Pillow Talk

I just found out that Lissa, our great leader has a blog post with a giveaway!    Go there now and sign up for her giveaway.  She doesn’t say what it is, but she is MODA!!!!  Hmmm, maybe I’ll sign up!

I’ve been designing with my new fabric line and I don’t have any fabric yet!  I’m still waiting for fabric to arrive so in order to get a head start I’m working digitally.  I use a software program called Adobe Illustrator and I can actually scan my drawings, trace them directly on my “oh so fancy Wacom monitor”, and insert the fabrics into the drawings.  It gives me an idea of what the actual quilt will look like before I’ve even sewn a stitch. Many of you asked me about what you saw on my monitor in the picture below (courtesy of Quilter’s Home Magazine)…

…You’re looking at a Wacom monitor and I can draw directly on it with a special pen.  When I’m not drawing I can use it as a regular computer monitor!  I love this monitor!  Love it!

Of course now I’m facing the other direction in the room and still loving it!  Some of you asked about my desk furniture…I bought it at Pottery Barn and it’s from the Bedford Collection.  The nice thing about this furniture is it’s so versatile.  You can easily re-arrange it into different layouts (such as facing my desk outward).

The cabinets you see are my old Horn sewing cabinets that I’ve had for years.  I updated them with new pink knobs.

Speaking of sewing rooms, did anyone see the show on Oprah TV called “Enough Already with Peter Walsh”?  be sure and watch it if you can find it in your area.  It will make you feel SO much better! Really! It’s about a Quilter and her all consuming stash.

Believe it or not we have a severe weather warning for our area of California!  They say snow could actually hit the ground here.  I live in farm country and many of the vegetables and fruits you find in your grocery stores come from our area.  The oranges and just coming into season and temperatures in the 20’s and 30’s could ruin them, not to mention the peach, apricot and cherry trees that are just starting to get leaves.  It’s going to be a sewing weekend I can just feel it!

Hope you’re having a great week!

Back soon!

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  • Sherri - What a fun post (as always)! I always love seeing the pictures of your sewing room! Hope your weather is nice for sewing…but not so bad that it affects all the food growing up there…we do love our California produce here in the desert!ReplyCancel

  • DeAnna - Love your room!

    And, yes, I saw “Enough Already!” That poor woman was just overwhelmed with stuff. I’m glad they helped her get her life back, and I was drooling over her new quilting space. All those gorgeous shelves and work stations.

    Couldn’t work in a garage here in Texas in the summer, but I guess she lives somewhere where that will work. :)ReplyCancel

  • Sandra - Oh I hope not, more expensive fruit up here in
    Canada. The weather has been so crazy lately and In Ontario Canada we had so much snow and cold weather and flu. I am on my third bout of flu and the quilting definitely taking a back seat these days. Oh well spring is around the corner I hope. I am anxious to see new fabric and designs.ReplyCancel

  • Anna - Oh I love the monitor! The rooms cute too! lolReplyCancel

  • Anna - love the monitor! The rooms cute too! lolReplyCancel

  • Nancy C. in Utah - Anne, Your studio looks so wonderful, I have to wipe the drool from my chin with a napkin every time you show pictures of it, LOL. I’m must say I’m not complaining because last July my hubby and I got a nice sewing room all set up for me and I have never had my own sewing space, never. Even when I made all my girls clothes and most of my clothes for work, I sewed in the living room and kitchen. I didn’t get to use my new room last year but this year I’m hoping for a very “Quilty” year. I’m really glad you have such great technology to do your designing on because I love your designs, so keep em coming! Boy, I hope you don’t get a freeze there. I’m lost when I can’t get sweet juicy oranges and lemons here. You have a wonderful evening and give all your furry babies a scratch for me. Hugs…ReplyCancel

  • Shirley Albertson Owens (sao) - I love your sewing room and ESPECIALLY those pink knobs!

    I hope you’all in CA survive the possible snow!

    sao in Midlothian, VA (formerly from Orange County, CA where it NEVER SNOWS…:))ReplyCancel

  • Dorian - Isn’t the weather amazing this year? I live up North of you, between Chico and Redding. They are saying this storm is going to leave snow on the valley floor, which doesn’t happen much anymore. I live up in the mtns, not real far up, but enough to be getting 4 or 5″ from this storm. Enjoy your sewing weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Judie - Just love your sewing room!!! It looks SO organized – I’m envious and inspired to get downstairs to mine and follow suit!! Hope you don’t get too much snow – we’re expecting rain here in PA – it should get rid of our 6″ of snow that we got a couple of days ago. Happy sewing –

  • Sheila - I’m sure your studio is the envy of all who see this post! I really love that monitor. Would you share the model number?

  • pam - The room is lovely, I feel a little envious each time I see it. The space, the organization, its so clean! And the monitor.. oh so amazing. I have Illustrator, I should really try to use it!ReplyCancel

  • pam - The room is lovely, I feel a little envious each time I see it. The space, the organization, its so clean! And the monitor.. oh so amazing. I have Illustrator, I should really try to use it!

    p.s. the weather! what’s up with that?ReplyCancel

  • Kari - Did you notice all the neat bunnies that Pottery Barn has for the spring? The catalog just came in my mail today.ReplyCancel

  • Tracee - Hi Anne, thanks for that info, your entire setup looks so pretty but professional too – love it! xxReplyCancel

  • Brian - I can’t believe there was a show about a quilter and her stash on Peter Walsh. I’ve always said on my blog that I feel like our “shoppe” or any quilt shop is sometimes where hoarding might begin. Oops.ReplyCancel

  • Bonny - I do believe you have the ultimate quilting studio:) It is simply beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Heather Johnson - Hi, I’m with an online vintage dress boutique called Shabby Apple (www.shabbyapple.com) and I adore your blog. Shabby Apple offers affordable, stylish attire perfect for a day at work or play, or a night on the town. We would love to partner with you and offer your readers a 10% off coupon as well as the opportunity to giveaway or review one of our dresses on your blog. Please check us out at http://www.shabbyapple.com and let me know if you are interested.

    I look forward to hearing back from you soon!


    Heather JohnsonReplyCancel