One of the highlights of School-House was Sarah Jane’s fabric debut.  {called Children at Play, from Michael Miller} It was definitly the ‘IT’ fabric of Market.  Everyone wants it and loves it.  It is whimsical and adorable and perfect for both boys and girls!  Everything you need for a great children’s line.

Sarah Jane and Sandy Henderson Present their School House! Both had fabulous lines!!
Gorgeous, right!? And this is just a small sample!

Sandy Henderson has a great new line coming out as well called Secret Garden.  Talk about eye candy.  The colors are just beautiful.

I wish that was my living room!! Hahah!

Next up was the Moda designer school house!  Talk about a good time!  Those Ladies know how to have fun!  Each designer made a block and a project to go with their new lines.  It was fun to see what they did (or didn’t do).

The room was packed with people!  Miss Lissa Alexander sure knows how to put together a show.  They were all such a delight to meet and mingle with.  It is just amazing to see so many creative minds work so well together.

How can I get a Market post in and NOT talk about Heather Bailey and Amy Butler?!!?  Not possible.

Heather Bailey has a lot of fun things going on in other industries as well.  Note cards, plates and napkins, tea towels, aprons etc etc.  It will be fun to see how the different industries meet.  Quite exciting, if you ask me.  And guess what!??!?!  She announced in her schoolhouse that she was pregnant!  Yup, Heather Bailey is PREGNANT!!! {she told us even before she told her staff!}  Talk about a scoop, huh!  Congrats Heather!  {btw, she is absolutely adorable and nearly half way through with her pregnancy and you couldn’t even tell she was preggo!}

Anyway, Amy Butler has some fun things happening too.  She is very excited about her new organics line and talked about that as well.  She has some pretty fun patterns coming out too!

Then there was SAMPLE SPREE!  Oh-my-craziness!  Talk about ravenous-hungry-fabric loving- crazy people!  For real!

Can’t wait to show you those pics!


Let’s go fly a kite…

You know.  After a pretty awful week, the weekend turned out to be spectacular.  Really.  Having a plan, the beautiful weather and a picnic.  How much better could it be.

We have the best parks in our area, and because we are new, each one is an adventure.  We went on a ‘park-search’ and picked the first one we saw.  Granted, it was pretty small, even compared to the one right down our street, but it was perfect for us.  We put out our jean picnic blanket and ate our lunch.  *My youngest, who is 3 was really worried about Yogi Bear stealing our pic-a-nic basket.  {the kids had just watched that movie last week, LOL}  I had to assure him several times that I would protect the basket.

The weather was PERFECT kite flying weather and in no time all the kites were up in the air!  Yay! {I just bought the cheap plastic kites and they were great! Plus we lost two to the trees, so I was glad I hadn’t spent a fortune.}

I didn’t get any sewing done, but we did make it to two other parks.  There isn’t quite anything like a nice day in the sun.

It really was perfect.  Thank you all for encouraging me to just GO, and for all the sweet condolences.  The quilting community is just the best.  I am so glad to be a part of it.  Thanks.

Now, I am off to pack my bags for SALT LAKE CITY, baby!  Can you believe it is already that time?!?!  QUILT MARKET, here I come!  I am getting so excited! I have so many fun things planned out there.  I will try to snatch up some new fabric {from sample spree} and bring you back a little treat and we can have a giveaway right here on the blog!  Doesn’t that sound fun!?!?

I hope you all have had a fabulous weekend, a happy Mother’s Day and a great week ahead!

We’ll talk soon.