Book Signing recap and finally, going home.

And one week later I’m here to report that….the book signing in Atlanta went great!
Isn’t it a gorgeous city?
I’ve been on the road for almost a month now, so many cities are melting together in my mind. But who can forget those green trees, gorgeous homes, and yummy donuts in Atlanta (mmm. Sublime Donuts). Of course I could say the same thing about Charleston, Savannah, Asheville, Southern California….(don’t worry, a travel post is coming).

And hanging out at Whipstitch was definitely a highlight of the trip.
If you’ve never been, I highly recommend it.
Me and Deborah, who owns and runs the shop. She teaches sewing classes too!
Throughout the night, people popped in, we chatted, drank yummy fruit sodas, signed some books, and bought a lot of fabric.
I couldn’t stop looking at this Lizzy House quilt on the wall. Really cool.
Some local fabric celebs stopped by which made the night even more fun. Melody Miller who designs Ruby Star Rising and has a new book coming out. And Rashida of I heart Linen who’s written a few books as well, and has a new fabric line coming this fall with Cloud 9. These girls are great conversation. I want Rashida’s hair.
More blogging friends! Amy from Mod Podge Rocks stopped by (Check out her cool book here). Tiffany from Simply Modern Mom was there. And on the right is new friend Hannah who has a darling southern accent and teaches local sewing classes.
Thanks friends for stopping by! I loved having enough time to really chat and get to know some of you. And a huge thanks to Deborah and her shop for making it all happen.
More signing dates/locations to come!
And in other news….
ā€¢ Did you watch Project Runway last night? It’s on my DVR, needing to be watched.
ā€¢ If you think I’ve fallen off the earth, you’re almost correct. I’ve been traveling for 4 weeks and just can’t keep up with blogging while I’m out and about. But I drive back to Texas tomorrow. Yee haw! I miss my home.
ā€¢ If you want to see what I’m up to, however….like you really what to know kind of food I’m eating, what beach we’re at, really important stuff like that… can always find me on Instagram (my photos also post to Twitter). Find me here: @danamadeit
Check out our photos from the Conan show taping last night! Lego Conan:
Okay, talk to you sooner rather than later I hope…

  1. 1) bdaiss

    Loved your Conan photos! Happy travels!

  2. I had SUCH a good time with you–so glad you were able to make time to stop by!! But I bet it’s really amazing to get home after all that travel. You must be itching to sleep in your own bed! Thanks again for coming to visit, congrats on getting back home!

  3. 3) Shelly

    Were you really away from the kiddos for the whole month? I’m sure you’ll be glad to be home! And they’ll all be glad to have you back too.

    • 4) Heather

      I was wondering that too! Not the baby I assume though?

  4. What a fun trip! I was so excited to see you next to the Lizzy House quilt, too. Lizzy is one of my best friends from college, and I still see her every few months, since she lives not too far from me. She’s incredibly talented, as are you. Hello from Salt Lake City! šŸ™‚

  5. Ooo I made it into a picture!:) so fun to meet you and happy y’all finally get to head home! I’ve enjoyed following along with your travels on instagram.

  6. 10) Spark*Amy

    Ha! I made a picture as well…although my backside LOL! So nice to meet you and I had a great time and made it out of the store with just a little fabric! Hope you had a wonderful time and a safe trip home!

  7. dana, I always love your adorable! would love to meet you someday. šŸ˜‰

  8. Congratulations on your book signing! I’m still crossing my fingers that you make it to north texas. šŸ™‚

  9. you look so adorable! love the yellow pants! and too funny, i love the pic of you, tiffany & amy (and the other girl;). 3 of my friends from 3 different states, all in one photo!

  10. 14) Beth Staton

    Hey, that cute Southern gal is my friend Hannah! šŸ™‚ She really is one sweet, crafty lady. She blogs over at and has a super cute Facebook page.

  11. Great looking fabric shop! Very cool! Love your skinny yellow jeans! I am a kinda a pear and wish I could rock the skinny! Lol

  12. 16) Angie

    Will you be coming to the midwest anytime soon? Preferably Kansas- near Topeka, Manhattan or Kansas City šŸ™‚ And if so, when?

  13. I hate that I didn’t make it to ATL! I would have loved to visit Whipstitch and to meet you. It looked like so much fun!

  14. wow! this sounds so exciting! Looks like you had a really wonderful trip. I love love LOVE ATL. The food is great, the people are super friendly, and it’s always just a good time. Love the BBQ too down there.

    Congrats on the book signing. And you have all of our support here at Lots of Buttons!

  15. Thanks, Beth! You’re the best! Dana, I had a great time meeting you and making some new friends in the crafting & blogging world! I made some of the burp cloths from one of your tutorials this week and they are perfect for the baby to be! I’ll def be whipping some up as gifts too. Saw your pics from the fabric district in LA – I have a brother who lives out there so next time I visit I’ll have to get some fabric shop recommendations from you. šŸ˜‰ Glad you made it home safely! Have a great week! ~Your new southern friend, Hannah šŸ™‚

  16. 20) Sarah K.

    Come to Seattle! It sounds like you’ve been crazy busy. I’m betting the home time will be bliss (in that messy way that life with little ones is of course). Enjoy!

  17. Your book tour looks like lots of fun!
    I just unsubcribed to your emails & came here to find you & also following on Pinterest. Discovered I can’t keep up with all my emails, so whittling down the list, but I do like your style so happy to be able to follow elsewhere.

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