It’s that time of year again. Quilt Market opens tomorrow morning in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
In years past, I would have already been there. The booth would have been well on it’s way to being set up, the floor would have been laid and the boxes of books brought in, unpacked and put neatly into racks. The quilts would have all been hung and we would have been tired beyond all reason.
This year is different. Very different. This year I am packing up my red Rav 4 (Miss Scarlett) with my little duffle bag, my small suitcase and my sewing bag that has handwork tucked inside. That’s it. No boxes of props, no quilts, no signage. Just me and my clothes.
Instead of setting up a booth, I am going to go and see what’s new. I’m going to talk to all the friends I missed seeing in Houston last year and I am finally going to be able to walk the entire show at a leisurely pace.
I am really excited about going. I’m even more excited about being able to see what all is new and having the time to stop and look at the quilts that catch my eye.
So, if you’re going to market, I will see you there tomorrow. If you’re not, I’ll be posting some pictures on facebook and, hopefully here as well.
And when I get back home, I will have some fun news to share with you. It’s all hush-hush right now but I can talk about it when I get back.
Curious, aren’t you!
My life got crazy about the time I got this website set up. I lost my job, I found a job, I got sick and I got better. The new job and the getting better has been the best parts lately.
I hate whining about my health so I’m not going there, at least not for long. Suffice it to say that I spent an ugly three weeks trying to get over some nasty bronchitis. That little bout brought it home to me how grateful I am that I enjoy good health the majority of the time. That is no small thing!
Someone left me a comment that said my retirement wasn’t working out for her. To be honest about the whole thing, it wasn’t working out too well for me either. I hadn’t been gone from The Star for more than a minute or two when I was feeling like a deer in the headlights. Thoughts like, “What do people do with their day if they aren’t working?” And, “Really? People watch this stuff that’s shown on daytime TV?” And then fear overwhelmed me as I thought, “What if I get addicted to daytime TV?” Scary, right?
I had been away from The Star for about two weeks when I got an email. “Hey girl,” read the subject line. It was Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company fame. She wanted to know if I knew of anyone who knew how to write quilt patterns.
As you might have guessed, I had the perfect person in mind. Me! That would be me!
So for the past month, I’ve been spending at least one day a week in Hamilton, Missouri, and the rest of the time, I work from home. And I am loving every minute of it.
I hope you can put up with this web site the way it is for a while. I don’t feel like I’ve done a very good job with it, and I’m sure you’ve noticed that I have a lot to learn. As life settles down a bit, I am going to see what I can do to make this better.
We still have a lot to talk about, right?