Wednesday, August 19, 2009

All systems almost go !

Like all good speeches we shall start with the thanks,

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the what-on-earth-is -she-banging-on-about discussion.
As promised, there was a small amount of bribery attached to that plea for help and I would like to announce that Stephanie of Loft Creations is the winner - and she has chosen Parsley to come and live with her. (Cue wild applause)


So, the whole Sydney thing.......here is what you can expect if you are going to be around on Saturday at 2.30 or Sunday at 10.30.

There will be me touching very very lightly on how to set up a free blog (handout for this) and then a bit more of me chatting about blogs and why you would bother. Then there will be some more of me chatting about how to keep on blogging and maybe even a little bit about blog etiquette.
Then there will be some more of me and YOU asking and answering questions. There is sure to be a giggle or two, there will be some of my crafty stuff to look at so you don't have to keep looking at me, and there will be freebies for the early birds.

So if you are at Stitches and Craft please come along and say Hi or even if you just have sore feet, come and sit in the same room as me and nod off in the corner - I won't be offended.

Do you know I had a dream that only one woman came to the studio?

It doesn't take a psychologist to unravel that little insecurity does it???

47 comments:

  1. I'm sure it will all go swimmingly well, you sound super prepared. And hey, if only one person turns up (which wont happen anyway) only two people would know about it :).

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  2. Oh lucky lucky Stephanie!! Good luck with your talk, I'm sure there will be plenty of curious people interested in what we do and why.

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  3. Oooh - Lucky Stephanie. Jodie, please come back and tell us all about your presentation - I am sure it will be a really big success!

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  4. I bet that one woman had a cracker of a time and went to tell all of her friends how fabulously fascinating you are...

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  5. I am sure that all will be fine, You cannot go wrong cos we all love you.
    All the best. Congrats Stephanie
    Sue

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  6. It will be a packed house Jodie, wish I was there!

    Congratulations Stephanie!

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  7. Jodie, you are awesome! If I lived in Sydney, I'd be in your front row!

    Enjoy!
    Vikki xoxo

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  8. Hope Sydney goes well, I'm sure you will be very popular! Re Parsley's red gumboots..I think I'm in love. How the heck did you make them? You are amazing, Parsley is gorgeous xo

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  9. Have a ton of fun, Jodie - I know your audience will!

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  10. Well I'll be there Jodie but I'm pretty sure I won't be the only one.

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  11. Was that one woman your mum saying, 'Very nice dear.'? Cos that would arguably be a lot worse!!!

    You will be shocked when you get there and suddenly there are a whole crowd of fans all chanting your name and waving selvedge flags in the air.... actually a selvedge flag is a good idea!... not that I'm hinting or anything... :)

    It will go fabulously and you will be the star that you actually are. Go get 'em Jodie!

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  12. Oh Jodie you will be fantastic! I have every faith in you and your huge audience-to-be!!! Just wish I could be one of them!

    Congratulations to Stephanie too!

    Lucy xxx

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  13. I'll be there Saturday!!
    We'll be your cheer squad LOL

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  14. I would be there without a doubt if only it wasn't quite so far away. I'm certain it will go well.

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  15. You can't see me but I'm smiling ear to ear. :o) I hope Beet isn't too lonesome without Parsley. Oh public speaking...somehow I think the room will be full of laughter.

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  16. You will go great guns! Everyone wants you to shine!

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  17. I'm sure there won't be a spare seat in the house. If I lived in Sydney I would be there.

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  18. Wish I could come too. You will have to video it and put it on u-tube for the rest of us.

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  19. Ooooh Lucky Lucky Stephanie -- Congratulations to her on a fantastic win -- I love that darling little elephanten!

    Hope you have a great time at the show!

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  20. Jodie - your blog is so wonderful - I've been away too long - I'm in awe .... Hope you are well - your creations are amazing as ever x

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  21. It will be standing room only, and the fire marshall will have to shoo people away for exceeding the capacity of the building. My best to you!

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  22. Sounds like a truly excellent talk, and that's not even factoring in how entertaining you are in person! Have a great time in Sydney, you will be fabulous. xx

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  23. I'd laugh (and applaud) if I could be there! Good luck!

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  25. You and Annie will be a riot! You will have rounds of applause from everywhere and there will be NO sleeping in the back row from all the laughing going on! Most of all, have fun!
    P.S. Did Annie pass on your birthday pressie?

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  26. Good luck Jodie! I think Donna has a whole audience planned for you :) Have a great time with Annie and the bloggers x

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  27. I'm going to bed now . . . can't wait for the alarm!!!

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  28. Will you be giving autographs? Will the robots?

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  29. I'm sure Parsley will settle in quickly to her new home. I would love to come and sit in at the show, but it's a bit of a leap across the ditch! Im not even saying good luck. coz you will totally not need it.

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  30. Ohhh! how cute are those red gumboots?!?
    Good luck with the show (it will be fine!)

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  31. One woman?! Nod off?! Are you insane?! You're the funniest, most gorgeous woman in the blogosphere and I have no doubt it will be packed to the rafters and the laughter will be so loud the Living Creatively gals will have to come over and ask you politely to keep the noise down. I wish I could come! xxx

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  32. I can't believe I went to the show and missed your talk!!! I was leaning how to make fabric flowers and missed all the fun.
    I had to let you know that I overheard a conversation later about the amazing woman talking about blogging - that could only have been you. So there's at least one person who really enjoyed your talk!!

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  33. have been thinking of you throughout this weekend - feel sure you and Annie had a triffic time.

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  34. I was sitting on the floor up the back with my baby (and it really was standing or sitting-on-the-floor room only!), and I loved listening to you! you dun good. More people should scream at their audiences from delight and excitement! And when you said that things get ugly in your world if you don't make something every single day, it made me feel exactly normal, cos I am just the same. so great to meet you.

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  35. I can't wait to hear how it went for you. But ofcourse you did fine, I don't doubt that for a second. I would have loved to visit and hear you speak if I lived anywhere in your part of the world!

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  36. congrats to stephanie! definitely going to a great home!! you're going to be a hit, i know it!!

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  37. Next time you do a talk at a craft show you will need to find yourself a 'soundproof room'! You almost drowned me out while I was teaching my class! I think you might need to request a bigger room too (for the masses) and a longer time slot as once you get started there is no stopping you!

    Wished I could have been there to hear all of it! Great to see you and Annie again, miss you!
    love from L.A.

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  38. Hello Jodie, I enjoyed your talk at stitches. I was the lady you threw the robot to. Great to meet you and read a blog who is so popular. Congratulations on your bias creations too. Thats fantastic that you received over 300 comments back for your dress. The parcels of selvedge in the post must have been amazing to experience. Fiona :-)

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  39. Sounds great. Could you post a copy of what you do, please? Kind regards, Lisa.

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  40. hiya

    i was at your s&c talk and i was inspired after i had finished giggling. i was the strange aldy wiht the baby attached to her stomach lol. thank you for all the info and look forward to reading your very cool blog.

    hope you don't mind but have put you on my blog (i am a beginner) as a link so people from my neck of the woods can be inspired by what you do as much as i am.

    cheers ears

    clare

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  41. Parsley is adorable! I want her for my very own!!

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  42. I loved your talk. Very entertaining and informative! Plus, your selvedge creations are stunning.

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  43. Oh Boo! Wish you had come to the Brisbane one - maybe next year - or I'll travel south!

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  44. It was great to meet you, listen to your session at the Stitches and Craft Show and get teased both in person and in absentia over the weekend... I was pretty impressed with the presentation content and how you handled my callouts! And before you ask - Yes I am in the process of writing the guest blog post on Kate's blog. Oh yeah and Sluggo says "ERAAHHHBBBLLLL". Regards, Mr Banshee

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  45. That is the most darling picture EVER!!!!

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Hellloooooo !!!!