Sometimes. . . you are blessed with meeting the nicest of people.. . . & that's just what happened to me at Market.
In past Quilt Markets, I have made some wonderful friends. . . & one of the great things about Market for us - it that we get to see each other again. . . (even if it is just briefly sometimes!) But this Market - I was just on the other side of the Lecien booths - from the adorable Rosalie Quinlan (Rosalie Quinlan Designs) & here sister Melanie Hurlston (Melly & Me) & I can say - without a doubt - that they were my absolute favorite part of this Market.
Rosalie & I have been emailing each other - ever since we realized that each other were also designing a fabric line with Lecien - (Rosalie's adorable line is called 'Grandmother's Flower Garden') - & we have discovered that we have so many very special things in common. . . & that made visiting even all the sweeter.
Here's a peek at Molly (a new doll) & a stitchery from Rosalie's wonderful new book, 'A Stitch in Time'. (The bag is one of Pam's new designs (Messenger Bag) & can be found on the Late Bloomer Quilts website.)
Here's Rosalie & Melly. . . in their beautiful booth! (. . . filled to the brim with eye candy! I want to make everything in it!)
. . . & here's Rosalie, me & Melly. . .
. . . & I can't leave out Melly's 'Mrs. Perkins' . . . the cutest giraffes in the world! These are made from fabrics from Rosalie's fabric line. . . (or "fabric range" as Rosalie calls it!. . . I love the Aussie terms for things!)
Thanks so much Rosalie & Melanie. . . I truly consider it a blessing to get to know you better! Next fall. . . we must do dinner! (. . . & I must give a shout out to Neil & Dean!. . . it was great to meet you guys too!. . . I hope you ate all the chocolate Kisses!) :o)
The other bright spot of sunshine at Market was the dear sweet Nireko Ohira (on the left). Nireko is the go to girl at Lecien & I think she is amazing! (She worked all market after having knee surgery. . . She's a wonder woman!) I also was so pleased & honored to meet Atsuko - one of the Lecien designers. . . & who will be working on some of my projects! She is amazingly talented (& sweet!) & I was so happy to meet her.
Quilt Market is an amazing time. . . it's crazy busy, physically exhausting, & can be non-stop for days on end. Bottom line. . . it's a trade show, but what makes it wonderful are the people & the friends we make. . .
. . . & I must say again. . . that in that respect - I have been very, very blessed.