I've really meant to keep in touch, really I have, but we've had YET ANOTHER big bout with flu here at Chez Boulders. I got sick again about 2 weeks after I'd started feeling better from the first flu, and then Paton caught it from me. Now I am back at it fighting the good fight aka "counting the days to market", while Paton's version has turned into pneumonia, so he's tired and napping a lot. It's too bad, because he is very handy and endlessly patient with my "honey-do" lists at this time of year.
To those of you who I am behind in my correspondence, please bear with me, after market we'll get caught up on every little detail...I still haven't heard from some of the people who won prizes in our recent give-aways...not to worry...your goodies are put aside in my "to do pile" at the new office...
So we have a lot to catch up on...Still no pictures of the office, but I can tell you this, my studio is about 1,000 square feet now...(that's just the room that I work in). You should have seen my landlord's face when I told him that 5 offices in our suite of offices needed to be knocked down so that I would have enough room to work in. Yesterday, when we were staging a lot of the fabric for salesman cards, shipping boxes, props and projects for our booth in Portland, there were only a few narrow paths to get where you needed to go. You will all have to wait until I get back from Portland to see our progress...(which in fairness, hasn't been much decor-wise, since the market countdown crunch had already started when we begun our move in March).
We used to sing a song that I loved in Girl Scouts when I was in grade school..."make new friends, but ke-ep thee o-old, one is silver but the other's gold"...That's sort of the way I feel about a lot of the designs I do in fabric...I get really attached to the fabric lines I design, and I would really like a little more time to work with the fabrics after the market rush, ya know? One of the best ways I know to give the line longevity the stores (which translates into me having more time to work with it) is to add new things to keep the collection evolving and fresh. That's what I've been doing with the La Belle Rose collection that we first introduced last May in Salt Lake City. We added some new things for Fall Quilt Market, and we'll be adding even more to the La Belle Rose III at Spring Quilt Market in Portland.
Here's a picture of my Gypsy Rose version of my new Circle of Friends Quilt...It's got fabrics from La Belle Rose I, II & III...
This is a shot of the work in progress at the talented Mrs. Winslow's...I can't wait to show you more than just a peak at this project, Cheryl's long-arming is just delicious on this quilt. I have also done several other color and fabric combinations of this design that I will show you later too.
So thanks for your patience my little blog-ettes, with all of the illness in the last few months, I am just glad to be sitting upright at a chair in my office...of course with my rescue kitty "Vickie Dixie" wedged between my chest and the keyboard as we share a few nuzzles and tail thrashing moments while I send this off to you...meow!
Back in two shakes...H2