Friday, May 31, 2013

pretty...crazy lately

I'm a bad blogger.
I could summarize it with life being 'busy' but isn't everyone busy?
The truth might take a novelette to explain but I'll try to anyhow.
The month's of April and May were like a nascar race.
My dental office was beyond it's normal busy.
As a business that's a great thing.
As a human...it's tough some days.
Add in there that we took trips to South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Iowa,
plus 3 books signings,
a death in my family (my grandmother) and
my mom and in-laws visiting and you have a recipe for insanity.
 
I haven't even gotten to Quilt Market yet!!
I did go to Quilt Market in Portland.
Some of you might already know that if you follow me via Instagram.
I tried to post a few pictures on Instagram to prove I was there LOL
I was a 'busy' gal at market.
There's that busy word again.
 
I might present a different side to market than what you are accustom to.
I hope you still find it interesting.
First, I did Schoolhouse.

 
The goal of Schoolhouse is a 30 minute talk about my book,

 
the quilts in it and how quilt shop owners can market it, kits, pre-cuts etc.
It was a great experience.
I absolutely could not have done it without my friend Stefanie.
Really.
She was my partner in crime.


I also did some book signing for Martingale and EE schenk.

 
 

Again a great great learning experience for me.
I found that I had a lot of varying feelings at market.

lugging all 17 quilts to and fro was also a great experience.
I finally understand how much work quilt market can be.
Other markets I didn't have these responsibilities and it was truly enlightening.
I appreciate the hard work and dedication it takes to design, write
and publish books and patterns as well as fabric.
I am so thankful to have the opportunities that I do in the quilting Industry.

Sample Spree was a hoot.
Waiting in line for 4 hours to be the first ones inside
proved to be one of the highlights of market.
You get to know so many people or catch up with old friends.
I loved it and I bought some pretty cool fabric too!
I have several other pictures from market.
Someday, I'll share them :)
 

3 comments:

Little Lady Patchwork said...

Love...Love..Love...All of it...& you!

Your Partner In Crime,
Stefanie

Carol Candlish said...

Wish I could have partnered with you two!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Nice to see you here. Totally understand about being busy. Very sorry to hear about your Grandmother's passing.