Monday, November 26, 2012

Holidays and Schedules

Today got me thinking about the saying, "best laid plans of mice and men often go awry".   Oh if only we weren't just beginning the holiday season...I am already behind.  I was standing in the "dye studio", "my new favorite room" of the house amid all this wonderful color and texture, thinking this stuff should already be dry, it should be shipping right now, but my plans took a huge left turn.  Here is a quick peak at a corner:
There are more lines full, all around my head as I try to spread out silk hankies to dry, must admit it probably is the prettiest garage in the neighborhood.

Oh well I did have a fantastic holiday weekend with family and that is worth so very much to me.  I bet this stuff will still be hanging there tomorrow.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

A Fabulous Problem to Have!

I have heard this phrase from Kristin so many time since July, I decided that a blog entry just needed to have that title.  The shows for this year are over....but the work is not.  Since returning from Houston and West Palm Beach we have been trying to get things re-stocked; however exhaustion and colds have slowed us down.  This is all we have managed to get done this week.

Caught Kristin at her folding table ready to fold and package during the Atlanta Falcons game....notice there is cheesecloth behind her, so I asked her to pile it all on the table.
This is what happened...she has to stand in order for me to see her. 
All I can say is yummy, look at all the luscious colors. Every time I see this I just want to dive in.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Last Day of Houston

If you looked down the isles in any direction for most of today at Houston you knew that it was the last day.....compared to the last 3 1/2 days they were empty.  For many attendees from far and near left late yesterday or had flights to catch sometime today, sadly that means the fun of Houston is done for another year.  See what I mean....

 Kristin was even knitting....which for those who know her she can usually knit, talk and run the cash register all at the same time...not this show, until today. 
Good-bye Houston for another year, we have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves...maybe a bit too much...think my jeans were just a bit too tight today.  Thanks everyone.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Houston-A Quick Peak at our Booth

We have been so busy here in Houston at the International Quilt Festival that we hadn't taken any pictures of our booth, let alone anything else.  Here is a overall pic of our great corner location on "Main Street".  It is so easy to tell everyone that we are under the Row 1400 sign.
 Our new hand-dyed perle cotton threads are displayed on a vintage window shutter that Kristin found at the Hillsville, VA Labor Day Flea Market, it compliments our "shabby chic" curtains and overall look.  She also found a vintage collapsable ruler that we fashioned into a star...very appropriate don't you think since we are in the "Lone Star" state.  Notice the "Create" pillow, Kristin made it using a freezer paper stencil on burlap...literally hours before we left for Houston.
 Here's a close-up of our corner island from a different perspective, shown below is the "ole Crow" pillow I screenprinted using thermofax screens.  The branches are from a photo Kristin took of the sidewalk at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show in Hampton, VA in February.  We were walking from the building and she couldn't find her camera fast enough.....maybe I'm wearing off on her just a bit.  She certainly finds some interesting things to photograph.
The booth didn't exactly look like this when we finished setting up on Wednesday, but by the end of Thursday we had sold out of some things, had to rearrange and find some new items to put out.  Will have to do the same thing again tomorrow morning.  Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth, your business and encouragement are greatly appreciated.

Another fun part of Houston is getting the chance to see old friends you only see once a year and make new ones.....oh and the quilts....which we haven't had a chance to see yet...that usually happens on Sunday morning when we open a tad later.