The last two weeks have been a whirlwind around here, and I’m finally getting to sit down and write for the first time in what seems like ages! In the last 10 days I’ve sent off the final art for the new collection, finished the design for the new website and handed it off to be built, and survived – barely – the worst cold/flu thing I’ve had in recent memory. It hit Anabelle and Dave too, so we’ve been a bit of a sorry bunch. But I think we’re all on the mend, and now I can finally turn my focus to the next challenge: getting ready for the International Quilt Market next month! I’ve never done a trade show before, so I’m a bit nervous, but also really excited about it. I’m completely daunted by the long list of things I’ve planned to sew – samples, signs, curtains, oh my! – but I’m also pleased to finally have a real, solid excuse to spend some quality time with the sewing machine. So far I’ve managed two little aprons, and while they’re simple, it reminded me of how long it’s been since I sewed anything. They’re also the first things I’ve sewn with the new Anika collection, and I’m really enjoying working with it.
If any of you will be at Quilt Market in Salt Lake City, come see us at booth 2840!