Happy Monday morning! I have a few quick reminders to share today for the week ahead, as well as a silly story from over the summer.
First of all, today’s the day that I will be a guest on Pat Sloan’s American Patchwork & Quilting podcast, streaming live at 4pm EST and available for download at 6pm–I hope you’ll tune in! You can listen on your computer, subscribe by iTunes (search American Patchwork & Quilting), or download to a player. If you can’t listen in during the live broadcast at 4pm, you can download the episode (Episode 333) anytime after 6pm. You can read more about my experiences chatting with Pat here.
Second, today kicks off a fun Blog Hop celebrating the expansion of my quilty friend Bernie’s Etsy shop Needle & Foot, which now hosts a selection of modern fabrics. See the kick off blog post and lineup here at Needle & Foot, and visit Cheryl at Meadowmist Designs for the first stop! Come back Wednesday for a chance to enter a great giveaway, and to see what I made! In addition to the giveaways throughout the hop, Bernie is offering everyone a coupon code to her new shop. Use the code NANDFREADERS15 for 15% off any order over $5.00 (the coupon code will be active through Sunday, March 26th).
And finally, a new face! Since the photos were taken over the summer and I never shared, I thought it was high time I updated my headshot photo! While I still think I look much like the old photo, it was taken nearly a decade ago on the windy moors of England. It was time for a new one. So this summer, I requested that my husband, aka fearless quilt holder assistant, take some new headshots for me.
In his typical form, he made the process fun, giving goofy prompts to generate the proper variety of faces. A model I am not, and a photographer he is not… yet I think we got some winners!
“You’re fun and sassy and having a great time…”
“…so you’re walking along and begin to realize there might be a snail in your shoe…”
So which am I really? Not sure, but I ultimately decided on a different headshot altogether; one that I think is a bit less dramatic, but still looks ok and looks like me.
I will be slowly updating my blog and other social media to have this photo, but thought it would be fun to share the process. Really, the snail in the shoe prompt was too silly not to share… what would your face look like if you were walking along and slowly began to realize that there miiiiight be a snail in your shoe…?
With that, have a great week!
10 thoughts on “A New Face and a Full Week”
I love the prompts. I think you haven’t changed a bit in a decade – just a bit of different clothing and maybe less wind this summer. 😉
I like the new shots – and you don’t look a day older. But are you wearing the same earrings? I ask because I have a thing for dangles like that 🙂
Just be glad it wasn’t a slug in your shoe! Great pictures. I’d have voted for sweet and endearing, but if the shoe doesn’t fit . . . it’s because there is a snail in it.
Windswept is lovely, but so are the latest shots. Something in your shoe? Drats, says your face!!!
These are so cute Kitty. Love each expression. Thanks for the shout out on the hop. Looking forward to hearing your chat with Pat. 🙂
Love the new photos. You were quite calm for thinking there might be a snail in your shoe. I would have been jumping up and down. LOL
Love the photos Kitty. Not so sure about a snail but I have had a chewed up mouse in a welly … which I put on without realising!
Hi! all your photos and hb are really great! You haven’t changed! I like the windy hair in your earlier photo. x Teje
You look great Kitty – and my comment about the snail in the shoe – might be worse to be the snail…
Great photos–all of them. I’d know you anywhere! Maybe some day we’ll collide at Fiddlehead, swooning over some Alison Glass and you can share your making-a-decade-stand-still-antiaging techniques 🙂