How can I do this since I wasn't there? Well, Pam asked me to "guest blog" since she's now traveling incognito in Minnesota with her cousin enjoying the sights, shopping, trees, water, and all the other wonderful things I've been told that area has to offer. So she's forwarded some pics to me that she figured I could speak about.
We're at the Lecien booth. Which is a pretty cool place to be.
Brenda's second line of fabric is absolutely beautiful. I've always been a big fan of the Durham collections, and now that Brenda's adding her touch to it, it's especially pretty. I had some 1/4 yard cuts and some amazing Lecien eyelet edged cotton and made some ruffled scarves. I believe kits were given away at their schoolhouse.
The bags you can see on the table are so pretty...but I'm afraid I don't know who made them.
It's so exciting when a good friend has their own fabric and I understand there was a huge buzz about Monica's "Holiday Happy". It's one of the most fun Christmas lines ever! Pam and I both got to make some goodies using the fabric. It coordinates awesomely with Lecien's Color Basic collection so fabric choices are no problem.
Monica's quilt, "Glow Happy" could not be cuter! And yes, that's the free pattern. (btw, you'll also find the freebie that I designed that goes with the pillow sham pattern on my sidebar).
You can see bits of Karen Snyder's darling "HMS Twinkle" quilt hanging in the corner next to Monica's quilt, and "Holiday Joy" with the sweet embroidery is by Plumcute Designs.
Pam surprised Monica with a custom version of the "Tammy Tote" she designed. There's no link to the pattern yet...we still have to write up the instructions and pick the fabric to be used for the pattern cover. Pam used her signature ruffles on the bag we gave Tammy Tadd for her birthday, and on Monica's she used fun fuzzy santa beard fabric and those wonderful red polka dot handles.
I made a "Celebration Banner", a "Little Purse" and then flew by the seat of my pants decorating a child-sized pair of jeans and a hoodie from Old Navy. Here it is in the booth, and here it is finished on my design wall before I sent it away. Those little cherry buttons came from Joann's ages ago and I was so happy to finally find a good use for them.
Pam and I are huge fans of the "Flower Sugar" collections and this new group is no exception.
You'll spot Pam's new "Sugar Stars" pattern which based on the orders coming into my mailbox, is going to be a popular design.
I made a version of "Zig Zag, Too!" and am really looking forward to having that quilt come back to my house. Flower Sugar works well for Pam's "Flower Power" pattern, and I had fun adding the "Flower Sugar" logo to the towel.
There are some darling bags on display but even at super-zoom I can't read the tags, sorry!
I hope Pam approves of the job I did...and I know she's having a great time on her well-deserved vacation. I'm glad of the opportunity to do this post for her--that will be my excuse for why my studio is still in disarray!