The most charming Lucie Summers with her fresh,
fantastic Summersville collection
[Photos fixed and a few added..thanks for your patience!]
I'm far behind my other bloggy friends when it comes to sharing
Market photos. Since you may have seen it all (or most of it) on other
blogs, I'll just share some highlights. Market, as always, was
awe-inspiring—the fabrics, the colors, new bells and whistles on sewing
machines, the clever patterns, the booths that look like living rooms
from Elle Decor. It's always sensory overload.
|Maggie, Anna Maria Horner, and Pierette|
the goods were fantastic, catching up with people was really a pleasure.
Yes, it's tough to have a heart-to-heart with a designer or editor when people right behind you are taking her photo. But I think
there's such pleasure in talking with others who love the same things
you do. Because so many of us work at home and because of blogs, we've learned about
each others home lives and that makes these business relationships a
little more personal, too—how are your kids? Is your mom feeling better?
Are you really on an ice hockey team?
had the extreme pleasure of sharing Market with my Texas daughter,
Maggie. The Home Ec team decided they just couldn't make it to Market
and so Maggie came in their stead. She gathered lots of goodies for the
shop, some that Codi specifically requested and some we thought she and
Alisa would like. There was one crazy moment when Sample Spree was about
to end and Codi and I were calling back and forth so I could find out
if I should purchase fantastic Japanese zippers and we kept losing our
phone connection. The announcers were saying Sample Spree was over, I
was frantically trying to describe the zippers, and the guys were
starting to pack up—mania! In the end, victory (and zippers) were ours.
Apologies for the funky layout...I decided it was better to finally get it posted than to make it perfect!
Cloud 9 has a new line based on
Alexander Henry's booth is always a
Maggie with Amy Butler's clothing in the softest-ever voile
|Love this concept and the cover quilt (above)|
|A cow quilt from Mary Lou and Mel's new book|
|Making the most of down time: Kaffe knits and Liza binds|
Tina Givens knows how to make the best
of chocolate brown paint