As you all know, I recently attended Houston Quilt Market. While there I managed to acquire a couple of books for giveaways on my blog. I know everyone loves a giveaway!
First up to give away, is the book Nature’s Table Toppers by Debbie Field for Granola Girl Designs.
Nature's Table Toppers
This book has 128 pages, with 18 original and new table topper projects. Debbie offers a variety of themes and designs for all seasons. There are dozens of applique motifs you can use again and again. Easy to follow instructions. Lots of color photos. Great ideas for your home or for gifts.
And did I mention it is autographed by Debbie Field herself? I stood in line to get the book autographed just for you.
How do you win? Just leave a comment here on the blog stating why you should win this book. Pretty easy. I will pick a winner on Saturday. Good luck! Be sure to send your friends over too.
My Blue Twig Studio website is now officially 6 months old. Woo Hoo! And I decided it was time to move the store into a larger space. It was very crammed and tight in the small front room it was in. So I took over the large basement Rec Room and I have been busy working on the new studio/store space. Moving furniture (a lot of it), painting walls, sorting inventory and pricing goodies, setting up tables, planning an Open House, etc. Way more work than I expected when I started the whole process, especially since I had the trip to Houston Market right in the middle of it.
But the space is turning out nicely, although I need some curtains and some decorating still. I am excited about how organized it is right now, everything neat and tidy and in its place. I wonder how long it will stay that way?
before the makeover
new studio space
I am having an Open House Thurs Nov 10th from 6-8pm to show it all off. We will celebrate 6 months in business. Lots of products for everyone to look at, lots of shopping (I hope), product demos, refreshments, door prizes, and fun and friends. If you are in the area, stop on by and check it out. I’ll let you know how it turns out.
OK. I am home from Houston Quilt Market and somewhat rested now, so I thought I could post some photos from the trip.
The first day Liz and I arrived in Houston to meet Ruth (after taking two days to drive which was so much better than doing it all in one day like last year) we had plenty of time to do something. So we decided to take the afternoon and head down to Galveston and see the Gulf coast. The weather was hot and humid (of course) but walking along the beach in the ocean water was wonderful. Coming from Colorado where we have very little water and certainly no ocean water, it was soothing and calming and amazing. The sand was so incredibly soft that it was more silt than sand, like walking in sifted flour. We gathered some sea shells and took some photos and eventually decided we should go walk around town and check out more of the sights. It was pretty quiet around town, with very few people out and about, but perhaps it was the off-season. We stopped in a few shops, including some antique stores which had fun stuff. We enjoyed seeing some of the beautiful Victorian architecture on the island. Here are a few photos of the Island.
Then off to Market to see what there was to see. Liz and Ruth both had classes and book signings to deal with and I went along to help out as well as I could. But I was really there to search out vendors and look at new products and ideas, so off to walk the floor. I love walking around the Market to see the beautiful booths and displays. There are some amazing displays. The vendors really do a great job setting up their spaces. So much eye candy out there. I only took a few photos. Mostly I kept forgetting to get my camera out. But also I kept feeling like a tourist at the Market! Here are a few pictures.
The Market was great and I have some fun new products on the way. Can’t wait for them to start arriving. Be sure to check out Blue Twig Studio website for new products as they come in. Also stay tuned for info on an Open House on Nov 10th, where you can stop by and see some of the new goodies.
Houston Quilt Market is great, but I am too tired and too busy to post any pictures or updates.
Liz and I drove Wednesday and Thursday to get here. Ruth was already here when we arrived, so it was easy to get settled into our rooms. We took Thursday afternoon and drove down to Galveston to check it out and walked along the beach and dipped into the ocean and it was wonderful.
Then busy all day Friday and today with Market stuff. And tomorrow will be super busy again, before I head home on Monday. So lots of fun and I’ll be bringing home some new goodies for the store.
I’ll post more later as I am exhausted. Too little sleep, too much walking and lugging stuff around, and not near enough time for everything.