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Hi there. I am popping in after a long absence to share some good news!

Tomorrow, Saturday June 22nd, I’m having a book signing at Costco (Woodinville location, 11-2pm). If you’re in the neighborhood (or have relatives or friends up this way), I’d love to meet you (them). Right now, this is the one and only stop on the Costco book tour — but I’m hoping that if this one goes well, I’ll be able to get out to some other cities.

I have been inspired this past month to finish up a big, creative project. I am on a huge tear, so I’m going to let myself disappear back down the rabbit hole and see where it goes. I hope to be back here soon.

Hear Me on the Radio

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Just popping in to share some fun news. Next week, I am going to be on the radio with Pat Sloan.

I will be talking about where to find inspiration and sharing the story behind Handmade HostessYou can listen in on Monday, March 24th at 1PM PST by visiting this link or subscribing to American Patchwork & Quilting Radio in iTunes. It should be fun!

In the fabric and quilting world, Pat needs no introduction. She has published over 25 books, 100 patterns, and nearly 10 fabric lines. (I’m borrowing this bio from over here. Pat is so prolific, undoubtedly these stats have gone up since then!) Four years ago, she began hosting a weekly internet radio show where she chats about creativity and her passion for quilting.

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Shiny, New Tumblr Blog

I have been thinking about how to connect more regularly and decided I needed a fresh place to share inspiration and snapshots. So today, I am excited to introduce my new tumblr blog. (Please excuse any hiccups. I’m still tweaking a few things.)

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Now, I have to confess something: I am not a spontaneous person.  In fact, I said this to my sister, and she started laughing in that hysterical-but-slightly-pitying way only sisters can. But it’s true.

I don’t go to the grocery store without a list. I don’t send an e-mail without first writing it down in my schedule. I don’t really do anything without a whole lot of thorough and sometimes unnecessary research.

Always planning

 So those people who are posting about this great time they are having while they are having a great time? Just, NO.

I need a little time to reflect first. At least let me think about it on the drive home!

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Tumblr will be mostly in the moment but not quite. Things I am thinking about, planning, or doing although maybe not in that exact order. I hope you won’t judge me too harshly. I know we like everything fresh and immediate now.

I’ll still be writing the occasional blog post here, because I enjoy that, too. However, I’ll try to save those for whenever I have something longer or more thoughtful to say.

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Thanks for continuing to stop by and visit!

From the Imagination of Kelly Lee-Creel

{These images + more are from my new tumblr home.}

Other odds + ends:

  • I didn’t watch the Oscars this year, but I did catch Matthew McConaughey’s acceptance speech. I loved what he said about needing “something to chase.” Having my goals posted where I can see them fills me with joy each day.
  • The weather here is gray, wet, and monotonous. I have always loved the rain, but I am SO ready for a sunny weekend!
  • I just signed up for Molly Jacques calligraphy class on Skillshare. I am beyond excited. My parents gave me the class supplies for my birthday, and I can’t wait to dip into my new ink.

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Catching Up

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Hello there. It seems like time to blow the dust and cobwebs off of the blog. It’s been six months between posts which I am pretty sure translates to decades in internet years.

I am not sure where to begin, so I have made a list called “10 Things I Have Been Doing While I Was Not Blogging.”  However, the real reason for my absence is in #10.

  1. Signed copies of Handmade Hostess at Costco
  2. Took fewer pictures and tried to be in the moment more
  3. Wondered if that really worked
  4. Cleaned out the guest room and threw away all evidence that I’m actually a hoarder
  5. Stood by two of our favorite couples as they got married
  6. Congratulated a third friend on her engagement (#yearoftheweddings)
  7. Celebrated the best Christmas I have had in a long time
  8. Fine-tuned my second fabric line
  9. Studied the changing blog landscape and wondered where I fit in
  10. Finished writing a novel

Yes, that’s right. I wrote a (second) book – this time venturing into the world of fiction.

Alas, the blog is not the only thing I have neglected in the big push to the finish. Also: calls from friends, showers, Facebook, coffee dates.

Have you ever had a goal that was greedy, demanding everything you had? This one was like that. I have learned that if you don’t feed the greedy ones, they’ll grow up lopsided and malnourished.

In the meantime, I am still reflecting on #9. Blogging is changing. I am thinking of some new ways to connect more regularly with you, but this will stay my home base. I am very optimistic about 2014. Here’s to creating space for all of the things (and people) who are important to us.

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Summer Decorating Ideas

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Just wanted to pop in and share a few summery decorating tips. We are having a major heat wave over here in Seattle, so right now, my will to decorate is pretty low. Forget a pop of color.  How about a Popsicle? They’re cute, right?

I hope to be back here soon after I wrap up some creative projects and enjoy a bit of a summer hiatus.  In the meantime, here are a few fun links:

Hope you are enjoying your summer and staying cool!

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Costco!

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Hi there. I am popping in after a long absence to share some good news!

Tomorrow, Saturday June 22nd, I’m having a book signing at Costco (Woodinville location, 11-2pm). If you’re in the neighborhood (or have relatives or friends up this way), I’d love to meet you (them). Right now, this is the one and only stop on the Costco book tour — but I’m hoping that if this one goes well, I’ll be able to get out to some other cities.

I have been inspired this past month to finish up a big, creative project. I am on a huge tear, so I’m going to let myself disappear back down the rabbit hole and see where it goes. I hope to be back here soon.

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