Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Getting Settled

Wow! Market is such a marathon of activity I just needed a day to come home and veg. Of course with the kidlets needing my attention there wasn't much resting going on. But that's ok because I missed those little monsters. :o)

Before I left I had every intention of sharing the prints and patterns in 'Shore Thing' with you. Then one things led to another and I was scrambling to get packed. All of a sudden I was on the road to KC and hadn't posted. So I'm going to combine with a few pics of market and show you the goodies.  :o)

Here is the official shot from the Michael Miller 'Circus' where I was showing "Shore Thing"

"Shore Thing" is a close cousin to Going Coastal with even more elements of the sea/ocean/coast to complete your collection. There's lobsters and flamingos, life rings and sailboats, Urchins and Waves. The list goes on and on.  And of course, a revisit to everyone's favorite plaid- This one even BETTER than the first!

I designed 5 new (print) patterns with "Shore Thing" in mind, and also displayed 'Clambake' to remind everyone of the free tutorial here on the blog. (As a side note: soon to be a fully downloadable PDF pattern)

To see all the gorgeous prints in the "Shore Thing" collection, hop over to Michael Miller fabrics.


Now, you might remember me telling you I was going to have 2 booths this market. Well I did. And it went relatively smoothly. I say that with hesitation because of this picture: 


The only picture I have of 'Geared for Guys' in with me in my Jazzy on the last day. Don't worry, I'll get a better pic of the booth soon.

Oh, you want to hear about my chair?

I ended up with a stress fracture in my right ankle. (Yes, it was a self diagnosis but I've seen this before and knew exactly what I was dealing with) Treatment requires staying off of the injured area for several days to facilitate healing. When you're in the middle of quilt market that's just not possible. So I rented myself some wheels and left everyone in the dust. My friends even made a sign for the back that read 'Crazy Old Lady'. Nice!
Anyway, I'm doing much better now. I just need to be careful not to overdo it until it's completely healed. :o)

I've got so much more to tell you about market. I'm going to spread it out over the next few days as to not overwhelm you (Ok, to not overwhelm me :o) 

Don't forget the 'Geared for Guys' book blog tour is still going on. I know you want that book! So head over to p.s.i quilt today, then Pink Chalk Studio tomorrow, In Color Order if scheduled for Friday, and It's Sew Shannon on Saturday!

See you soon!

10 comments:

Melissa Corry said...

Shore thing is amazing and I love your quilts!!! Your booth is adorable. And I almost peed my pants when I saw you in your little scooter. What a great way to get around and the sign on the back, killing me!!! Hope your ankle continues to heal well.

jlk said...

I loved meeting you IRL!! And I am so sorry I missed your scooter :)

Linda said...

HELLO! YOUR DISPLAY IS THE BEST! LOVE YOUR BRIGHT COLORS+SET-UP!
SORRY ABOUT THE ANKLE-HOPE IT'S HEALING NICELY!

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Yvonne said...

It all looks so cute Emily. Sorry to hear about your ankle. Take it easy otherwise it will take you a long time to recover.

Laurie Parrack said...

I love the Shore Thing material. I love the colors and prints of it. I will just have to pick some up. I love the Geared for Guys book. I can not wait to get my hands on it. Your chair looks like it was fun too.

Marsha said...

Your booths were both wonderful, we bought lots of your patters as well as your new fabric. Good job!f

A.J. Dub. said...

So sorry to hear about your injury. Glad you got some snazzy jazzy wheels to use though. I love both the beachy lines you have done. So fun and fab! Thanks for creating great things for us!

Beth said...

Both booths were great. So sorry you have that stress fx. When I saw you you were still on your feet.
Good thing they had those scooters.

Ella said...

WOW!!! Your booth's look amazing!!!! Love them!!!♥

Amy said...

Emily! It's so great to see you having so much success! Congratulations! Your booths look sooooo cute!