Wednesday, May 28, 2008


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.


  1. Anonymous4:00 PM

    Good to know about the Mark Bittman book. I've had my eye on that one for a while- now I'm definitely going to check it out!

  2. I'm very curious about that book
    i've been a vegetarian for 22 years
    and am always looking for new and exciting recipes

  3. My Oliver will be so excited to get some cute boy clothes! Glad to see the Fall preview. :)
    I haven't tried any of the patterns yet but I am itching to buy some.

  4. Anonymous10:23 PM

    hi leisl,
    it was just lovely meeting you, your mom and megan at market! I hope i will get a chance to chat with you more in houston!

  5. Sorry to hear you had sickies while you were away! That's always hard. Love that strappy shirt in the last photo. Gorgeous.

  6. The Bittman book is the best, it IS the holy grail. Found Bittman's "Quick & Easy Recipes from the NYT" over here in Berlin and we're using it almost every time we cook.

    I love that man.

  7. All of the cool sewing enthusiasts are vegetarians.

  8. The blue dress is sooo beautiful.

    When it comes to holy grail of veggi book may I recommend "the vegan family cookbook"
    nothing weird, everything delicious.