Friday, October 31, 2008

Quilt Market Pics (round 2)

The whole "round 2" thing means nothing to you, but to me, it's a big deal. I'd spent considerable time on this post already and then Blogger in its infinite wisdom decided to delete all but the last sentence. And while it was a decent enough sentence, it really couldn't carry the whole post. So here we go again!

One of the great things about Market is all the visitors to our booth. Meeting up with old friends and making new ones. Pam knows way more people than I do, and I was lucky enough to meet some of them.

Here's Michelle of Green Kitchen blog fame. Yes, that's her behind the curtain, attempting some sort of artful shot of the booth. She was a delight and it was great to see Market through her very creative eyes.

And here's Kelly from Superbuzzy. Of course you already know that Superbuzzy is the place for all that is cool and Japanese. She was lots of fun and was sporting awesome little hair clips!

Next up we have Jona of Stop Staring and Start Sewing fame. Pam was thrilled to meet her...I live under a rock so Jona was new to me, but not anymore! Her blog is fantastic.

It was fun to see Sharon of Red Geranium Cottage and her friend No Blog, who I do believe has a blog?? I'm sorry but I'm a bit confused on that.

Here's amazon me with one of my favorite Market people--Kay from Serendipity Studio. She designs the most wonderful garment and purse patterns...I own almost all of them. I have actually finished one skirt and have a top about 30 minutes away from being finished. That may not sound like a glowing endorsement, but considering the trouble I have finding time to finish my own stuff...I can tell you her patterns are wonderful and very easy to follow. And could she be any cuter??

The star of Market this year was none other than Jay McCarroll of Project Runway fame. His booth was jammed all the time but I was on a mission to get his autograph for Monica. Had Michelle take this pic so Monica could see that it really did happen. Monica, I'm sorry I was unable to fulfill your premier fantasy, but I hope the autograph and little bug button will suffice.
Jay was lots of fun and I'd heard from Gina that he smelled terrific, and yup, he sure did!

As for Late Bloomer news, I managed to get all our new offerings up on the website yesterday, so have a look at what's new!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Back from Market

Gotta make this quick--there are patterns to ship, a website to update and give-aways to plan! Plus lots of photos to go through.
Had a great time and am looking forward to sharing it all with you.
Pam has given us all lots of cool links to bloggers who are way ahead of me, so check that out if you just can't wait for Market pics.

More soon!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Off we go!

The sewing is all finished...the contents of the booth will be (hopefully) waiting for us when we get there...
It's Market Time!!
I'll be back with reports on all the fun...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

It's about time!

Yeah, I know I said I'd draw a name on Wednesday. But I didn't say which Wednesday, right?

You might think that I've been so busy getting ready for quilt market that I just haven't had a chance to get a name drawn for the banner kit. That's sorta true.

You might think that I've put this off because I misplaced the kit.
Also sorta true.

But there's another reason. You all know that I rely on guinea pigs to draw the names of give-away winners. It's terrible--I just couldn't find Melvin.
Rosie did locate this giant bee, but it just wasn't the same.

I ended up having to draw the name myself, so this time it's Material Girl! Debbie, please email your address to me at and I'll get your kit to you right away. I'm pretty sure I even know where it is.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Dolly Dresses!

I was so happy to be asked to be part of another of Holly's extravaganzas...who wouldn't want to play with the cutest new LakeHouse Dry Goods fabric and have it be for charity?

The icing on the cake was the opportunity to make a girly little dress--which is not exactly something I get to do very often!

I kept things simple and got out my trusty gathering foot (if you don't have one, please consider getting one--they're pricey, but you'll want to gather everything in sight) and made a little apron. Rick rack and buttons finished it off.

I'm still waist-deep in fabrics and projects that need to be finished yesterday. Autumn may be showing itself, but it sure looks a lot like Spring up in the studio
There are posies...



and sweet pink prints.

I thought it might be fun to have a little giveaway...remember the bluebird banner from awhile ago? Well, if anyone would like a complete kit to make one of their very own, just leave a comment and I'll pick someone on Wednesday!

Friday, October 03, 2008

Thank you

I'd like to thank everyone for their kind words, thoughts and prayers regarding my last post.

I don't like to bring up the sad parts of life, but one of the great things about blogs is that you can discuss something personal like the loss of a greatly loved pet and find that you're connected with people from all over who know exactly what you're going through.

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