I'm finally home again after a busy week of teaching and playing. Aug. 20th, Lois and I spent the day with quilters in Pittsburg, KS making Mini Table Treats and providing the program for their guild meeting. Check out the 5 proud quilters with their almost finished projects later that night.
After barely 24 hours at home, I left for the Country Living Fair in Columbus, OH. This event is in it's 5th year in OH and is expanding to Atlanta, GA for a second fair next month. Definitely worth the trip. I met my friend, Pam Buda, from IL (watch for a link to her new blog on our website) and 2 more quilter friends from WI, Julie Hendrickson of JJ Stitches and her neighbor/employee, Jean Jacobson. The fair was held at the Ohio Historical Society Village with quaint buildings and winding streets, lots of trees and very nice restroom facilities -one of the porta-potties had hardwood floors! We spent Friday and Saturday exploring booths overflowing with antiques and crafts from country to totally primitive. There were interesting presentations by the show sponsors featuring Sue Whitney of JunkMarket fame, Taniya Niyak from HGYV's Designed to Sell, Amy Barickman from Indigo Junction, and CL staffers with craft and kitchen demos. Huge tents provided relief from Friday's heat and an array of food vendors offered some wonderful choices for lunch. A cool front with just a bit of rain Friday evening cooled things down to very pleasant temperatures on Saturday. We pretty much shopped til we dropped - or at least needed to sit a bit with a Diet Coke to refuel.
Since I flew to OH, I don't have any pics of my purchases yet, so watch for more next week. There will be something from the CLFair for the October giveaway. I'll have more CLFair news in a few days.
Now back to work. The KT Favorites BOM is back from the quilter so I'll be stitching on the wool embellishments and adding finishing touches. Be the first to see the quilt right here soon!