Four weeks away from home is just too long to be gone. It's true that I did enjoy the places I visited but Dorothy was right – there's no place like home.
I promised to share more from market so here goes. This is what our booth looked like. We featured the new fabric (Treasures & Tidbits from Kaufman) and the new pattern, Fresh Picked Posies. The pieced quilt in the corner is Off The Rail from Jaybird Quilts and the little dresses are from an Oliver + S pattern and are made with our new fabric.
All of the fabric you see is from our new collection, Treasures & Tidbits, that will be on our site in July, when the fabric ships. I didn't end up taking many shots inside the convention center because I rarely got out of the booth. Here is a new children's pattern that will come from Kwik Sew made from the new fabric. This fabric is really cute!
You know the tags we have on our site that say PS I Love You and Happy Birthday and Sweet Dreams? There are going to be more of them. Wendy showed a variety of ways to use them in quilts – like the birthday tag on the cupcake quilt below. She had them sewn into the sides of zippered bags and pincushions. My photos didn't come out or I'd share them now.
This was a really pretty display of embroidery floss at Anna Maria Horner's booth.
Outside the weather was beautiful! It was important to keep your eyes open because there was interesting stuff everywhere you looked. There were art pieces related to flight all around the central part of town. You had to look up to see them. I really liked this one…
My friend, Amy Marson, spotted these birds on our morning walk. That is a quail, isn't it?
And there were flowers everywhere.
I saw a couple of houses that had sculpted their trees to be flat. This is the way trees are grown in some orchards. It's an interesting idea.
And there were lions (but not tigers or bears that I saw).
My sister was in the hospital over the weekend but she's home now and feeling better. Life is good!