Sunday, October 17, 2010

I Come in Pieces

Have you ever written on your blog with the thought that you are sending a message into outer space with the hope of finding similar lifeforms that will respond back with a friendly message? "Hello, I come in peace"! Or maybe in the case of quilters we should say "pieces". I come in pieces? Well, you get it. Right? When you post on a blog you never know where it goes, or who reads it, or who will respond. Maybe that is the fun of it. But we all enjoy when someone responds and comes in peace or in pieces!


I always figured that preparing to go to the International Quilt Market and having a booth would be an enormous deal. It kind of is. I am really grateful that Joan and I went to spring market in Minneapolis this year. It gave me an idea what to expect. I never figured I would have a booth at the Houston market this year. But it is happening, and we are Booth # 2358! If you are going to market, please come and see me! My friend Joan is going with me, thank heavens, and also Holly, Sue and Sandra from What's Your Stitch N Stuff, here in Virginia Beach. They are all more business savvy than I am, and I am so glad to have their help! Friday Joan and I put together little shop kits of nine of my patterns, hoping that shops will buy one to take home and play with. Honestly, it is the great unknown to me. How many patterns to take, etc. Come and see  me! Tell your friends! Remember me in your prayers! Send good vibes!

I have to tell you that I have a really wonderful flyer and new business cards, both designed by Folk Artist, Karen Mowery. You probably visit Karen's blog and know of her great talent. She is such a good friend! She will show the flyer on her blog at some point. so keep watching. Meanwhile, I have appliqued a beautiful block for a quilt that she is designing. I wish I could show it to you, but it is her quilt to share and it may be a while before she is ready to do that. 

So much writing without a photo! What is wrong with me? Well let me share some darling engagement photos that were taken  by Chea Lamb Photography in Arizona, of my nephew and his fiance.





Honestly, their photographer took a ton of great photos! But of course I am focusing on the ones with quilts in them. Just thought I would share this cute idea! 

Onto the rest of this beautiful Sunday! Hope you have a lovely day as well!



17 comments:

*karendianne. said...

A joyful post, Marcie. Filled with delight, beauty and charm. Thank you for sharing your warmth and blessings with us.

I'm so happy for you and all you have happening. This is such a unique time in your life. A special time, a time when one is thrilled that blogging is here. Here to share and celebrate and record! How far we've come together. *karendianne.

Annemiek said...

Told you, you were on your way to fame and glory!!A booth on the quilt market: wow! I'm sure you'll have a great time. I'm dreaming of going there once...perhaps in a year or 2..

Sue said...

I really enjoy reading your blog. It makes me smile. :) Your quilts are beautiful.

Janet said...

What great pictures of your nephew and his fiance. What a great idea - I should take pictures of my kids with quilt props like that. I think your booth should do very well - you have such great patterns and marvelous quilts.

Lori said...

A booth at Houston market! Woo-Hoo! How excitign and overwhelming at the samre time. I'm sure it will be a popular space!!

What great photos of the engaged couple!! Nice quilts too;)

onlymehere said...

Those are adorable and so unique! Since my daughter is a photographer I find them pretty fascinating! Good luck at market. I'm sure you'll do well. Let us know when she posts your quilt block as I'd love to see it!
Cindy

Keli Day said...

We just came across your blog and Jonathan and I feel honored to have our pictures on it! I've heard so much about you, I'm hoping someday you can teach me some of your quilting skills. Can't wait to meet you!!

Colleen said...

Good luck at Market, Marcie! How exciting :o) What cute ideas for engagement pictures and they are both so good looking!

Anne said...

So excited that you're going to have a booth. I'll be sure and come by and say hi. Our booth is 2037, so stop by if I don't see you first. You're gonna be a hit, I'm sure of it!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Hello... I come in pieces. ;)
Love your new profile pic. Congrats on your "exposure" at Quilt Market, WOW! that's terrific; I wish you much success. (Hi, Joan!) Love those engagement photos, so cute.

sewprimitive karen said...

Oh, Marcie, those are the cutest photos of your nephew and fiancee, wow. I LOVE I Come in Pieces. I'm so excited for your future Houston experience, best luck ever!!

Libby said...

I come in pieces . . . . you crack me up!
Just love the engagement photos - so darling and spontaneous. They really look happy. (and may I inquire about the tie? A style statement, for sure *S*)
All the best at market. You are sure to wow 'em and sell out. Can't wait to hear all the details.

Karen said...

How exciting for you to be going to Houston. I have been to the show three times but doubt I will be going back in the future. My back just can't take it. But I wish you much luck at market.
I thought you might show us what the new business cards look like.

Quilt Hollow said...

Best of luck at market!! This is very exciting news for you!!!!

I too wonder when I post who all reads it and if anybody would be responding or just how many lurkers you know?

Great photos of the lovers and quilts. :-)

Michele Bilyeu said...

Darling photos, lovely excitement filled post! I'm not going to market,to market... but a number of my little AAQI quilts will be on display and for sale by donation (there with Ami Simms and her 1,000 quilts for Alzheimer's research funding)so I shall live vicariously through you and them ;) Have a ball and take lots of photos for us!!!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh have a wonderful time in Houston and good luck with the booth!!!! How exciting!

Angie said...

Those pictures are precious!! What a handsome couple! Sending hugs, good vibes, wishes that I could be at Quilt Market with you! :)