Well, that was a long trip! It’s good to be back home after three weeks away, but what fun it was to visit so many different cities and meet so many of you who showed up for book signings and workshops! I especially enjoyed getting to know you and spending time with you. And your questions during the workshops helped me to understand some of the areas where you’re unsure about your sewing as well as areas where I can continue to help you improve your skills and gain confidence. So I learned a lot during the workshops, too. Thank you for coming!
It all started in Houston at Quilt Market, where the Robert Kaufman team designed the cutest booth for the Building Block Dress book and all the samples I made using their fabrics. Didn’t they do a lovely job?
I’ve been having fun with these book signings. Each person gets a dress design of their very own on the title page, and while I’m drawing we have time to chat!
It was wonderful to catch up with friends at the show. It’s been so long since I’ve seen many of my colleagues!
From there, it was straight to Fancy Tiger in Denver, Colorado. I’m lucky because my sister lives near Denver, and we were able to spend the day together before my workshop. (Little Bear goes everywhere I go, and I send photos back to S.)
Then on to Seattle, where my friend Keli showed me around town and we had such a wonderful time together before my workshop and book signing at her fantastic shop, Drygoods Design.
After Seattle I took a short break to spend a few days with my parents in Madison, Wisconsin. I don’t get to see as much of my family as I would like, especially now that we live so far away. And this time I even brought my laundry home!
Next, two workshops and a book signing at CraftSouth in Nashville, Tennessee. I always enjoy hanging out with Anna Maria, who was busy packing for her gigantic Australia trip but still took time from her schedule so we could have dinner and spend some time catching up. Her street is hopping–lots of new shops and excitement in the neighborhood.
And st but not least, a stop at Rock Paper Scissors in Montclair, New Jersey, where I stayed in the most beautiful B&B.
I still had about 36 hours in New York before catching my flight back home, so I dropped in to Butterick to do a little work with the team on some upcoming Lisette patterns. I’ll tell you more about my two newest Lisette patterns (including this coat!) soon.
Even though it was a really short trip, it was wonderful to be back in NYC. I got a quick kidney check-up and spent a little time with our friend who received the kidney, and I was able to run a few errands and catch a couple of museum exhibits I really wanted to see. Not nearly enough time, but I needed to get back home to the family, after all.
Thank you again to everyone who helped to make this trip into quite an adventure! I really enjoyed meeting you and hope we can do it again sometime.