My head feels like it's spinning... or maybe this is just my brain's new and constant state... I am preparing for Quilt Market. I'll have my first booth and launch my first fabric line, and speak at my first schoolhouses... meanwhile I'm jet-setting and perhaps loosing my mind (but in only the best possible way, right?!)
I recently found this quote, and it's definitely a favorite right now; From Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland - The Hatter says to Alice “Have I gone mad?" Alice replies "I'm afraid so, but let me tell you something, the best people usualy are.”
Well, I hope Alice is right, because I often feel as if I'm loosing it.
The family and I just took a lovely little trip, slightly north of home, to Cuyahoga Valley. We rode a beautiful train and visited museums and spent such a wonderful time together. My mind was slightly calmer there and it was hard to come back home, but when we did, there was an important package waiting for me. A smallish box, full of beautiful, supper soft, perfectly folded yards of MY fabric. The first cuts of the finished goods, HERE, for me to start making [ALL THE THINGS]!! [insert super happy/excited and cringey smile emoji here]!
So I've been spending lots of time sewing, however now it's time to pack my bags again. This time I'm flying away to Colorado, one of my very favorite states. I'll be visiting some fabric shops and wrap-up another little secret I've been working on. The first day there will be spent on the set of Sew It All (that was the secret part) and after that I'll get to spend time with with some great ladies... I really hope you'll join us if you're in the area!!
On Thursday, April 24th, I'll be at Fancy Tiger Crafts for a meet and greet from 6-8 PM - I adore Amber and Jaime! My mom and I have had a delightful time getting to know them over the past few years, eating and chatting together at markets. They've come to Columbus for a yarn show and we've had the pleasure of showing them around our town so I'm excited to get to see their.
(photos stolen from Fancy Tiger's facebook page.. )
After that, I'll take my show on the road, north to Fort Collins, for another meet up at Mama Said Sew on Friday, April 25th, from 6-8 PM. Angela is delightful and all the ladies at their shop are so much fun, I'm really looking forward to spending time their. They're having a great drawing for a $50 gift certificate so you should totally come!!
(photo from Mama Said Sew's site)
(more photo credit here)
I'll be bringing along my new fabrics to show plus a traveling trunk show of my patterns and some giveaways too!!! This mini tour will also be the debut of my printed Riding Peplum and Party Dress pattern.
In all honesty, I get a little nervous in these types of situations, but it would be far worse to be standing around all alone, so please come and bring your friends!!!
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