Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Quilt Market makes me happy!

Market was quite wonderful and I have many more photos to show you but no time as I have to get up extra early and check on my handouts tonight also. It was so much fun running into so many special friends. Road to California is going to do a cow show at their show in January (hooray!). Twenty cow quilts on display. AND Two wacky Women are going to have me teach for them this summer and they had a wonderful booth. You can google their name until I get more up. The hotel we are doing it at is awesome. AND Texas Quilting Adventures was there in Houston and took quilts to advertise my workshop there in June when I will be teaching outside of Bastrop and showing people Flower Power and Cow quilt how to's. Such fun! Both are special because of the people who run the events. They are both filling fast (I am not just saying that) so if you are interested, google them and see what the details are. I can tell you I will be doing alot of teaching on getting your srtist out to create new ideas and techniques. I will post more next week when I am home.

As you can see I saw many friends and many wonderful quilts! I got home late last night and tomorrow I leave the house at 3:30 to get to the airport in time to leave at 5am...I am pooped!

This last quilt is one I did with the Flower Power technique from my book. I decided to add bugs to it and a bird and then my Granddaughter on the left. She is five and she said "hey where is my blond hair?" No head so no hair.

Just wanted to mention that I love this time of year because it is "Thankful" month and a great time to grab a cheap notebook at the store and begin a gratitude notebook. You start with ten things and let it grow and by the end of the month you should have 100 things you are thankful for. This gives you reason to think about your many blessings and to keep adding and noticing. We are blessed to be a blessing. If you are not taking account of your blessings, you are missing out on something that makes you a better artist and person! Try it and let us know please.


Sandi said...

Great photos Mary Lou,

Love that your granddaughter missed her head and her hair.

Rest well, see you soon.

Deborah said...

I like your idea for Thankful Month. I am going to try it. My daughter shared a quote a few days ago-- "What if you woke up today with only the things that you thanked God for yesterday?"