But just in case you're thinking to yourself, "listen Kaelin, that Kelly girl still seems a little shifty to me. She finishes a quilt top every other day and I think she might be some kind of autonomous sewing robot," I can assure you that she is in fact human. And I'm 99% sure she's able to sew at Mach 3 because she's fueled by her incredibly tasty cooking. I'm positive I could have powered myself to the moon and back after eating her Chicken Carbonara. And while she does have a little mischievous streak (she had Angela minxing it up with a booty dance and a one-shouldered shirt by the end of the retreat...we're hoping Angela's husband won't mind her flying down for more retreats in the future if they produce similar results), to quote my mother-in-law, "Kelly's as sweet as homemade apple pie". Just look at the "thank you" bag she sent in the mail as a present for arranging the retreat!
It's shaped just like a brown paper grocery sack. Too cute! But she had me at "Modern Meadow"...it was love at first sight when I spotted the Dogwood blossoms.
And she even did a little piping detail on the four main corners :)
Meeting Kelly made me even more excited about the upcoming Sewing Summit in October, because I'll finally get to meet so many of you lovely ladies face-to-face. Aren't you all PUMPED?! Just thinking about it makes me feel like this. How many of you will be going? Leave a comment if you are, because I'd love to know! I'll give you fair warning about one of my more obnoxious traits - I have self-awareness issues when it comes to the volume of my voice/laugh, so you'll probably hear me before you see me. Right when you're thinking something like, "Good God man! Who is that crazy loud woman making a scene in the corner?" and decide you want to put a lot of distance between yourself and said mystery quilter, you'll realize it's me. I was just discussing with a coworker today how I always got an "N" for "Needs Improvement" on my Elementary School Conduct Cards because, although I was an exceptional student, I had a hard time keeping my mouth shut. Twenty years later, not much has changed :)
Ooh...and one more surprise before I go! Guess what's coming to a blog near you on July 1st?
I'm teaming up with Pink Castle Fabrics to bring ya'll lots of fun things ;)