Monday, May 18, 2009

A Day Late and a Dollar Short

Hey! We are back home from market and I am on my trusty pc and the pictures have downloaded. That's the good news. The bad news is since I couldn't download in Pittsburgh - it didn't take many pictures to fill up my camera. But.... I will show what I have. I am unpacked from the rental van, but not unpacked totally. That means that I am stumbling over unpacked boxes and suitcases. First things first. Blogging is number one on the list - so here goes. I guess I will just show them in chronological order (as opposed to any other kind of order that actually makes sense).Here are our first pictures in Pittsburgh, about 1 hour after driving the van into the convention center. We are makin' good time and the booth is shaping up. Meanwhile the overachievers (Bonnie and Camille of Thimbleblossoms) have their booth set up perfectly and are off shopping or doing something glamorous that suits them. Either that or charity work. I kid. Only because they are impossibly nice. And talented. They are also nowhere to be seen in the pic.This is the booth to our left - Sandy Gervais' booth - Pieces From My Heart. Again, notice that it is all set up and perfect. Yes, she brought in a stove, a dining table and chairs and groceries. Sandy told me about several things in the booth and the planning that went into them. She roasted a turkey, she baked a pie!...... It's a good thing we like Sandy so much and she makes us laugh A LOT.
Here is Leigh Ann after I cracked the whip and had her set up the booth. Didn't she do a good job?
Here is me - taking credit for it.Around the corner from us was Buttermilk Basin and another of my favorite booths. This one is a little fuzzy - sorry.
This one was taken at the Moda party on the boat cruise. The back of the head belongs to Barb of "Me and My Sister" fame. She is meeting her new best friend Eleanor Burns. Barb tried to talk me into meeting Eleanor but I get a little tongue tied around quilting icons. I agreed to take this amazing picture of Eleanor and the back of Barb's head. You're welcome Barb.
More of the Moda party and the beautiful scenery of Pittsburgh. That is Deb Strain in the center taking a photo.
My favorite part of the cruise..... gliding along side of PNC park while the Pirates were playing. You could hear the crowd, the music and the cheers. Awesome.
I'm going to end it here for today. We had a grand time. I will post some more tomorrow. Thanks for sticking with me during the techno-glitch.

Laurie

16 comments:

Domestic Designer said...

Looks like lots of fun and lots of work! The booths were amazing. Thanks!

Sherri said...

Thanks so much for the market pictures...it's so fun to get to see them since I wasn't there!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Looking forward to seeing more pics. Looks like it was lots of fun. Glad everyone made it home safely.

PamKittyMorning said...

Love the photos and the smart comentary even more! It was great seeing you! Thanks again for the wonderful fabric and for displaying that little purse.

Kim said...

One day I shall attend a quilt market and I shall approach you, Ms. Quilting Icon, and say hello! ;o) Great pics! You crack me up! :o)

Kathie said...

OH I Love the quilt on the back wall can't wait till the pattern comes out.
Would love to see the quilts on the right side....please ;)
Kathie

pdudgeon said...

yes, yes, what kathie said!

i am so looking forward to Fall and being able to get your new line of fabric. thanks for all the pics at market.

Alma Allen said...

Hi Laurie,

Love your pictures! You are not the lamest blogger ever! Just glad you are home and have pictures now. Love seeing market through your eyes.
Alma

Linda said...

Great pictures!!! Thanks for sharing. Your quilts look awesome.

happy zombie said...

I love your recap and photos Laurie, and your witty commentary was a hoot!

Robyn *Ü* said...

Love the pics of your booth, what quilt is that hanging?

Minick and Simpson said...

The quilt against the back wall of the booth is called Coastal Lily. Check on our website the next few days as our new quilt patterns will be posted there. Thanks

Laurie

Janet said...

Your booth looked great! Truely - she roasted a turkey! I don't even like doing that at home.

jaybird said...

thank you for all the great pictures of the booths... almost makes it feel like i was there!

Carrie P. said...

Thanks for sharing. Love to see all the booths.

Carole said...

Thanks for writing about Spring Market! You're too funny! Did think of attending market given that I am close but decided it was best to sit tight for the moment! You have a delicious new line of fabric that is a must have for me! Cheers!

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