Indeed I'm here, although you wouldn't know it from the amount of posting that's been happening around these parts. I'm in the thick of instruction writing and illustrating for the fall collection, so I'll be sparse for a while longer.
And I think you've probably heard enough about Quilt Market from everyone else who was there that I won't bore you with further details. It was great to see so many old friends (some for the first time; I finally met Alicia and Amy!), meet so many new friends, and get some business done.
So here's a summary of the past two weeks:
::When Mama leaves town, kiddo gets sick (ear infection)
::And guess what? She's allergic to penicillin! Who knew?!
::Laryngitis for me. Now, not at Market. Go figure.
::My missing samples have been found! (too late for Market, but I'm relieved all the same)
::Loving Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything Vegetarian. I knew the moment that I glanced at the Table of Contents that this is a life-changing cookbook. Suddenly vegetarian food doesn't require a multitude of obscure ingredients and loads of preparation time. I think this is holy grail--the books that will finally close the gap between my desire to eat vegetarian and my actual ability to do so.
::I think I need new luggage now that airlines are restricting passengers to a single checked bag. My old two-mini-duffle system isn't working anymore. Maybe I'll finally give in and get some wheels...
::Benefit tonight for Tsia's school. I'm donating these two outfits for the silent auction.
Ok, back to work. I'll pop in periodically for the next few weeks.