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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Latifah Saafir !! one of "my nine"....

Hand Maker giveaway

Latifah Saafir Studio post is here....

okay.
maybe you've already heard this story
but I want to tell it again

Latifah tells it best, so I will try to do it justice

Latifah and Natalie
have been getting to know each other at the quilt shows
always with a smile, a hug, a "how you doing"
and one day
Natalie
says
"I'm looking for a roommate for Houston Market and Festival
do you know anyone?"
and Latifah answers,
"I might...."

little does Natalie know, it is Latifah!!!!
This is where Latifah usually inserts into the story,
"Well.  You know......
it could have either gone really well, or incredibly bad....."

and then she pauses.

Then she smiles.  THAT smile.

and then she lets me off the hook by saying
".....and it went incredibly......well."

fast forward past the slumber party style late nite talks
and the family gumbo recipe share moments
to fabric

well, of COURSE
I was going to ask her to be one of my nine.
and she said yes.


and because she is who she is
she hand delivers not one
but two
quilts to me

"I'm just not pleased with how this one came out
so I finished this other one."


thank you
Latifah
for being one of my nine

as you have heard from others on the tour,
it wouldn't be a blog tour without some info about
the fabric

so.....
please leave a comment about
(just that, please, just that)
here, on this post

to be entered to win a complete set of
Hand Maker Fabrics
by Natalie Barnes
(that's me)
for

be.do.create
Natalie.

(I will announce the winner of the fabrics, here, on December 15 Wednesday)





42 comments:

GranChris said...

She does have a beautiful smile.

scottylover said...

Beautiful smile with a little bit of mischievousness in it. She looks like she would be a fun person to know! Thanks for the "introduction."

Kathryn said...

It's a warm one, for sure.

Patti Zimmerman said...

Love your smile, latifah!😊

Janet M said...

I've admired Latifa's quilt designs for years but had never seen a photo of her. Thanks for posting one with such a captivating smile!

Sew Bee It Clothier said...

Her smile lights up her face. You can't possibly not react by smiling yourself!

MollyP said...

She seems like a great girlfriend who's super fun to hang with. Gorgeous smile!

Zanymouse said...

I got to see lots of Latifah smiles when she came to my guild to teach her Glam Clam class. She is a lovely person, and such a delight to be around!

kdteacher said...

She has not only a beautiful smile but a great laugh. I was lucky to take the clamshell class with her at sew vac in Long Beach with the LBMQG!

Shawna Crawford said...

Her smile lights up the room!

Debbie Faris said...

I had the pleasure of taking Latifah's Glam Clam class this year at LBMQG. Her smile is infectious and she is so encouraging.. love her teaching style.

tac73 said...

Welcoming smile for sure.

Allison CB said...

Great smile! Very encouraging! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

alicuz quilts said...

That smile is our joy! Happy to know her through LAMQG, and taking her Glam Clam class. What a fabulous teacher! thanks for the chance!

alicuz quilts said...

I meant to type "pure joy".

delaineelliott said...

Latifah's smile makes me smile - and it makes her look like a happy and warm person. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

MonaR said...

Her smile is wise and warm.

Gill said...

She has a wonderful smile!!

Nita said...

Open and welcoming :) <3

Beth said...

Her smile looks so sincere and engaging, so gentle and almost vulnerable. Beautiful, welcoming smile.

Vicki H said...

Her smile is contagious.

Cecilia said...

Her smile is beautiful and contagious!

Moya Z said...

that smile! photogenic, inviting & kind!

Susan Stanton said...

Beautiful!

carolann said...

Beautiful smile, beautiful lady! carolann427@aol.com

klstitches said...

Latifah's smile is friendly, earnest, and humble!

Vicki said...

What a warm and radiant smile.

Laura T said...

Latifah's kind of got a kick up your heels and stay a while type of smile!
Fun and relaxed:-)
LauraT

Pamela said...

Latifah's smile makes me want to smile back! It suggests friendship and fun!

Denny1600 said...

Lovely!

Anonymous said...

Latifah's smile is infectious! Love it!
cbakaj@snet.net

Rebecca Knight said...

Latifah's smile radiants her warmth, her humility and genuine personality!

Jacklynn Grimm said...

Latifah's smile lights up her entire face. She smiles with her eyes!

Michele T said...

Latifa's smile is warm and friendly...and I agree with Jacklynn before me, that Latifa's eyes smile too!!

DeborahGun said...

A cheeky, fun smile :-)

Julie said...

Such a kind smile.

Janie said...

Great smile. janie(dot)mccombs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Barbara Forde said...

It's a wonderful, open and warm smile....makes you think you could be friends with this lovely lady.

Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau said...

Her smile is genuine and radiating! I best she laughs a lot!

Carlye said...

Gorgeous!

carlyesue(at)gmail(dot)com

julie de pauw said...

Latifah's smile is twinkly and maybe a hint of merry mischievousness. She looks ready to find joy in it all.

natalie. beyond the reef said...

Thanks everyone for your kind comments. The giveaway is now closed for this post.
The winner will be notified and upon receipt of the mailing address, will receive a complete fat quarter bundle of Hand Maker Fabrics by Natalie Barnes for Windham Fabrics.

Thanks again to all of you for stopping by and for taking the time to leave a comment!!

Natalie.