Right before Thanksgiving, I received the most wonderful news. One of my bags has been chosen to appear in the Spring/Summer 2012 edition of Haute Handbags! Take a look in the spring and tell me what you think. 🙂
In the meantime, I can’t wait to get busy sewing bags again. It’s been WAY too long! Once again, sew many ideas, so little time. I know you can relate…
Wow! My sister and I have decided that staying two nights for Quilt Festival is just not enough. (What you’re seeing in the pic above is actually about 1/4 of all the booths at the Show.) Next year we plan to stay three nights so we can be a little more relaxed with our quilt viewing and shopping schedule. Remember when your parents used to ask, “Haven’t you had enough fun for one day?” Well, no. Obviously, Nannette and I need Preview Night and three more days to have enough fun–as if there is such a thing! 🙂
The magnificent quilts are always inspiring and leave us awestruck. And we’re very excited about the opening of the Texas Quilt Museum in LaGrange, Texas.
We visited our favorite booths: Cabbage Rose, Material Girl, Abbey Lane, Dianne Springer, C & C Fabrics, Hannah’s Quilts, The Quilt Studio, Robyn Pandolph, Painted Pony, and stopped at antique booths to snag some awesome buttons and embellishments for my bags and Nannette’s crazy quilts.
What did I buy? Some patterns: an Abbey Lane “Long Tall Sally” quilt, Abbey Lane’s Pillow Book, and a Crabapple Hill redwork design of a pumpkin (guess it’ll be “orange” work.) Picked up a few Christmas gifts, and a coat! Yep, a coat. Nannette chose a beautiful jacket and I chose a black and tan print coat. Reversible! This was at The Velvet Hanger booth. And, last but not least, my favorite fabrics–mostly Moda’s new Basic Grey line, Robyn Pandolph, Kaffe Fassett, and Amy Butler for my bags.
Speaking of bags, I was stopped numerous times because I was carrying the large laminated Anny Bag. I passed out several cards and hope to see the all those lovely people I met join me in sewing the Anny Bag. What a heartwarming response! Love you guys!