Hi! I'm Melissa Averinos. 

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I'm a longarm quilter and fabric designer for Andover Fabrics. I wrote Small Stash Sewing. I illustrated The Family Doodle Book. I wrote and illustrated DIY Mason Jars and DIY Wine Corks. I am a lifelong painter. I am a Cape Codder, good listener and lover of pie. I love yoga and gardening. Let's be friends!





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462: evian, etc

I may have taken a nap from 6-8pm, which means I am screwed.

I've been whipped lately, so I took a couple of days off from working out. And pretty much moving, like, at all.  I haven't been sleeping well. This nap I just took is not going to help.

So, hi!

Look at me getting all bloggy up in here. It's been a while. I've missed you. I guess  just got out of the habit of it. I want to get back into the habit now. These sentences are short.

Also, I am procrasti-blogging. That is, not working on th ebook when I really really should be so I at least better do something to take my mind of the guilt. I have been procrasti-eating quite a bit, as well.



Trying to encourage  myself do this:

 Those are from my fitness tumblr that I started a while back.

You know, you just never know who is looking at your stuff. A couple of months ago I got an email from someone at evian. You know, evian water, the international luxury brand? (for the record, I do NOT approve of those baby tee shirts on their website! They freak me OUT.)

They said they found my tumblr through people reposting my stuff on pinterest, and would I be interested in doing some custom letterings for them to use on their facebook page?


I said, "Of course, I'd love to! Is this for real, though?"

Literally, that's what I said.

Turns out, it was for real.

So far they have used this one:

and this one:

All I could think about was that thing people used to say in the 80's, that "'evian' is 'naive' spelled backwards", because who would *pay* for water in a bottle? Ha!

So, anyways. You just never know. Pretty neat, huh?



*I am thinking quilty and fabricy thoughts. Once I finish the book, I am going to design the hell out of some fabric. I might even share some of the process of doing so right here. How would that be?

*I am drinking Reed's Ginger Beer. Love that stuff.

*I'm growing my hair out. It is maybe 3" long and brown. Sometimes I bump into people I know and they don't recognize me!


 ok, good night my dear.

I hope you have a restorative sleep filled with comforting dreams.




Reader Comments (2)

oh, seeing new blog posts from you makes me happy!

i love your words, and I totally get why evian would want to use them! i also love the serendipity of this small success. bravo, friend. :)
July 30, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjess
Hey, so HAPPY to see you blogging again! I've been missing you and I know I am not alone! Loved the stuff on your fitness tumblr link. I can totally understand why it got picked up by a big company! Endorphins are my favorite snack too! Good encouragement for all of us imperfectly fighting the good fight here. Thanks so much for writing. Hope to see more, and glad to read the news about the book. We're all hoping good things for you, girl. You totally rock.
July 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterToni

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