I was recently in frigid Ohio, where I was heading to the very charming and very, very brrr cold town of Granville to visit the home of Amy and David Butler.
I can't say exactly why I was there, but I will tell you that it's for a top secret project that is very exciting. We spent the day dreaming and planning and reveling in creativity. It was probably one of my top 10 most inspiring days.
It goes without saying that both Amy and David are incredibly talented, but I want to add that they are also such gracious hosts. And they have some beautiful cats who are just amazing, too, and seem very talented as well, especially at table hopping.
To be able to sit for hours in the studio environment where Amy and David think their magnificent and pretty thoughts and create their gorgeous fabrics, patterns, Blossom magazine, and more, was wonderful. I have admired their work for years and never imagined that I would have this precious opportunity. They live in an airy and light-filled late 1960s home, and the lower floor is totally dedicated to their offices. Amy's happy and colorful studio is at one end, David's more masculine and cool version is at the other end, and the meeting area sits sweetly between the two. Before I left, Amy let me take a thick marker to the 1960s era wallpaper of the downstairs bathroom that they are remodeling soon. How fun to leave my mark in such a creative space!
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P.S. I wanted to let you know that I will be taking a back seat on the Sew Daily newsletters for a while, putting that work in the hands of our very capable, new online editor Jill Case, while I focus on other projects, and, of course, Stitch. It's been such a pleasure to interact and grow with this community for the last three years, and you will still find me blogging on SewDaily.com, as well as doing an occasional newsletter. I love all of you, and you are the best audience an editor could ask for!