Thursday, May 22, 2014

Home Again

To market to market to buy a fat quarter...Home again, home again jiggety-jig. ( I know it does not rhyme ;-)
We are just back from International Quilt market in Pittsburgh.
I missed fall market so it was great to chat with my customers again.

As usual we were kept pretty busy with market and did not have a lot of time to explore Pittsburgh.
We did however stumble upon a great popcorn shop - Pittsburgh Popcorn. One of the flavors of the week was Creamy Salted Caramel. To die for ooey gooey caramel drizzled over salty popcorn - simply the best. I ate the whole bag during the first day of the show.  I wanted another bag but sadly it was a new week and Creamy Salted Caramel was no longer available. But let me tell ya, Chunky Chocolate Caramel is a close second.

I see the week of May 30-June 5th,  the featured popcorn is Dill Pickle. Sounds interesting. I read in their brochure that the feature flavor during November is Stuffing - Would love to get my hands on some of that flavor. I see they ship out, but only their regular flavors not the weekly flavors - darn!

Enough about popcorn - back to business. Here is a look at the quilts using my new line of fabric Rambling Rose featured at Market. These patterns will not ship until October so this is just a tease.

When we left Iowa spring was just starting to appear. The leaves on the trees were just starting to leaf out. We have had a cold miserable spring. Upon arriving home we found warmer weather, leaves on the trees, and the crab apple trees and lilacs in full bloom. Lilacs are my favorite flowers.

I picked a large bouquet and put them in a fruit jar just as my Grammie did every spring.

I had some drawing to do today. It was too nice to be inside. I decided to head to the lake to do my drawing.

Something about the outdoors and water really gets my creative juices flowing… much more than inside a building. The perk of being self employed.

One of the Moda sales reps, Gene Stuart did a little video of each of the designers in their booth. Here is  my video.

If the camera doesn't add 10 pounds, for sure a big bag of ooey gooey Creamy Salted Popcorn will. Yikes!

Until next time.