Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Post Market Unpacking & A Give Away!

We're back home from Quilt Market, and we had a blast!  Hubby went with me this year ~ and yes, even he had a good time...and I was really good and didn't post incessantly to the world that we were both away and that our little empty nest was actually sitting empty ~ which I think was pretty impressive restraint on my part :)

But now we're home, after making lots of new contacts, getting inspired to the point of overwhelmed, and spending/or committing to spending a pretty substantial amount of money over the next few months (so keep me and my little business in your prayers ~ or cross your fingers for me whatever your inclined to do, I'll take it). 

So now, because I made the decision to not carry my big camera around all week, I'm trying to get the photos off my phone and sent to my computer ~ and of course for some reason my phone has decided to have an aneurism...

So in the meantime, instead of posting fun photos from Market, I'm unpacking.  We came home with lots of great stuff (having another suitcase along that belongs to someone who packs light came in real handy, btw).  And like in past years I thought it'd be fun to share the wealth ~ so let's have a Post Market Giveaway!

Leave a comment on this post and on Sunday, I'll randomly draw one winner to receive the bunch of goodies pictured above :) 

...and hopefully by then I'll be able to access some of my photos...

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

43 comments:

moosecarol said...

Can't wait to see your pictures from your trip!

Podunk Pretties said...

I don't think I could bribe my hubby to any type of quilting function! You should see his eyes roll when I ask him to stop at Joann Fabrics. You're a lucky woman, and he's a keeper.

Gill said...

I'm looking forward to seeing your photos!!

Alice Ronne said...

Please include me in on the chance to win. Can't wait to see more of your pics!

Jill said...

It sounds like you had a great time. Looking forward to see what other goodies you found.

DebrafromMD said...

Going to Houston is on my bucket list. I may not be able to attend quilt market, but I would dearly love to see the show and all of the vendors.

Amy Verne said...

Can't wait to see your pictures.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

So nice that you could take your partner along to Market!

Vicki H said...

I'm looking forward to seeing your pics of Market.

Phyllis Pharis said...

Sounds like Market was a blast! I'm hoping to go next year, or the year after, or the year after...It's not just the money to get there, it's all the money I know I will want to spend once I'm there!! Glad you had fun and am looking forward to the pix!

DownHome Designs said...

How fun that your DH went along. Sounds like you had a blast! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies. : )

DownHome Designs said...

I went back and read again....I see you DID have a blast! LOL

Gail S. said...

So glad you had a great time. Hope the photos cooperate. I can live vicariously through them. The give-aways look awesome. I would love to win!

Kathy Kinsella said...

Glad you had a good time at QM, Dawn ... I look forward to your photos.

Kim said...

Looking forward to your pictures. Thanks for a chance to win some goodies from market.

flowergirl said...

Glad you had a great time!

thebutterflyquilter said...

I made the quilt show to Houston one year but not the market! I know how inspiring it can all be! Glad you had a wonderful time!

teachpany said...

I've enjoyed hearing about Market and seeing other photos on Facebook. I need to go! So glad you had fun.

Rebecca said...

Sounds like you had a great time! Good luck with your decisions and purchasing ahead!

barbara woods said...

glad you got to go. thanks for thinking about us

hiyacinth said...

Looking forward to seeing your pictures! Thanks for the giveaway!

Mary said...

It sounds,like you had a great time. Thank you for the chance to win some great "stuff".

Mary

Fiesta said...

I wish I could go to quilt market one day. It sounds so interesting. Thank you for sharing your goodies.

Karen said...

Sounds like you had a blast! I"m super jealous. Can't wait to see the pictures.

babeyruth said...

Wow, so glad I found this site. I only live a few miles away and had no idea you had opened up.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

How fun! Can't wait to see your pictures.

scottylover said...

Sounds like you had a great trip! Can't wait to see what you bought!
Sandy A

ledamewood said...

I am envious of those who get to go to Quilt Market, but so thankful the bloggers share pictures and news.

Pamela said...

Glad you had a good trip, can't wait to see the pictures (and hear about your plans)!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Here is to keeping your business dreams alive!!! My mother always told me, what's good for you is good for the universe...I know you'll find the good :)

Looks like a fun haul. Looking forward to more pix.

Smiles,
Kelly

Astrid said...

That sounds like a great time at the market! Photos don't always cooperate, but I'm sure you will figure out how! :) Looking forward to see the photos and thanks for the chance to win.
Happy Halloween!

Kathleen said...

My hubby goes to Quilt Odyssey in Hershey with me but I really think he's more interested in getting together with Steve during the day since he lives nearby....hmmmm. Good to hear about all the new contacts for Spring Water! :-)

Laurie Parrack said...

I would have loved to be there. I am glad you made some new friends and contacts. Love the photos you finally were able to post. Hope you have a wonderful Halloween.

Quilting Tangent said...

Glad you and hubby had a good time at quilt market. Happy Halloween!
24Tangent@gmail.com

~*~Harvest Moon by the Lake~*~ said...

It sounds like you had a great time at market. When I think about it why wouldn't you have a good time...all that inspiration and shopping. I'm enjoying your pictures.
Have a great day, Leanne.

MK Kerr said...

Quilt Market is an experience! Glad you had a great time and fingers crossed and prayers for all your upcoming adventures.

Kimberly said...

It sounds like a fabulous trip! I think our husbands are cut from similar cloth. I arrived home from several nights away to an analysis of a fabric purchase that arrived in my absence that concluded with the statement that "that one's your outlier-- it's redder than the others."

Faith said...

Hubbies also haul quite a bit - you just have to keep feeding them! lol Glad you had fun! Faith.

Shepody Mountain Crafter said...

Sounds like you had a blast and enjoyed every minute of your trip. Looking forward to following your blog.

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Nancy said...

I never like to unpack when I come home. It's more fun to pack! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Quilt market is a fun experience. Had a good time, when it was in Minneapolis, Mn. Still have some kits I bought at shoppers spree.

digi_scrap said...

Quilt Market looks like a fun time. Anxious to see the price of the new table.