along with dorky sharing of excitement with a complete stranger.
Nearly 2 years ago, I was contacted by Simplicity Patterns about designing a purse pattern. I was quite excited at the time, but didn't talk about it here, because it just didn't seem real and I didn't want to sound all braggy. My granny used to tell us, "no one likes a bragger" and so I try to take care not to sound braggy when sharing exciting news. Anyway, fast forward to today, an ordinary Friday, me and Bayleigh hanging out at Hancock fabric. You know, the place all the cool nanas hang out. We're flipping through the pattern books and there it is. Dude! My purses! In a Simplicity pattern book! In Hancock Fabrics! I was overtaken by complete dorkiness and giddiness. I contained my excitement long enough to get up and pull the pattern envelop from the drawer and couldn't contain my goofy self anymore. I showed the pattern to a complete stranger who was minding her own business, browsing the pattern books. I said hey, that's me, lamely pointing out my name, that's my pattern... I made those purses. The poor lady stammered uh... cool... that's neat...ah... congratulations... I've never met someone who made a pattern before.... I'm sure she was thinking, what a goof ball this woman is. I then proceded to do the same thing at the cutting counter.
And then I did something I never do. I purchased a pattern that wasn't on sale.