So yesterday I didn't do very well on my goal list but I got *a lot* done! One of my stops was this little quilt shop I just discovered. I had to pick up this:
Yes, I'm starting to stash fabric for my back-tack project, so I guess that is progress on one of the goals in an indirect way.
Anyway, I need to explain the title of the post. While I was there I got to chatting with the woman cutting my fabric and we were talking about knitting and I mentioned I'm a knitting designer. She said she just got into knitting after a long hiatus. Turns out she's knitting a felted bag -- well, what a coincidence! I design felted bags! We chat a bit more. I mention something about having a website and she looks at me funny and asks the name of my "pattern". Well, I have 9 patterns so far, but my most popular is the Booga Bag, I tell her. She, of course, is knitting the Booga Bag! She had no idea that I was from the area and was all excited, saying that she was going to have to tell her friend that she met me and everything. (heh!)
So we move on with the rest of our errands -- hours of errands. I come home and later in the evening check email. There is a comment on the blog from Greta saying that she just picked up a quilting magazine and "there was the booga bag in a glorious color spread". HUH? I knew nothing at all about this. Well, I had to see it for myself! It turns out it is the Spring/Summer issue of Quilt Sampler (Better Homes and Gardens quilt mag that is on *every* grocery store checkout!!) and there it was on page 63:
How cool is that? They were doing a piece on one of my retailers -- The Threaded Bear Fabrics in Vancouver -- and took this picture in their shop!
So lots of Booga Bag weirdness all in one day!