog".... but no, I had to turn (what I am sure was) a tomato bright red, and cover my face with the block that I was embarrassed for anyone who "knows" me to actually see.
As if that wasn't bad enough, I think I covered myself 3 more times before I left the shop. Apparently I wasn't cut out for being "famous". LOL. My work is out here on my blog for the world to see, but when I meet someone face to face who is looking at my work I am filled with embarrassment and self doubt. Obviously something I need to work on.
When I asked for her name she told me, Rita Whalen and I instantly recognized her name from my blog, emails and Facebook. Thank you Sew much Rita Whalen for making feel like a rockstar. I'm sorry for being such a nerd and not knowing what to say. Next time I visit you I will try not to cover my face every time you pay me a compliment. Bless you in your upcoming adventure!
Now on to my sewing card. This one comes with a video.
Stamps: Notions (Waffle Flower)
Ink: London Fog, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper: Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: Stitched Rectangle Dies, Quilted Swirl Stitch Die (Lil' Inker Designs); White Bakers Twine (Stampin' Up!): MISTI
One last thing before I go... StampNation is going on a Virtual California Vacation and it starts tomorrow. Be sure to come along and join in the fun as we visit 7 popular tourist stops and have challenges along the way. The fabulous Ellen Hutson is our sponsor and she has a very special coupon code and giveaway for StampNation members.
|Sneak Peek of StampNation's California Vacation|
We have one more sponsor and it is a mystery. Can you guess what is inside the box? If you are a card maker, you are going to LOVE it!