To Market, one last day and then home…

After packing up our room and checking out of the hotel Cheryl and I made our way across the SkyWalk one last time. Sometimes I think I might wear pedometer just to find out how far I walk at a show but then I think I’d have to wear it other days to when I’m at home and I don’t need to add to my feelings of guilt at my sedentary lifestyle…

Of course I could just start using the treadmill that’s gathering dust in the basement?

Oh well, back to the Convention Center. I promised some pictures of the booths.

This is Melody Miller’s Picnic line for Cotton+Steel.

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And here are the girls of Cotton+Steel looking as cute as ever.

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I had bought a fat quarter bundle of Honeymoon from Sarah Watts at Sample Spree and we had a laugh at my pronunciation of sloths … does it have an ‘e’ in the English spelling? Anyway I love the sloths in Sarah’s Lazy Day design.

Brenda Ratcliff’s booth for her new line of fabric, Pie Making Day, won a first place ribbon for Best Single Booth.

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I found Lee Heinrich hanging out with Elizabeth Hartman in Elizabeth’s booth featuring the cutest animals…

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This notice from Sandy Gervais announcing her newest line Prints Charming for Moda caught my eye.

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Her lovely booth won the second place ribbon for best single booth.

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Not too many pictures of the show floor? I used to take so many photographs but everyone’s taking them these days and I forget to take them myself…

 

I actually took the wheel for the first part of our trip home. There was a long detour to get out of town which made for an interesting experience in the rain, but eventually we found the open road. We switched drivers after three hours so I was able to record the beautiful sky with a few pictures.

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No deep reds but some lovely pastel pinks and blues as the sun went down.

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It was late by the time I got home so I didn’t unpack  until Monday. Here’s what I brought home with me…

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What a lot of stuff! Fabric, thread, more fabric, more thread, some books, buttons, more fabric… and six bottles of Flatter… I have plans for most of it to be put into use quite soon. We’ll see?

4 Comments

  1. SheriB said:

    Oh, my goodness, what a trip. Thank you for the wonderful tour and great pictures. I am so enamored of The Pie Making Day stall! And what a delight to see Pepper Cory in an earlier post. And how have we lived without the Cotton+Steel women all our lives?! I loved tagging along for the ride. You have such a marvelous way of giving a virtual tour. (And sloth rhymes with quoth, yes?)

    May 22, 2015
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    • catherineredford said:

      Thanks Sheri… I was beginning to question my pronunciation!

      May 22, 2015
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  2. Kay Caragher said:

    Love your stuff…but what is Flatter? Thanks for sharing, the pictures are beautiful.

    May 22, 2015
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    • catherineredford said:

      Flatter is a “starch free pressing spray”. I bought the scentless version. It makes quick work of the stubborn center crease that comes in fabric off a bolt. One bottle lasts a while but six will last even longer.

      May 22, 2015
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