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!
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 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!