Sorry this post took so long to publish—it is only a few weeks late. So much going on around here 🙂
Well, ten days is entirely too long to be away from one’s family—I now have empirical evidence. Skype was moderately helpful. But the best part was coming home in the middle of the night to see my clan. My son could sense that I was near so he woke up (!) like those stories you hear about dogs knowing when their owners are coming home and so he was wide awake to greet me at midnight (!!) a lucky and joyous reunion in the dark of night. My little ladybird wouldn’t rouse from her slumber no matter how much I kissed her.
But It was all worthwhile. First Quilt Market and then five days of Quilt Festival where I met so many wonderful modern sewists from around le monde. But back to the hubbub of Market: on the very first day as I was setting up my booth a lovely blonde woman stopped to take a peek and she was so kind and I told her she looked familiar but after about one second I realized it was Lotta! Lotta Jansdotter was my first craft crush. Maybe ten years ago, I found her and fell in love with her artfully drawn products: bags, totes, stationery, etc. Earlier posts here and here. I have so many of her products in my house—sticky labels, stationery, paper lunch bags, her books, and a long-lost apron. I have hoarded them for all these years. I dole them out on a need-to-use basis. She is a true artist. Lotta has just designed a pretty new collection of fabrics, but this time instead of small runs on linen, they have been created by Windham Fabrics on quilting cotton. The collection is called Echo and it rocks! Buy it here. Blogged here. She is just a really kind person and you’d never know that she is a supah-stah designer.
|Lotta with her Echo line|
|Ellen Luckett Baker’s new fabrics for Moda.|
|Colette’s booth at Market.|