It started when the Home Depot guys were loading 460 pavers into my truck. I watched the truck bed sink deeper and deeper.
"How much do those weigh?" I asked. (Calculators and figuring going on.)
"2130 pounds." came the reply.
Gulp. Yikes. That is a ton of bricks. Really.
But it did not deter us. No, never. We were on a mission! (I say "we"--and it was a good thing I had some help!!)
The floor going in. . .
The herringbone pattern in the pavers is also seen in the fabrics--it comes in green and black and red.
The finished patio has a trellis entry and trellis ceiling from which we hung patio lights. The lights were so cute, and they don't really show up in the pictures.
Some of the details around the booth--there is "Zig Zaggy Sundress" on a cute little garden dress form. I love the flower cart that it is sitting in. I have had it for years, and I have used it in my booth before. The rest of the time, it sits on my front porch.
"California Dreamin" can be seen behind the cart. I hung fewer quilts, and focused on the new patterns this time.
My new fabric collection is featured on this great plant stand. It looks so perfect there, even if it is really just paper! (No actual fabric until August.) There was plenty of room to display my notions and literature and some other quilts on the shelves.
The view from inside my booth looking over toward the Henry Glass booth. I spent most of the time sitting at my patio table, visiting with my guests. What a fun relaxing way to do a show!
I'm not sure if I ever showed you the finished "Poppy Fields", but here it is in the booth. Did you notice that calendar from Martingale--my quilt is on the cover!! I was delighted to find that out. The calendar is for 2014 and comes out in August.
Another new pattern is this runner, called "Lotsa Dots." I love this piece. It is one of my favorites. I guess I just really love yo-yos, and this is covered with them. I used the motifs in the damask print to place the yo-yos. Very quick and simple.
Well, that about does it for the tour of my booth. I hope you enjoyed seeing the new patterns, too. They will be available in July on my website and in your local quilt shop.
Oh, I also wanted to remind you that my May edition of the PDQ Club (free patterns) is up on the Henry Glass blog. I love this little project. It's called "Stuff Your Stuff Bag" and it really is fun!
It's about time we have a prize give-away. So if you want to be entered to win, leave a comment here, and ALSO leave one on the Henry Glass blog PDQ post. That way you will also be entered to win over there, so it doubles you chances of winning! They are giving away fabric, so I think I will give away a collection of patterns!
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