Showing posts with label Alex Anderson's Essential Sewing Tool. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alex Anderson's Essential Sewing Tool. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Alex Anderson's 4 in 1 Essential Sewing Tool NOW AVAILABLE 16.95



Four Must-Have Quilting and Crafting Tools in One Flat-ended presser cap for finger pressing, folding, burnishing. Super-sharp BERNINA seam ripper for fast unsewing. Pointed wood end cap for turning bias tubes and and doll parts. Extra-long stiletto.



Click here to order your 4 in 1 Essential Sewing Tool before they are sold out.

Smiles,
Kelly

Thursday, October 15, 2009

International Fall Quilt Market Houston 2009 Update

I hope you can all appreciate the amount of "work/too much fun" it is to collect all this information and then organize it so I can responsibly share about what I saw. Here is a photo of the brochures I have in my living room floor this morning. And on top of all that....I have a house guest to deal with.

Alex Anderson's Essential 4 in 1 Tool is making its way to its final destination today. I know everyone thought it was for me....nope. It is going to an undisclosed location for it's final playing place. The tool will be very happy I assure you and it will have some other playmates as well.

Someone got very emotional when I put it into the envelope. I'm not naming names but a certain someone is a bit sensitive. Some people are prone to emotion....but Alex really takes the cake....who would have known?


She cried all over my kitchen floor. I've never seen anyone respond like this before. I admit she is not as calm as she appears. I think I found her "sensitive" spot...yikes.

After cleaning up this puddle of tears I'm going to organize my photos to the brochures so I can (hopefully) be accurate in my posts about what I saw and who it belonged to.

Smiles, Kelly

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

International Quilt Market Houston 2009 & Alex Anderson

Well.....as of tonight....I'm not behind bars nor in surgery. I know you will all be so relieved to hear that!!!

I'll let you in on a little secret.... Alex Anderson has been working very hard this past week and she desperately needed a little "vacation" so I helped sneak her out of Houston. I'm only sharing this little travel log with you because I know how well you can keep a secret....she really does not want to be bothered....shhhhh
Here she is on my pillow at the Hilton in Houston on Monday night.....doesn't she look so peaceful resting on my pillow. That poor dear....her feet were hurting.

After an hours rest she was out and about....visiting with the gentlemen at the front desk at the hotel. She is so lovely....willing to speak to and visit with so many other wonderful people.

Of course....she does need a little nip every now and again....nothing too hard....just a little brew.

In the lobby at the Hilton, Alex ran into Neil Armstrong and could not resist getting her photo taken with him (he's slouching because he's a little tired too).

Of course she can't pass up Kenny Rodgers. I think she secretly wants just one slow dance with Kenny....but she just can't bring herself to ask him. Isn't that just so unfortunate?

I bet you didn't know Alex was once a member of ZZ Top. They threw her out of the group when she took some fast to fuse to their beards....those guys just don't have a sense of humor....too bad ay?

Time for a little spin before dinner....Alex really recovers quickly. She is sort of like the Energizer Bunny....she just keeps going and going and going!!!

She was spotted at The Grove having dinner.

After dinner, Alex went for a little stroll.....

then returned to the hotel and rested her feet for a few minutes before going to the Spa.

Here she is on the 23rd floor of the Hilton. The city lights were beautiful and she enjoyed a little dip in the hot tub.


Alex sure does make friends quickly. She acted like she knew these ladies all her life and I think she had just met them.
I'm really not bragging or anything when I say she enjoyed my company so much she asked....truthfully....she begged..... to come home to Perrysburg with me. What could I say?

She just hopped into the cab with me and off we went....to the airport.
Alex got side tracked when she spotted one of her old students. She taught Barack Obama to sew back when he was just 9 years old. She was a young teacher just getting her start and he was her star student. Not only could he stitch in the ditch without a Bernina #5 foot.....that kid could really do some amazing thread painting.

While on the way to the airport....the cab experienced some technical difficulties. So, Saddo Dawood, the cab driver, had to take us back to the cab station to get another cab.

Alex was so patient and understanding. She never once complained....she just looked out the window.

Saddo drove through the city for another 5 miles when he needed to stop for gas. This new cab was out of gas. Smiling all the way....Alex just continued looking out the window.

We missed our flight to DTW......but at least Alex and I were able to hang out for a bit and visit with some new friends. Alex makes friends very quickly....check this out:
This young Texan was just standing in line and Alex starts chatting with him. I warned her.....but she didn't listen....(She knows "I Have A Notion" but she needs to get a clue too!!!) See what happens when you don't listen:

That poor girl needed a defibrillator....she had heart failure. I warned her about boys in cowboy boots and tight jeans....bet she listens to me next time!

She made it through security without so much as a bing or a buzz....not one alarm.

Some people just have to chat with everyone....including the pilot.

After stowing our luggage safely in the overhead bins....we took our seats and prepared for departure.

Of course she had to have the window seat. Normally I like that seat, but since she is going to be a guest at my home....I thought I'd be polite and let her have the window seat. I see she enjoyed the view.

Alex ran into Kaye England in Detroit. She actually begged Kaye for an autograph. Can you believe that? I was so embarrassed. They were chatting about Kaye's new fabric line "Hoe Down." I thought they would talk for hours so I interrupted the two of them and explained my Mother was waiting outside and we had to go.

I had to stop and get some little prizes for my co-workers. Alex went with me into Meijer so she could stretch her legs and check out the sales.

I only wish I had known her a little better before I agreed to allow her to come home with me. Alex really has some interesting taste. Kiss, come on.... that is so 70's. (eye roll here)

Then of course there was a potty break.....

.... and then the claw game. She spent 2.25 trying to win one of those ugly little toys. You would think being Alex Anderson someone could and would make her a decent stuffy. If any of you have any attractive stuffy's or know someone who makes them....can you see to it that she gets one? That would be so nice.


We made it back to the car with our little prizes. A little candy and a few other treats from Houston for my co-workers. Since I bought some Lego's for my co-workers Alex decided to have some shipped to her staff as well. (Geez...I hope I have not given away any secrets.)

Of course the cab needed gas and then my Mom needed gas in her car too! When we stopped Alex noticed the lottery jackpot was up to 170,000,000. She told me that would be enough for both she and Kaye to retire and she wanted to buy a few tickets. I lent her 3.00 so she could dream for just a little longer.


Once we arrived in Perrysburg, Alex was exhausted. So I tucked her into bed....she is resting peacefully now.
This has been a very long day for us. So please don't tell everyone in Houston where Alex is staying. She just wants to be anonymous for a few more days....I'm sure you understand.
Smiles,
Kelly
(disclaimer: the truth may be stretched just a wee bit.....and I did not steal the 4 in 1 tool.....nor did I hide in my undergarments....it was in my checked luggage!!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

International Quilt Market Houston 2009

Today at 1:00 Alex Anderson was signing her book at the C & T Publishers booth. I was lucky number 9 in line to get a book.
Alex is such a lovely lady.....something I aspire to......since.....
I have promised Excellent Customer Service.....so sometimes I just have to go to great lengths to satisfy my orders.......
As you can see....I don't appear to have a bullet in my booty as of yet......stay tuned!!!
Smiles,
Kelly

Friday, July 24, 2009

Alex Anderson's Essential Sewing Tool Update and MORE!!!

Can someone please tell me why these things keep happening to me? I really need a job with Consumer Reports....or my version would be Common Cents Reports (rare commodity).

Ok, I'm minding my own business (a lie, I never mind my own business) clearing some things off a table in the basement (more about that later). I find an old vase I made when I took a pottery class several years ago. I love it so I brought it upstairs to hold some "overflow" pens. My husband complains there are too many pens in the container (yea....why dear? perhaps because you keep bringing more home every day in your pocket from work.....could not possibly be that....it must be your frugal wife out buying tons of pens just to fill containers). I pull out the pens and what do I find all over my hands and fingers???? Not RED CRAYON....but BLUE INK. Jeeeeezzzzzz Ooooooooo Peeeeeeetttttzzzzzz!!! This gal needs to avoid all trouble honestly.







I'm feeling sort of smart right? I head for the laundry room and get the WD40. After all, if my memory serves me correctly (not too often) the web site said it takes ink off skin. So I take my smart self into the kitchen and spray it on my hand. Then I begin wiping. Did it come off? Heck no.....only took a tiny bit off. So I marched my smart self back into the laundry room and got the De-Solve-It and sprayed that on my hand. Did it come off? You better believe it did!!! Score a point for De-Solve-It.

How about that pen container.....smart self says to self......self.....this is ceramic....what is going to take that nasty ink off of this....or do I just throw it in the garbage and go to bed. Never that smart!!! I'm going to get my camera and do before and after pictures (boys are in bed and husband is spending time with Giant Ginger (his girlfriend).

I spray De-Solve-It in the container thinking if it took the ink off my hands it is sure to take it off the ceramic container. NOPE!!! No go. No budge.....no nuttin. So being as I have a can of WD40 handy I give it a healthy spray. It took most of it out. What did not come out with the WD40 came right off with one of those Mr. Clean sponge babies.

Yes I've lost my mind again....."Gone Nuts and Ain't Commin Back"....is the title for my new book!!!

So there you have it.....you got the skinny on the subject. Back to the fun part....why I was re-arranging the furniture in the basement. I went to yet another garage sale (ok, several....lying again) and I found this credenza for $50.00. I was able to put lots of my scrapbooking supplies and photos away tonight. It is really a nice piece of furniture and I thought it was a steal for $50 (the better steal was stolen right out from under me....a Featherweight for $40.00...gritting of teeth in the background).



Then we had dinner. Fruit Salad, Yummy Yummy.....ok so that is not mine either....stole that from the Wiggles. Then pizza and mac and cheese. I tell you this so you don't think I'm some amazing person able to go to the YMCA, drop off and pick up kids from VBS, go to the post office, pick up an order, garage sale, go to the dermatologist office and pick a large black bag full of weeds from my yard and make a terrific dinner and pay my taxes.....don't happen here!!!(did I mention the 2 loads of laundry too?).




Well.....I'm still standing and I'm headed off to bed. Ya'all can read my adventures in the morning while I'm running out the door again (last day of VBS).
Thanks for all the great comments. When the new tool by Alex Anderson is out I'll be sure to post it on my blog.
Thread Carousels are available on my website for those of you who inquired today. Here is the info about the Carousels being in Quilting magazines:

1. QUILTERS MAGAZINE. ADD ON PAGE 93 OF THE AUG/SEPT ISSUE.
2. QUILTERS NEWSLETTER Q LAB SECTION PAGE 57.
Well I know Virginia but not Alex. No one who reads my blog seems to know Alex. Girls you gotta get out there more.....get me some "pull" with Alex....we need those tools before anyone else gets them....right?
Smiles,
Kelly
PS....I'm happy knowing Virginia.....I can wait for Alex to call....not long though.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Alex Anderson's Essential Sewing Tool


Penny Haren from Checker Distributors has written an excellent review of this new tool.

Alex Anderson’s 4-in-1 Essential Sewing Tool will begin to be shipped to stores
the middle of August so place your orders now. This notion is carved from maple
and includes a seam ripper, a stiletto, a presser and a turner. This is an
heirloom quality notion that every quilter will love - and the perfect gift.

It is designed to lay flat on your work surface and will not roll off of the
counter or table at any time. Alex has thought of everything! This notion should
be in every quilter’s stocking this season!

They are now available at I Have A Notion for 16.99. Woooo Hoooo....time to get one for yourself and one for your best stitching friend. Booo Hooooo I just learned they won't be available until Sept. Anyone friends with Alex? Maybe she'd ship us some sooner :) We can always hope, right?

Smiles, Kelly

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