Thursday, March 29, 2012

Cincinnati or Bust!

As most of you know we are attending International Quilt Festival, Cincinnati for the first time, April 13-15.  For the last three months we have been working incredibly hard cutting hundreds of kits, hundreds of yards of wool, and packaging hundreds of things.  We are somewhat panicked that the show is just around the corner and are beginning to question if the 16 foot truck we have rented will be able to hold all of this 'stuff'.  What started as storage in the dining room has slowly leaked into mom's study and our entrance, completely obstructing use of the front door.




My kids are completely out of sorts, pacing and flat out demanding attention.  Somehow Marley convinced Cathy and Peggy the cutting table was where he needed to be...




We will be offering many new items at Cincinnati that are not available on our website, so be sure to visit us in booth #1129-1131. 


Look at these amazing double dyed wool bundles!  We drooled over them as we cut, folded and bundled- each piece is unique and the color range is something we have never offered before.
Thanks Wend!


My aunt Wendy gave me the idea for an embroidery floss winder.  I must thank Carol for coordinating my last minute vague request, and thank Bill for pulling it off!  Bill handmade hundreds of these little guys which are absolutely amazing!



And the countdown continues...

13 comments:

  1. After the show, will left overs be available to those of us unable to attend? It all looks wonderful.

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  2. Planning on being there on Saturday.

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    1. Wonderful Donna! You can witness the insanity first hand!

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    1. Thanks Darlene! I am just in love with the little guys!

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  4. I am sure you will come home with an empty truck. Good luck with the show. jen xx

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    1. Thanks Jen! I have my fingers crossed the truck is close to empty! I can't imagine living like this much longer...

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  5. Great post Kelly. I wish I was there to help. Good luck at the show. You guys will do great.
    Give Marley and Zoe a hug from me.

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    1. Awww.. Michelle, I wish you were here to go with us too :(. Send good vibes our way- or my way since Cath is driving the truck... yikes!

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  6. Shows are one thing I do not miss! Not looking forward to the day where the boss lady says we're going them again.

    Will you and your Mum be in Kansas City for the May show?
    x Lucy

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    1. Hey Luc- I have never done a show this large so I can understand how you DONT miss these! We won't be in Kansas because mom will be teaching in Italy. We will be at fall market- will you guys be there??? (Fingers crossed!)

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  7. Great blog!!!

    Is Peggy a poodle?

    Nana

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