Shall I break that down a bit for ya?
First off, thank you all so much for the croup suggestions and virtual shoulders to cry on. I truly thought that we were the only ones dealing with this. Shows how much I know, huh? I am taking every suggestion (that we haven't already tried) to heart and will let you know how it works out.
My little girl is SIX. As is, years OLD. I can't believe it.
She woke me up on her birthday and we had a short conversation that went something like this:
HER: "No I'm not. We haven't had my cake yet. You need to get up and make my cake."
ME: "I'm pretty sure you're six."
HER: "Nope, I need a cake. Can you get up now please?"
ME: "Oh.. well.. okay"
Later on in the morning..
HER: "Guess what?"
HER: "I'm not a little girl anymore, so it's okay for me to call you MOM instead of MOMMY."
Eliza has an interesting mix of likes. She loves pink and girly things, but there needs to be a bit of non girly in there too. For the LONGEST time she has been over the moon about dinosaurs. It used to kinda make me scratch my head, but now I think it is fabulous. No matter how many of her buddies like Barbie best (which she does like) she will not be swayed from dinosaurs being her thing. I hope she keeps it up when all the other girls tell her it's time to kiss boys. I have to say the "How to Train Your Dragon" has definintely thrown dragons into the mix, but that's just fine by us.
So when it came time for birthday planning, she told me she wanted a Barbie / Dragon / Dinosaur cake. ??? Maybe Dinosaur excavation barbie who trots the globe on her Night Fury? Don't know, but I certainly didn't feel up to it, so this is what we came up with:
Dublin- my little sister landed in Dublin this morning for a MONTH long tour of Europe. Harumph. My littler sister spent spring break in New York. Double harumph. I have never been to either places nor have I even been out of the country! So I've decided I can't let my little sister's stand me up and I am going to just plan a trip to Europe and design some fabric while I'm there. Anyone have any good resources for European travel?
I got a few emails from people today saying that they got my book delivered to them! I don't even have a copy of it myself! So anyway, it is starting to ship, so look for it if you have it preordered!
I will be signing copies of it in my booth at Quilt market if you happen to be coming! I'll be around the majority of the time, so stop by. The show is wholesale only and not open to the public, but if you are in the Minneapolis area, I will also be doing a signing at Quilted Treasure on May 19th from 6-8. If you are interested in coming, here are the specifics.
Also, we will be taking a trip this summer to the Seattle / Portland areas and in-between. If you would like to sponsor an event, signing, or class with moi, please let me know. We are planning for the end of July, early August.
And just a parting question for you- is it fair that roses seem to be able to pull off amazing beauty even when they are on the way out? Just wonderin.