Even though I have been doing this for over a decade [wow that really, really makes me sound old!], it always surprises me how much has been left undone before Market and how much "clean up" there is to do after. This seems to be particularly true of Houston because of the time of year, because we have a huge retail show right before it and the fact that Halloween is a big giant party at our house!
So all that said: we are just now unpacking Market boxes, there are still props all over the house and studio, my emails are in a sad state of affairs but I am working on them, our new patterns are mostly up on the site now [2 are still at the printer- Hugs and Everyday Zips- so bear with us], I have yet to get a moment to take some good photos of the newest quilts that we had in our booth…. blah, blah, blah.
Autumn is my absolute favorite time of the year so I am particularly happy that even though I am putting all my Halloween decorations away, the fall colors and theme is still staying around for another month! I tell you… autumn brings out the serious country girl in me. I can decorate with pumpkins and gourds and pears until the cows come home. Speaking of cows.. this is the time of the year that I long to live on the farm the most. I want to can and cook soup and harvest the last of the summer garden [something that we are still doing here in California believe it or not]. I want to have chickens and goats and make cheese…. you get the picture. Now let me just be clear…. I want to do all of this in my idealized imagination of a world. Not sure that I have what it takes to cut it as a realy farmgirl. Just the imaginary kind.
Anyway… so as we unpack and generally put ourselves back together, don't be surprised that it takes a bit longer than one might expect. I have a lot of pumpkins to decorate with and a lot of orange to add into the general decor…
… a part of my dining room bay window.
… new orange bundle up on the site HERE.
Hope you all are enjoying the beginning of November as much as I am. Market photos and info soon. As soon as I arrange more gourds.