Thursday, November 3, 2011

Houston Market

Oh, home at last!  Well, I have been for a few days, but have just been able to catch my breath this afternoon.  I had a wonderful time at Market with my mom.  We tore it up; doing some serious damage to the credit card.  I can't wait for our purchases to start coming in!  Only a small slice of Market was captured on camera- I think we were on such a mission that the camera just slipped our minds!

First stop- Renaissance Ribbons.  Above is the display that featured mom and Wendy's ribbon collection at Market.  There is the little pillow I made!

Mom and I found some amazing organic cotton fabrics at Birch.  The colors are so soft, and the prints are so playful.  We ordered about 15 bolts- I could have ordered more, but the boss put an end to my ordering.

Oh, where to begin with the Alexander Henry booth... we should be expecting at least 25 new bolts of fabric from them.  Here, I had to put my foot down- and am happy to report that I got my way with a few bolts that mom and I were 'disagreeing' on.

We picked up a few bolts of linen and hemp/silk/cotton blends; made a quick stop at Seven Islands and ordered a few Japanese prints; stopped to see Moctar and ordered 6 bolts of hand dyed indigo African fabrics which are beyond fabulous; spent a pretty penny at Westminster stocking up on Kaffe Fassett's collections, Valori Wells new Karavan line and Parson Gray's new collection of rich architectural prints; ordered a few new ribbons; stocked up on antique buttons; bought 32 hanks of hand-dyed fibers; 50 strands of African beads; and probably blew up the credit card with the purchase we made at Dear Stella.   

We had margarita's and tons of laughs with Lynn (who owns A Different Box of Crayons), Kori (who owns an amazing little Quilt Shop, Olive Grace, in Cortland, OH), and her mom Kathy (who is just plain fabulous).

It was wonderful to catch up with Jenny from Amitie Textiles and meet her daughter Lucy, Amitie Girl.  They are so lovely, I wish they lived closer!  It was so nice to meet Kerry and see Jenny from Addicted to Fabric, who I have promised a ribbon pillow too. 

I must thank Jennifer and Lisa from American Patchwork and Quilting for our second night of margaritas!  I have never met someone who has the same raw humor I do... Jennifer had me in absolute agony from laughing so hard!

 And of course, Houston would not be complete without some serious Halloween celebrations!



  1. Very cool! Can't wait to see those cottons!

  2. oh my gosh the costumes!! lol That's hysterical. I couldn't imagine men dressing like that these days! rolf