Monday, October 20, 2008

Ready or not...

I know it's been awhile since I've posted but, if you could see the state my house is in right now, I know you'd understand. I leave tomorrow morning for the drive to Houston for Quilt Market and, although I'm nowhere near ready, I'm excited. Fall Market is my favorite for a lot of reasons but, mostly, because it's where I started in this industry 14 years ago. There are lots of fond memories and I'm looking forward to seeing all of the new offerings and old friends there.

So, I promise to give you a rundown as soon as I get home and collect my thoughts (and clean my house). Wish me luck with the new patterns!

Thanks for looking in on me :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Missing My Girls

Katie, Lauryn, and Lily (my daughter and granddaughters, respectively) have been gone for almost a week and it's a good thing they get home tonight. It's no fun around here without 'em. Talking to Lily on the phone just isn't the same as having her on my lap and chatting. Besides that, all is well but very busy.

Market preparations are making me a little crazy. Things like ordering carpet and electricity for my booth take a well-deserved back seat to designing and creating samples. With everything that's going on to get ready, I've still managed to design and make the samples for another 3 new patterns. That's the part I enjoy and I think it will be obvious when you see the new stuff...very fun!

But I need to take a couple of days to get my act together and to fold LOTS of new patterns for the orders I've received in the last couple of days. Thankfully, Katie tells me she'll help when she gets home and Lauryn, budding businesswoman that she is, always helps if there are dollars involved. She's a big help and the time we spend folding patterns together is great for catching up and talking about school. She's a very busy fourth grader and she'll be the first to let you know.

Well, the sewing machine is "nagging" so I better get back to it. I
hope all's well with you!