Life is going faster than blogging can follow right now
I apologise in advance for the possibly very dull slide-night of photos you may have to endure on my return.
Or just crash a party at quiltmarket like me ! Technically I am not even sure whose party it was but I got to hang with some awesome people who I can't link to and then a sweet random man watched me walk up the street to make sure I got to my motel safe.
My internal clock is a disaster, and once again it is the early hours of tomorrow and I feel like I should be eating dinner. Today was a great day at Quilt Market, I talked ( no surprise) to anyone who stood still for 2 minutes.
I saw and chatted to a heap of famous folk, and even took a photo of Bari J's breakfast for you but it is on my phone and my phone and ipad aren't on speaking terms.
I am uploading to flickr so you can go and have a look over there (vintagericrac), lots more booth photos and I still not even halfway through the market floor.
I was determined to get an early night tonight and in a way I am...its early morning.
Night folks, I'll try not to snore.
This is what sample spree looks like before it is set-up.
After sample spree opens, it is all a blur but let me tell you those crafty chicks can move.
Outside in the line, they might all look like mild-mannered crafty folk, but once those doors open, it was like a stampede. For future reference, do not get in the way of a quilter and the Moda booth.
There are heaps of photos on instawobblies if you use it. Just search the quiltmarket hashtags and see it all.
Oh, I'll show you the giant swan tomorrow.
So, it has started.
And it is HUGE ! and exhaustingciting ( Thats my new word) The travelling was, well, you know ....long might be a bit of an understatement. Today Jemma and I mastered the local light rail and located Target ( which sells alcohol and really awesome useless stuff for a dollar) and IKEA. I met Angie and her amazing family and we began the booth setup.
Famous Folk 1 : Saw Kathy Mack of Pink Chalk Studio from a distance
Famous Folk 2 : Saw Bari J's booth but she wasn' t there.
Weird Stuff 1: In Portland there are bubble taps in the street ( drinking fountains) that just bubble all the time. I find this even more disturbing than I can explain.
I know, I feel a bit like the friend who tells you that she is pregnant 5mins after conception. That early knowledge makes for a long nine months. It is a bit the same with Quilt Market, I seem to have been banging on about it forever.
Tomorrow will see Jemma and I join Nikki and her entourage and set off. There is nothing more to done in any practical way. I found myself at a bit of a loss yesterday, life without a to-do list sits uneasily with me. Of course, I just started on the after-quilt-market list. ( lots of classes, kids ones, grown up ones- even a class in Cooriemungle!
For the longest time I have been focussed on the "work" of quilt market, the to-do list , the booth panic, the logistics, the not insignificant amount of time energy and dollars geared at this event. I got a bit over-it before it had even happened. People kept asking me if I was getting excited....and I would look at them like they had three heads.
But you know what ? its going to happen, regardless of whether I packed the right clothes, or the sensible shoes. No matter what my booth eventually looks like, or who stops by to visit, I am going to the USA and I am going to meet some wonderful, crazy, internet friends that I never ever thought I would meet in real life.
And that is reason enough to pack the Lady Depends.
Look over there on the right – see all those tabby things (made by a dear friend meg), well one of them still causes me grief.
The free patterns tab leads to tutorials and downloads and I get a huge number of emails from people for whom the download simply doesn’t (download that is).
So I struck upon a plan and I am going to add each of these (or most of them) to Craftsy. Craftsy is completely seamless in its downloadyness. Are you already a craftsy member? (it’s free). If you are you can find my shop and follow me if you like. (I guess that would mean you might get a notification when I add new stuff but I am just guessing)
So far I have added the party turtles and the pocket-bots – all completely free of course, now with added downloadyness !
Just click on the photo and get downloading.
Now, who’s next ?