Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Basket

We have gone oddball for the holidays lately. For Christmas, unable to do the simplest function of getting out and buying a tree, we resorted at the last minute to taking one of the poor, dead, but beloved espalier trees which we had unsuccessfully moved from our Chicago garden, and strung it with lights and ornaments. Though it might have struck some as a Charlie Brown Christmas tree, we thought it was transcendentally beautiful.

This weekend our friend Christine and her son Desmond joined us for Easter. Christine is fabulously unconventional, and as Desmond is getting to the age where the Easter Bunny might soon be of interest, I asked her to pull together the Easter basket for the center of the table to hold all of the assorted chocolates and Peeps I had brought in. We ended up with a silver soup tureen lined with straw brought in from the garden, and filled up with blue & yellow Peeps and marzipan eggs. Splendid!

Monday, April 6, 2009

next stop: Paducah Quilt Show

April 22-25 will find me in Paducah Kentucky, offering my ribbons to the world of quilters at the AQS Quilt Show. This is the first time I have done this show but sold LFN Textiles Artist's Ribbons really well a few years ago at the International Quilt Festival in Chicago. I will be selling ribbon by the yard, and packaged in selected mixes, along with ribbon books, sewing patterns, and even a few kits.

I am partnering with my dear friend Rita Davis, of Pumpkin Run Hill Drygoods, who will bring her wonderful mix of vintage feed sacks, quilt tops and blocks. We have worked hard to ensure that our mix of products is inspired and complementary; the booth will be gorgeous! We will be in the Galleria section at the hotel, in booth 5411-G. If you are planning to be at the show please stop in and visit!