We have returned from Fall Quilt Market in Houston Texas. Reunited with my children-oh so sweet. Market was great! We made lots of new friends and are shipping patterns out to lots of new places. Forgive my lack of a goodbye and lack of a prompt hello. There was Halloweening to be done-more pictures on that later. But for now, here is a peek at what went down in Houston: Our booth was part of the Michael Miller exhibit this time, which won second place for best booth in it's size! We were snug next to Patty and Paula, who were both enjoying their market debuts. Patty was joined by her wonderful husband Jon and Paula was joined by her wonderful daughter and partner in crime Jennifer. (Who I think I could spend 72 hours straight with and not tire of. HI Jennifer!) I Love fresh flowers. I used to have qualms about spending the money on them seeing how they just die. Not anymore-they make me smile everytime I pass them. I currently have a bunch of sunflowers in the kitchen-oh so sweet. These are some vinyl stickers that I had printed up at our local place. Wow! What a statement and response. We're searching out manufactures to have them mass printed so we can distribute them. Retail and Wholesale. These things take time, but we're working on it! Another new project: Fabric covered metal tubs. I picked them up at Lowes and handed Jessi (who is now my right hand wonder woman and pattern excutive-or studio manager as she prefers) a paint brush, stack of fabric and mod podge. Nice and easy. Another new project: The petals are cut out of foam board available at any craft or framing store. Wrapped up in fabric (ala mod podge) and hot glued together. Easy easy! Look at the beautiful quilt that came by our booth! I didn't get the card or info of the person who made it though? Oh beautiful quilt maker-are you out there? I'd love to give you credit! A few more booth shots: All in all I'd say it was a pretty great market, we're looking forward to Pittsburgh! OH-Miss Bari was there and she's got exciting news as a result. :) And thank you to Caroline for supplying us with a beautiful table to use!