Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Toot, TOOT!!!

Can you hear that?

It's the sound of my own horn. You'd think after 20 months of blogging and talking all about myself and my projects, I would be more than comfortable sharing good news, but I have to say that it's not as easy as it sounds. I'm one of those people who has a hard time accepting compliments (and I know I'm not alone here). How many of you cook a meal, only to tell your guests how easy it was when they freak out about how amazing it tastes? I can't tell you how many times my husband has told me later "just say thank you!" And how many of you nervously post a photo, or hold up a quilt at show and tell, and immediately point out everything you did "wrong" on it? See? Not alone. I knew it.

So, I'm warning you now, there's gonna be a disproportionate amount of horn tooting going on here at Poppyprint this month. June is shaping up to be my lucky number 21 month of blogging. Good things are happening and I have a feeling I'm heading into a few weeks of self-imposed-compliment-accepting-therapy. Your reward for putting up with all my good news, and helping me celebrate will be at least THREE awesome giveaways.

I'm kicking things off by sending you somewhere else! That's right, head on over to the lovely Trish's place if you are interested in some little-known Poppyprint facts. And while you're there, check out Trish's sweet patterns, like this Hazel hipster bag I made back in March....

Hipster bag by Poppyprint

Thanks for having me over, Trish!

More (not so) breaking news coming soon........

19 comments:

traceyjay said...

That's why we have friends... to toot our horns for us.

felicity said...

I agree with Tracey - friends help remind us that we need to toot (our horns) more often. Ha ha I said toot. ANYWAY, I have to actively restrain myself from doing just what you described - point out "mistakes" in a project someone compliments, fib that something "wasn't a big deal" etc. Now, I just say, "thank you!" with a big smile.

Krista said...

Okay, so I read your interview, but now all I can think about is how I can crash your trip to France. Seriously. That sounds fantastic!

You are an amazing quilter and friend :) I can't wait to see what else you've got going on! (although I think I know what a couple of those things are going to be!)

Dianne said...

Polish up your horn and toot away!!! No point in hiding such a fabulous light under a bushel.

Waiting not so patiently for all the updates retreat-giveaways-projects oh my! ;0)

Live a Colorful Life said...

Awesome interview, Krista. And for all of you who want to know how she chose the name Poppyprint, come to my blog on Monday, okay? You definitely should be tooting your horn long and loud!

pinksuedeshoe said...

You go girl! And I saw that you were going to France in the comments here before I could read it over there. JEALOUS!

carol said...

Nice article and well deserved,Krista! Hurray for your France trip! Wow!

Nina Lise Moen said...

Congratulations, Krista, I am so happy for you!

WandaFish said...

What a lovely interview! Congrats on over 500 followers and I look forward to hearing more of your news :)

Katie B. said...

I'm excited to hear what you have in store! I'm all ready to shower you with praise. :)

PinkGranny said...

I enjoyed reading your interview! What a nice thing it is to learn more about blogging and quilting friends. I interested in learning more about your retreats. They sound fun and relaxing.

The dresden plate piece is so lovely. I never aspired to make one yet I keep lingering over them when I see them.

Congratulations on 21 months of blogging. As a follower I look forward to seeing what you are working on and the inspiration your projects provide.

badlandsquilts said...

Love the bag and reading the interview to get to know you better! And of course staying tuned for more news!

paulette said...

Stop eating broccoli...too much tooting going on over there!!
Can't wait to hear more of your NEWS!
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Patti said...

Hey Krista!
Such a nice interview on Trish's blog. You certainly are talented and deserve the horn tooting. That Ruby star hipster is so nice!
I'm very impatiently waiting for my Horizon to arrive so I can get back to sewing. In the meantime, it's a hockey night!!! They'd better pull up their socks (I wonder where that saying comes from!)and play a better game.

Michele Pacey said...

Congrats on a delightful, info-filled interview Krista! Way to start the horn-tooting therapy.

What Comes Next? said...

Horn tooting is perfectly allowed, although I guess it does qualify as maybe a bit "Un-Canadian" eh? You go right ahead - very well deserved.

Amy said...

Oh, a trip to France! How nice! It was a lovely interview!

Manda said...

Great interview, and toot away!Its well deserved!

SarahB said...

I just found my way over to you thanks to Trish! Your work is just beautiful! Congratulations on your Top 55 Blogs mention!!