Going on a little trip

Happy Belated Thanksgiving everyone! Somehow in the all of the family hubbub I never manage to post a "Happy Holiday" type message before the actual holiday. At first I felt bad about that, but now I am considering it a tradition. If i get a "happy holiday" message out there anytime during the weekend surrounding the holiday… well, in my mind it still counts :-)… so   Happy Thanksgiving!! I am throwing the last things in my new luggage and going off on a little trip. Well actually I am weighing every last scarf and every last sock on my special shipping scale to see what I can shove in there and be exactly at 49.99 without hitting the magic number of 50 lbs.! Its become quite an art in this house. I once again get the privilege of going to teach for MODA…

The Quilt Show

It seems like it was so long ago that Gina and I trapsed over to the far reaches of Colorado to film our episode of The Quilt Show with Alex and Ricky. Well, the episode finally premieres today on Monday. I've never had a tv premiere before and its a bit exciting and kind of fun to think about. Even my kids have started to telling there friends that their mommy is even on tv… well, I have to explain to them that its not quite tv, its computer tv… but they don't care. For the time being they all think I'm pretty cool. I think I'll take that. None of them are old enough yet to think that I am a total dork and they are way too cool to be seen with me :-)! Here are a few shots…

A few more pics & a little oops…

Sorry for the mixup. The winner of the fabricmatcher contest I mentioned below is Amber Johnson.  Amy was one of our runner ups.  Thank you all for playing! Once I am here, here are a few more goodies from one of my favorite MODA designer duos, Barb and Alma. Congratulations on the win and on another absolutely stunning booth! Love ya both! And then of course, Kansas City Star…. I could just lay here all day and admire the beautiful color combinations and the gorgeous applique… Love all that they do! talk to you soon…

A few fun items

Before I post a few more shots from Market, I wanted to share with you a few fun items: 1.  The MODA Fabricmatcher contest for October is done and the winners have been announced. I got the privilege of looking through around 130 entries and picked my favorite for the winner. Here it is, don't you just love it? Congratulations Amber Johnson! I have to tell you that I couldn't pick just one so I chose 6 runner ups… I know, its a little overboard but I couldn't help myself. If you haven't tried this program, you really need to wander over here a bit and give it a try. MODA does a contest every month. In fact there is a new one going on for November to do with color… so you could win a bundle for playing…

A few Market pics…

I know my schedule might not be quite in line with everyone else who is so patiently awaiting me getting my bottom in gear… but I have just cleared the studio of debris and have a few moments to share a few booth pics from Market… shots of my booth, a few of our edible accessories, my fun little floor items and my favorite shopkeeper  :-)!   Talk to you soon…

Post Halloween Post

HAPPY POST HALLOWEEN TO ALL OF YOU OUT THERE!     Ha Ha… do you get it, post, post…. I must have had too much chocolate last night because I am finding that funny!  A belated BOO to everyone. I know that it is the day after Halloween but to be quite honest, this is as soon as I have been able to make myself get on a computer since I returned from Houston Quilt Market. Where is it that I have been, you might ask, the couch and with my kids and then the couch again. Not a whole heck else!  I do want to share though, that on the night before Halloween I found myself at my sewing machine for some "simple" alternations on a couple of munchkin costumes….  Let's just say that in case any of you…

Today we would like to introduce, Patisserie, our latest collection of yummy cotton fabrics for MODA…

We're back from Pacific International Quilt Festival, we're mostly repacked, reshipped, reorganized and are madly finishing up details for our trip tomorrow to the Houston Fall Quilt Market. Usually we have a bit more time in between these two huge shows- one retail and one wholesale- but not this year. This year the powers that be decided to put them right on top of one another, making our lives…. well to be polite, interesting. Let's just say it's a good thing that Halloween is a good 4 days after I return from Houston or my munchkins would be trick or treating naked… well perhaps that is a bit dramatic but they would certainly not be trick or treating in anything new or interesting! I won't have a chance to do any real sneak peaks until after I return…