Second, I (FINALLY!) met the lovely Alisa Burke and her name is pronounced Ah-lisssssa like I made fun of myself that it would be. I have pronounced it wrong for YEARS! How embarrassing! How come nobody told me? I wonder who else's name I am saying wrong. Just so we are even, I won't mind when she calls me Karen when I move into her closet and we have tea on her patio with her decorated pots while we wear cute patchwork hoodies that she will make for us. I haven't discussed that plan with her yet but maybe she won't notice an extra person in the house. She is fantastic and has such great ideas so if you get a chance to take her classes, buy her books, or read her blog- DO! You won't be sorry you did.
Third, my friend Marlene has been going on and on about this olive oil bar (We Olive) and how amazing it is and I was thinking yeah right how great could that be? Well, SHE SHOWED ME! My friends Marlene and Trudi and I went to an olive oil bar. At an olive oil bar, the bartender pours oil and you sit there with a stack of bread and taste the oils. My life has been forever changed by a blood orange olive oil and balsamic vinegar mix. Oh, I drank that one straight from the plastic cup it was in! We all did. We were drunk on oil and vinegar and it was so fun.
And because I like to break rules, here's a photo of one of the new fashions at the Quilt Festival. I have no idea who designed it and I am sorry to say I thought at first it was a costume from Big Love. I will write more about convention and craft fair fashion after my Renegade experience tomorrow. I must now google maps to figure out where I am going so I can say I didn't get lost twice in one weekend.
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