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Craft/ food story Developer, Writer & Photographer for Newspapers & Magazines. first Book on Quilts out March 2015 with @Interweave All images and content belong to Siobhan Rogers, if you would like to use my images please email me.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

before market - market - after market :)


I've been home for 2 weeks!

It feels substantially longer.... but nope only two weeks.

My Trip to quilt market in Portland was great - overwhelming but great.

Lets go back to a few days before I left ....
Looking at the image below :( Ms 6.
It wasn't fractured - thank goodness - but a very bad sprain :( 
I felt a bit bad leaving behind an injured child.

Anyway on the plane I hopped and 24hrs later arrived in Portland Oregon

a few funny incidents along the way
(only funny now)

One was getting a touch of Gastro :( and spending the first day in my hotel room unable to move - think pain agony & fever. I've never had anything like it.

The other involved my toilet being blocked (happened before I got there) and being handed a plunger by the front desk ..... I at that stage have never ever in my life used a plunger. I had to google it and text my husband. Which gave everyone (except me) great entertainment - even the guys on the front desk, especially when I had to go and tell them I had no idea what I was doing!? and it wasn't working......

between jet lag and my bug it took me a few days to get into it all.

Luckily I had a few people guiding me through and inviting me places - otherwise I would have been completely lost!

Thank you
Sarah :)

and heaps more!

It was great to meet so many people I had read about or chatted with or been instagram friends with


Monica (lovely Monica Xx)

seriously this list could go forever!

anyway - usually on my travels I take a million photos.... Not this trip :(
a few snaps and thats it!

It just goes to show how unwell I felt.

Below are some of my favourites from Market

these are the few pictures I took

Carrie Bloomston from Such Designs
I LOVE this range called Collage with Windham - Its awesome! and all the quilts in the booth were amazing. To top it all off Carrie was really nice. 

and yes thats Alissa Haight Carlton & Jacquie Gering talking to Carrie 

and also in the Windham family was Heather Ross's Briar Rose collection. 
An equally fantastic range and Heather was extremely fun and lovely. I told her I was feeling a little BLAH and she gave me a signed copy of Crafty Chloe for the kids and a million other bits including some goggly eyes because as we all know they make everything better!

here I am below pictured with Heather (feeling a little grey and jet lagged)

The other range I loved and will be hanging out for is By Violet Craft Water Front Park with Michael Miller Fabrics - Great colours and designs

as I said I've been home for 2 weeks and that two weeks has included 

two family birthdays,a 9 yr old party, teaching 3 patchwork classes, starting and finishing a quilt for Spotlight, lots of winter kids sports,some secret projects and doing some school art for my children's school.....

as well as the millions of everyday things!

I'm not complaining - I actually like being this busy :)

It means everything is going well :)

of course we need cake pictures

The top one is a two layer chocolate cake with fresh cream,strawberries and chocolate icing for my husbands birthday.

The cake below is Mr 9's birthday cake which was a triple layer red velvet cake with Vanilla cream frosting! 

and in that time I also emailed the winner of the Craftsy giveaway that I had on a previous blog post

Thank you to all that entered and congratulations to Stephanie in Northern Ireland :) 

I'm off I need to do some work!

Take care

Xx Siobhan 


Leanne Harvey said...

Hi Siobhan,I wish I could have gone to Portland. It sounds like everyone who went had a fantastic time. I got a good giggle from your story about the plunger...haha
Are you going to the Sydney Show next week ? If yes, what days. I would love to meet you in person.

Siobhan Rogers said...

Hi Leanne - glad you got a laugh out of the plunger debacle !!

Siobhan Rogers said...

& ! Yes I will be going to the show - not sure which day? I was hoping Wednesday but I need to take someone to the airport & then I'm teaching Thursday & Friday - weekend is out because of kids sport etc... That doesn't answer your question does it!

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