Leaving town again

I keep thinking I’ll fit in a blog post any day now, but here I am getting ready to get on a plane for Portland this morning with not much done.  I’m flying to Holly Hill Quilt Shoppe along with 4 other designers to show 150 ladies how to make our little Christmas projects!

I’ll just give you a quick run down on my schedule so you’ll understand why there’s not been a peep from me.

I got my fabric two weeks before market.  Need I say more?  It was like a nuthouse around here and the main quilt never did get finished.  Such is the world of applique.  :>)

Market was the most emotional ever.  It was Moda’s 40th anniversary and it was such an honor to be able to help them celebrate.  Here’s our group photo in front of the amazing quilt made for Mark Dunn.

Moda 40th

When I returned from market I was stranded at the airport because my poor husband was so sick he couldn’t make the 1  1 /2 hour drive to come get me.  I had to call for back-up.

I brought home everyone’s cold from the airplane.  It lasted a week and I spent 4 days in bed just sleeping.  Now I’m feeling better and I’m off again!

The next 5 days in Portland are filled with rain.  Wonder if I should put plastic bags over my new suede boots?

I’ll try to take lots of pictures for you so you can see how a Christmas crafting party is done.  It’s amazing!  I’ll fill you in on new patterns etc. after I get home next week.  Have a wonderful weekend everyone!





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  • DeAnna Dodson - Oh, how cool would that be? A Christmas workshop with FIVE designers? I’d love to hear all about it!

    Glad you’re feeling better! Take care of yourself, and bring us back lots of pictures. :DReplyCancel

  • Tammy spencer - You are a busy lady…but of course, the talented ones always are. Sorry to hear you were sick but happy you are feeling better now. Did you get to get some reading done while laying in bed? Can’t wait to see the new projects from market and the christmas crafting event. Take care.ReplyCancel

  • mimi'sdarlins - So sorry you came home from market sick, but glad you’re back on your feet. I recall you saying your fabrics would be late in arriving, but two weeks…talk about stressful! Such a great photo of all of you! Have fun at Holly Hill and be sure to tell us all about it. Oh, and you can get a spray to waterproof your suede boots. I think most shoe stores have it.ReplyCancel

  • Hildy - Sorry to hear that you were starnded at the airport because your hubby was sick and then got sick herself just not fair:-( Hope you and your hubby are well now and you have a great time at your workshop! Can’t wait to see all the eyecandy you have for us:-)ReplyCancel

  • Mary salmon - Anne! I wish you had your own plane! I get sick every time I fly. Have a good time creating I hope Hubby is feeling better. Love, MaryReplyCancel

  • Barb R. - Oh Anne, you are so worth waiting for – I always love your posts and love everything you design! I’m so sorry to read that both you and your hubby have been sick – hopefully, both of you have recovered.

    Have a safe, fun trip to Holly Hill – that does sound like so much fun.- lucky attendees. Take lots of,photos,so you can share all the fun with us.

    xo – BarbReplyCancel

  • Gale - Glad you are feeling better. I am so looking forward to seeing what’s new with you!!! Especially Christmas ideas.ReplyCancel

  • RuthB - I got tired just reading about your busy-ness! Hope you enjoy your trip and that you get rest while you are there!ReplyCancel

  • sunny - Have fun in Portland! Maybe you’ll get a chance to get rested up when you get home. Oh wait. Then it will be time to get ready for Christmas!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Karen in Breezy Point - I can’t wait to see what you introduced at Market–I hope you will share when you return from your travels! Take care and have a fun trip–it looks like an awesome event!ReplyCancel

  • Susan - Mercy, that sounds like a whirlwind! So glad you and your husband are feeling better!ReplyCancel

  • Nita - Sounds like your world is not different from mine, sister. Like the teddybear Winnie-the-Pooh dragged down the stairs behind him, whose head went bump-bump-bump! I just showed my slowly developing Tiny-Town quilt squares to my quilt guild tonight. They loved it, and were full of helpful ideas. I know it’s a very old pattern, but I could finally afford it. And my son has adopted a baby girl. Thanks for a precious pattern for little Helen! You are a blessing.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen - Oh man I feel for your poor husband to be feeling that poorly…….glad you had a backup plan. Then you getting a bad cold ( the lady’s from quilters garden in Sacramento had flight problems so spent extra day? in the airport) I heard the rain well weather in Texas was terrible this year. Every one thinks designers live a glamorous life so it’s good that you let us know the real story.
    It’s too bad you had to leave straight away your four footed family must be really missing youReplyCancel

  • Christine B. - Hope you have a lovely few days in Portland but don’t overdo things! Christine xReplyCancel

  • Mary on Lake Pulaski - Have a great time and stay healthy Anne.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - Have a blast in Portland!ReplyCancel

  • Ronda - I really miss your post but I know life happens lol. So glad quilt market was a success!!! cant wait to see your posts!!!ReplyCancel

  • Danicia - Hi, do you ever do workshops like that over here on the East coast. I would love to be able to attend one of these work shops. Have fun.ReplyCancel