Friday, April 30, 2010
The Queen of Fecundity
Yes, that would be for Anna Maria Horner, fertile in both the familial sense and in her work. If you're not familiar with her first book Seams to Me, then you've probably drooled over (or better yet, stitched something with) her fabrics for Westminster.
Her blog just noted that her new book, Handmade Beginnings, is out. I haven't had the chance to see it yet, but between the peeks provided on various sites (Anna Maria's shop offers signed copies and Amazon has a video of her with her brood and various projects) it looks like there are some great projects. Her blog contains an excerpt from the book's intro that gives you a heartfelt idea of the thought behind the publication.
link to "Home is Where the Art Is."
Last October, I got a chance to meet her eldest daughter, Juliana, who is a chip off the old block (and a frequent model of Anna Maria's fashions). She's a smart, savvy young woman who was looking at colleges and we shared some talk about writing for magazines...hope you've got the school of your dreams lined up, Juliana!
Okay, this unrestrained blathering is an indication that I've got not just a girl-crush on Anna Maria, but on her entire family...a fam-crush, a brood-crush. Oh, so embarrassing for a woman of my age...