This is the sky over Houston today, say a little prayer for everyone flying into Market. Yicks...looks like something from Twister.
Thank you for tender thoughts for little Mickey, the doctor has him on some pain pills which seem to be giving him some relief.
I've had an opportunity to go through all of the entries for the fabric drawing - which have been incredible. Your ideas have been great, what a creative bunch you are! I've emailed the winners to notify them, and I requested that when they make their projects that they will share them with all of us. Here are their ideas, which is your favorite of these?
Mandy - who wants to make pillowcases for her boys, "To remind them that when owls are awake, they should be asleep!!"
Sally Cutting - who said: "How about a small quilt for a child who's lost everything in Tonga or Samoa.....there has to be many who could use the comfort of a cheery blankie. I know my 3 year old grandson would be heart broken if he had lost his."
Jen Eskridge says "I think I'd make some drawstring backpacks for my kids. They are still little and those backpacks are just the right size"
And from Andrea, with my favorite entry of them all said: "I would make a "night owl" sleepover set. I'd need a little extra dark brown chenille for it...but here goes my idea> I'd make a nightowl backpack/messenger bag style made of dark brown chenille with flap pockets made with the coordinating owl fabrics. The straps would be done in the solids. The main flap would also be done in the coordinating owls. Inside would be a night owl quilt - a cozy soft quilt made of all the fabrics -and backed by a cozy soft chenille or minky in the matching chocolate brown colour. If I can swing it, it would probably be quillow style, folds into itself. The night owls would be watchers for the sleepover, just incase the wee one is a little anxious, nervous or worried about the sleepover. Kind of a security comfort blanket...but the owls are night watchers and can 'watch out' for the scary things like new noises, new shadows, etc. because of course, owls are nocturnal and stay up all night so you don't have to. Of course, with my night owl kit would come a coordinating comforting night owl stuffie made by me, that would tuck into one of the pockets of the backpack.
And as this idea came to fruition...yes, i would totally design and make this to show off if I won it! What a fun project to do ;-)
By the time I finished reading her entry, I was so excited by her descriptions, and enthusiasm for the project that I wanted to make everything with her...what fun!!!
It was definitely hard to pick four winners - if it were possible, I'd give fabric to EVERYONE!!!
Alright friends, quilt market is officially upon us! I'll try to be good, and remember my freakin' camera for once and take lots of lovely photos. I'll update early next week, and let you in on all the fun stuff from Market, as well as any embarrassing celebrity encounters I might have. By the way, that means me being embarrassing around celebs, since I'm such a goof ball...not any celebs doing anything embarrassing; but that could be fun too!
lots of love,
P.S. The pattern store has been updated, and I Do too, Best Wishes, and Constellation are now added, and available for sale!