It's been too long...Forgive me. The last 15 months of my life have been filled with new adventures, new friends, lots of fun :o) but also the craziness of not one, but two moves...& more things to do than I could do myself or delegate. I had to put several things on hold...and blogging was one of them (even though it is one of my favorite things to do). Thank goodness things are settling down a bit now...more details on all of the above later.
For the first time since 2003, when we started LakeHouse -- the fabric company, I did not actually make it to Quilt Market. I came down with my second bout of the flu (in 6 weeks time) the week before market & it really hit me hard. Luckily, Pam & her daughter Frankie were there to help out...Kudos & Hugs for stepping up girls!
Luckily, Pam took lots of fun shots of the Pam Kitty Love themed LakeHouse booth in Kansas City...(it's like they asked us what color to make the aisle rugs) -- LOL!
On our side & back walls were a combination of oversized posters that I designed for the booth, as well as quilts made by Pam, Nanette from Freda's Hive & Darla Padilla from Wildflower Quilting. Many of you will recognize the gingham block quilt on the right (click to englarge photo), it's the one that I designed for McCall's Quilting Magazine, and oo la la -- I just love Nanette's sampler quilt! The "Come Around For Coffee" quilt on the poster in the middle is a freebie click & print pattern from Pam...it's on the right sidebar on her blog...it's UBER CUTE! (I'll show you more color combinations of this quilt from our sale booklet sometime soon--wait till you see how she designed the handles on the coffee cups!)
Here's a couple of close up shots of the little goodies in our booth, (Is it just me, or do Pam's fabrics put a smile on your face too?)...The adorable bags filled with goodies are by Keiko Clark of K Cotton Studio.
Frankie helped us fold dozens of the heart-fan decorations, & Pam's accessories on the clothesline are just darling, aren't they?...
Before I close for today...Don't miss having your own mini version of the Pam Kitty Love sales booklet...just click on the 9-patch Pam Kitty Love sidebar icon to the right---> So you can run in to your LQS and make sure that they'll be ordering exactly what your heart desires!
Sorry, but the perfectionist in me needs to mention that the colors on the .pdf are not the greatest. (They are muddy!) Since you've probably seen the colors of Pam's first collection in your LQS, you already know that her color palette is clean & bright and filled with "good cheer". Most importantly, the new Pam Kitty Love fabrics due out at the end of this year, will "play nicely" with the original Pam Kitty Morning fabrics...so you can't go wrong blending the old with the new.
Sort of reminds me of the song we used to sing in girl scouts..."Make new friends, but ke-ep the old, one is silver but the other's gold"...Do any of you remember singing that song too?
Back in two shakes...(promise!)