Wednesday, May 26, 2010
The energy at market was wonderful. Everyone was enthusiastic and interested in trying new products in their stores. I was very fortunate as Melissa Becker joined me to help in my booth. It was great to spend time with her as she now lives a fair distance from my home.
At the last minute Lori Baker decided to come to market to shop and was able to share our room. We all had a good time together.
My booth was filled with quilts from my two new books 'Robin Run the Hedge' and 'Contemporary Folk' as well as my wonderful Genziana wool thread that I wholesale.
I love the Japanese fabrics and I am always excited to see what Seven Islands new lines are. You must admit they are always really fun. As you can imaging I bought quiet a lot of new fabrics for my website. These should all arrive late July.
My friend Anni from Australia was at market with her husband Peter. Her booth 'Hatched and Patched' is always full of wonderful sweet designs. We had a great dinner outdoors with them on Saturday night. I will also be teaching at her store in Australia in August.
Melissa and I had a little time out on Thursday and spent the day down town shopping. It was the day of the Farmers Market. The sun was shinning and the streets were full of colorful fresh produce. It reminded me how much I love to garden and how I can't wait to get my hands back in the dirt.
I am very fortunate to have be invited to the 'Creative Circle' in Des Moines by American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine so I will be spending the next few days as their guest.