My bags are packed… or mostly laid out on my bed. The quilts are folded up and ready for their journey and since I never ship quilts after hearing one too many "quilts not arriving in time for Market" horror stories, they are all going with me in my 2 allowed suitcases. Which means? Which means that not too many clothes get to come. And shoes? Forget about it, they take up way too much room and weight! Thank goodness the hub has room in his suitcase for clothes even if he doesn't know it yet.
At this point, anything that is going to get sewn has been pressed and is ready to go and most of the patterns have arrived safely from our wonderful printer. The catalogs are on their way, the boxes have arrived safely and are waiting for us as are a few other fun booth props.
The grandparents are on standby, the kids have been prepped [actually at this age they are QUITE happy to hang with "nanny & poppa" and their rules- or lack there of- for a couple of days] so not much prepping of any kind is required. Thanks mom and dad… we appreciate you!
I guess that's the check list. Or most of it. Done a bit earlier than usual this time. Think we'll go out to dinner as a family tonite. Never done that the night before I leave for Market. Perhaps we will make it a tradition LOL!
I guess we are as ready as we'll ever be even though it never, ever feels that way.
This year, we have projects made out of our 2 latest lines, Fresh Cottons and the brand new, Breakfast at Tiffany's which is the line we are debuting at Market.
Can't wait to start showing you all the other sewing goodies we have come up with this time around. Let's just say that the studios have been quite busy these last couple of months!
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We are so excited about "Breakfast" which is the way we have started referring to it around here. One market several years ago I remember our design director telling me that there was little point in having long collection names because everyone always shortened it anyway. I didn't really get what she meant then, but I do now, as we refer to our wonderful names by their nicknames "Breakfast", "Cottons", "Mill House… you get the picture. And still I can't help but come up with long, meaningful, elaborate names almost every time! I'm a sucker for a great name. I think I will try to go for a "one worder" next time. We'll see how that goes!
Here are a few of the colorways from "Breakfast" below. Still more to come.
We have quite a few goodies to share with you that we are releasing to go with the line so we hope you stayed tuned this week. You might be glad you did….
Talk to you soon.