Another branch of New Leaf Stitches

A Quick Market

It was a quick trip to market, but oh so fun!

Of course, it was a business trip, so let’s start there…

I had the pleasure to teach a Take and Teach class sponsored by Martingale/That Patchwork Place.  It was a packed room!  Hopefully the shops will use their project for doing technique demonstrations for  the book, “Just around the Corner”!

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I should also give a shout-out to Red Rooster who provided the fabric for the kits and Pfafffor providing the sewing machines…Thank you!!

With the class behind me I had the luxury (yes, luxury!) of walking the floor and just looking, and looking, and looking!  Talk about sensory overload.  I felt very good about finding new fabrics for my next book.  I can’t wait to get my hands on them!!

The weather was just beautiful.  Karen and I took a little break on the patio outside the convention center.

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Here are a few views of the park across the street from the convention center.

 

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I was horrible about taking pictures this time.  I wish I had a group shot of a very fun and relaxing dinner with friends, Gudrun and Yvonne (GE Designs) and Terri and Tom (Whimsicals).  I’m afraid our laughter got a little loud….sorry fellow diners!

 

After one long day on our feet, Karen and I enjoyed a glass of wine while oogling an, oh so glorious impulse buy.  Would you believe it if I told you we went back for more the next day???

 

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All in all…I’d say it was one of my best fall markets on many different fronts.  Totally recharged and inspired!

 

As I was strolling the aisles at market, my son and his wife were running a half-marathon.  This is mile 10…Don’t they look fresh and happy?  I’m so in awe you guys did this and proud of your tenacity while training.

 

 

 

 

Kari

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