Signed, and Sealed with a Kiss

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Thank you to everyone who came out to Powell's last night for my book signing! It was really, really fun. I get so very nervous about things like that because my friends and family can tell you what a total utter wally I am when I have to stand up and talk in front of people. Quel nightmare. It's like, remember that Jodie Foster movie Nell? That's me. They pull me out of my happy place/(living room)/[the backwoods] and I creep out, wringing my hands and speaking my own private gobbledygook language that only my dogs and cats understand. Well, the cats don't really understand. The dog understands, and she had to stay home.

Anyway, though I worry so much about speaking in public, every time I do do it, it naturally turns out to be just fine, if not a total blast, and I had a great time seeing old friends and meeting so many new ones. It was really so special to me to see you all. Thank you ever so much for coming out to celebrate with us. I was so honored to be there, at that awesome store, where I've spent so many happy hours. It was all just so nice.

If you couldn't make it out, Powell's has lots of signed copies available! I'll be doing a couple more events in the Northwest, and I'll keep updating the sidebar with that information, too.

Today I am in serious need of a catch-up! What an exciting week. The house is trashed. I was going to replace the buttons on my sweater at the last minute last night, so I dumped an entire one-gallon pickle jar of buttons onto my already-covered-with other-stuff work table, looking for three 1" matching reds before I decided I was crazy and only had seven minutes before I needed to leave the house, so I took off, and those buttons are still all over the place, including the floor. There are newspapers, dead leaves, junk mail, and dog hairs upon every surface. We have nothing to eat, and mountains of laundry. But it's a beautiful sunny day, and I think I'm going to leave it all and go outside and play. I hope you have a great day, too. xo


Congrats! Can't wait to read it!:)

I wish I could have been there!

I am tickled with your Nell description of being removed from your happy space! I am like that so much, it isn't even funny!!

I am certain you were delightful as can be!! Look at all those people!!

Grand Cheers for all this wonderfulness Miss Alicia!! YOu are a delight ;)

Oh yes! Go out and play!
Hope you post more photos of the event. I knew you'd be great.
Can't wait to get your book.

I bet you were a sheer delight. So bummed I couldn't come! Can't wait to get my paws on a copy of the book!

Oh I am so pleased that everything went well! I'm a Nell in public too (or in groups of more than 2 people actually.)

Pomfret's just emailed me to let me know my signed copy is on its way! Thank you for signing!

Go out and play.

I plan to see you UCU in Seattle! xoxo

I thought about you yesterday afternoon as I was in the kitchen. I wondered if you were nervous about your book signing. I am glad you had a good time. If I didn't live on the other side of the country, I would have been there.

Danm Amazon, hurry up with my book already! I should have upgraded on my shipping. I knew it. :)

Wow, that sounds so much like my house right now. Just swap out dried rice for dog hair (we had an unfortunate incident involving a playdate and the rice box) and you've described my house.

Wish I could have made the book signing - Powell's is beyond awesome. Please do let us know if you come up to Seattle for a book event!

omg you are so funny... Nell?
So sorry I missed the event! Somehow I missed that it was happening... but that's what I get for getting sick and checking out of the blog world for nearly a week! Congratulations!!

You are making me very happy right now...just when I needed a lift.

I can't imagine how incredibly nervous I would be in your shoes :) The book looks wonderful and I can't wait to get a copy. You must be so excited, and scared, and pleased, all at the same time!

I'm sorry I missed it, I can't wait to go and get a copy! Congrats on another success!
(Still giggling about the Nell reference- too CUTE).

i couldn't be happier for anyone!

I so wish I could have been there! I hope I will be able to attend the next one. How exciting! I love the book! I have already made a banner for my niece for christmas! I have a few more of your projects planned for gifts!

It was very nice to meet you. I really enjoyed hearing about your book writing experience and seeing some of your projects up close. There was such a nice "homey" feeling at your signing.

:) I'll come over and clean for you!!! That will save me from cleaning up my own studio...


Wish I could have been there but it is a bit far from Western New York! Congratulations on your book. You are an inspiration.

How wonderful! Me and public speaking don't mix well. Ugh, I get nervous, my voice starts to's a mess! But look at you :) I truly wish I was there to meet you in person. I heard you'll be in Seattle soon, so I will try my best to go. Have a great day :)

love your blog which i look at everyday. will you be coming to northern california on your book tour? sacramento area? oh, and were the winners via the craft magazine notified? just checkin'. i'm ready to buy your book-it's my birthday this week so i can justify it all-over-the-place.
thanks for!

I think you may have wandered into my house by mistake!
Congrats on getting through your signing. I empathize with the public-speaking jitters.

". . .total utter wally I am when I have to stand up and talk in front of people."

Me too! But you did it -- and very well I'm sure. Good for you!


I wasn't there, (wah) but I can betcha that if your speaking persona is as precious as your living room/blog persona, you will just naturally be a hit where ever you take your sweet self.

I'm sure you were as delightful in person and sincere as you are here on your blog... I can totally relate to the public speaking and am having to face that in February - already stressing! LOL
Best of everything to you Alicia!

Wow, it sounds like a very exciting book signing event! Wish I could have come. Good for you for going outside to play. There's never enough time in life for that!

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About Alicia Paulson


My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at




Since August of 2011 I've been using a Canon EOS 60D with an EF 18-200mm kit lens and an EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens.