Thursday, October 16, 2014

October Sky

With one or two deep frosts already under our belt this season here in central New York, the last couple of days have brought a reprieve from the approaching chilly season in the form of a few warm, breezy days. So warm, that a quick trip to Gannon's Isle for a cone of yummy pumpkin ice cream was in order on Tuesday with my friend Janet Lutz of Calico Gals. The place was mobbed just like it would be in the middle of July.

And yesterday morning, as the sun was rising, this was Mother Nature's greeting. The clouds soon over took the sky, and the weatherman says they're here to stay for a few days. However, with a morning like this, how can the day possibly get off track?

Quilt Market (big trade show) and Quilt Festival (bit retail show) are fast approaching, and all my productive energy seems to be going toward booth preparation, samples, printed materials, and product for sale. As well as preparing for the road trip to Houston.

At my Quilt Market booth (booth 932) and at Quilt Festival (booth 609), it's all about the 9-patch, and the Mini Scrap Grid Interfacing. And, of course, all the associated patterns.

On Sunday morning during Quilt Market, I'm teaching a Take & Teach workshop. Shop employees can have hands-on experience making a Mini Mug Mat using the Mini Scrap Grid interfacing. Many thanks to Presencia and Colonial Needle, Creative Grids, and Timeless Treasures for providing our class supplies. And let's not forget Bernina for the fabulous machines we'll be using! Last I knew, there's still space in the class, so pass this along to your favorite local quilt shop owner so he or she can reserve his or her spot!

More goodies for goody bags . . .

And some fabulous treats to wear thanks to Hoffman California Fabrics and the brand new 1895 Bali hand-dyed fabrics. These 9-patch pins will be THE bling to wear at either show!

Enough distraction for now. I'd better get back to business and put my 'nose to the grindstone' - although that really sounds quite painful. Maybe I'll stick to sewing!

Happy Stitching!


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